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Archived News Release from 2010

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City Council Certifies Environmental Impact Report, Approves New General Plan

Redwood City, CA - October 15, 2010 - At its meeting of October 11th, 2010, the City Council of Redwood City gave final approval to the City’s new General Plan, and also certified the Plan’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This is a remarkable milestone for Redwood City as it implements this years-in-the-making Plan which establishes the key goals, policies, and programs for the long-term physical development of the community.

Over the last several years, Redwood City has gathered a great deal of community input, comment, and opinion on the New General Plan through a series of public workshops, Planning Commission sessions, and City Council meetings. The result is a General Plan which is a highly evolved and flexible blueprint for the community, written to reflect that significant community input received, as well as Planning Commission and City Council direction.

The General Plan creates a framework for maintaining the qualities that distinguish Redwood City, while establishing a solid foundation for anticipating and responding to changing conditions over the next twenty-plus years.

Redwood City’s new General Plan is an investment in the City’s future” said Peter Ingram, City Manager. “It enables thoughtful, sustainable change in our community, as a living document containing flexible, adjustable tools. It’s a foundation for future discussions, deliberations, and decisions involving the future of our community.”

Throughout the extensive community input process, Redwood City received hundreds of ideas and comments. Often referred to as a “blueprint for the future,” the General Plan is a document that establishes policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical development of the community - how the City will look, how development will occur, and what the community wants the City to be for future generations.

The New General Plan, as well as a timeline and documentation leading to its approval, is online at

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Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner
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