Redwood City invites community input on regulating firearm retailers in city

Redwood City invites community input on proposed firearm retailer regulations

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Redwood City officials are inviting community members to learn more about proposed regulations on the sale of guns and ammunition in the city.

Two community meetings will be held, one presented in English at City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m., and the other in Spanish at the Community Activities Building at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

The community can also share input via a survey by April 10.

Last fall, the City Council imposed a temporary moratorium on new firearm and ammuniation retailers in the city after residents expressed concern over plans to open one in the city. Since the city currently doesn’t have regulations specific to firearm retailers, they are treated like any other retail business and the city doesn’t have a say in planning and zoning issues, including its proximity to schools, parks and homes.

The moratorium aimed to temporarily “pause” the establishment of these retailers to allow the city time to study and analyze planning and zoning regulations.

For more information and to take the survey, visit here.