Committed * Responsive * Creative
The City of San Mateo is an organization of individuals dedicated to serving the San Mateo community. Our goals are to provide quality municipal services and responsive city government. To achieve these goals, we are committed to the following principles for the conduct of our business:
Service to the community is our purpose. Take time to communicate, understand, and involve the community.
We all work for one organization. Respect and value the people who work here; be supportive of each other.
Look at the long term. Take actions which will maintain our ability to serve the community in the future while appreciating our heritage and history.
Seek constant improvement. Be receptive to new ideas; encourage creativity, innovation, and experimentation.
Lead by example. Let the community and our colleagues judge our commitment to these principles by our individual actions.