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For Immediate Release
December 17, 2013

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Redwood City Looking for Next Three Planning Commissioners
Recruitment for individuals who help to determine
significant land use decisions ends January 8, 2014.

Redwood City, Calif. - The City of Redwood City is currently seeking applications for three open Planning Commission seats. The recruitment began Monday, December 16th and ends Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The Planning Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for, typically, terms of four years each. The qualified and appointed successors will serve until June 30, 2017. Members of the seven member Planning Commission serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members of the Commission. Commissioners must be registered voters and residents of incorporated Redwood City.

Generally, the Planning Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, but may hold additional meetings as warranted. The Planning Commission reviews and offers recommendations to City Council on topics such as the General Plan, neighborhood and specific area plans, environmental impact reports, and planned development permit applications for developments of one acre or more. The application can be found online. The application process may include a supplemental questionnaire. The process also includes an interview with City Council.

"City Council counts on the Commission's adherence to established planning ordinances, compliance with legal requirements, provision of objective analysis and review of project applications, and approvals or recommendations on land use decisions," states Mayor Gee. "My colleagues on Council and I look forward to meeting all of the candidates and selecting commissioners who can take Redwood City into the future and represent the general community interest in our great city."

To learn more about the Planning Commission, please visit the Redwood City web site or call the City Clerk's Office at 650.780.7220.



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