The Redlands City Council has refused to accept the defeat of Measure G. The city is moving ahead with their Transit Villages Plan. It would allow high rise apartments and as many as 6000 people living in the downtown Transit Villages Area along the railroad tracks.
The only way to STOP the city and prevent high-rises next to single-family homes is to pass a citizen initiative to limit building heights and density. Friends of Redlands is asking you to SIGN THE PETITION to get this initiative on a future ballot. This initiative would:
*Close loopholes preventing future councils from building high-density apartment units
*Replace 4/5 council vote enabling density exceptions with a 5/5 council vote
*Eliminate General Plan exemption allowing higher density near future Metrolink stations
*Prevent buildings taller than two stories next to single-family homes
*Place hard limit of three stories and 40’ on buildings w/in Downtown Transit Village
*Significantly increase parking requirements throughout the transit village areas
We are collecting signatures to qualify the initiative for a future ballot. Your signature affirms that you want the initiative on the ballot so that Redlands voters can decide what they want, not the city. Our deadline to gather signatures is Monday, Feb. 1. Friends of Redlands will be collecting signatures on the following dates at the corner of CITRUS AND JUDSON:
Saturday, Jan. 9 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Saturday, Jan. 16 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
If you have any questions, please email us a PreserveRedlandsNow@yahoo.com or call John at (909) 496-1539.