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Applications sought for Human Relations Commission

The City of Redlands invites individuals to apply for a position on the Human Relations Commission.

The Human Relations Commission was established to foster peaceful relations among persons of different races and national origins. This commission serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council and to aid the City in achieving better human relations by providing assistance to all persons or groups in promoting good will and better relations among all people. The Human Relations Commission meets on the second Monday of odd-numbered months at 5:45 p.m.

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City Council approves moratorium on evictions for non-payment

UPDATED MARCH 27

California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an executive order Friday, March 27, banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. 
Under the terms of the resolution approved by the Redlands City Council on Thursday, the governor’s action suspends that resolution which established a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions.

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City skate park, sports courts, playground equipment closed

In an effort to further slow the spread of Covid-19 (novel coronavirus), the City of Redlands on Monday closed and locked the Redlands Skatepark, Redlands Dog Park and all sports courts, including tennis and pickle ball courts. Basketball hoops have also been removed from all outdoor basketball courts at City parks.

In addition, playground equipment at all of the parks has been cordoned off and may not be used.

City parks and trails remain open, however residents are encouraged to avoid gatherings and maintain appropriate social distancing while using the parks.

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Redlands Senior Helpline offers resources during pandemic

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus), the City of Redlands has established a senior citizen helpline and website to provide information on local resources available to the community.

The Senior Helpline number is (909) 798-7579. The helpline is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Never Alone website can be found at www.cityofredlands.org/neveralone.

The following is a list of some highlighted resources:

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Essential City services will continue following governor’s order

Following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 19 order that California residents remain at home, the City of Redlands wants to assure residents that all essential City services, including public safety, water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment, solid waste pickup, infrastructure maintenance, animal control and other critical services will continue.

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A message to our residents

These are turbulent times. The situation is changing daily and the impacts of COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) and the uncertainty around us only adds to the public health and financial anxiety we are all feeling.

The City Council, City Manager and the staff at the City of Redlands want all of our residents to know that, while many things are different, we are still working hard to provide service to our community and especially to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of everyone in Redlands.

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City facilities and offices closed to the public

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 27

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Smiley Library implements coronavirus precautions

In the interest of the health and welfare of patrons and employees, the board and staff of the A.K. Smiley Public Library are implementing immediate steps to cancel or postpone gatherings of more than 250 people and limit smaller gatherings that do not allow appropriate social distancing, in keeping with recent guidelines from the California Department of Public Health.

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Market Night, Farmers Market canceled through end of March

Following the urging of California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday to cancel or postpone public events with more than 250 people in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the City of Redlands will discontinue its Thursday night Market Night and Saturday Morning Farmers Market through the end of March. In addition, the Downtown Art Walk, scheduled for March 29, has been postponed to an indefinite date.

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Coronavirus test negative

A patient who was treated by Redlands Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedics on Monday morning, March 8, tested negative for the Novel Coronavirus. The results were released Tuesday afternoon. The Firefighter/Paramedics, have been released from a voluntary self-quarantine and may return to regular duty. Redlands paramedics first came in contact with the patient during a medical emergency call for respiratory difficulties.

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Governor declares State of Emergency; County reports no local cases

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health to respond to reports of coronavirus (COVID-19) as it is quickly evolving.

No cases have been reported in San Bernardino County.

View the press release:
https://bit.ly/2wu1EEa

To access the Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage:
wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus

#coronavirus #covid19 #publichealth #stateofemergency #sanbernardinocounty

Article San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

County continues to monitor COVID-19; reports no local cases

The San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (DPH) continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the California Department of Public Health to respond to reports of coronavirus (COVID-19) as it is quickly evolving.

No cases have been reported in San Bernardino County.

To access the Coronavirus Disease 2019 webpage:
wp.sbcounty.gov/dph/coronavirus

To view the press release:
https://bit.ly/3cAb6X8

#publichealth #covid19 #coronavirus

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Nominations sought for 2020 Beautification, Heroes awards

The deadline is April 2, for nominations for the City of Redlands’ 2020 Beautification and Redlands Heroes Awards. Winners will be honored at the State of the City event at noon on Friday, June 12, at the University of Redlands Orton Center, 1200 E. Colton Ave.

More than one winner may be selected for the Beautification Award, which will recognize non-residential buildings and facilities within the City of Redlands that capture outstanding landscape, cleanliness and curb appeal.

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CPR, AED and First Aid training offered at Community Center

Learn to save a life and become certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. This course teaches participants critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency situation. The course also meets the guidelines of the American Heart Association.  Participants will receive a comprehensive and illustrated CPR, AED and First Aid student workbook and a two-year certification card. This course is recommended for ages 13 and above and is not for health care providers or state licensed childcare providers.  

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Community invited to meet and greet with new City Manager

Portrait of City Manager Charlie M. Duggan Jr.

The community is invited to meet Redlands’ new City Manager, Charlie M. Duggan Jr., during two upcoming public receptions.

The first reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Contemporary Club, 173 S. Eureka St.

The second reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Redlands Community Center multi-purpose room, 111 W. Lugonia Ave.

Both receptions are open to the public, and residents or other interested parties may attend either event. Light refreshments will be served.

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Volunteers clean up tobacco litter at local skate park

Volunteers clean park area and benches

Members of the Redlands Community Center Youth volunteers, known as “Teens Inspiring Others,” conducted their second tobacco litter cleanup on Monday, Nov 25.

As part of the #freeourbackyard campaign, the volunteers, partnering with the Common Vision Coalition and the Institute for Public Strategies, collected cigarette butts and tobacco litter around Sylvan Park’s picnic area and skate park. Within 40 minutes, the youth volunteers picked up more than 2,167 cigarette butts, tobacco-related litter and marijuana paraphernalia. 

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Fire Department will discontinue sharps exchange program

Sharps container

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Redlands Fire Department will discontinue the Sharps Container Exchange Program at Fire Station 261.

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Redlands Police facility temporary closure planned

The Redlands Police Department facility at 1270 W. Park Ave. will be closed temporarily beginning Friday, Dec. 6, to allow for the installation of new flooring in the Emergency Operations Center.

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City Council appoints Charles M. Duggan Jr. as City Manager

Portrait of newly appointed City Manager Charles M. Duggan Jr.

The Redlands City Council voted Tuesday, Nov. 5, to appoint Charles M. Duggan Jr. as the new Redlands City Manager effective Jan. 13, 2020, concluding an extensive recruitment process that included 44 applicants, resident and business participation and multiple community interview panels.

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Smiley library preserving ‘life in motion’ from home movies

Smiley library preserving ‘life in motion’ from home movies

During the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, Redlanders documented life with 8mm, 16mm and Super 8 home movies.

Thanks to a donation to the A.K. Smiley Public Library, the library’s Heritage Room is able to digitize home movies using cutting edge technology to preserve them as part of the City’s historical record.

“The Smiley Library’s Home Movie Preservation Project saves life in motion in Redlands,” said library archivist and head of special collections Nathan Gonzales.