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City of San Mateo Municipal Code.


The purpose and intent of the Standards contained herein are as follows:

(a) To safeguard property and to promote public welfare and safety by providing security standards to be used in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings and vehicles and the quality of materials used therein.

(b) To apply crime prevention through environmental design and safety technologies.

(c) To provide a safe secure environment for all development in the City, and to provide properties that tend to police themselves, requiring fewer police calls for service, or the need for other city services or problem resolution assistance.

(d) To provide a safe, secure environment for all users of the property, while reducing potential negative impacts on the community, and to reduce their litigation potential for premises liability issues.