Five Things for the Weekend
A group of Redwood City residents are filing a lawsuit to slow development in Redwood City. The suit is being planned by local resident and attorney Geoff Carr and the group Redwood City Residents for Responsible Development. You can read more about this story over on The Daily Post. If you'd like to get involved, check out the Facebook Group Redwood City Residents Say: "What? for more information.
A growing number of ground floor office spaces in downtown Redwood City prompted the Planning Commission to recently amend zoning laws to promote more active uses on a stretch of Main Street. In a report filed notes that, "While a mix of uses in downtown are important, inactive ground floor uses, such as office, take away from the pedestrian experience and affect surrounding retail businesses... Inactive ground floor uses are changing the character of what historically has been a key retail and pedestrian corridor."
Redwood City-based Glint has raised $27 million in a Series C round of venture funding for software that helps companies figure out how their teams are experiencing problems, or why and when solid employees may leave, undesirably. Glint intends to use its funding for hiring, product development and to move into new market segments, after early customer traction in Silicon Valley and with tech companies.
Habit Burger Grill restaurants, with several nearby locations on the Peninsula, is partnering again with No Kid Hungry to raise funds to provide healthy meals to kids across the nation who are unsure of their next meal. Customers who donate $2 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free Charburger with Cheese certificate, good on a return visit now through the end of September.
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!