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Archived News Release from 2010

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Redwood City Presents Draft Environmental Impact Report for New General Plan – Community Invited to Review, Comment

Redwood City, CA - May 7, 2010 - After a great deal of community input, multiple workshops, numerous Planning Commission sessions and several City Council meetings on the New Redwood City General Plan, Redwood City has completed a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the Plan for the community’s review. The DEIR is intended to inform the community, Redwood City decision-makers, and other responsible agencies about the potential environmental consequences associated with the New General Plan. It will also identify possible mitigation measures that would reduce or eliminate those impacts.

The DEIR will be available online at as of May 11th, and public comment on the document may be submitted between May 11th and June 24th, 2010.

Two important public meetings have been scheduled on the New General Plan DEIR, hosted by the Redwood City Planning Commission, at which the community is invited to learn about, discuss, and comment on the Plan’s DEIR. No action will be taken by the Planning Commission at these meetings – the purpose is to gather input that will be responded to in the final EIR. The community is invited and encouraged to attend and be a part of the Plan!

May 18, 2010 - study session, public comment
June 15, 2010 -
public hearing/comment
Both meetings begin at 7 pm, at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road

Questions or written comments about this project or the public hearing can be directed to Tom Passanisi, Principal Planner, in the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Department,, fax: 780-0128, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA 94063, phone: (650) 780-7237. Comments received both at the public meetings and submitted in writing by no later than June 24, 2010 at 5 pm will be included and responded to in the final EIR. As of May 11th, copies of the DEIR will be available at City Hall, at all Redwood City Public Libraries, and on the City’s website at

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 process is nearing completion, and it’s even more important for interested community members to participate in the process of commenting on the DEIR. 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 the two scheduled hearings on the DEIR  provide another opportunity for the public to help shape 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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