Inaugural Walking with the Council scheduled Saturday

Inaugural Walking with the Council scheduled Saturday
Posted on 04/03/2017

April 3, 2017 - Mayor Paul Foster and Mayor Pro Tem Paul Barich will kick off the inaugural Walking with the Council, an expansion of the popular Coffee with the Council meetings, this Saturday, April 8, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. beginning at the entrance to the Orange Blossom Trail on Grove Street, between Citrus Avenue and Colton Ave.

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. Walking with the Council was added this year in an effort to also promote the City’s trails and healthy habits. Both meetings are intended to provide opportunity for residents to ask questions or share concerns outside the formal setting of a City Council meeting.

Four Walking with the Council meetings will be held along several of the City’s walking trails. The schedule for Walking with the Council is below:

  • April 8 – Orange Blossom Trail, beginning at the trail and Grove Street;
  • May 13 – Orange Blossom Trail, beginning at the trail and Redlands Boulevard, near California Street. Parking is available in the Walmart/Food for Less parking lot on the north side of Redlands Boulevard;
  • July 8 – Orange Blossom Trail, beginning at the railroad trestle on the Orange Blossom Trail near Center/Texas Street and Redlands Boulevard;
  • Oct. 14 – Santa Ana River Trail (future alignment), starting at Cave Street and Riverview Drive

Coffee with the Council meetings are scheduled quarterly from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The remaining Coffee with the Council meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • June 10 - Stell Coffee & Tea Company, 1580 Barton Road, Suite A;
  • Sept. 9 - Cuca’s Mexican Food, 1752 E. Lugonia Ave.;
  • Dec. 9 - Olive Avenue Market, 530 W. Olive Ave

Council members rotate attendance for both Coffee with the Council and Walking with the Council, with no more than two members at each meeting.