San Mateo LAFCo is governed by a seven-member commission elected to four-year terms. Two commissioners are members of, and appointed by, the County Board of Supervisors; two are members of city councils (appointed by the Council of Mayors); two are members of independent special districts (appointed by the presiding officers of independent special districts); a public member (appointed by the County, city, and special district members); and four alternate members (County, city, special district, and public). LAFCo's budget is funded by application fees and by the County, cities, and independent special districts. The Commission contracts with the County of San Mateo for an Executive Officer, legal counsel, administrative staff, and office space.

Contact

2022 Commissioner Members 

Commissioner Member  Term Ending

Warren Slocum,

County May 2024

Don Horsley

County

May 2022

Mike O'Neill, Chairman

City

May 2026

Harvey Rarback

City

May 2025

Kati Martin

Special District 

May 2022

Ann Draper, Vice Chair

Public

May 2026

Ric Lohman

Special District

May 2024

Vacant

Alternate Special District

May 2024

Diana Reddy

Alternate City

May 2023

James O’Neill

Alternate Public

May 2026

Dave Pine

Alternate County

May 2024


Services Provided

LAFCo reviews and approves incorporations, annexations, consolidations, and other changes of boundaries and organization for the cities and special districts of San Mateo County.  The Commission also determines city and district spheres of influence and performs periodic studies of existing governmental agencies.

View City and Special District Maps

View Commission Budget

Meetings

The Commission meets regularly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months (January, March, etc.)  Since March 2020, due to COVID-19, the Commission is meeting via Zoom. Additional special meetings may be called.

All meetings are held at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063

Meeting time is 2:30 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted the Wednesday prior to the meeting date.

The Chair will call for comments from the audience as each agenda item is ready for discussion. If you wish to comment on an item, please complete one of the speaker slips (available on the table just outside the door) and hand it to the Clerk prior to taking your seat. This will help the Chair organize the progress of the hearing. When the Chair calls your name, please proceed to the lectern and clearly state your name and the organization whom you represent before addressing the Commission.

Staff

LAFCo staff includes 1 full-time equivalent positions, 1 part-time position plus legal counsel:

ROB BARTOLI, Executive Officer 
rbartoli@smcgov.org
(650) 363-1857

TIMOTHY FOX, Legal Counsel
tfox@smcgov.org
(650) 363-4456

ANGELA MONTES CARDENAS, Administrative Secretary II
amontescardenas@smcgov.org
(650) 363-4220