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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 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. More information is available at, by calling 650-780-7234, or emailing

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 for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner




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