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Message to the Community

Post Date:06/01/2020 5:24 PM

To our Redwood City Community, 

We have become aware of a planned demonstration in downtown Redwood City on Tuesday, June 2 at 4 p.m. at City Hall. The Redwood City Police Department is actively preparing for this event and will have a strong presence to provide for the safety of demonstrators, law enforcement, and the Redwood City community.  

“Redwood City has a long history of peaceful and respectful protests. We expect Tuesday's demonstration to be no different,” said Mayor Diane Howard.

The Police Department’s public service is carried out in partnership with the Redwood City community. We ask for your assistance by taking all safety precautions, and encourage community members who wish to attend to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Chief Mulholland released a community message offering his condolences to George Floyd’s family and encouraging peaceful ways to unify and heal from this tragedy. His full message can be found here

“We strive to protect our community’s rights to freedom of speech and to peacefully protest. We are taking all needed actions to support the safety and well-being of our businesses and residents as they exercise those rights. Violence, vandalism and lawlessness have no place in Redwood City and will not be tolerated. If anyone becomes aware of behavior resulting in damage or destruction to property, please call 9-1-1. For all non-emergency police matters, please call (650) 780-7100.”

SAMTRANS and CalTrain have announced schedule modifications affecting service in Redwood City. More information can be found here.

Thank you for your continued cooperation. We truly are all in this together.

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