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Archived News Release from 2009

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Community Invited to Offer Ideas, Comments at Scoping Meeting for New General Plan Environmental Impact Report

Redwood City, CA - December 3, 2009 - The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to an important “Scoping Meeting” which will help determine what potential environmental effects should be evaluated in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the New General Plan. The Scoping Meeting is scheduled for 7 pm, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

As part of this process, Redwood City will be preparing and issuing a “Notice of Preparation” (NOP) describing the proposed project (the new General Plan) and the environmental review process, and identifying potential environmental effects that will be evaluated in the EIR. This NOP is intended to update the previous NOP for this project that was issued last February. A new NOP is being issued because there have been further revisions to the New General Plan Land Use Map, along with revisions to various policies which are being proposed as part of the new General Plan – these changes come as a result of substantial and valuable community input since last February.  

Many members of the Redwood City community have been involved with the development of Redwood City's New General Plan - it's the blueprint for the future of our community, how our City will look, how development will occur, and what the community wants our City to be. Now the community is asked to participate further, in the EIR process. This step includes gathering information on the potential environmental effects that should be evaluated in the EIR for the New General Plan. The Scoping Meeting provides community members with another opportunity to offer verbal and written input about what environmental issues should be examined in the EIR.

Comments on the EIR and updated NOP may be submitted at this meeting or any time during the public review period from December 5, 2009 through January 19, 2010. The NOP and more information about the New General Plan is online at

The General Plan is the document that establishes policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical development of our community, and for what we want our City to be for future generations. The community is a crucial part of shaping that future, and this Scoping Meeting is another opportunity to help create the plan that will guide our community’s progress for years to come.

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Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner
(650) 780-7234


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