The City of Redlands is a general law city incorporated in 1888. It is governed by the City Council/City Manager form of government.
The City Council consists of five representatives chosen by district by the electorate. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore are then elected by the Council. The Mayor and Council set policy, enact legislation, and adopt the budget under which the city operates. The City Manager, appointed by the Council, is the chief administrator for the City.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City. She supervises the various City services, prepares proposals for Council consideration, and implements Council policy.
The Office of the City Manager oversees the city departments and administers the day-to-day operations of the city. It is headed by the City Manager. Emergency Management, the Public Information Office and Purchasing are also part of the Office of the City Manager.
The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to serve as its legal advisor. He reviews reports, studies, proposed policies, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and official actions of the City to determine their legal implications and make recommendations to the City Council.
The City Attorney may be contacted through the City Manager’s Office.
The City’s Open Data Portal is intended for a variety of uses. First and foremost, this collection of resources is directed at providing more straightforward ways to communicate information to our customers, residents and civic partners within the community.
These tools seek to promote the City’s Core Values of Financial Accountability; Fairness, Honesty and Integrity; and Open, Clear and Frequent Communications.
Utilizing the City Council’s five priority focus areas of Fiscal Accountability, Economic Development, Infrastructure, Land Resource Management, Safety and Community Services, the Strategic Plan highlights activities and accomplishments that City staff will complete in the coming three years. The report guides readers through the City’s five Priority Focus Areas (PFAs). At the beginning of each PFA section, the introduction page outlines the strategies and objectives for the specific focus area.