Mayor Rick Bonilla

First Term: Expires 12/2022*
Took Office: 2015
Served as Mayor: 2018, 2022
Served as Deputy Mayor: 2021
Best To: Email Deputy Mayor Bonilla to schedule an appointment or discussion 
Phone: (650) 522-7522 ext. 6263
Deputy Mayor Rick Bonilla was born in San Francisco and grew up on the peninsula. He and his wife have resided in San Mateo since 1991. Rick was appointed to the City Council in January 2015, elected in November 2015 to a two-year term, and re-elected in 2017 to his first full term. Rick served as the Chair of San Mateo's Planning Commission, and also served six years on the Public Works Commission and several years on the Bay Meadows and Transportation Corridor Citizen's Advisory Committee (2001-04).  

*Current term was extended by one year as the City moves to even-year elections with the passage of Measure B in 2017.
City Council Member: Rick Bonilla

External Agencies Board Appointments

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - General Assembly
  • Housing Endowment and Regional Trust (HEART) - Board Member & Vice Chair
  • Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)** Board Member, Executive Leg Committee, Procurement Sub Committee
  • San Mateo County Council of Cities 
  • San Mateo - Foster City Public Financing Authority
  • South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA)

** Continuity Appointment - Per Council Guidelines Ch. 11 Section 5

External Agencies Committee Appointments

  • Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) - Regional Planning Committee 
  • City/County Association of Governments C/CAG - Congestion Management and Environmental Quality (CMEQ) Subcommittee 
  • League of California Cities (LOCC) - Governance, Transparency & Labor Relations Policy Committee - Vice Chair

Internal Committee Appointments

  • City Council Audit and Budget Committee 
  • City Council Legislative Committee
  • Council of Cities - City Selection Committee
  • General Plan Subcommittee

External Liaison Roles

  • City Delegate to Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Internal Liaison Roles 

  • Planning Commission **

** Continuity Appointment - per Council Guideline Ch. 11 Section 5