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