History of Redlands

Located at the base of the San Bernardino mountains, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and 45 miles west of Palm Springs, Redlands offers easy access to hiking and biking trails, an eclectic array of quaint shops, historic architecture, and a variety of local restaurants.

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Individuals invited to apply for Citrus Preservation Commission

The City of Redlands invites individuals to apply for a position on the Citrus Preservation Commission. Members are appointed by the City Council. Residents of Redlands and surrounding communities are encouraged to apply.

The Citrus Preservation Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters pertaining to the acquisition, improvement, preservation and retention of citrus properties within the City. The Citrus Preservation Commission meets at 4 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month.

Deadline for filing applications is Feb. 26.


City accepting applications for Grocery Gift Card program

The City of Redlands is taking applications for the second round of its Grocery Gift Card program, funded by state and local Coronavirus Recovery Funds.

The Grocery Gift Card program is designed to address the lingering economic impact on households and businesses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.


Downtown’s Morning Market to Open and Relocate

On Saturday, March 2, the City of Redlands’ Downtown’s Morning Market will return in a new location and with new hours. Downtown’s Morning Market will now be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be located on Fifth Street, between Redlands Boulevard and State Street, and in Ed Hales Park and the adjacent parking lot.


City releases digital community survey for branding initiative

The City of Redlands is inviting residents of Redlands provide feedback on the city’s rebranding initiative. The primary aim of the city’s rebranding effort is to craft an innovative and impactful new brand for Redlands and resident feedback is vital in the development of it. Residents are encouraged to participate in the branding initiative by taking the Community Survey at the following website: https://polco.us/n/res/vote/redlands-ca/city-of-redlands-branding-survey


City’s credit rating improves for second consecutive year

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s recently notified the City it has raised Redlands’ long-term and underlying rating from AA to AA+ on the City’s series 2007 pension obligation bonds. The new rating is one step below S&P’s highest rating of AAA.

“The raised rating reflects our view that the city will continue its record of strong-to-very-strong financial performance,” the company wrote in its Nov. 16 ratings summary.


Oriental Fruit Fly quarantine in effect

Portions of Redlands have been placed under quarantine for the oriental fruit fly by the California Department of Food and Agriculture after detecting multiple flies in the city.

In San Bernardino and Riverside counties, detections in and around Redlands have resulted in a quarantine zone covering 112 square miles, bordered on the north by the San Bernardino National Forest, on the south by Highway 60, on the west by Loma Linda, and on the east by Wildwood Canyon.

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