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Archived News Release from 2010

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Redwood City Seeks Applicants to Fill Two Vacancies on Port Commission

Redwood City, CA - May 12, 2010 - Redwood City announces a great opportunity for interested people to apply for a seat on the Board of Port Commissioners.  Members of the community are invited and encouraged to show their Redwood City pride by offering their interest, experience, and enthusiasm for the benefit of their City by applying to serve on the Port Commission.

Applications are available online at the City’s website, from the City Clerk Department at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road, or by calling 780-7220. The successful candidates, to be appointed by the City Council, will serve terms expiring on July 31, 2014. The application deadline is 5 pm, Friday, June 18th, 2010. General requirements are that applicants must have an interest in civic involvement, and must be 18 years of age or older, a registered voter, and a resident of incorporated Redwood City. There are additional requirements as noted in the Charter of Redwood City which state applicants must have been “continuously for three (3) years immediately preceding, a resident and elector of the City of Redwood City.”

The Port of Redwood City is the only deepwater port in the Bay Area south of San Francisco. The five-member Board of Port Commissioners governs the Port, and is responsible for its supervision and management including the selection of the Executive Director and establishing the annual Port budget. The Port Commission makes policies and land use decisions for the maritime, industrial, commercial, and recreational uses of the Port and adjacent waterfront areas. The Commission is also responsible for establishing rental and related charges for the use of Port maritime facilities and the Port of Redwood City Marina.

The City’s appointed advisory bodies such as the Port Commission 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, skills, and perceptions for the benefit of everyone living and working in Redwood City.

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Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk of Redwood City


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