Citizens for Public Trust V. City of Redwood City Settlement Agreement
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2016
Meghan Horrigan, City Manager's Office
The City of Redwood City has approved a Settlement Agreement which resolves all outstanding issues related to a lawsuit filed by the Citizens for Public Trust against the City over the Docktown Marina. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement the City plans to conduct an environmental assessment of water and soil quality and then work cooperatively with all regulatory agencies regarding any required remedial action. The City will also establish a plan related to Docktown that is consistent with State law and State Lands Commission policies. This plan will be adopted only after a thorough and inclusive public process to assure that the voices of the Docktown residents and residents at large can be heard.
Redwood City Mayor John D. Seybert released the following statement with respect to the agreement:
"The City has been diligently working to resolve this lawsuit in a way that is sensitive to the needs of those living in Docktown, keeps the fate of our waterfront in the hands of the people of Redwood City and limits the financial impact to our residents. This agreement enables the community to move forward with a public process to collectively determine the future of our marina."
About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: "Climate Best by Government Test". Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county's old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city's vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org, or follow @RedwoodCity on Twitter and http://facebook.com/CityofRedwoodCity.