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Base Line Safety Improvement Project - Improved Traffic Flow - 10/13/16
Yesterday afternoon the City's contractor removed traffic control for eastbound traffic on Base Line at SR-210 to eliminate closure of the number one lane since it is no longer needed at this time. With this removal of the traffic control devices, the dual left-turns lanes have been reopened for the westbound off ramp at Base Line and SR-210. In addition, the contractor is also going to open up the second eastbound left-turn on Base Line at Boulder Avenue this morning before noon. These traffic control revisions will provide improved traffic circulation and reduce delays for motorists traveling through Base Line. However, it should be noted that closure of the westbound number one lane on Base Line between Boulder Avenue and Seine Avenue will be closed until the landscape median work is completed. We anticipate the median landscape to be completed in November of 2016.


City Council

Larry McCallon, Mayor
Larry McCallon

Penny Lilburn, Mayor Pro Tem
Penny Lilburn
Mayor Pro Tem


Sam Racadio, Council Member
Sam Racadio
Council Member

Jody Scott, Council Member
Jody Scott
Council Member
John P. Timmer, Council Member
John P. Timmer
Council Member

About the City Council

The City of Highland was incorporated in 1987 as a General Law city with a City Council/City Manager form of government. The City has five elected Council Members. Annually, the City Council elects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor is the Presiding Officer at City Council meetings. Additionally, he or she makes committee assignments and represents the City at official functions. The Mayor Pro Tem assumes the duties of the Mayor in his or her absence. As with all boards and commissions in the city, the Council is expected to operate within a code of ethics.

City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month (typically dark in July and the second meeting in December). The meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in the Donahue Council Chambers at Highland City Hall, 27215 Base Line.

Council Members currently serve at-large; however, they will be elected by district beginning in November 2016. Elections are consolidated with the General Election in November of even-numbered years.

Pursuant to Elections Code Section 14029, San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge David S. Cohn has ordered that the voters of the City of Highland elect members of the City Council by the voters of five City Council districts rather than at-large as the voters of Highland had previously approved. Pursuant to Judge Cohn's order, all five members of the City Council are to be elected by district at the regular municipal election to be held on November 8, 2016, and in staggered terms thereafter.

Members of the City Council shall be elected "by District" as defined in California Government Code Section 34871 or any successor statute. A person shall not be eligible to be elected as a Member of the City Council by district unless he or she is otherwise qualified as required by law and resides in the district, and both resided in the geographical area making up the district from which he or she is nominated to be elected and was a registered voter of the City of Highland at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate as provided for in Section 10227 of the California Elections Code.

At the November 8, 2016 election only, the persons elected to the City Council by Districts 1, 3 and 5 shall serve for a full term of four (4) calendar years. Persons elected by Districts 2 and 4 shall serve an initial term of two (2) years and all subsequent terms shall be four (4) years. There are no term limits for Council Members.