|Welcome from the City Manager
San Mateo is a dynamic, vibrant city of 97,000 people and 6,000 businesses that provide employment opportunities for residents and those commuting from all points of the Bay Area.
With access to public transit, top-ranked schools, walkable neighborhoods, numerous parks and open space as well as regional and neighborhood serving commercial areas, San Mateo offers the charm of a small, close-knit community with the amenities found in a major urban environment.
San Mateo enjoys close collaboration with its residents, businesses, and partner organizations. Community involvement and participation help to facilitate creative solutions and innovative results for City projects and programs. Bicycle and pedestrian master plans, sustainability initiatives, park renovations, and transit oriented development projects benefit from input provided by those working and living in San Mateo.
The City Manager’s Office implements Council policy and provides leadership and strategic direction for the entire City organization.
If you have ideas or comments to share with the City Manager's Office, you may do so by sending an email to , or by calling (650) 522-7000.
Larry Patterson, City Manager