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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Community Members Encouraged to Apply for Available Seats on
Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission

Redwood City, CA - July 16, 2010 - The City of Redwood City is seeking applicants for appointment to its Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission. There are five (updated 7/23/10) seats currently available, with terms expiring on May 31, 2014. The deadline to apply is 5 pm, Monday, August 2, 2010.

General requirements are that applicants have an interest in civic and community improvement, are a resident of incorporated Redwood City, be 18 years of age or older, and are eligible to vote. Further information and applications are available on the City’s website at, by calling the City Clerk’s office at 650-780-7220, or by visiting the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.  

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for terms of four years each. General duties and responsibilities of the Commission include:

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the City Council in policy matters pertaining to the acquisition and development of parks and the formulation of a recreation program to meet the needs of the citizens;
  • Periodically review and make recommendations on the recreation and parks element of the City General Plan;
  • Actively promote recreation and park activities within the City;
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on the City Manager's annual proposed budget for recreation and parks from a pure policy standpoint, pertaining only to programs, levels of service, and capital improvements.

This and the City’s other appointed bodies are an important and valued part of our City government, where public involvement is actively encouraged and supported. Members of these boards, commissions, and committees represent Redwood City’s diverse community and bring new ideas to the City Council and staff, helping them to make the best, most informed decisions possible for the benefit of everyone living and working in Redwood City.

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Subscribe to Redwood City’s newsletters or other City documents at  


Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk of Redwood City


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