Mission Statement

Enforce unincorporated area planning and architectural standards.

Meetings & LOCATION

Bayside: 1st Wednesday of the Month, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 2nd Floor, 455 County Center, Redwood City

Coastside: 2nd Thursday of the Month starts at 1:30 PM, Granada Community Services District Office, 504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada


Current Membership Role Title Appointed Expires
At Large
VACANT Architect Member    
Hamid Hekmat Architect Member 10/7/2014 03/31/2017
Mort Frank Architect Alternate 2008  
Darlene O'Neil Community Representative Member 2007 2019
North Fair Oaks
Dale Miller Community Representative Member 1989  
VACANT Community Representative Alternate    
Palomar Park
Shahla Yagoubi Community Representative Member 2009 2021
VACANT Community Representative  Alternate    



Current Membership Role Title Appointed Expires
At Large
VACANT Architect Member    
Stuart Grunow Architect Member 01/05/2016 03/31/2019
VACANT Architect or Landscape Architect Alternate    
Beverly Garrity, Chair Community Representative Member 06/03/2014 06/30/2020
VACANT Community Representative Alternate    
Moss Beach
Melanie Hohnbaum Community Representative Member 06/06/2017 06/30/2018
Kris Lannin Liang Community Representative Alternate 06/06/2017 03/31/2019
El Granada
Chris Johnson Community Representative  Member 05/8/2012 03/31/2019
Doug Machado Community Representative  Alternate 02/28/2017 03/31/2020
VACANT Community Representative Member   09/30/2017
VACANT Community Representative  Alternate    
Annette Merriman Community Representative Member 06/03/2014 03/31/2019
VACANT Community Representative Alternate    
John D. Nibbelin Chief Deputy County Counsel Staff    


13 members. 2 members shall be licensed architects or landscape architects; 1 alternate member shall be licensed architect or landscape architect. 2 members shall be residents of the unincorporated communities in which the project being reviewed is located.  The bayside unincorporated communities are: Emerald Lake Hills, Palomar Park, Devonshire and along Middlefield Rd. in North Fair Oaks. The coastside unincorporated communities are: Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Miramar and Princeton. 


3 years; maximum 4 terms or until replaced


To review, condition and approve building permit applications in the design review areas. The Committee reviews all applications for compliance with specific site planning and architectural standards developed for the area


Architects and community representatives are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. For communities where an advisory council has been established by the Board of Supervisors, the advisory council shall make a recommendation on community representatives prior to appointment by the Board.


$50 per meeting not to exceed $50 per month


John D. Nibbelin, Chief Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
400 County Center, 6th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063


San Mateo County Ordinance Code Section 6565.1; Palomar Park, Ordinance 3191 adopted October 24, 1989; Emerald Hills, Ordinance 3230 adopted May 22, 1990, Devonshire, Ordinance 3321 adopted April 29, 1991, North Fair Oaks 656518, Midcoast Ordinance 3983 adopted August 8, 2000.