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News, stories, and updates from the City of Redding. Each month we will explore key topics important to the City of Redding and connect with the leaders and experts of these initiatives to learn more about how and why things are happening. We will also be taking feedback and questions from the community to help direct future episodes. Connect with us at podcast@cityofredding.org or on twitter @cityofredding.
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A lot has happened since our first Downtown episode, so it’s time for an update! In this episode of the City of Redding Podcast, Steve Bade, Deputy City Manager and Mark Christ, Housing Specialist with the City of Redding share the nitty gritty on all things Downtown. From parking and the Block 7 Project Mixed Use Development to the Diestelhorst to Downtown Project and how and why the decision was made to close Riverside Drive - you’ll want to hear this.  Good things are coming Downtown! Visit www.cityofredding.org/downtown for key project updates.#Parking #DowntownParking #DowntownRedding #Redding #ReddingCalifornia #CityOfReddingPodcast 
In this weeks City Council Update, Fire Chief Jerrod Vanlandingham and Community Services Director Kim Niemer give us a quick overview. Last nights meeting is well worth a watch due to some great community discussion around some key topics including Micro Shelters, Redding’s Tourism Marketing Contract, and a new Crisis Intervention Response Team also known as CIRT.At just under 4 hours, this meeting is a long one. You may want to watch the meeting online in its entirety to get the full context of all that was discussed. For our purposes today, this recap will be brief.Visit www.cityofredding.org/news to see the proposals from the three finalists for the tourism contract and get access to the video link from last night's meeting.Also, the City of Redding has launched an e-newsletter!  To subscribe to the latest City News, visit www.cityofredding.org/news and click the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.
Join us for this week's Community Mailbag where we answer community-submitted questions concerning the proper way to build a fence in your front yard, just how many chickens can one person have, what the heck is the deal with youth sports and COVID-19 and last but not least, more key roundabout information!If you have questions or want to suggest future topics, please email podcast@cityofredding.org.  We would love to hear from you!
In this week's episode, Steve and Katie catch up with the Assistant Director of Public Works John Abshier and Associate Planner Zach Bonnin to talk about the over $14 million recently-secured grant funds intended to improve roads as well as biking and pedestrian access around Victor Ave and Turtle Bay. They talk about how the City of Redding secured the grant funding, why these locations were selected, and why roundabouts just make good sense.As mentioned in the podcast, maps and detailed project information will help listeners better understand the full scope of both projects.  Find more information here.
Potential Drought Conditions, Stillwater Business Park, Short-term Rentals, COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Program and more in this City Council Meeting Recap from March 16,2021
Redding City Council approves additional CARES Relief money for the community and Redding Police Chief Bill Schueller explains the new RPD salary increases and what it all means for police recruitment in our community.
In this series, we take a look at Redding's Sewer System and talk with a few of the people who help make sure that the things you flush, don't come back up to the surface.  In fact, the City of Redding's Wastewater Department is making sure that the wastewater that leaves our homes eventually goes back into the Sacramento River as clean, if not cleaner, than when it came out.  This is no small operation!In part one of this three-part series, we talk with Chase Taylor, Wastewater Collections Lead with the City of Redding.  He is in the trenches, so to speak, and helps us understand how crews keep the sewer lines in good condition and what causes the most problems for our sewer lines.If you have questions or want to suggest future episodes, please email podcast@cityofredding.org.  We would love to hear from you!
In this series, we take a look at Redding's Sewer System and talk with a few of the people who help make sure that the things you flush, don't come back up to the surface.  In fact, the City of Redding's Wastewater Department is making sure that the wastewater that leaves our homes eventually goes back into the Sacramento River as clean, if not cleaner, than when it came out.  This is no small operation!In part two of this three-part series, we talk with Tracy Wyhlidko, Industrial Waste Supervisor with the City of Redding.  She makes sure that harmful substances from our commercial businesses are not making it into our waterways. She talks to us about so-called "flushable wipes" and why it is so important to throw these away instead of flushing them.If you have questions or want to suggest future episodes, please email podcast@cityofredding.org.  We would love to hear from you!
In this series, we take a look at Redding's Sewer System and talk with a few of the people who help make sure that the things you flush, don't come back up to the surface.  In fact, the City of Redding's Wastewater Department is making sure that the wastewater that leaves our homes eventually goes back into the Sacramento River as clean, if not cleaner, than when it came out.  This is no small operation!In part three of this three-part series, we talk with Chuck Aukland, Director of Public Works for the City of Redding.  He gives a high-level overview of our Wastewater Department and the skills, certifications, and education that it takes to keep a sewer system as large as ours (60 square miles of pipe!) in good working order.  He also highlights some new technology that the City of Redding will be adopting called Pyrolysis. By adopting this technology, Redding will be at the cutting edge of solving some wastewater and solid waste challenges for our community.If you have questions or want to suggest future episodes, please email podcast@cityofredding.org.  We would love to hear from you!
Council approves a new Neighborhood Policing Unit (NPU) for Downtown Redding, playground updates, a dangerous intersection on Highway 273 gets some attention, the Housing Division makes another positive impact in the community and more in this Redding City Council Recap.
This is two-part series about the importance of Publicly Owned Power Utilities. Redding Electric Utility, our locally owned power utility, is celebrating 100 years of public power this year. We want to understand what it means to have locally owned public power and how the community benefits from this.Power Utilities in general are expensive and complicated systems. What makes Public Power utilities better than their Investor Owned counterparts? Why should Redding care that REU is celebrating 100 years?In this series, we talk with Joy Ditto, the President, and CEO of the American Public Power Association in Washington DC, and Dan Beans, Director of REU for the City of Redding.We think you’ll learn some new information about the history of the power grid, how REU benefits our community, and why it is important to have people like Joy and Dan advocating for our local area in Sacramento and Washington, DC.For more information on the APPA visit publicpower.org. For information on REU visit reupower.com.  And please remember to subscribe to the podcast to get notified of new episodes.  If you like the podcast, one of the best ways to let others know is to give us a rating on Apple podcasts. Thanks so much for listening!  Comments, concerns or questions?  Email podcast@cityofredding.org
This is two-part series about the importance of Publicly Owned Power Utilities. Redding Electric Utility, our locally owned power utility, is celebrating 100 years of public power this year. We want to understand what it means to have locally owned public power and how the community benefits from this.Power Utilities in general are expensive and complicated systems. What makes Public Power utilities better than their Investor Owned counterparts? Why should Redding care that REU is celebrating 100 years?In this series, we talk with Joy Ditto, the President, and CEO of the American Public Power Association in Washington DC, and Dan Beans, Director of REU for the City of Redding.We think you’ll learn some new information about the history of the power grid, how REU benefits our community, and why it is important to have people like Joy and Dan advocating for our local area in Sacramento and Washington, DC.For more information on the APPA visit publicpower.org. For information on REU visit reupower.com.  And please remember to subscribe to the podcast to get notified of new episodes.  If you like the podcast, one of the best ways to let others know is to give us a rating on Apple podcasts. Thanks so much for listening!  Comments, concerns or questions?  Email podcast@cityofredding.org
Community Questions

Community Questions

2021-02-0906:49

This week, we address some of the great community questions submitted through podcast@cityofredding.org and reach out to City department experts for the answers. Tune in to find out what the deal is with those reflective yellow stop lights along Market Street, how the street sweeping service really works in Redding and what is being done to take care of those pesky potholes!
A new play structure for the Redding Aquatic Center, California Conservation Corp trails update, COVID-19 city-led initiatives and more in this Redding City Council Recap from February 2, 2021.
City of Redding Airports Manager Jim Wadleigh talks about how airport operations work here in Redding and ongoing efforts to secure more flights to additional locations.Jim is fairly new to Redding but has a wealth of knowledge about airports and flying and has big ideas for growth and change.  He comes with an impressive resume from working on the tarmac for Continental on small aircraft to joining the marines and passing his air traffic control test with flying colors. He has a background in Aviation Management and led key growth and development efforts at three municipal Bay Area airports before moving to Redding.Also, if you hadn't heard already, the direct flight to LAX is resuming in March!  Jim talks about this flight service and why it has been successful.Have feedback, comments, or questions? Email us at podcast@cityofredding.org.
A Redding landmark gets a new name, feral cats, CARES Act Funding update, Shasta View Drive parcel sale and more in this Redding City Council Recap from January 19, 2021.
We speak with City Manager Barry Tippin for a quick recap of the past year and some exciting things to look forward to moving forward.  We also talk about several key topics including fiscal responsibility, pensions, Bethel Church, and some of the things being done to address homelessness in Redding.
Meet Mayor Erin Resner

Meet Mayor Erin Resner

2020-12-2821:18

Get to know the new City of Redding Mayor, Erin Resner! In this episode, Mayor Resner talks about what she loves most about living in Redding, her 2020 challenges and successes, what she hopes to bring to the community in 2021, and what she does with Starburst candy wrappers.  Hint - her organizational skills are on point! 
Hear from Redding Police Department, Redding Fire Department, Solid Waste Utility and Redding Electric Utility on how to keep you and your family safe during the holidays and beyond. While some of these safety tips are holiday-specific, many are important to keep in mind all year long. 
In Redding, it is important more now than ever before to learn how to prepare yourself, your family, and your home against fire. Hear from Redding Fire Marshal Craig Wittner as he breaks down common fire hazards, as well as addresses key takeaways from the Carr Fire in the summer of 2018.  And Goats!
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