Archived News Release from 2004
For Immediate Release
City Schedules 2nd Public Workshop on General
Plan Update, Seeks Public Input to "Help Create a Vision
for Redwood City"
Redwood City, CA - February 2, 2004
- 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.
The next workshop takes place on Tuesday, February 24th at
7:30 pm in the Taft Elementary School library, located at
903 10th Avenue in Redwood City. This meeting is being held
within the Friendly Acres community in order to gain the insight,
perception, and ideas from neighbors, and other interested
members of the community. Future meetings will also alternate
between City Hall and various neighborhoods. At this meeting,
neighbors and other participants will discuss 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
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. More information is available
by calling 650-780-7234, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planning Division is part of Redwood City’s Community
Development Services Department and promotes the "livability"
of our community by ensuring that new development meets community
standards. Actions range from individual approvals that affect
only one house to large projects that impact the entire city.
Planning is divided into two functions: Current Planning,
which reviews all permits, projects, landscape, and environmental
applications, and Strategic Planning which examines future
land use growth, develops visions for the community and primarily
works on the General Plan and Zoning Amendments.
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.