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November 12, 2015

You’ve Got a Question, Redwood City Has the Answer

Q: I’ve heard that Redwood City will be expanding its street sweeping program soon. When is that happening?

A: Thanks to an improved budget outlook and economy, Redwood City will be expanding its street sweeping program starting on November 17, 2015. For the duration of a six month pilot, residential streets will be swept twice a month. After that, the City will assess the pilot’s results and make adjustments if needed.

Residential neighborhoods will still be cleaned according to their current schedule, but now an extra day will be added on an alternating week. For example, a neighborhood typically swept on the first Tuesday of every month will now be swept the first and third Tuesdays of every month. Similarly, a neighborhood swept the 4th Friday of every month will now be swept on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.

Don’t forget to move your car and clear curbs and gutters of debris and bulky items! Street sweepers start cleaning neighborhoods at 7:30 a.m. and continue until as late as 2 p.m.

Learn more and see a full neighborhood-by-neighborhood schedule at the City’s streets page. Residents can also visit the City’s public GIS portal to search for their street cleaning schedule by address. To provide feedback or suggestions during the pilot, please email

Q: I’ve seen that the City is renovating Red Morton park and the surrounding campus. Are there any plans to put in a dog park, or other new amenities?

A: The City is, indeed, renovating the Red Morton campus. New synthetic turf is being installed in the fields, new lighting is going up at the tennis courts and at one field, and solar panels are being installed at Red Morton Community Center. McGarvey Field, Bechet/Griffin Field, Guida-49er Field, and the tennis courts will be closed until March 2016 due to the renovations. The park is still open to the public. Access to some areas of the park and some parking lots will be limited during the renovation as well. Read more in the official press release.

The City is also exploring other possibilities for Red Morton, including the addition of a fenced dog area. Before finalizing any additions, however, the City will engage the community for feedback and input. Look out for community meetings in the first quarter of 2016 where you can provide your thoughts on what you’d like to see added!

Q: How can I prepare for storms this year in Redwood City?

A: The City of Redwood City has produced a video with storm preparation tips! Among them: pick up free sandbags from Redwood City Public Works at 1400 Broadway between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri; also make sure to clear storm drains of leaves and other debris, so that water flows safely to the bay during hard rains.

See all the tips in the video below and go to the City’s storm webpage for more information!