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Archived News Release from 2009

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Redwood City’s New General Plan Nearly Final - Community Invited to Join Discussion of Second Draft

Redwood City, CA - November 16, 2009 - The City Council and Planning Commission of Redwood City will hold a joint meeting on November 23rd to unveil and discuss the “nearly final” second draft of the New General Plan. This Draft incorporates additional community input obtained since last July, when the first draft was unveiled.

  • Monday, November 23rd, 2009
    6 pm “Open House” - 7 pm meeting
    Lobby / Council Chambers at City Hall
    1017 Middlefield Road

At this meeting, the City Council, the Planning Commission, and community members will discuss and comment on the various revised sections or “Elements” of the draft New General Plan. Based on the discussion, the Council will consider acceptance of this document as the “final draft” and may direct staff to proceed with the completion of the required Environmental Impact Report (EIR). This is not the final decision-making point; the draft Elements, Plan, and EIR will come back to the Planning Commission and City Council for final reviews in spring, 2010.

At 6 pm participants can enjoy light refreshments, browse informational displays, informally talk with members of the City’s New General Plan staff, and get questions answered. Then at 7 pm, the official meeting starts with a brief presentation, followed by discussion and comment by the City Council, Planning Commission, and community members.

The General Plan is the document that establishes policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical development of our community, and for what we want our City to be for future generations. The community is a crucial part of shaping that future, and this series of study sessions is another opportunity to help create the plan that will guide our community’s progress for years to come.

The creation of the Draft New General Plan is directed by a set of Guiding Principles, developed through a lengthy community-based process and confirmed by the City Council. The New General Plan website is located at

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Tom Passanisi
Principal Planner
(650) 780-7234


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