July 28, 2015 - The Redlands Police Department and Micah House, with help from local businesses, churches, community groups and City and County agencies, will give away bicycles and backpacks during a Back2School Jam and Community Resource Fair at Sylvan Park from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1. There will be free snacks and music provided for the community.
The giveaway is held in conjunction with the Community Clean Up day from 8 a.m. to noon Friday, July. 31, at a number of neighborhood locations, including, the Micah House (Oxford Avenue and Brockton), the Micah House (Chapel Street and High Avenue) and Redlands Community Center (111 W. Lugonia Ave.). Each participating child or teen giving one hour or more of community service will receive a “Fast Pass” to the free backpacks and school supplies line at Back2School Jam Event.
The Redlands Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint in an undisclosed location within the City limits from 9 p.m. Friday, July 31, until 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Two people were cited during a Shoulder Tap operation Monday, July 20, in which an underage volunteer under the direct supervision of a Redlands Police officer, stood outside five local businesses that sell alcohol and offered to give people entering the stores money to buy beer.
A 32-year-old Redlands man was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor after buying alcohol for the teen volunteer. Another 26-year-old Redlands man was cited for petty theft after he took the money, purchased the beer and left the location. A total of 22 people were solicited.
The enforcement efforts are part of a $18,600 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
July 27, 2015 - The City of Redlands will sponsor a low cost dog licensing and rabies vaccination clinic in the park next to the Redlands Police Annex (Old City Hall), 30 Cajon St., on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Pet owners may bring their pets to the northwest corner of Cajon and Vine, across the street from the Redlands Civic Center. Parking is available on Vine Street. All dogs must be on a leash. All cats must be transported in a carrier.
The next meeting of the City of Redlands Disaster Council will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Redlands City Council Chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
The City Disaster Council develops and recommends emergency and mutual aid plans and agreements for consideration and possible adoption by the Redlands City Council. Meetings are held quarterly.
High school graduates interested in a career in emergency services will undergo a week of intensive hands-on training this month, part of the award-winning Redlands Emergency Services Academy.
Each year, some two dozen local teens with an interest in a public safety career attend the annual Redlands Emergency Services Academy. The participants share temporary quarters for one week on the campus of the University of Redlands, are exposed to hands-on training exercises in fire and police operations, and are introduced to state of the art simulators. This program stresses the importance of a well-rounded education, as well as the value of an extended education to each of the teens in attendance.
High school graduates from the class of 2015 will arrive at the University of Redlands at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, for the 17th annual Redlands Emergency Services Academy (RESA). By 9:15 a.m. they will be participating in formation and marching drills and by evening learning firearm safety and fire behavior from members of the Redlands Police and Fire departments.
Mayor Paul Foster and Mayor Pro Tem Jon Harrison will meet with the public for the July Coffee with the Council beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave.
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.
Several downtown streets will be undergoing road improvements during the month of July as part of the City’s PARIS Resurfacing Project.
Repaving on Sixth Street between Citrus and Olive began July 6 and is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Work is set to begin improving East State Street as well as Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and portions of Fifth Street between Redlands Boulevard and Citrus Avenue. The streets will be closed to automobile traffic for up to two weeks, beginning July 13. All businesses will remain open and the City is taking additional measures to assist visitors in reaching their destinations along those streets.
The City is still seeking volunteers for a General Plan Steering Committee to advise the Planning Commission and City Council during the General Plan update. The deadline for accepting applications to the committee has been extended to July 24.
Residents who live within the City and its planning sphere are invited to submit an application. Candidates should have lived within the City or its planning sphere for at least three years.