Mission Statement

The Planning and Building Department‘s mission is to serve the County and its communities by preparing, administering, and enforcing land use plans and development regulations that protect public safety, preserve agricultural and environmental resources, address housing and transportation needs, and create healthy and prosperous communities, in a manner that fosters community engagement and provides exceptional levels of service.  

Meetings & LOCATION

2nd & 4th Wednesday/month at 9:00 a.m.

Board of Supervisors' Chambers 
400 County Center, 1st Floor  
Redwood City, CA 94063

Member Roster

Current Membership Title Appointed Expires Representing
Kumkum Gupta Member 08/08/2017 01/01/2021 First District
Frederick Hansson Member 12/22/2010 01/05/2019 Second District
Zoe Kersteen-Tucker Member 02/25/2014 01/31/2018 Third District
Manuel Ramirez, Jr.  Member 01/07/2014 01/01/2021 Fourth District
Mario Santacruz Member 04/25/2017 12/31/2020 Fifth District
Steven Monowitz Staff     Community Development Director
Diana Shu Staff     Department of Public Works

Five voting members who shall not be officials of the County of San Mateo; one member shall reside in each supervisorial district.


Four years; term of office of each member shall coincide with the term of office of the Supervisor of the supervisorial district in which the member resides; maximum 12 years.


Reviews amendments to the County General Plan and Zoning Regulations, considers variances, subdivisions, and permit applications and hears appeals from the Zoning Hearing Officer.


Board of Supervisors


$200 per month


Tim Fox, Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
400 County Center, 6th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063


California Government Code Section 65101; San Mateo Ordinance Code Section 2.4.61.