Residents invited to apply for positions on City commissions.

Residents invited to apply for positions on City commissions
Posted on 12/20/2016

The City of Redlands invites residents to apply for openings on the PlanningCultural Arts and Historic and Scenic Preservation commissions and the Library Board of Trustees.

The Planning Commission prepares a comprehensive long term general plan for the physical development of the City and makes recommendations to the City Council relating to the maintenance of the General Plan, zoning administration, environmental assessments, site plan and architectural review, subdivision planning, sign, parking and landscaping regulations, housing, historic preservation, and Measure "N" processing. The Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m.

The Cultural Arts Commission promotes public interest in arts, recommends new arts programs and sources of funding for those programs, assists the City Council by recommending policies to encourage, develop and support the arts in Redlands and advises the City Council in the administration of the City’s “Art in Public Places” program. The Cultural Arts Commission meets on the second Monday of odd-numbered months at 4 p.m.

The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission promotes public interest in and understanding of historical and scenic properties and their preservation. The Historic and Scenic Preservation Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. 

The Library Board of Trustees consists of five members, appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The trustees hold office for three-year terms. One member of the board is selected as President of the board.

The State Education Code mandates that "the public library shall be managed by a board of library trustees." The Library Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.

The Board may make and enforce all rules, regulations and bylaws necessary for the administration, government and protection of the library and all property belonging thereto. The Board may administer trusts created for the Library and receive gifts by devise or bequests, hold property in trust in California or elsewhere, and dispose of property for the benefit of the Library. Since 1922, the Trustees have managed an Endowment Fund, income from which supplements and enriches the Library's programs, acquisitions and well-being. 

By City Council resolution in 1932 affirming Robert Watchorn's Deed of Gift, the Library Trustees administer the Lincoln Memorial Shrine. In 2001, by City Council resolution, the Trustees also administer the Redlands Municipal Museum.

Residents interested in applying for any of these non-salaried positions may request an application form from the City Manager's Office, City Hall, 35 Cajon St., Suite 200, by phone at (909) 798-7510, or on-line at

Deadline for filing applications is Jan. 5, 2017. Except where otherwise noted, members are appointed by the City Council.