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Planning and Housing Division
1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Direct: (650) 780-7234
Fax: (650) 780-0128

Steven Turner
Acting Community Development Director
(650) 780-5934

Division Lead: Diana O'Dell, Acting Planning Manager, 650-780-7236,

Planning Counter Hours:

  • Monday: 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:30pm to 5:00pm (Closed in the AM)
  • Wednesday: 8:00am to 12:30pm (Closed in the PM)
  • Thursday: 12:30pm to 5:00pm (Closed in the AM)
  • Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Development Projects Website: Summaries and status of all major commercial and residential projects are posted on our website. Please click here to view the information.

Current and Advance Planning Services Teams

Planning staff reviews development projects for consistency with the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and other applicable sections of the Municipal Code. In addition, Planning manages long-term land use studies, special planning projects, and amendments to the General Plan, and Zoning Ordinance.

Lindy Chan, Acting Principal Planner 780-7237
Anna McGill, Senior Planner 780-7278
Apollo Rojas, Associate Planner 780-7365
Evelyn Garcia, Assistant Planner 780-7269
Sam Hughes,Assistant Planner 780-7382
William Chui, Associate Planner 780-5916

Housing Services Team

The Housing Services team handles the City’s affordable housing stock, implementing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs, and managing the City’s housing rehabilitation and repair programs.

Cindy Avila, Housing & Grants Specialist 780-7229

Landscape Design & Trees Team

The Landscape Design & Trees Team handles the management and oversight of the urban forest on private property. This team implements the Tree Preservation ordinance and provides guidance on tree pruning and removal. This team works closely with Public Works to implement. The Street Tree Ordinance and address other public tree issues. See this FAQ document for more information.

Charlie Drechsler, City Arborist 780-7295

Geographic Information Systems Team

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team develops maps and related products to visually communicate data to the public. This team provides also provides mapping services for departments throughout the City.

Stephen DeJong, GIS Coordinator 780-7230
Daniel Moyer, GIS Technician 780-7298
Victoria Beckley, GIS Technician 780-7235

Administrative and Management Team

Members of this team provide staff support, helping each team to achieve goals and positively contribute to the overall success of the City.

Steven Turner, Acting Community Development Director 780-5934
Christopher Dacumos, Management Analyst II 780-5957
Michelle Littlefield, Program Lead, Digital Services & Data Analytics 780-7238
Kristina Mateo, Secretary 780-7233 
Raisa Sanchez, Secretary  780-7291