The monthly Coffee with the Council was begun in February 2011 as part of the City’s continuing efforts to increase interaction with residents and promote transparency in City affairs.
The informal meetings are held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month, rotating among three local restaurants – Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave; Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.; and Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A. Council members rotate attendance, with no more than two members at each meeting.
Council members have held the meetings for the past five years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The schedule for this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
Jan. 14, 2016 - It's clear out and no rain in sight! We're looking forward to the first Market Night of 2016 in Historic Downtown Redlands!
Jan. 12, 2016 - Redlands Police cited six drivers and one pedestrian during a pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement detail on Monday, Jan. 11.
Police officers conducted the enforcement detail at four intersections in Redlands including Redlands Boulevard at State and at Seventh streets; Orange Street at Shoppers Lane; and San Bernardino Avenue at Lassen Street. Six drivers were cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian within a crosswalk. One driver was also found to be driving without a license and received a citation for the additional violation. In addition, one pedestrian was cited for failure to use an available crosswalk while crossing the street.
Jan. 5, 2016 - The Redlands Community Center will offer CPR, First Aid and AED instruction. This eight-hour course combines all topics of basic CPR, AED and First Aid and is designed for citizen-rescuers at work, home or in the community. This course includes a comprehensive illustrated CPR, AED and First Aid student workbook and a two-year certification card. Please note that this class is not for healthcare professionals.
Jan. 4, 2016 - The National Weather Service is predicting moderate to heavy rainfall for the local area throughout much of the week. While the City has made preparations to mitigate flooding, including inspecting, repairing and cleaning the storm drain system and trimming trees along heavily traveled roads, significant rainfall may still overwhelm the City’s existing flood control system and can cause localized flooding on City streets and in the Zanja and San Timoteo Canyon area.
Residents are warned to take precautions to protect private property, including:
Dec. 31, 2015 - There will be no Market Night tonight and no Saturday Morning Farmers Market this Saturday. Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve and we hope to see you again in 2016 in Historic Downtown Redlands!
Dec. 31, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, until 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Come out to Market Night tonight in Historic Downtown Redlands. It will be the last Market Night of 2015! Market Night will be closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Dec. 16, 2015 - If you’re enjoying the holidays with a drink, the Redlands Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunken-driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from Dec. 18 to Jan. 3.
As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign period; police, sheriff and the CHP will be deploying DUI Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming 17 day DUI Enforcement Campaign throughout the region. Redlands Police will have nine targeted saturation patrols scheduled during the enforcement period. A DUI checkpoint is planned from 9 p.m. Jan. 2 through 2 a.m. the following morning.
Dec. 16, 2015 - The holidays were a trying time during the American Civil War. Soldiers separated from families, the loss of loved ones, and the horrors of war were at the forefront of people’s minds. Music and thoughts of the holidays provided a respite from the harsh realities around them and served as a boost to the morale of Americans on both sides of the conflict.
At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, the Camp Carleton Brass Quartet will play a concert of traditional Christmas music in the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. Come hear the songs as soldiers long ago might have heard them. The event is free and open to the public.