ALL YOU NEED TO VOTE IN SAN MATEO: DON'T DELAY!
Every day is election day from now through Nov. 8! While there are many important state and regional issues on the ballot, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE LOCAL! This year we have City Council races and Measure CC on the City of San Mateo ballot. This is our first year of District Elections. You will vote for one representative from our district, District One (northwest section of San Mateo), instead of all five Council Members. Learn more at www.cityofsanmateo.org/elections. Vote By Mail Ballots have been mailed to all active registered voters in the City of San Mateo. Just complete your ballot, insert it in the pre-paid postage envelope that came with your ballot, sign the back of the envelope, and mail it. If you have not received your ballot, or need a replacement ballot mailed to you, call the San Mateo Elections Division at 650-312-5222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Vote In Person If you wish to return your Vote by Mail ballot or prefer to vote in-person, there are more ways and more days than before to have your vote counted! District One Voting Locations 24/7 Outdoor Voting Drop Box and 9am-5pm Indoor Voting Drop Box:
San Mateo City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo
In-Person Early Vote Centers
San Mateo Public Library Main Branch, 55 W. 3rd Ave., San Mateo
San Mateo City Hall, 330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo Hours: Nov. 5- Nov. 7: 9am-5pm Election Day, Nov. 8: 7am-8pm Check out this interactive vote map to find different ways and locations for you to vote in the City of San Mateo. However, you choose to vote, once you send in your ballot, visit https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ to track your ballot and see when it has been received and counted. District One has one of the highest voter turn-out rates in San Mateo and San Mateo has one of the highest voter turn out rates in the Bay Area. Thank you for taking advantage of your right and responsibility to vote and making your voice heard!
FUN AT NOVEMBER BAYWOOD COFFEE SOCIAL, SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 9AM-11AM
After you've done your duty as a citizen and voted, why not celebrate at our next Baywood Coffee Social, Saturday, Nov. 5, 9am-11am in Bay Tree Park, 150 Darthmouth Road?
We invite everyone in Baywood (and our surrounding neighborhoods) to drop by our November Baywood Coffee Social as we enjoy autumn together. We'll provide delicious Starbucks coffee and Draegers treats. Bring your kids, your pets and stop by to say hello...we'll be waiting for you!
SAN MATEO CITY GOVERNMENT UPDATES
CRUCIAL MONDAY, NOV. 7 MEETINGS ON SAN MATEO GENERAL PLAN AND HOUSING ELEMENT...ATTEND AND COMMENT!
General Plan & Goals for Our Future
The City has been collecting community feedback on how we should plan for our future! At the Monday, Nov. 7, 7pm City Council meeting, there will be an important to review the Draft Goals, Policies and Actions on our Strive San Mateo General Plan update. Share your feedback on items including: land use, community design and historic resources, and safety. The Council will consider all community feedback, General Plan Subcommittee input and Planning Commission recommendations, and provide direction on what goals, polices and actions should be included in the City’s Draft General Plan Update. Visit the City's Public Meeting Portal for instructions on how to join the meeting in person, via Zoom or by sending an email beforehand.
State's Review of San Mateo's Plans for Housing Growth
On Monday, Nov. 7, 5:30pm, the City Council will hold a study session to review the comments provided by the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on the City’s Draft Housing Element, and provide staff with direction on updating the Housing Element in response to the comments. The Housing Element is a state-mandated plan for how the City of San Mateo will plan for future population growth and can accommodate at least 7,000 new homes over the next 8 years. Visit the City's Housing Element web page to learn more and read the State's letter. Information on how to attend the Nov. 7 study session will be posted on our Public Meeting Portal by Nov. 4.