City Council

The City of Redlands is a general law city incorporated in 1888. It is governed by the City Council/City Manager form of government.

The City Council consists of five representatives chosen by district by the electorate. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tempore are then elected by the Council. 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.

City Manager

Charlie Duggan

The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the City. He supervises the various City services, prepares proposals for Council consideration, and implements Council policy. 

The City Manager is Charles M. Duggan, Jr.

You may contact Charles M. Duggan, Jr., City Manager, by any of the following methods: 


City Attorney

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council to serve as its legal advisor. She reviews reports, studies, proposed policies, ordinances, resolutions, contracts and official actions of the City to determine their legal implications and make recommendations to the City Council.

The City Attorney may be contacted through the City Manager’s Office.


City Treasurer
Robert Dawes

Elected: November 6, 2012 (first elected term)
Current Term: November 2020-2024

Statutory duties of the City Treasurer as defined by California Government Code Section 41001-41007 are as follows:


Commissions & Boards

Redlands’ Commissions and Boards provide many opportunities for residents to become involved in the City. As an advisory body, commissions and boards make recommendations to the City Council.

Meeting Schedule


Open Government

The City’s Open Data Portal is intended for a variety of uses. First and foremost, this collection of resources is directed at providing more straightforward ways to communicate information to our customers, residents and civic partners within the community.

These tools seek to promote the City’s Core Values of Financial Accountability; Fairness, Honesty and Integrity; and Open, Clear and Frequent Communications.


Strategic Plan

Utilizing the City Council’s five priority focus areas of Quality of Life, Public Health and Safety, Equity and Inclusion, and Sustainability, the Strategic Plan highlights activities and accomplishments that City staff will complete in the coming three years. The report guides readers through the City’s four Priority Focus Areas (PFAs). At the beginning of each PFA section, the introduction page outlines the strategies and objectives for the specific focus area.


City Hall Closed

The City Hall is closed every Saturday and Sunday, City Holidays and every other Friday.
It will also be closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.