As part of the City of Redlands’ application for grant funding through the Active Transportation Program to implement new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements, the City has scheduled a public meeting to describe proposed infrastructure projects and seek public input.
The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the City Council Chambers, located at 35 Cajon St.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of President Abraham Lincoln, a replica of Lincoln’s casket, created by the Batesville Casket Company, is on display in the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands through April 19.
Following Lincoln’s assassination on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, a casket was custom built to hold the president’s remains. After lying in state in the East Room of the White House and the U.S. Capitol, a special train carried Lincoln and the remains of his son, Willie, who died in 1862, back to Springfield, Ill. Lincoln’s open casket was viewed by hundreds of thousands of mourners in 11 cities before it arrived at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.
Staff from the City of Redlands Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department will deliver an update to the City Council next week on the City’s efforts to reduce water usage and adjustments that may be required following new mandatory restrictions announced by the governor on Wednesday.
Mayor Paul Foster requested the update on the status of water conservation measures and a timeline for implementing changes that may be required under the new restrictions included in Gov. Jerry Brown’s Executive Order announced Wednesday, April 1. Staff will provide the update during the April 7 City Council meeting.
The City of Redlands invites nominations for the City’s inaugural Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Thursday, June 25, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.
Beautification Awards will be presented in four categories:
- New Construction with Landscaping
- Existing Development with Landscaping
- Adaptive Reuse of Historic Property
- Sustainable Design and Innovation
One winner will be named in each category, recognizing buildings and non-residential facilities within the City of Redlands that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.
Come and enjoy Rumba lessons in a comfortable and fun setting. Rumba lessons will be taught on Mondays beginning April 6 through April 27. Class runs from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $8 per person; partners are not required.
Space is limited, so sign up today at the Redlands Community Center or online at www.cityofredlands.org/recreation/classes. For more information, please call Joe Sidor at (909) 792-6076.
The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the Airport Advisory Board, Cultural Arts Commission, Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.
Deadline for filing applications is April 13. Members are appointed by the City Council.
Residents interested in applying for the non-salaried positions may request application forms from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at 798-7510, or download an application on-line at www.cityofredlands.org.
RPD sees a 13 percent decrease in party calls for service
The Redlands Police Department has seen a 13 percent drop in party-related calls for service two years into enforcing the Social Host ordinance, a law that targets underage drinking at house parties. Redlands joined more than 50 cities and eight counties in California, including many within San Bernardino County and the County itself, who had already adopted the law.
The Social Host ordinance gives enforcement authorities the tools to hold accountable “social hosts,” anyone who knowingly provides a location on property that they own or control in which minors can gain access to alcohol.
To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
Redlands Police arrested two people for driving under the influence during a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint over the weekend.
A total of 844 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at the intersection of Orange Street and Pearl Avenue between 8 p.m. Friday, March 27, and 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
In addition to the two DUI arrests, one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant; four people were cited for driving with suspended licenses; another four were cited for driving without a valid license; and one person for driving without a license in possession. Three people were cited for driving vehicles without current registrations. One passenger was cited for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.
The Redlands Police Department will be holding an eight hour training class for multi-unit rental apartment managers/owners and single family rental property owners. The program is focused on education and reducing crime in apartments, condominium complexes and single family rental housing throughout the city.
The class will be held at Redlands Community Center, 111 W Lugonia Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 14. Please RSVP by April 12. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5 to cover cost of lunch from Subway.