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[Update: 40% water rate increase approved] Important Meetings In Redlands This Week for Citizen Patriots

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UPDATE: 40% Water Rate Increase In Redlands

On January 19, the #Redlands City Council voted 4-1 to raise water rates a staggering 40% and sewer rates 7.5% [and even more when compounded].  Voting for the 40% increase: Paul Foster, Jon Harrison, John James and Patricia Gilbreath.  Voting against the 40% rate increase: Paul Barich.

This stands in stark contrast to the West Valley Water District decrease their water rates.

–Why such a staggering rate increase?

–Are any other cities imposing similar huge rate increases?

–Paying  more for less is #Sustainability in action.  But is there more going on with this staggering rate increase?

Thank you to the Citizen Patriots who turned out: Tressy Capps, Gary Gileno, Bill Miller, Sam Wong, Carolyn Hays, and Greg Brittain.   As always, “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.”

Grindall61: Redlands City Council wants you to submit to Jerry Brown. Pushes lies about water.  



“The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

It is much easier to be a government subject or a sheep in the government pasture than to be a citizen of a constitutional republic.  The latter takes work, time and effort.

Redlands City Council meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 6:00, Redlands City Hall, 35 Cajon Street

The public comment session near the beginning of the meeting is a good opportunity to tell your City Council members what you want your government to do or not do.  In previous meetings Citizen Patriots urged the City Council to oppose settling “Syrian” “refugees” in Redlands at least until they can be properly vetted for possible terrorists; opposed high density housing; and opposed SANBAG’s and the City’s plan to run 58 trains per day through Redlands. 

Please join us in urging our City Council to oppose settling purported “Syrian” “refugees Redlands, at least until they can be vetted for possible terrorists.  Please join us in urging our elected officials to put Americans citizens first. 

As Ronald Reagan said: “If history teaches anything, it teaches self-delusion in the face of unpleasant facts is folly.”



Redlands General Plan Steering Committee
Wednesday, January 20, 6:00, City Council Chamber, 35 Cajon Street.

The City of Redlands is updating its General Plan, which will control what gets built and where for the next 20 years.  Many cities in California and across the country are doing so, and they are trying to implement a top-down agenda of high density and low income housing, restricting single family homes, and making it more difficult to drive.  It is the local version of “sustainability” aka “fundamental transformation.”

The general plan may seem not very interesting, but it is very important to the future of Redlands.

The City’s and SANBAG’s plan to run formerly 50 and now 58 trains per day through Redlands is part of the “transformation.”  If we do not want Redlands to be “fundamentally transformed” including high density (and low income) housing throughout Redlands, restricting single family homes, trying to force us out of our cars, and restricting traffic for those who still drive so it will take more of our time to drive around Redlands, we the people of Redlands need to be involved in the process. 

I asked the questions multiple times at general plan meetings:

–“What do we want to change about Redlands?” 
–“What does ‘sustainability’ mean?”
–“Are we currently ‘sustainable'”?  If not, what has to change, and who gets to make that decision?

I have yet to hear any answers.

Take a look at the “stack and pack” apartments on Lugonia next to JC Penny [and more are coming] to catch a glimpse of the “sustainable” future.

It is important the as many citizens as possible tell their City Council and government what they want for the future of Redlands.

If we do not want Redlands “fundamentally transformed” with high density and low income housing and forcing us out of our cars, We the People need to be involved in the process.

To paraphrase Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for the “sustainability” agenda to triumph is for good Patriots and citizens to do nothing.”


For more information re: the proposed general plan, please see:

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And the open discussion page for all issues and things Redlands, “Redlands Community Forum”


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The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”  Ronald Reagan

I never worry about action, but only inaction.”  Winston Churchill

If there is something about government you don’t like, get together and do something about it.”  Howard Jarvis

It is always too soon to give up.” Pastor Jack Hibbs

Dear Conservatives…Forget your resolutions. Develop battle plans.Sonnie Johnson


Gregory W. Brittain, Attorney at Law
Redlands Tea Party Patriots Cabinet Member
Unite IE Board Member
707 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335; Fax: 909-335-7337; Cell: 909-327-8813| | |