Residents invited to apply for spots on City commissions
The City of Redlands currently has openings on seven City commissions or boards. The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday, Jan. 2. Commissioners or board members are appointed by the City Council
Applications for all commissions and boards are available on the following webpage: http://cityofredlands.org/commissions/openings
AIRPORT ADVISORY BOARD
The Airport Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the administration, operation, development, improvement and maintenance of the Redlands Municipal Airport.
The Airport Advisory Board meets on the first Wednesday of every even-numbered month at 5 p.m.
CULTURAL ARTS COMMISSION
The Cultural Arts Commission promotes public interest in arts, recommends new arts programs and sources of funding for those programs, assists the City Council by recommending policies to encourage, develop and support the arts in Redlands, and advises the City Council in the administration of the City’s “Art in Public Places” program.
The Cultural Arts Commission meets on the second Monday of each odd-numbered month at 4 p.m.
HISTORIC AND SCENIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION
The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and makes recommendations relating to the designation, preservation, protection, enhancement and perpetuation of the City’s historical and scenic properties.
The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Library Board consists of five members, appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The trustees hold office for three-year terms. One member of the board is selected as President of the Board.
The State Education Code mandates that “the public library shall be managed by a board of library trustees.”
The Board may make and enforce all rules, regulations and bylaws necessary for the administration, government and protection of the library and all property belonging thereto. The Board may administer trusts created for the Library and receive gifts by devise or bequests, hold property in trust in California or elsewhere, and dispose of property for the benefit of the Library. Since 1922, the Trustees have managed an Endowment Fund, income from which supplements and enriches the Library’s programs, acquisitions and well-being.
By City Council resolution in 1932 affirming Robert Watchorn’s Deed of Gift, the Library Trustees administer the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. By City Council resolution in 2001, the Trustees also administer the Redlands Municipal Museum.
The Library Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.
MUNICIPAL UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION
The Municipal Utilities and Public Works Commission (MU/PW Commission) serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and advises and assists the Municipal Utilities and Engineering Director, City Manager and other City departments by providing citizen review and input concerning all aspects of the management and operation of public works projects and facilities, thereby providing a direct channel for utilization of the citizen expertise available in the community.
The MU/PW Commission meets on the first Monday of even-numbered months at 4 p.m.
The Planning Commission prepares a comprehensive long term general plan for the physical development of the City and makes recommendations to the City Council relating to the maintenance of the General Plan, zoning administration, environmental assessments, site plan and architectural review, subdivision planning, sign, parking and landscaping regulations, housing, historic preservation, and Measure “N” processing.
The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING COMMISSION
The Traffic and Parking Commission carries on educational activities in traffic matters, supervises the preparation and publication of traffic reports, receives complaints relating to traffic matters, and recommends to the City Council ways and means of improving traffic conditions and the administration and enforcement of traffic regulations. This commission also advises the City Council on the development of adequate parking for commercial and retail uses, recommend policies to encourage, develop and support adequate parking within the City, recommend actions for the establishment of long-term parking plans for the City and, in particular, the Downtown Redlands Business Area, and advises the City Council in the administration of resources for the development of parking. The Commission may also assist other advisory groups such as the Planning Commission in matters relating to parking.
The Traffic and Parking Commission Meets on the fourth Thursday of each odd numbered month at 6 p.m.