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San Mateo City Charter.

6.09 Special Committees. Limitations.

The city council may from time to time establish citizens or taxpayers' committees for specific advisory purposes only, and for periods not exceeding two years. Such a committee may be renewed or extended by action of the council anew for a period not exceeding the original term of the committee. The city council may include in its annual budget, or in interim appropriations, such funds as in its opinion shall be sufficient to accomplish the purpose of such committees.