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Redwood LIFE Study Session
April 24 @ 6:00 PM
Update: Click here to learn what you can do to support the Westport Plan.
The Redwood City City Council Study Session to review the Redwood LIFE development proposal will take place on Monday April 24, at City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be held in person and virtually.
Save the Shores is committed to fighting for Redwood Shores’ environment, wildlife, and community well-being by advocating for preserving the Westport Plan in its current form.
Replacing the Westport Plan with Longfellow’s Redwood LIFE Precise Plan is a critical factor City Council will need to decide to enable the project to move forward.
Say “NO” to:
Destroying our peaceful bayfront community with:
- Massive 100+ foot tall buildings built close to residential properties.
- Loud rooftop generators and HVAC systems add to the height of buildings.
- Decades of noise pollution from construction and construction traffic.
- Potential BSL3 labs that study infectious agents or toxins that may be transmitted through the air and cause potentially lethal infections adjacent to residences, schools, and sensitive ecosystems.
- Lack of comprehensive regulations and enforcement for private BSL3 labs.
Negative infrastructure impacts:
- Safety during natural disasters and emergencies, especially with only two main roads into and out of Redwood Shores.
- Burden on overstressed personnel and services.
- Fire and emergency crew responses are impacted by using hazardous materials in BSL3 labs.
- Increased power and water use, and burden on sewer capacity.
Harmful environmental impacts:
- Increased waste generation from single-use plastics.
- Gas battery back-ups contribute to greenhouse gasses.
- The increased carbon footprint from heavier commute traffic and increased frequent deliveries.
- Construction that will break through the clay cap, releasing toxic chemicals into the bay waters and air.
- Negative impacts on our wildlife from prolonged construction noise and light pollution at night.
Your support will be needed at the City Council Study Session in the form of Public Comments and by attending and displaying the handheld sign distributed at the RSCA meeting. Signs will also be available at the meeting.
While the City Council will not make any decisions at a study session, we encourage the community to:
- Print a Stay With the Westport Plan sign from our website at SaveRWS.org to place in your windows – especially windows facing heavily-trafficked streets – to show your support.
- Voice your opposition to the Redwood LIFE proposal via in-person, phone-in, or written comments at the 4/24 meeting until these concerns are adequately addressed.
Community presence and comments will significantly affect the Council’s decision process.
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