REDLANDS – Just one day into 2020, the Redlands Tea Party Patriots will launch an Inland Empire meet-the-candidate forum and unveil its March primary voter guide.
“Why wait?” cabinet member John Berry said. “We wanted to give everyone a day to recover from New Year’s then kick off 2020 with a high-quality forum.”
January 2 is the first monthly meeting of the Redlands Tea Party Patriots, one of the most active conservative groups in California. The group will unveil its March 2020 voter guide, which is distributed throughout Redlands and several area cities.
The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Mill Creek Cattle Co., 1874 Mentone Blvd. in Mentone. The meeting is scheduled to conclude at 9 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Thursday’s meeting begins with conservative columnist and author Susan Shelley, who will speak about President Trump’s 2020 election chances as well as the election outlook in California.
Congressional, state, and local Republican and non-partisan candidates are also scheduled to speak. The congressional candidates include Agnes Gibboney, who is challenging Redlands Democrat Pete Aguilar as well as Tim Donnelly and Jay Obernolte, both are Republicans running for the Yucaipa-area seat vacated by Paul Cook.
Several speakers will discuss their opposition to Measure G, a Redlands ballot measure which will allow for high-density apartments within a half-mile of three future train stations inside the city. The eight-page measure, scheduled for the March 3 primary, also removes the current 35-foot height restrictions within the train area. City voters had previously approved those restrictions via measures R, N, and U in 1978, 1987, and 1997.