Archived News Release from 2003
For Immediate Release
"Help Create a Vision for Redwood
City" - Public Involvement Sought for General Plan Update
Redwood City, CA - December 5, 2003 -
The General Plan for Redwood City is a document that establishes
the policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical
development of the City, and it provides the basis and foundation
for decisions on future development. The City’s existing
General Plan was adopted in 1991, and now – as we move
forward in the 21st century – our City faces new challenges
and opportunities that need to be addressed.
Members of the community of Redwood City are strongly encouraged
to actively participate in the General Plan Update, which
begins with a public workshop on Tuesday, January 13th at
7:30 pm in the Council chambers at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield
Road. This meeting will be televised on Comcast cable channel
27, and RCN cable channel 26.
This is the first in a series of public workshops hosted
by the City’s Planning Commission. Public involvement
is an essential element of the General Plan Update, in order
to identify and address the City’s major issues and
opportunities, and to reflect our community’s values,
needs, goals, and vision.
During the first series of public meetings, participants
will discuss three basic questions:
- What do you like about Redwood City?
- What do you think can be improved about Redwood City?
- What do you think Redwood City needs that it currently
The results of these discussions will be compiled by City
staff and used to formulate a Vision for what Redwood City
should be in the next 10-to-20 years. At future meetings,
the Vision will be further refined to serve as the basis for
a new, updated General Plan. More information is available
by calling 650-780-7234, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Planning Division is part of Redwood City’s Community
Development Services Department and promotes the "livability"
of our community by ensuring that new development meets community
standards. Actions range from individual approvals that affect
only one house to large projects that impact the entire city.
Planning is divided into two functions: Current Planning,
which reviews all permits, projects, landscape, and environmental
applications, and Strategic Planning which examines future
land use growth, develops visions for the community and primarily
works on the General Plan and Zoning Amendments.
Visit Redwood City’s website at www.redwoodcity.org
for information about the City and its services, the community,
recreation programs, education, and City government.
Contact: Tom Passanisi