The City of Redlands is a general law city incorporated in 1888.
It is governed by the City Council/City Manager form of
The City Council consists of five representatives chosen by the
constituency of their respective districts. The Mayor and Mayor
Pro Tempore rotate on a bi-annual schedule determined by
seniority based on a council member’s continuous service on City
Council without having served as Mayor. The second most
senior council member will serve as Mayor Pro Tempore.
The Mayor and Council set policy, enact legislation, and adopt
the budget under which the city operates.
The City Manager, appointed by the Council, is the chief
administrator for the City.