Redwood City, California – its government
is characterized by a strong emphasis on public involvement,
efficiency, customer service, and partnerships between the
various City services and the community at large. As a whole,
the City government conducts its business guided by a set
of organizational values and behaviors, in order to best serve
City policy is set by seven publicly-elected City Council members
that represent Redwood City's population. The Council appoints from
its among its members the Mayor, who serves a two-year term, and
appoints three City officials - City Attorney, City Clerk, and the
City Manager. The City Manager serves as the City administrator
and works closely with the City Clerk and the City Attorney in carrying
out the Council’s policy direction.
Redwood City is a "charter city" and does not fall
under General Law provisions but instead has its own code of rules
- "The City Charter." This document can be, and has been,
amended, but only by placing the changes before the voters of the
The government of Redwood City is here to serve the community –
residents, businesses, children and families, and visitors.
Welcome to the community of Redwood City, California!