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Public Encouraged to Participate in Planning the Future of Redwood City - General Plan Update Workshop in Redwood Shores Scheduled

Redwood City, CA - May 3 , 2004 - Redwood City is asking some key questions about the future of the entire community - from Redwood Shores to Roosevelt , from Farm Hill to Friendly Acres, and beyond: What do you like about your City? What needs to be improved? What do you want your neighborhood and your community to look like in 10 years? What kind of community do you want your children to have in the future? How should the City address housing, transportation, development, and other issues?

These and other questions will be discussed at the fourth public workshop on the City's General Plan update, scheduled for Tuesday, May 18, 2004 at 7:30 pm, at Sandpiper Community Center, 797 Redwood Shores Parkway. It's an opportunity for the community to be directly involved in defining and creating a plan for the future of Redwood City . For this workshop, free child care (ages 3 and up only; call for required reservations) and refreshments are provided, and all attendees receive a $10 coupon for use toward any Parks and Recreation Department class or program. More information is available at, by calling 650-780-7234, or by emailing

The General Plan for Redwood City is a document that establishes the policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical development of the City, and it provides the basis and foundation for decisions on future development. The City's existing General Plan was adopted in 1991, and now - as we move forward in the 21st century - our City faces new challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed. Public involvement is an essential element of the General Plan Update, in order to identify and address the City's major issues and opportunities, and to reflect our community's values, needs, goals, and vision. To accomplish this, a series of public workshops is being hosted by the City's Planning Commission.

At these workshops, neighbors and other participants are discussing their likes and dislikes about Redwood City , what might be improved in our community, and what they think the City needs that it doesn't currently have. City staff will also provide educational materials, as well as relevant census and demographic information. The results of these discussions will be compiled by City staff and used to formulate a Vision for what Redwood City should be in the next 10-to-20 years. At future meetings, the Vision will be further refined to serve as the basis for a new, updated General Plan.

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Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner




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