The clerk of the board provides the county's budget, information about special events and details about how tax…More dollars are spent and invested in the community to ensure complete transparency.
A five-member board of supervisors runs the county and is elected in a countywide vote. Supervisors are elected to staggered four-year terms with a maximum of three terms in office. They appoint the county manager, who carries out the board's policies and goals and oversees the running of county government.
In addition to the supervisors, voters elect six other San Mateo County officials. They are the assessor/county clerk/recorder, district attorney/public administrator, controller, coroner, sheriff and treasurer/tax collector.