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Commissions and Committees

The Planning, Housing & Economic Development Department supports five high volume boards, committees, and commissions including:

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for terms of three years each. Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members of the Commission.

Architectural Review Committee
The Architectural Review Committee was established to provide enhancement of the natural beauty of the environment, and to provide for the orderly and harmonious appearance of structures and grounds in furtherance of the purpose of Article 45 of Ordinance No. 1130, as amended, the Redwood City Zoning Ordinance. The terms of Committee members are to commence and expire May 31, of even numbered years. The Committee shall advise the City Council, Planning Commission, and Zoning Administrator on matters concerning building and landscape architecture, site design, and signs.

Historical Resources Commission
The Historic Resources Advisory Committee (H.R.A.C.) consists of seven members, one of whom is a Planning Commissioner appointed for a term of one year, the remaining six members being appointed by the Planning Commission for terms of three years. The H.R.A.C. was established March 10, 1980 with no term being set for members, and amended on January 6, 1986 to establish terms of office. Its purpose is to advocate the preservation and appropriate rehabilitation of historically significant properties and structures as set forth in the Historic Resources Element of the General Plan. The key duty of the H.R.A.C. is to make recommendations to the Planning Commission which relate to the City's Historic Preservation Ordinance.

Housing and Human Concerns Committee
The Housing and Human Concerns Committee was established by City
Council in 1977. The Committee's goal is to advocate the improvement of the quality of life of Redwood City citizens and to assure that human considerations, as set forth in the General Plan, Consolidated Plan and Housing Element, are given adequate consideration in physical and economic decision making. The goal will be achieved through the collective leadership of the Committee in generating improved service and appropriate policy in those agencies responsible for social services. Further impact may be had by encouraging social responsiveness in legislation, zoning, police powers and recreation programs.



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