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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Debuts E-News: Online/Email Community Newsletter, Seeks Subscribers

Redwood City, CA - August 4, 2003 Last Friday, several hundred members of the Redwood City community received the inaugural issue of Redwood City E-News, the brand-new electronic newsletter produced by the City. The purpose of Redwood City E-News is to provide the public with information about what's going on in the community, keep people up to date on City activities and special events, and offer general information about Redwood City. E-News will be sent out at the beginning of each month.

Anyone with a computer and Internet access can receive Redwood City E-News right in their email inbox – just send an email to e-news@redwoodcity.org and ask to subscribe. People with web access can also view each issue online at www.redwoodcity.org/e-news. Either way, the City is urging members of the public to access this source of information about Redwood City.

An estimated 77% of Redwood City residents have Internet access, and the vast majority of those have access at their home. This represents a great way for the City to reach people throughout the community. Many people receive the majority of their information electronically, and this newsletter is designed to use that technology to reach out to Redwood City’s Internet-wired community. Further, in facing a severe budget deficit, the City recognizes that its responsibility to keep the public fully informed is even greater, while its resources remain extremely limited. Distributing this newsletter via email-only is a good, efficient use of public funds, and avoids the high cost of designing, printing, and mailing a traditional hard-copy newsletter to each household.

The City’s hope is that thousands of people in the Redwood City community will take advantage of this great new source of information by subscribing to Redwood City E-News, simply by sending an email to e-news@redwoodcity.org.

Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Contact: Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305



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