Redwood City Accepting Applications for Short-Term Planning Commission Seat

Redwood City, Calif.–The City of Redwood City announced today that it is currently seeking applications for one short-term open seat on the Redwood City Planning Commission. Residents interested in serving their community are urged to apply. The deadline to submit applications is February 9, 2016 at 5 p.m.

“On behalf of the City Council, I encourage residents to apply and learn about ways to volunteer and be engaged,” said John Seybert, mayor of Redwood City. “The Planning Commission is a critical part of the City of Redwood City’s decision making process and has a direct community impact.”

The Planning Commission consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for terms of four years each. The open seat will expire June 30, 2017. The volunteer position is appointed by City Council.

The Planning Commission recommends to the City Council, for adoption, a comprehensive long-term general plan for the physical development of the City. In addition, the Commission reviews and acts upon the following:

  • General Plan and General Plan amendments
  • Neighborhood and specific area plans
  • Environmental impact reports and negative declarations
  • Tentative subdivision maps
  • Planned Development permit applications for developments of one acre or more
  • Appeals from actions taken by the Planning Director or the Sub-division Committee regarding applications for minor subdivisions
  • Subdivision Ordinance exceptions
  • Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance amendments
  • Special studies and reports

All members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members.

Want to make a difference in your city? Thinking of applying but still not sure? Interested applicants can view this helpful video to learn more.

For more information call 650-780-7220 or visit the city’s website at

About the City of Redwood City
The City of Redwood City is a San Francisco Bay Area community located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the technology-rich region extending from the San Francisco shoreline to the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Redwood City is the third largest city within the County of San Mateo, with 82,881 residents. The city enjoys an average of 255 sunny days a year, which it boasts via the city slogan: “Climate Best by Government Test”. Incorporated in 1867, Redwood City is home to the San Mateo County History Museum (located in the county’s old courthouse) and the only active deep water port within the south bay of San Francisco. The city’s vibrant downtown, quickly becoming known as the entertainment hub of the San Francisco Peninsula, offers residents, visitors, and businesses a unique retail, entertainment, and restaurant experience. For more information, visit the City of Redwood City’s website at, or follow @RedwoodCity on Twitter and

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