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San Mateo City Charter.

2.09 Meetings. Generally.

The council shall meet at the first regular council meeting in December following a general municipal election and canvass the returns thereof. The new members shall then be inducted into office, whereupon the council shall elect the mayor and deputy mayor. The regular meetings of the council shall be held on the first and third Monday of each month not earlier than 6:30 p.m., but any regular meeting may be adjourned to a date and time certain, which adjourned meeting shall be a regular meeting for all purposes. The council may, in its discretion, change the date of any regularly scheduled Monday council meeting which would fall on a holiday or other inconvenient day to the nearest convenient day subsequent to the regularly scheduled Monday council meeting.

Except as otherwise provided by state law, all meetings shall be open to the public.