PLEASE take time & get involved!
Here is a heads up on an important issue that WILL have a huge effect on the future of Redlands. The city has commissioned a consultant (for $330,000) to write an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in support of the revised Downtown Specific Plan (DSP).
September 1st through the 30th is the public review/comment period on the EIR. This EIR is the linchpin to the approval of the DSP.
If this plan is approved there will be tall buildings (High Rises), density, traffic congestion, reduced parking, and increased water usage in the Downtown Transit Villages Area. Please take the time to get involved by going on the following website: https://www.cityofredlands.org/post/environmental-documents (click on the button for Environmental Documents for Public Review).
Send comments to:
City of Redlands
35 Cajon Street, Suite 20
P.O. Box 3005
Redlands, CA 92373
Or email him at:
There will be a scoping meeting on Sept. 15th at 5:00 p.m. via zoom. Pre-register at this link:
THIS IS ANOTHER BIG DEAL! GET INVOLVED.
Another tool the city is using is a survey for residents. This will be used to influence the direction of the city. The city has hired a Wisconsin consulting firm. The survey will take at least 16 minutes. There are 32 questions. (These are actually sections of related questions.)
polco.us/redlandsncs2021 <—- The link to the survey
OVERVIEW OF THE SECTIONS:
Questions 1-8: Living in Redlands • how you feel about it • how you rate services
Question 9: How often have you interacted with the city • how often do you use transportation other than car
Question 10: Rating of city services (by department)
Question 11: Rate categories of Redlands government performance (honest, transparent, respectful, etc.)
Question 12: Contrast service in Redlands to Federal government services
Question 13: How important do you think it is for Redlands to focus on: Parks & Rec • Health & Wellness • Education • Culture & Arts • Connections & community engagement
Question 14: To what degree is homelessness a problem in Redlands?
Question 15: Specific city actions to possibly implement about homelessness
Question 16: How strongly would you oppose/support a city built & maintained transitional housing project for homelessness ($1 million annual cost)
Question 17: Building heights downtown—how strongly would you support/oppose 3, 4, 5 stories
Question 18-32: All about you • your income • your home • your race • etc.