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 four years as a way for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.
The schedule for the remainder of this year’s Coffee with the Council meetings is included below.
The City of Redlands Development Services and Quality of Life departments are pleased to continue the popular Movies in the Park, this month featuring “Big Hero 6” on Friday, May 15, at Ed Hales Park on the corner of 5th and State streets in Historic Downtown Redlands.
This free event begins at 6 p.m. and will include free activities for children, a DJ and entertainment provided by the Frugal Frigate. The movie begins at dusk. Feel free to bring your own blanket and chair.
Road work will be performed next week as part of the ongoing PARIS paving program at the intersection of Terracina Boulevard and Fern Avenue, near Redlands Community Hospital. Both Terracina and Fern will remain open at all times allowing full access to the hospital’s Emergency Room entrance.
The work is expected to be conducted in three phases between May 11 and May 18 in order to minimize detours in the area and allow easy access for emergency vehicles as well as others.
The Fifteenth annual Faith and Justice Summit, hosted by the Redlands Cops and Clergy Network, will take place May 21, at the Yucaipa First Assembly Church, 12226 Second St., in Yucaipa.
The summit’s theme is “Partnerships: Community, Clergy, Police and Schools.” Additional themes are: “Save a Life; Work Together” and “Let’s Value One Another.”
Two people were cited after buying alcohol for a teen-age Redlands Police volunteer Saturday. The volunteer approached people outside several local businesses. The enforcement effort, known as a “shoulder tap operation,” was part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
The nomination deadline is less than two weeks away for the City of Redlands invites inaugural Beautification, Community Heroes and Employee Hero 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.
The City of Redlands has scheduled another three-day Community Emergency Response Team training in May. The free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The Redlands CERT program is offering a free 20-hour training program beginning Friday, May 29, from 6 to 10 p.m., and continuing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, in the Brewster Room at Plymouth Village, 900 Salem Drive. Participants must attend all three days to complete the training.
Join the Redlands Community Senior Center for dinner and a show at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 14, as the Encorez Entertainer's presents “The Redlands Follies Dinner and Theater.”
The dinner menu will include tri tip, mashed potatoes, green beans, green salad, bread, coffee, soda and a lemon meringue pie. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $5 with a patron card. Redlands Follies Dinner Theater will consist of popular music from the past: ballads, show tunes, oldies but goodies, and some country western. Reserve your spot by May 7.
The Redlands Community Senior Center and Joslyn Senior Center will each host Senior Health Fairs May 14 and 15. More than 25 vendors from all over San Bernardino County will be on hand to provide free information on promoting healthy living and ways to stay healthy and active.
Redlands Police along with officers from the State Board of Equalization conducted inspections Tuesday of tobacco retailers. Two businesses were cited for violations involving the sale of single cigarettes.