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20th Annual Mayor 's Beautification Recognition Program Acknowledges Great Landscaping, Garden, and Structural Improvements in Redwood City!

Redwood City, CA - April 1 , 2008 -  For the 20th consecutive year, Redwood City residents, non-profit organizations, and businesses are showing their civic pride by applying for the Mayor 's Beautification Recognition Program.

Individuals, homeowners associations, apartment complexes, businesses, non-profits, and others are invited to participate. The new, fast, easy application is online. Applications are also available by calling the contact number above or visiting City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road. The deadline for entries is May 30th, 2008, and judging is expected to be completed by the end of June.

The Mayor’s Beautification Recognition Program, sponsored by the Pride and Beautification Committee, encourages attractive structural and landscaping improvements in our community. Single- or multi-family residences, apartment complexes, home owners associations, and non-profit or commercial properties are eligible.

Categories include: Garden/Landscape (best use of drought tolerant landscaping, best maintained garden, best landscape, best use of recycled material), and Structural Remodel/Design (best green building, best use of recycled materials, best historical restoration, most unique use of space, best architectural design). If an entry doesn 't exactly fit into one of the categories, applicants can create their own category.

A panel of volunteer judges prescreens the entries, and the final selection process includes a site visit to the top entries. Entering the Mayor 's Beautification Recognition Program is an easy and fun way to demonstrate neighborhood and civic pride, and help to connect with the community of Redwood City.

This recognition program helps foster civic pride in our community, beautify our entire City, and, of course, recognize people and organizations for their work to make Redwood City a better, more attractive place to live and work. As a community, the way in which we use, improve, and maintain our homes, landscaping, buildings, and gardens expresses an image of Redwood City. The Mayor 's Beautification Recognition Program promotes and enhances this image both within Redwood City, and beyond our borders. It shows our neighbors and visitors that Redwood City recognizes the importance and value of keeping our City beautiful.

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Deanna La Croix
Office of the City Manager

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