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Archived News Release from 2006

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Planning Commission Schedules Unique “Storytelling Community Workshop” to Develop Shared Vision for the Future of Redwood City

Redwood City, CA - May 8 , 2006 - The Redwood City Planning Commission invites the community to participate in a unique and novel approach to creating a Vision for Redwood City’s future.

At 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16 at Peninsula Covenant Church (3560 Farm Hill Boulevard), Redwood City Library’s “Master Storyteller” Chuck Ashton will take people on an adventure to the year 2020, telling a visionary tale of our community’s future. It’s part of the Update of Redwood City’s General Plan – the document which lays the foundation for the long-term physical development of our community.

Following this storytelling venture into the future of great possibilities for our City, small groups will discuss the key City areas encompassed by this Vision – the Downtown, the Bayfront, our Neighborhoods, El Camino Real, and the Redwood City Hills. Participants will bring their ideas to the table, sharing their own visionary tales for the future of Redwood City. From this input, the Vision will be further developed, refined, and incorporated as the basis for the continuing update of the City’s General Plan.

What will our City be like in 2020? What kind of development, housing, transportation, services, and parks will we enjoy? What do we want our City to look like – and feel like?

These are some of the chapters in the story of Redwood City’s future, and the community is invited to be a part of creating this story, and updating the General Plan. The Planning Commission recently adopted the General Plan’s Guiding Principles, and from that a draft Vision outlining what the City could be in the year 2020 has been created. That Vision will be conceptually expressed through this unique story-telling community workshop – a day-in-the-life of Redwood City in the year 2020.

The community is encouraged to attend the May 16th Planning Commission meeting, to comment on the story of the City’s future, and share their own stories for shaping the future of our community. Details on the General Plan Update are available online.

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Contact:
Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780–7234

 
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