Since 1894, Smiley Public Library has provided library services to the residents of Redlands. It seeks to provide, in accordance with the State Education Code, general diffusion of information and knowledge, a supplement to the formal system of free public education and shall be forever free to the inhabitants of Redlands.
The Development Services Department provides quality service to customers through professionalism, integrity and the efficient use of resources. The Department endeavors to enhance and protect the urban and natural environment of the city helping to ensure that Redlands remains an ideal place to live and work. Functional divisions include Building & Safety (building inspections, plan review and permit processing), Economic Development (business attraction and retention, workforce development and tourism promotion) and Planning (land development, application review, general plan, specific plan, long-range planning and historic preservation) as well as the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
Facilities & Community Services personnel ensure Redlands residents, businesses and visitors enjoy City services and facilities including parks, recreation and senior services, trees, City-owned groves, solid waste removal and recycling, code enforcement, the maintenance of our street lights, traffic signals and streets as well as oversight of the Downtown area, Redlands Municipal Airport and Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery. All services and support are coordinated under comprehensive Green Initiatives.
The City of Redlands employs over 500 full and part-time employees in a variety of job classifications. Our employees are committed to delivering the highest quality of service to the local community in areas of law enforcement, fire, medical and emergency management, recreation, library services, community development, redevelopment, municipal utilities and engineering, legal and financial record keeping, road maintenance, waste management and much more!
Municipal Utilities and Engineering Department plans, builds, and maintains Redlands’ physical and environmental infrastructure for the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City, making it a sustainable and desirable place to live, work, invest, and visit.
The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City. She supervises the various City services, prepares proposals for Council consideration, and implements Council policy.
The Office of the City Manager oversees the city departments and administers the day-to-day operations of the city. It is headed by the City Manager. Emergency Management, the Public Information Office and Purchasing are also part of the Office of the City Manager.