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Planning Commission
Meeting Agendas and Processes
About the Commission:
This Commission was established in 1921 and operates as an advisory board to the Council.  The Planning Commission hears requests for: 
  • Site Plan and Architectural Reviews (SPARs)
  • Variances
  • Reclassifications
  • Special Use Permits
  • High-rise Buildings
  • Planned Developments
  • EIR's and Subdivisions
Watch LIVE Meetings:
On Television
Cable subscribers can watch live meetings in the comfort of their home or tune in throughout the week to watch replays.
  • Channel 26 (Astound)
  • Channel 27 (Comcast)
  • Channel 99 (AT&T U-Verse)
On Your PC
Don't have cable? Watch the meeting live on your computer or view archived videos of previous meetings.
Hearings are also held on elements of the General Plan and changes or additions to zoning ordinances.

Meeting Information:

Date: 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: City Hall Council Chambers, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

Current Planning Commissioners:

  • Dianne Whitaker, Chair
  • Eric Rodriguez, Vice-Chair
  • John Ebneter               
  • Pamela O'Leary                                               
  • Charlie Drechsler
Economic Disclosure Statements Economic Disclosure Statements for Planning Commissioners

Contact Information:
If you have questions about the Planning Commission or are having trouble viewing the various meeting agendas and administrative reports, please send an email to .

Want to serve on a board or commission?
As a resident of and registered voter in the City of San Mateo, you are eligible to serve on a board or commission.  Interested parties must complete and return the Board and Commission Application.

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