City Council meeting rescheduled; closed to public
The Redlands City Council meeting, which was canceled April 7, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 15. Following public health recommendations to limit public gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed to the public.
The April 7 meeting, which was also closed to the public, was canceled after an earlier downtown power failure caused equipment failures at City Hall, including computer servers, phone lines and television broadcast equipment used to provide cable TV and livestream access to the public.
Public participation in City Council meetings is still encouraged. The public may view the meetings live at home through Redlands TV on Channel 3 for Spectrum cable customers or Channel 35 for Frontier cable customers, or online at https://www.cityofredlands.org/meeting-agendas-minutes.
The agenda for Wednesday’s meeting is available at https://www.cityofredlands.org/meeting-agendas-minutes.
Members of the public who wish to provide general comment to the City Council or comment on specific agenda items may submit comments up until 6 p.m. the day of the City Council meeting by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the public comment form on the City’s website at https://www.cityofredlands.org/public-speaker-form.
Written comments may also be provided by 4 p.m. the day of the City Council meeting directly to the City Clerk’s Office at 35 Cajon St.
Comments received by the deadline will be read into the public record at the meeting.
On March 16, the Emergency Services Director declared a State of Emergency in Redlands and activated the Emergency Operations Center to a Level 3. The Redlands City Council ratified that action the following day. Declaration of a local emergency provides additional tools to the City in responding to the public health emergency and allows the City to purchase supplies, materials and equipment without going through the normal bidding requirements.
All City buildings and counters have been closed to the public. City services are still available by telephone, online and through drop-off locations at the Civic Center. Check the City’s website for specific service information.