Date of Incorporation: September 4, 1894

Services Provided: Fire, library, police, public works, recreation, senior centers and activities, sewer service

Area: 14.7 square miles

Population: 104,570 (CA Department of Finance 2019)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries of 1984 plus the unincorporated communities of Highlands, Baywood Park, Baywood Plaza, the San Mateo County Campus at Paul Scannell Way, and Peninsula Golf Club

City Council

The City of San Mateo is governed by a five-member city council elected to four-year terms. The mayor is elected to a one-year term.

Council Member Term Ending
Adam Loraine  2026
Amourence Lee 2024
Lisa Diaz Nash 2026
Rich Hedges 2024
Rob Newsom Jr. 2026

The city council meets regularly the first and third Monday of every month.

All meetings are held at the Council Chambers, City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403.

Meeting time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings.

San Mateo
Contact Information
City of San Mateo
City Hall
330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
General Inquiries: (650) 522-7202 Phone: (650) 522-7000 Fax: (650) 522-7001 Email: