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Archived News Release from 2008

For Immediate Release

Community Invited to
Imagine the Future of Redwood City
as New General Plan Process Begins

Redwood City, CA - January 28, 2008 - Members of the Redwood City community are invited to share their ideas, opinions, and creativity to help shape the City’s future, as the creation of Redwood City’s new General Plan kicks-off at a special workshop on Wednesday, January 30th, starting at 6:30 pm at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

First, an interactive “open house" takes place featuring exhibits and graphics that will facilitate understanding of the scope and focus of the General Plan. Participants will be encouraged to interact as they add “hearts” and “bugs” to a composite map to depict their general likes and dislikes of particular areas and aspects. They will also have the opportunity to examine and place their ideas and comments on maps featuring some of the focus areas and land use issues of the General Plan, as well as review the existing Guiding Principles and fill out comment cards for future discussion.

This activity will be followed by a presentation and facilitated discussion beginning at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers. Here, participants will gain up-to-date information on the history and process of creating a new General Plan, and engage in a dynamic discussion with City staff, neighbors, and other community members about land-use, transportation, housing, ideas for the future, and the General Plan’s guiding principles. Both the City Council and Planning Commission will be participating, and refreshments will be served.

The community is a crucial part of shaping Redwood City’s future, and it all starts on January 30th. More information on the development of the new General Plan is available online or by calling 650-780-7234.

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Tom Passanisi
Senior Planner
(650) 780-7234


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