Redlands is changing and the way we elect our mayor needs to change as well. Redlands has elected their mayor the same way for well over 50 years. Our current system opens the door to backroom deals and discontent on the council. It isn’t equitable and does not give council members time to p…
A shout-out to the work of Sherli Leonard, Kathy Behrens and Jonathan Baty of the Redlands Conservancy Trails program, especially on the idea and the setting up of the new Fresh Air Challenge fund-raising program to explore the park trails via walking, biking or horseback.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Chief of Police Chris Catren hosted an online Esri Forum answering many questions and elaborating on the role of policing in Redlands. His presentation gave me confidence that our Police Department is in good hands and is worth our trust and support.
- Police cite four for selling cigarettes to underage volunteer
- Stadium will roar to life in 3 stages for REV Wildcats
- GPS tracks batteries stolen from a cell tower to suspect’s garage
- Redlands’ first female mayor sees to reason to change the selection process
- Driver struck in car-to-car shooting on I-215
- County receives batch of halted Moderna vaccines, no side effects reported
- Redlands Area Democratic Club opposes Redlands one-year term for rotating mayor proposal
- No injuries reported in early-morning residential fire
- Equality the driving force behind Davis’ push for mayoral rotation
- Four people cited for providing alcohol to underage decoys
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We find ourselves living in an era of rapid dynamic changes in technology, employment opportunities, climate change, and economic and political polarizations — not to mention a pandemic. The rampant “us-versus-them” mentality has led to facts and science denial, social media “news” tailored …
The city keeps issuing the-sky-is-falling long-term budget predictions when it doesn't know what's going to happen tomorrow. One council member has claimed they'd been working on plans for a sales tax increase for years. That's the stuff of conspiracy theories.
I just got a slick flyer promoting a 1% sales tax increase for Redlands. The basic message: “your life will get better if we can just raise your taxes.” Life in this state would be nearly utopia if that were true!
Many ask, didn’t our vote on G take care of the problem? Unfortunately, the City Council ignored our vote on G and is proceeding with its original plans for multi-story apartment buildings in the heart of our town, housing 6,000. Buildings of unlimited height would be possible.
I like this newspaper. It isn’t a lot of heavy reading at 20 pages, and it presents views from parts of the spectrum that I would not usually interact with. I might even move away if someone shared those views from a seat next to me on the train. Not that we actually have a train or sit next…
Governments at all levels seem to need increasingly more money from their citizens. However, the timing of the sales tax increase the Redlands City Council wants is egregious.
Measure T proposes to change the sales tax rate in Redlands from 7.75% to 8.75%. In describing this change I have read in various columns in the Redlands Community News that this is a 1-cent increase. I have also read in the “Argument against Measure T” that “this is a 100% increase.”
If there was a city that could somehow avoid all the obvious issues with the current state of politics and the politicized influence of standard and mass media, why couldn’t it be the city of Redlands? In my involvement with several government, charitable and service oriented organizations i…
Please, tell me it’s not true. Tell me that what was reported in this newspaper is not true: Did a Redlands city councilman coordinate and participate in a counter-demonstration to the Black Lives Matter movement?
Thank you to the people of Redlands who make up the membership and the clubs and organizations that contribute to worthwhile, nonprofit organizations. Redlands is the most generous community when it comes to helping others and this is a unique place because of its generosity.
How can a city with the history of cherishing so many heritage homes settle for a museum fronted by what appears to be an abandoned fruit stand or an old, lopsided cardboard box?
With another election date drawing near, it is more important than ever to revisit the former Measure G, which was so soundly defeated by Redlands voters not long ago.
On Saturday a woman was apparently having an emotional breakdown, yelling obscenities. She was in and out of her car, which had a dead battery. I thought a Redlands police officer had arrested her, but then I saw that RPD had shown up with a tow truck.
The recent donation of the new U.S. Post Office building was a lovely gesture and much anticipated event as the old New York Street Post Office slid into disrepair. However, the architectural style and construction materials of the new building are not lovely.
I was extremely disappointed to see that on July 16, Mayor Paul Foster of Redlands posted a link to an article arguing against the defunding of police on his Facebook page with little or no critical engagement on his part.
On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a 5-4 decision in support of school choice in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue. The Montana legislature had passed a tax credit scholarship program that would allow state funding of educational scholarships to qualified students to…
This letter is No. 2 in the series on Redlands City Planning. The subject of the first letter was parking in downtown Redlands. Friends of Redlands has been studying the Redlands General Plan 2035, Downtown Specific Plan and Transit Villages Specific Plan with the objective of informing the …
John Berry invited people to a Tea Party Patriots rally to show support for the police and reject arguments by Black Lives Matter who seek to rein in police behavior toward people of color. Obviously, indicting all cops is unacceptable, but we definitely need substantial reform in how police…
Due to the recent budget cuts within the Redlands Animal Shelter, two kennel attendant positions have been eliminated. Despite the budget cuts the animal shelter staff remain committed to caring for the animals and the shelter will continue to be run with the utmost professionalism. Less sta…