Public Meetings

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Remote Public Meetings

Remote access is established for all public meetings hosted by the Department. For further information on how to access a public meeting, go to the meeting page for the meeting date. Instructions for participation will be posted 7 days prior to the meeting date.

Board of Supervisors

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is the five-member elected body that supervises the operation of San Mateo County. Watch Board meetings, find agendas and supporting materials for upcoming meetings, and agendas and minutes for past meetings.

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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is authorized by County ordinance to review the County General Plan and various development regulations and make recommendations on their adoption or amendment by the County Board of Supervisors. The Commission is also charged with reviewing and acting upon various development permits issued by the County. The County Planning Commission's jurisdiction is generally limited to the unincorporated areas of the County (outside city limits). Each city in the County has its own planning commission.

Zoning Hearing Officer

The Zoning Hearing Officer conducts public hearings on minor land use and development permits that would otherwise be heard by the County Planning Commission. This is done to save time, expense and effort, both for the applicant and County staff. The Zoning Hearing Officer is an employee of the County Planning and Building Department and reports to and acts on behalf of the County Planning Director.

Design Review

The Design Review Committees were established by County ordinance to review the building plans for new development in certain unincorporated communities of the County which are zoned Design Review (DR). View the Design Review committees/officers for these communities below.

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