Mission Statement

To assist in achieving the objectives of Chapter 1 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code (Zoning Annex) establishing confined animal regulations


2nd Monday of the Month, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, County Government Center, Room 501, 455 County Center, Redwood City

Member Roster 

Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
Rich Allen Member 04/01/2002 03/31/2014 Caretaker
Bob Lemos Member 04/01/2002 03/31/2014 Caretaker - Private Stable
Amber Reed Member 04/01/2010 03/31/2014 Caretaker
Dana Stoehr Member 04/01/2011 03/31/2015 Caretaker
Lyndall Erb Member 04/01/2002 03/31/2014 Environmental
Lennie Roberts Member 04/01/2002 03/31/2014 Environmental
Dean Peterson Member 05/17/2005 03/31/2012 Public Health
Kimberly A. Marlow Staff     County Counsel


Tiare Pena, 455 County Center, Redwood City, 94063, 650-363-1850, tpena@smcgov.org


Available Upon Request


Nine members who are knowledgeable in keeping confined animals and potential impact on surrounding properties and the environment. Of the nine members, five members and one alternate member, with experience and proficiency in keeping and caring for confined animals (Caretaker). Preferred skills include a thorough understanding of animal behavior and needs, as well as facility management and operations. The five members shall include at least one commercial stable operator and one private stable operator. Three members and one alternate member with an academic background or experience in environmental studies, environmental planning/land management, or resource protection (Environmental). Preferred skills include water quality protection, erosion and sediment control, and animal waste management. One member with knowledge and experience in protecting public health from potential impacts due to confined animals, i.e., environmental health expertise (Environmental Health). A five-member quorum is required for a meeting, with at least one member representing each of three categories identified above


4 years; maximum 12 years


To provide pre-application guidance to Confined Animal Permit applicants; advise the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors on Confined Animal Permit applications; review site management plans and propose best management practices; assist in resolving illegal and non-conforming confined animal situations; and provide general educational outreach on facility management


Board of Supervisors




Ordinance No. 04070 adopted November 6, 2001 (Zoning Annex § 7700.11)