Planning Commission

About the Commission:

This Commission was established in 1921 and operates as an advisory board to the Council. Hearings are held on elements of the General Plan and changes or additions to zoning ordinances.

The Planning Commission also hears requests for:

  • Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs)
  • High-rise Buildings
  • Planned Developments
  • Reclassifications
  • Site Plan and Architectural Reviews (SPARs)
  • Special Use Permits
  • Subdivisions
  • Variances

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Planning Commissioners

  • John Ebneter, Chair
  • Seema Patel, Vice Chair
  • Adam Nugent
  • Martin Wiggins
  • Margaret Williams

Meeting Information:

Date: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: San Mateo City Hall
Council Chambers
330 W. 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403

Meetings are open to the public.

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