You're Invited! Our First Community Workshops on District Elections are this Saturday, Aug. 21Help influence how voters elect future City of San Mateo Council Members by joining the Represent San Mateo initiative! We’ve begun the process to transition to district elections and community input is needed.
Upcoming In-Person Workshops & Virtual Public HearingsView our outreach schedule to join an upcoming workshop or public hearing.
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021These in-person workshops include a presentation and Q&A by an expert demographer, and time for you to share feedback.
Monday, Aug. 23, 2021The City Council will host a virtual public hearing beginning at 6 p.m. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
- 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Main Library Oak Room, 55 W. Third Ave.
- 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at King Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave. (will be hosted in Spanish, with English interpretation)
Passcode: 494447 Webinar ID: 828 1380 2762The Zoom meeting link will also be posted at www.cityofsanmateo.org/publicmeetings.
Background & Helpful Links
The City is transitioning to district elections for future City Council members. Why does this matter? The City Council sets policies and allocates funding that impact a variety of issues important to the San Mateo community. This includes everything from housing and childcare programs, to parks and transportation improvements. District elections will directly impact how you elect future City Council members to make these decisions for your community!
Get Involved & Participate
Communities of Interest - Tell us About Your NeighborhoodThe first phase of public engagement will be to collect input to help define local “Communities of Interest.”
Use our new online Communities of Interest form or find a fillable PDF version (English, Spanish, Chinese) to share your feedback!
During the second phase of engagement, residents can draw maps for how they think districts should be divided in San Mateo, before the Council considers approval of a final map. The City has hired professional demographer Redistricting Partners to assist in the process, which is expected to be completed on Nov. 15, 2021. Learn more and sign up to get involved on the City’s new District Elections web page: www.cityofsanmateo.org/districtelections.