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San Mateo City Charter.

6.12 Declaration of Policy. Citizen Participation.

It is and shall be the policy of the City of San Mateo to foster a climate of human relations favorable to the full acceptance and participation of all citizens in the community in the economic, educational, political and cultural aspects of the community and opportunity to share in the benefits thereof without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, or other factors which are prohibited from discrimination in appointments to local government boards, commissions, and committees by federal or state law.

To that end, and to secure for the city the benefit of the talents, skills and counsel of public-spirited and dedicated citizens in all areas of local government, it is the policy of the city that advisory boards, commissions and committees be established from time to time as the council deems appropriate in furtherance of community progress and harmony, and the solution of community problems.