Commission and Staff
San Mateo LAFCo is governed by a seven-member commission elected to four-year terms. Two commissioners are members of, and appointed by, the County Board of Supervisors; two are members of city councils (appointed by the Council of Mayors); two are members of independent special districts (appointed by the presiding officers of independent special districts); a public member (appointed by the County, city, and special district members); and four alternate members (County, city, special district, and public). LAFCo's budget is funded by application fees and by the County, cities, and independent special districts. The Commission contracts with the County of San Mateo for an Executive Officer, legal counsel, administrative staff, and office space.
The Commission meets regularly on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months (January, March, etc.) Since March 2020, due to COVID-19, the Commission is meeting via Zoom. Additional special meetings may be called.
All meetings are held at the Board of Supervisors' Chambers located at 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
Meeting time is 2:30 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted the Wednesday prior to the meeting date.
The Chair will call for comments from the audience as each agenda item is ready for discussion. If you wish to comment on an item, please complete one of the speaker slips (available on the table just outside the door) and hand it to the Clerk prior to taking your seat. This will help the Chair organize the progress of the hearing. When the Chair calls your name, please proceed to the lectern and clearly state your name and the organization whom you represent before addressing the Commission.
LAFCo staff includes 2 full-time equivalent positions, 1 part-time position plus legal counsel:
MARTHA POYATOS, Executive Officer
ROB BARTOLI, Management Analyst
TIMOTHY FOX, Legal Counsel
ANGELA MONTES CARDENAS, Administrative Secretary II