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Elected: November 2010 (first term)

Current Term November 2010-2014
Address: 35 Cajon St, Suite 200, Redlands
Mailing: P.O. Box 3005, Redlands, CA 92373-1005
Telephone (office): (909) 798-7533
Fax: (909) 798-7535

City Commissions and Boards:

Cultural Arts Commission Liaison
Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission Liaison
Planning Commission Liaison
Traffic and Parking Commission
Capital Programs & Development Committee
Economic Development Committee
Oversight Board- Chairman
Public Benefit Resource Committee
125th Anniversary Committee- Chairman


Area-Wide Committees:

Omnitrans Board of Directors
Redlands Chamber of Commerce Liaison


Paul W. Foster was born, raised and attended school in San Diego, California.  Attending the University of San Diego, Paul received his undergraduate degree in Political Science/Public Administration in 1980.  Following his graduation Paul worked in the City Managers Office of several Southern California cities, including Vista, Pico Rivera, and Lake Elsinore.  In 1982, Paul joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group as the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Inland Counties.  Paul attended the University of Redlands and received his Masters Degree in Human Resources in 1987.  Shortly thereafter, he joined the operations staff of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and was promoted to the senior staff as Assistant Medical Group Administrator in 1987.  In this position Paul is responsible for a staff in excess of 800 in twenty-six departments and a multi-million dollar operations and capital budget.  He has been an active participant in the expansion of the Fontana Medical Center Service Area, seeing the membership grow from 245,000 members to over 500,000.

In his tenure he has overseen the planning, development and operation of the SCPMG Rancho Cucamonga Medical Office, Loma Linda Medical Office and most recently Redlands Medical Offices.  Over his twenty-eight years with SCPMG, Paul has been honored multiple times including the recipient of the organization’s Exceptional Contribution Award on five different occasions.


  • Arrowhead United Way
  •      Allocation Committee – 1987-1989
  • Mt. Baldy United Way
         Allocation Committee – 1987- 1990
  • City of Redlands Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission -1989-1997
  •      Vice Chairman - 1993-1994
  •      Chairman - 1994-1996
  • Redlands Chamber of Commerce
  •      Economic Development Committee Chairman – 1992-1993
  •      Board of Directors - 2006-2011
  •      Government Review Committee Chairman - 2006
  •      President-Elect – 2007
  •      President – 2008
  •      Past-President – 2009
  •      Vice-President – Economic Development – 2009-2011
  • Boy Scouts of America
  •      Cub Scout Pack 16 – Committee Chairman -  1996-1998
  •      Boy Scouts Troop 11 – 1996-2006
  •           Assistant Scoutmaster  - 1997
  •           Advancement Chairman – 1998-2000
  •           Scoutmaster – 2000-2006
  •      Grayback District Committee – 2006-Present
  •           Founding President, Grayback District Executive Board – 2006-2007
  •           Grayback District Finance Committee Chairman – 2009 - 2011
  •           Grayback District Vice-Chairman – 2009 - 2011
  •      California Inland Empire Executive Board – 2006-Present
  •           Council Advancement Chairman – 2006-2011
  •           2010 National Jamboree Chairman – 2008-2011
              Vice-President Programs – 2013
  • City of Redlands Planning Commission - 2006-2011
  •      Vice Chairman – 2008
  •      Chairman – 2009-2011
  •      Architectural Guidelines Subcommittee – 2008 - 2010
  • Assistance League of Redlands Capital Campaign Committee - 2007
  • City of Redlands Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Finance – 2007-2008
  •      Chairman – 2007-2008
  • City of Redlands Climate Action Task Force – 2009-2011
  • Project Home Again – Founding Board of Directors
  • Family Services Association of Redlands
  •      Board of Directors – 2009-Present
  •      Facilities Committee – 2009-2011
  •      Personnel Committee – 2009-present
  • Y.M.C.A. of the East Valley
  •      Board of Directors – 2009-Present
  • The Kiwanis Club of Redlands
  •      Board of Directors – 2013


  • Boy Scouts of America – Scoutmaster Award of Merit
  • Boy Scouts of America – Golden Bow Award (presented by the Catholic Council on Scouting for Outstanding Contributions to Scouting)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Bronze Pelican Award (presented by Diocese of San Bernardino for Outstanding Contributions to Youth Development).
  • Boy Scouts of America – District Award of Merit (highest award given at a District level)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Silver Beaver Award (highest National Scouting Honor confirmed by the California Inland Empire Council.
  • City of Redlands Police Department – Chiefs Distinguished Service Medal (awarded for service to the youth of Redlands).

Paul is married to Juliana Foster, herself a medical administrator in Redlands.  Paul and Juli have two sons, both Eagle Scouts; Taylor James Foster and Nicholas Chase Bornholdt.

Paul has resided in Redlands since 1982. 

Paul’s hobbies include community service and collecting antiques.


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2014 City Hall Calendar

City Hall Hours:
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Events Calendar



Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 25th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 26th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, September 27th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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Sunday, September 28th

  1. Playwright/performer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a one-man interactive show.
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 28th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • Join us in the A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room as actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.

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Monday, September 29th

  1. Environmental Review Committee

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