San Mateo General Plan 2040 and Technical Update to San Mateo's 2020 Climate Action Plan

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Mateo
Document Title
San Mateo General Plan 2040 and Technical Update to San Mateo's 2020 Climate Action Plan
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
State law requires all municipalities to adopt and periodically update a general plan that provides a comprehensive, long-range statement of the jurisdiction’s land use policies for the coming decades. State law also requires general plans to address different topics that affect our daily lives, such as housing, land use, transportation, climate change, natural resources, community health and safety, and public services and amenities. The existing San Mateo General Plan 2030 (General Plan 2030) was adopted in 2010 and included a horizon year of 2030. Many of the community issues vetted in General Plan 2030 are still relevant, well addressed, and do not require major change. General Plan 2040, therefore, builds off of the current General Plan 2030 by incorporating the topics that are now required by State mandate, such as climate resiliency, equity priority communities, community engagement, and sustainability, and revising relevant policies and actions to meet those requirements. Policies under these new topics include prioritizing the development of a climate change adaptation plan; providing access to healthy food in equity priority communities; and promoting inclusive outreach methods that encourage broad representation. General Plan 2040 also incorporates regional forecasts for 2040, thus moving the planning horizon forward by 10 years. Development potential under the proposed General Plan 2040 would result in 48,040 new residents, 19,760 new housing units, and 15,000 new jobs. A Technical Update to the City’s 2020 Climate Action Plan was also prepared concurrently with the General Plan 2040. The update ensures consistency with General Plan 2040 and aligns with new State laws and best practices, including Assembly Bill (AB) 1279.

Contact Information

Zach Dahl
Agency Name
City of San Mateo
Job Title
Interim Director of Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
San Mateo
Citywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
Parcel #
City of San Mateo and Sphere of Influence, County of San Mateo
State Highways
82, 92, US 101
San Francisco International
San Mateo-Foster City Elem & San Mateo Union HS
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of San Mateo
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Mateo
Final Environmental Document Available at
330 W. 2oth Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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