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Planning Commission Invites Community to Join Discussion of General Plan Elements: Infrastructure; Economic Development

Redwood City, CA - August 7 , 2006 - The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to participate in shaping the future of our community, as part of the General Plan Update. Two meetings in August will provide an opportunity for members of the community to join the Planning Commission in critical discussions on two Elements:

  • Infrastructure Element - Tuesday, August 15, 7 pm, Council Chambers

This Element of the General Plan addresses the way that the City moves, delivers, or processes certain vital services and functions such as water, sewage, energy, communications, and solid waste/recycling.

  • Economic Development Element - Tuesday, August 29, 7 pm, Council Chambers

The Economic Development Element describes the economic vision for the City, provides an economic profile of the City, and then lists the goals and policies to achieve that vision of economic vitality

Both meetings take place in the City Council Chambers, located at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

During these meetings, the Planning Commission will discuss and take public testimony on these two key elements of the General Plan. Over the next several months, all of the Elements will be discussed at multiple public meetings. This is all part of the Update of Redwood City’s General Plan – the document which lays the foundation for the long-term physical development of our community.

The community is encouraged to attend the August 15th and August 29th Planning Commission meetings to comment on the Infrastructure and Economic Development Elements of the General Plan, and help the City to create a blueprint for what our community will be like in the next 20 years. Details on the General Plan Update are available at

In 2004/2005, the Planning Commission held eight public workshops in various areas of the community, to gain an understanding of the community’s desires for the future development of our City. In early 2006, the Commission adopted the Guiding Principles that resulted from all of the direct community input from those workshops. Then, at a unique ‘story telling’ workshop in May, 2006, the Commission discussed a Vision for Redwood City’s future, as a further reflection of the community’s expressed desires. The need for the community’s direct involvement is even more critical as the Commission discusses the various elements of the General Plan – the specific details that will guide the City’s future development.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780–7234

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