"Friends of Redwood City" is a group of concerned citizens acting together to protect and enhance the quality of life and environmental resources in Redwood City and our region. Learn more about us...


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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

It's an exciting time in the history of Redwood City and the San Francisco Peninsula. Like cities throughout our state, we are facing ongoing budget cuts, strain on our environmental resources, and an uncertain economic future.

This group of caring citizens has come together in the hopes of bridging the gap that exists between our city's government and its residents to better meet those challenges. We think we can play an important role in guiding the decisions that will affect our ability to create a sustainable and vibrant community.

We invite you to join us or participate in whatever way you can. Mark this page to stay current on upcoming issues, activities, and concerns that may be of interest to you.

A Little History
"Friends of Redwood City" was founded in 1982, and led in the campaign that resulted in Bair Island becoming a National Wildlife Preserve. Some of its members along with other citizens founded "People for Housing Not High Rises" in 2004, conducting the successful No on Measure Q campaign.

Since that victory, our focus has expanded to other areas of planning for the city, supporting "smart growth" (urban in-fill, near shopping and transit), a solid plan to develop our downtown, and ways to improve the dialogue between residents, businesses, and Council. Learn more about us...

If you feel your concerns haven't been heard, or are a resident or business person who wants to effect change to better lives here, we want to hear from you. Please contact us soon.


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