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Archived News Release from 2009

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Community Invited to Bring Perspectives on Long-Term Countywide Housing Solutions

City of Redwood City Hosts Three Free Community Conversations in August in Partnership with Threshold 2009

Redwood City, CA - July 29, 2009 – For those living or working in Redwood City, Threshold 2009 and the City of Redwood City invite you to join a Community Conversation on long-term housing solutions in San Mateo County. This is part of an ongoing civic engagement campaign to welcome all perspectives to the table and build a public voice for housing solutions.  It is also an opportunity to increase understanding and exchange views on countywide housing choices.  

Registration is open to join one of these free Community Conversations in Redwood City:

  • Tuesday, August 25, 6 - 9 pm
    Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road
    Register by August 18 at www.conversation25.eventbrite.com
    This is a bilingual session for English and Spanish-speaking participant

  • Saturday, August 29, 10 am - 1 pm
    Downtown Redwood City Library, 1044 Middlefield Road
    Register by August 22 at www.conversation29.eventbrite.com

 “The quality of life in our community is directly linked to how we address the challenge of providing homes to people who work and grow up here,” explains Greg Greenway, executive director for Threshold 2009.  “Choices about housing affect everyone. We encourage community members from all walks of life to participate in this conversation.”

Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. To register by phone, call (650) 655-5851. For more information, visit www.threshold2009.org or email info@threshold2008.org.

About Community Conversations:  Part of a three-phase civic engagement initiative which launched in March 2008, Community Conversations are smaller scale dialogues which reach deeply into neighborhoods, organizations, and settings to allow additional public input, often underserved populations, into countywide housing solutions in local communities. Participants have the opportunity to express their views on housing choices in San Mateo County within a neutral forum as well as increase understanding, exchange perspectives and share input into countywide solutions.  

About Threshold 2009:  A nonprofit, citizen-driven effort to engage the people of San Mateo County in decision making about housing issues. Threshold 2009 is working with Redwood City and other partners to provide an inclusive forum to build the public voice on housing choices. Learn the results of our 2008 efforts and more on our initiative at www.threshold2009.org.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters or other documents by visiting www.redwoodcity.org/egov.  

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Contacts:
Malcolm Smith
Redwood City Public Communications Manager
650-780-7305

Greg Greenway, Executive Director
Threshold 2009
(650) 366-4163

 

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