The Development Services Department provides quality service to customers through professionalism, integrity and the efficient use of resources. The Department endeavors to enhance and protect the urban and natural environment of the city helping to ensure that Redlands remains an ideal place to live and work. Functional divisions include Building & Safety (building inspections, plan review and permit processing), Economic Development (business attraction and retention, workforce development and tourism promotion) and Planning (land development, application review, general plan, specific plan, long-range planning and historic preservation) as well as the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
The Building & Safety Division regulates construction and occupancy of all residential, commercial and industrial buildings in order to ensure life, fire and health safety. Prior to issuance of building permits, the Building & Safety Division performs plan check of all proposed construction projects which includes additions, and alterations to existing buildings. Field inspections are performed on all new construction, additions, alterations and demolitions for compliance with all structural, fire, energy and life safety requirements.
The Economic Development Division administers a variety of economic development programs and services that support businesses and residents in the City of Redlands. Division staff is involved in business retention and attraction activities, business networking, marketing, workforce development, tourism and project support.
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Gracious neighborhoods, rolling hills and views across the valley makes Redlands one of the most desirable places to live in the region. A wide range of housing options are available to residents that include Craftsman bungalows, Victorian beauties, contemporary executive homes and modern family neighborhoods.
The City of Redlands is a Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) in the County of San Bernardino’s CDBG and HOME Consortium. Program administration is provided by the County’s Department of Community Development and Housing with input from the City. The City receives an annual allocation of CDBG funds through the County each year.
For any CDBG Program related questions, please contact Janet Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 335-4755, ext. 9.
In June 2011 the Governor signed new legislation, designated as AB 1X26 and AB 1X27, which amended the Community Redevelopment Law (“CRL”) to immediately suspend most redevelopment agency activities and provided that on October 1, 2011, all redevelopment agencies were to be dissolved and that the affairs (disposal of assets) of the agencies would be transferred to successor agencies whose roles is to expeditiously wind down the affairs of the dissolved redevelopment agencies. The companion bill, AB 1X27, amended the CRL to establish an “Alternative Voluntary Redevelopment Program” under which redevelopment agencies could avoid dissolution by adopting an ordinance and agreeing to make certain annual payments to the county auditor-controller for subsequent distribution to other local agencies.