San Mateo County Mayor Office

Find San Mateo County California mayor offices. Mayor offices provide information on government agencies, legislation, councils, managers, boards, elections, deputy mayors, and local, state and federal politics.

Daly City Mayor 333 90th Street Daly CA 94015 650-991-8125

Foster City Mayor 610 Foster City Boulevard Foster CA 94404 650-286-3220

Pacifica Mayor 170 Santa Maria Avenue Pacifica CA 94044 650-738-7300

San Mateo City Mayor 330 West 20th Avenue San Mateo CA 94403 650-522-7048

About San Mateo County Mayor Offices

The Office of the San Mateo County Mayor is where the chief elected official of a city, town, township, or other local government manages San Mateo County, CA. While the Mayor is generally considered the highest-ranking political leader of a municipality, the specific powers and duties of the Mayor are determined by local San Mateo County charter and the form of government.

You may contact the Mayor's Office for questions about:
  • Contacting the Mayor
  • San Mateo County government programs
  • County, Town and City Council
  • Government policy and planning
  • San Mateo County Mayor's Office jobs and employment
Mayor-Council Government

In a Mayor-Council form of government, the Mayor is elected separately from the members of the city or town council. In this form of government, the San Mateo County Mayor is usually the chief executive in charge of managing the day-to-day operations of San Mateo County, California and its departments. The San Mateo County Mayor's Office hires and supervises the department heads, though in some cases an administrative officer may be appointed to assist the Mayor in these duties. The Mayor develops and proposes a recommended budget for the San Mateo County and has a substantial amount of authority in setting the agenda for council meetings. The Mayor presides over San Mateo County council meetings, but may or may not have a vote on the business items coming before the council. In medium to large municipalities, the Mayor in this form of government is typically a paid, full-time position.

Council-Manager Government

In the Council-Manager form of government, the Mayor is the political leader of San Mateo County but has less direct authority over the day-to-day operations and departments of the municipality. In this form of government, the management and administrative functions are delegated to the San Mateo County City or Town Manager. The Mayor has significant influence over the setting of the council agenda, presides over San Mateo County council meetings, and usually has a vote on items coming before the council. The Mayor may be elected separately from the other council members or may be the highest vote getter among the council candidates. In some cases, the San Mateo County council selects the mayor from among the elected council members.

Other Types of San Mateo County Mayor's Offices

In other forms of government, including Board of Selectmen, Commission, Town Meeting, or Representative Town Meeting, the chief elected official may be elected by the overall electorate or selected by another elected legislative body. The chief elected official in these cases may be referred to as President, Chairman, First Selectman, or another title.