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What's New in Community Development
    Due to construction and preparation to move to a Temporary Public Service Counter beginning Monday, 2/27.  
  • New Building Codes Adopted by the City Council. 
    2016 California Building Codes have been adopted by the City Council.  These new codes will be effective beginning January 1, 2017.  Any plans submitted for plan check prior to 12/31/16 will be reviewed under the current code; any plans submitted after January 1, 2017 will be reviewed under the new code.  
  • "Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee" Passed by Council 
    We are now in the process of developing and implementing the "Affordable Housing Commercial Linkage Fee" passed by the San Mateo City Council on September 6, 2016 
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What's Happening in Development?
Find out What's Happening in Development - updated information on multi-family, commercial, mixed-use, retail, and executive office projects currently under review, approved, and under construction.

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What's Happening in Development 
Community Development Department Management Audit Implementation Roadmap
AuditIn April 2014, the City Council approved the CDD Management Audit Implementation Roadmap.

The Roadmap identified 224 prioritized recommendations and focused on ways to improve the department in a number of ways. Learn More

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