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Boards & Commissions
Current Boards and Commissions
Boards and Commissions are appointed by the Council to seek and hear input from San Mateo's residents and businesses. Members make recommendations to the Council based upon public input. View a list of all Current Board and Commission Members or browse the list of Commissions on the left side of this page.
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Commission Vacancies
Periodically, one or more of the commissions listed below will advertise a vacancy on our website. Community residents interested in serving on a board or commission may obtain an application online.

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Boards & Commissions Information
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMISSION (more info)
Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month - 7:00pm @ City Hall Conference Room C. Addresses a broad spectrum of social and neighborhood issues; provides oversight of: Housing and Urban Development (HUD) related programs; Federal grant programs for public services, housing, and community development; and programs serving the populations most in need. Also serves as a forum for resolving complaints from code violations regarding housing and safety on private properties and oversight of Code enforcement appeals.
LIBRARY BOARD (more info)
Meets 4th Monday of each month - 5:30pm – Main Library Cedar Room. Serves in an advisory capacity to the City Librarian, City Manager and Council. Some of the responsibilities include: to oversee the Library department’s policies and to accept in the name of the City, money, personal and real property donated for Library purposes.
PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION (more info)
Meets 1st Wednesday of each month - 7:30pm @ City Hall Conference Room C. Makes recommendations to the City Council on the acquisition, development, beautification and maintenance of public parks, landscape resources, public recreation facilities, budget and programs of Park and Recreation activities.
PERSONNEL BOARD (more info)
Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month  - 7:00pm @ City Hall Conference Room C. Recommends rules and regulations concerning personnel matters, advises the City Manager regarding personnel matters, and hears appeals from City employees. This board was established in 1943 when the merit system was adopted for City employees.
PLANNING COMMISSION (more info)
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month - 7:30pm @ City Hall Council Chambers. This Commission was established in 1921 and operates as an advisory board to the Council. The Planning Commission hears requests for: Site Plan and Architectural Reviews (SPARs), Variances, Reclassifications, Special Use Permits, High-rise Buildings, Planned Developments, and EIR's and Subdivisions. Hearings are also held on elements of the General Plan and changes or additions to zoning ordinances.
PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION (more info)
Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month - 7:30pm @ City Hall Council Chambers. Established in 1972, its purpose is to consider the needs of the City for public works and develop policy for construction and maintenance programs, study requests from the public for public works policy and actions, review traffic problems, and recommend actions to the Council.
SENIOR CITIZENS COMMISSION (more info)
Meets 2nd Monday, every other month beginning in January – 4:00pm @ San Mateo Senior Center (2645 Alameda de las Pulgas). Established in 1986 to encourage, foster and facilitate programs for the enhancement of all matters relating to the social, economic and personal well-being of the senior population. The Commission recommends to the Council establishment and funding of programs and service for senior citizens.
 SUSTAINABILITY COMMISSION (more info)

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month - 7:00pm @ City Hall Conference Room C. Established in 2014 and 
makes recommendations to the City Council on policies and programs related to the long-term 
environmental, economic, and social health of the City of San Mateo. 



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