Meetings

City Council / Planning Commission Meetings

Throughout the General Plan Update project, the City Council and Planning Commission will be presented with information at key milestones and asked for direction or approval.  The public is encouraged to attend these meetings. Meeting materials will be posted on the Friday before each meeting.

Upcoming City Council / Planning Commission Meetings


  • City Council Meeting - Housing Element Update 2023-2031

    Date/Time: 5:30 pm, May 23, 2022
    Location: Remotely via Zoom and in-person at City Hall (Council Chambers), 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

     
    Based on community, Planning Commission, and City Council input, the City has developed a Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element that identifies how the City can accommodate 7,015 housing units over the next 8 years and establishes goals, policies and programs to help address the current and future housing needs within the City while affirmatively further fair housing policies. It is an important document that will guide future decisions about housing and sets forth an action plan to implement housing goals in the next eight years. The City Council will hold a public hearing to receive community input and consider the Draft Housing Element. The Draft Housing Element is available for public review at City Hall and online at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/4478/Housing-Element-2023-2031.
     
    Please visit www.cityofsanmateo.org/publicmeetings for meeting information and access.




  • City Council Meeting - Preferred Scenario

    Date/Time: 7:00 pm, July 18, 2022
    Location: TBD

     
    At this public meeting, the City Council will confirm the preferred land use and circulation scenario for the General Plan.



Past City Council / Planning Commission Meetings


  • Planning Commission Meeting - Housing Element

    May 3, 2022
    Online

    This meeting was a continuance from the April 26, 2022 public hearing. Please visit the City's Public Meeting Portal for the meeting agenda, report and video recording.




  • City Council Meeting - Preferred Scenario

    April 18, 2022
    Online

    At this public meeting, the City Council reviewed the input from the community, Planning Commission and General Plan Subcommittee, and provided direction on the preferred land use and circulation scenario.




  • Planning Commission Meeting - Preferred Scenario

    March 22, 2022
    Online

    At this meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed the input from the community and General Plan Subcommittee, and provided a recommendation to the City Council on the preferred land use and circulation scenario.




  • Environmental Impact Report Scoping Meeting

    January 25, 2022
    Online

    The City held a scoping meeting to solicit public comment on the environmental issues to be addressed in the City's Environmental Impact Report for the General Plan Update. The scoping meeting was held as part of the scheduled Planning Commission meeting. Due to the State of California’s Declaration of Emergency and Shelter in Place Order, all City Council and Commission meetings were held remotely. The public was able to attend the scoping meeting and provide comment virtually using the instructions included in the agenda and provided on the City’s website at https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3971/Agendas-Minutes-Public-Meeting-Portal.

    Presentation Slides




  • City Council Meeting

    August 16, 2021
    Online

    At this meeting, the City Council heard a summary of the community, General Plan Subcommittee, and Planning Commission feedback on the draft alternatives and provided direction on whether the draft alternatives represent a sufficient range of alternatives to evaluate in the next phase of the project.  The City Council did not choose among the alternatives at this meeting; that process will begin after the alternatives have been evaluated and the General Plan team shares that evaluation with the community in Winter 2021 through Spring 2022.




  • Planning Commission Meeting

    July 27, 2021
    Online

    At this meeting, the Planning Commission heard a summary of the community and General Plan Subcommittee feedback on the draft alternatives and considered whether the draft alternatives represent a sufficient range of alternatives to evaluate in the next phase of the project. The Planning Commission did not choose among the alternatives at this meeting; that process will begin after the alternatives have been evaluated and the General Plan team shares that evaluation with the community in Winter 2021 through Spring 2022.




  • City Council General Plan Status Update

    May 17, 2021
    Online

    At this meeting, the General Plan Team provided the Council an update on the General Plan. Meeting materials from the meeting can be found on the City’s website.




  • City Council Meeting

    January 19, 2021
    Online

    On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, the City Council received a status update, considered next steps and provided feedback for the General Plan and Housing Element update processes.  The City Council meeting began at 7 pm, and was open to the public.

    To access meeting materials and watch the meeting on Zoom, please follow the online directions at: https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3971/Agendas-Minutes-Public-Meeting-Portal




  • City Council Study Session

    June 15, 2020
    Online

    The City Council held a study session on General Plan next steps on Monday, June 15th at 5:00 pm.  To view the meeting materials, please use Chrome to access: https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/3971/Agendas-Minutes-Public-Meeting-Portal

    If you have comments or questions, please contact Zachary Dahl at generalplan@cityofsanmateo.org.




  • City Council Study Session: Clarification of Study Areas

    October 7, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

    The General Plan is the document that guides how the City will look, feel, and change over the next 20 years. General Plan study areas are those areas that are most likely to change over the next 20 years. Those changes could be new development, new bike or pedestrian amenities, traffic improvements, infrastructure upgrades, street beautification, or other changes. Identifying study areas is the first step in the process to envision, evaluate, and choose among future alternative scenarios.

    At this meeting, the City Council provided clarification on the General Plan study areas based on feedback from the community to update the Study Area Boundaries Map Version 4 (V4), including eliminating one- and two-family residentially zoned parcels from study areas and increasing focus on residential growth by employing accessory dwelling units. This change confirmed that no land use alternatives or upzoning will be initially considered in the one- and two-family residential zones throughout the city.

    Please visit the events page to learn about future events. We welcome your feedback about the events through the comment form available here.




  • City Council Meeting

    August 19, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    At this meeting, the City Council reviewed the draft study areas.




  • Planning Commission Meeting

    July 23, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    At this meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed the draft study areas. The meeting packet from the meeting is available online at: https://sanmateo.primegov.com/Portal/Meeting?compiledMeetingDocumentFileId=1373




  • City Council Meeting: Draft Vision Statement

    April 1, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    At this meeting, the City Council reviewed the Draft Vision Statement.
    Click here for meeting materials and video.




  • Planning Commission Meeting

    March 12, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    At this meeting, the Planning Commission reviewed the Draft Vision Statement.
    Click here for meeting materials and video.




  • City Council Study Session

    January 22, 2019
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    Click here for meeting materials and video.




  • City Council Meeting

    August 8, 2018
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    On August 6, 2018, the City Council finalized the appointment of the seven member General Plan Subcommittee.
    Click here for meeting materials and video.




  • City Council Meeting

    June 18, 2018
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    On June 18, 2018, the City Council approved the composition and appointment process for the General Plan Subcommittee.
    Click here to access the meeting materials and video.




  • City Council Meeting

    May 21, 2018
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    On May 21, 2018, the City Council reviewed the draft public participation plan for the General Plan Update effort, which will include coordination with the Downtown Plan Update effort, and provided direction for the formation of the General Plan Subcommittee.
    Click here to access the meeting materials and video.




  • City Council Meeting

    April 16, 2018
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    On April 16, 2018, the City Council approved the Agreement with PlaceWorks, Inc. for consultant services.
    Click here to access the meeting materials and video.




  • City Council & Planning Commission Joint Study Session

    October 30, 2017
    City Hall (Council Chambers)
    San Mateo

     
    On October 30, 2017, the City Council provided direction to staff to initiate the update of the General Plan including the hiring of consultants to assist City staff with the multi-year effort.
    Click here for meeting materials and video.



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