Board of Supervisors Agenda Information
NOTICE: Board chambers will not be open to the public for Board of Supervisors’ meetings until further notice or update by Clerk of the Board. (see below)
On March 17, 2020, the Governor issued Executive Order N-29-20 suspending certain provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act in order to allow for local legislative bodies to conduct their meeting telephonically or by other electronic means. Pursuant to the Shelter-in-Place Order issued by the San Mateo County Health Officer effective March 17, 2020, which was expanded and extended on March 31, 2020, the statewide Shelter-in-Place Order issued by the Governor in Executive Order N-33-20 on March 19, 2020, and the CDC’s social distancing guidelines which discourage large public gatherings,the Board chambers will not be open to the public for Board of Supervisors’ meetings until further notice or update by Clerk of the Board. Please check the published agenda for additional information and public comment instructions.
AGENDA INFORMATION CENTER
Welcome to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Agenda Information Center (AIC)!
The Board of Supervisors takes pride in its open form of government and is pleased to provide state-of-the-art technology to assist the public in tracking and retrieving agendas.
Note: Official, certified copies can be obtained in person or by mail upon request from the Clerk of the Board’s Office.
ACCESSING AGENDA FILES
In the AIC, the Agenda page is a common starting point for users. You may search the Agenda database by keyword, by year, by type, and more by means of an advanced search interface (you will see the Advanced Search link to the right of the search controls). More detailed help with searching is available here . After you initiate a search, your results are returned in rows below the search interface. Legislative File numbers are hyperlinked to Detail pages.
An Agenda Detail page contains a wealth of information about a specific piece of legislation - sponsors, titles, etc. Any attachments to the legislation are available here. The Agenda Detail page is where you can track Actions taken as the file moves through the legislative process. You can see how votes were cast by clicking Action Details. All details of the meeting are linked to - click Meeting Details. After meetings take place, the Clerk of the Board works hard to edit and archive Meeting Video. When the video clip has been archived, you will find a link on the Agenda Detail page. For more help with video, please go to the Video Streaming tab.
San Mateo County Board of Supervisor meetings that have already been broadcast are later archived on the Calendar page. Links to Meeting Details, Agendas, Minutes, and Video are made available for each meeting after they have been prepared by the Clerk of the Board.
You can view meeting information in list format, or in calendar format. Click the "List View" or "Calendar View" tabs to switch views.
In the AIC, video is available two ways: Live Video Streaming, and Archived Video.
LIVE VIDEO STREAMING
While Supervisor’s meetings are in progress, links become active on the Live Video Streaming page. Click the links, and a new window will open containing the video player (see player configuration info below), and also the relevant agenda document (in PDF format).
After meetings take place, the Clerk of the Board works hard to edit and archive Meeting Video. When video clips has been archived, you will find links on Agenda Detail pages. Links to archived video clips are to be found everywhere legislative files are listed.
Video Player Configuration
Videos are streamed using Windows Media Player (WMP). For many users, WMP should be configured correctly - however, we intend to provide as many configuration resources as possible here.
- Granicus, the third party that provides the video streaming, has assembled a help page.
- Microsoft has a WMP download page where the latest version(s) may be obtained.
- Note - if you are hearing the audio track but NOT seeing the video stream, it's very likely that you need to update WMP at the site linked to above. After updating, you need to start WMP before the update will be in effect.
- Flip4Mac is a free program that allows Mac users to easily view WMP files. The program adds WMP compatibility to QuickTime - the latter being standard install for Mac. A resource page has been established. * Fans of the excellent and free Firefox web browser can easily download and configure a free plugin for WMP playback (scroll to the page bottom and look for Windows Media Player).