Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar, whose recent bid for Congress ended in the June 5 primary, announced this week he will seek re-election to the City Council in November.
"After a lot of thought and consideration, I have decided that I will be seeking another term on the City Council," Aguilar said in a statement. "I wanted to make sure that I made the right decision for my family, and for Redlands, and am confident that I have done so in seeking another term on the Council.
"I'm incredibly proud of the work that the City has accomplished over the past few years and I look forward to being part of the team that continues these projects in the years ahead," Aguilar said.
"Over the past two years this council has continued our diligence in balancing budgets and building reserves, implemented energy efficiency programs for businesses and our downtown district, and advanced strategies that will lead to investments in our streets, roads, and parks.
"As I highlighted in the recent State of the City address, some of the keys to Redlands future prosperity are infrastructure investments, improving our youth programs and services, and making sure that we're a destination for businesses and job creators," Aguilar said. "These are among the issues that I want to provide leadership on in the coming years.
"I look forward to engaging members of the public about my ideas that will continue to keep Redlands a special place to live and raise a family."
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Aguilar, D-Redlands, finished third in the June 5 primary race for the , behind Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, and Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga.