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For Immediate Release
Redwood City Seeks Applicants to Fill Two Vacancies on Planning Commission

Redwood City, CA - November 6, 2009 - Redwood City is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on its Planning Commission, as a result of two commissioners being elected to the City Council earlier this month. Members of the community are invited and encouraged to show their Redwood City pride by offering their interest, experience, and enthusiasm for the benefit of their City by applying to serve on the Planning Commission.

The selected applicants will serve the remainders of the two unexpired terms: one until June 30th, 2010 and the other until June 30th, 2012. Applications are available at, or by calling the City Clerk’s office at 650-780-7220. The application deadline is 5 pm, Monday, December 7th, 2009. Interviews are planned for Monday, December 14, 2009.

The Planning Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for terms of four years each. In general, the Commission reviews and acts upon the following:

  • General Plan and General Plan amendments.
  • Neighborhood and specific area plans.
  • Environmental impact reports and negative declarations.
  • Tentative subdivision maps.
  • Planned Development permit applications for developments of one acre or more.
  • Appeals from actions taken by the Planning Director or the Sub-division
  • Committee regarding applications for minor subdivisions.
  • Subdivision Ordinance exceptions.
  • Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance amendments.
  • Special studies and reports.  

The Commission regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, but may hold additional meetings. General requirements are that applicants have an interest in civic and community improvement, are a resident of incorporated Redwood City, and are eligible to vote. The deadline for submitting applications is 5 pm, Monday, December 7th, 2009.

The City’s appointed advisory bodies such as the Planning Commission are an important and valued part of our City government, where public involvement is actively encouraged and supported. Members of these boards, commissions, and committees represent Redwood City’s diverse community and bring new ideas to the City Council and staff, helping them to make the best, most informed decisions possible for the benefit of everyone living and working in Redwood City.

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Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk of Redwood City


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