Workshops /
Pop-Up Events

Community workshops and events are an important part of the General Plan Update process. Future workshops and events will be posted once the date, time, and location have been finalized. Materials for both future and past events can be found on this page. We encourage your attendance at the community workshops and events throughout the process!

March/April 2021 General Plan and Housing Element Workshops Flyer

Community Events

Date/Time: Doors open at 9 a.m. for breakfast and childcare, discussion 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, May 18, 2019

Location: Hillsdale High School cafeteria, 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo

Bring a friend and RSVP for your free tickets online today! Spanish translation will be provided.

Upcoming Workshops / Pop-Up Events

CANCELLED – Draft Alternatives Open Houses

We are postponing the upcoming General Plan Update workshops as we expect attendance to be very low following guidance by the San Mateo County Health Officer that non-essential events be cancelled.

Community input is an essential part of the General Plan Update and an online engagement tool will be available soon. We will also arrange opportunities for in-person feedback at a later date. Stay tuned to for more information about the General Plan Update.

We are working closely with the County of San Mateo to monitor and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation and its potential impacts in the City of San Mateo. The Centers for Disease Control, CDC, and San Mateo County Health remain the best resources for current information about the novel coronavirus and information is available at or

At this time, all other essential meetings and programs hosted by the City of San Mateo will continue, and we will evaluate non-essential public gatherings on a case-by-case basis.


  • Saturday, March 7
  • Monday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 12


  • Let’s Talk Housing: All About RHNA

    Date/Time: 6:00 pm 7:30 pm, April 22, 2021
    Location: Online

    Join us to learn more about the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process, have your questions answered, give input and engage in conversation. Please register for the event in advance.

    For more information about this event, visit

  • Introduction to the Housing Element Virtual Workshop #3

    Date/Time: 6:00 pm 7:30 pm, May 4, 2021
    Location: Online

    Join us to learn more about the Housing Element and why it matters. Please register and the meeting link will be emailed out in advance of the workshop.

Past Workshops / Pop-Up Events

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