How does the City Council operate?
San Mateo operates under a Council/Manager form of government. The Council as the legislative body, represents the entire community and is empowered by the City Charter to formulate Citywide policy. The Mayor is rotated annually among all council members each December.

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1. How can I contact the Mayor or a member of the City Council?
2. When, where and at what time are City Council meetings held?
3. How can I find out what's on the City Council agenda?
4. Are the City Council meetings televised?
5. Where can I find City Council meeting minutes?
6. How do I get a copy of a City Council staff report?
7. How long do Council Members serve?
8. How does the City Council operate?
9. What are Study Sessions and when are they held?