By Sandra Emerson, Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 01/20/14, 8:15 PM PST |

REDLANDS >> The City Council meets tonight for its first regular meeting of the new year to discuss, among other things, the city’s water conservation efforts in the wake of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent declaration that California’s drought has put it in a state of emergency.

The council will meet in open session at 6 p.m. and consider several business items, conduct public hearings and hear staff presentations, including the water update, as well as consider a request from The Grove School for funding from the Palmetto Grove sale to help with its rehabilitation of The Barton School House.

“There’s a lot to be done,” Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster said. “We’re in the midst of a lot of major projects, and I look forward to getting back into the swing of things with this first meeting.”

The council met Jan. 7, but the meeting served as the group’s second goal-setting workshop aimed at developing a three-year plan for the city.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

• Reappointments to the Planning Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Traffic and Parking commissions.

• Consideration of an agreement and construction of the 2013 CIP Sewer and Pipeline Replacement Project, which will rehabilitate and replace numerous sewer pipelines throughout the city.

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