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Community Invited to Offer Ideas, Comments as New General Plan Environmental Documentation Gets Underway

Redwood City, CA - February 9, 2009 - Join the Redwood City Planning Commission for 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 Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, starting at 7 pm.

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, after more than a year of gathering community input, comments, opinions, and ideas, the next phase begins: the creation of the EIR for the New General Plan.

To prepare for this step, the City must gather information on the potential environmental effects that should be evaluated in the EIR for the New General Plan. This initial process begins with a Community Scoping Meeting which will provide community members with an opportunity to offer verbal and written input about what environmental issues should be examined in the EIR.

The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to attend and participate in this important step in creating the New General Plan for your community. Written comments may also be submitted to Tom Passanisi, Principal Planner, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063 (or email to

Concurrently, the City has prepared an official Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the EIR on the New General Plan. The NOP describes the proposed project (the new General Plan) and the environmental review process, and identifies potential environmental effects that will be evaluated in the EIR. The NOP and much 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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