Mayor Karyl Matsumoto to Deliver State of the City Address Wed March 13th at MBS 7-8PM

South San Francisco, CA   February 19, 2019

Mayor Karyl Matsumoto

Mayor Karyl Matsumoto will be delivering the State of the City Address during the March 13th City Council meeting, which starts at 7:00 p.m. at the MSB 33 Arroyo Drive. Mayor Matusmoto was elected to our City Council in 1997 and her current term will end in 2020 after 33-years of serving as a Councilmember including 5-years as Mayor.


The City website outlines the Mayor’s accomplishments:

She is a native Californian and has lived in South San Francisco for 37 years. Matsumoto received her B.S. degree in Business Administration and her career covers multiple work experiences in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She has held various positions which include Interim National Director of the Japanese American Citizens League; District Director, State Senator Quentin Kopp; Legislative Aide, San Mateo County Supervisor Anna Eshoo; Project Manager, Hayden J. Lee Consultants and Product Coordinator, PPG Industries.


Matsumoto’s community experience includes having served or been a member on over 30 civic and nonprofit boards, commissions and committees. She co-founded South San Francisco’s Community Outreach Program in partnership with the City Council and Fire Department to bring together residents, businesses and advocacy groups to work on behalf of seniors, special needs and at-risk children, veterans and active military and their families; and provides backpacks for financially disadvantaged students. She co-founded Improving Public Places which is a group of over 225 volunteers who are dedicated to taking care of city landscapes. As a result of the volunteers’ efforts, over $300,000 has been saved by the City. Matsumoto championed the creation of the Farmers’ Market and Sculpture Garden. She is also a member of SSF’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Library Foundation Board.

Diversified revenue streams to ensure quality city services and a fiscally responsible city government are her top priorities. She believes that financial, environmental and developmental sustainability are integral to South San Francisco’s vitality. She is committed to moving the City forward while providing for community needs. Most importantly, Matsumoto firmly believes city government should be open, responsive, accountable, and transparent.

2019 City Council Committee Assignments:

  • Harbor District Liaison Subcommittee
  • Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
  • Housing Subcommittee
  • Kaiser Subcommittee
  • SSF School District Liaison Subcommittee
  • Community Outreach Standing Subcommittee

2019 Regional Assignments:

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee (B/PAC)
  • Caltrain Modernization
  • City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG)
  • Improving Public Places
  • Regional Housing Need Allocation
  • San Mateo County Transportation District (SamTrans) – Board member
  • San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) – Board member

2019 Ad Hoc Committees:

  • Naming Committee
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