City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

Congratulations to all the students who will be graduating and promoting in the upcoming days. Thank you to all the parents and family members that have supported them throughout their educational journey. We commend the hard work dedicated to furthering our children’s education.


As summer approaches, the City of Riverside’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will continue to provide its annual Free F.E.E.D.S. Program throughout the summer. This meal program is provided through a California Department of Education Nutrition Services Grant to serve children under the age of 18. This year’s locations on the west-side include:

  • Alvord High School (3606 Pierce Street)
  • Bryant Park (7950 Philbin Street)
  • Hunt Park (4015 Jackson Street)
  • Orrenmaa Elementary School (3350 Fillmore Street)
  • La Sierra Park (5215 La Sierra Avenue)


Browse through our Riverside Activity Guide and keep your children active by signing them up for an activity this summer. The O.K.A.Y! Scholarship Program has waivers available for underprivileged children who wish to participate in youth activities, but are not able due to financial hardship. Visit your local community center for more information.  


Jim Perry 


Buzz on Tyler


Have you driven on Tyler lately? There are quite a few projects in progress. First, on the Target pad (across the street from Galleria at Tyler) construction is in the initial stages for a Panera Bread, Habit Burger and ULTA Cosmetics. Further down on Tyler Street between Hole Avenue & Wells Avenue, we are gearing up for the street widening. A few buildings have been demolished (with previous owners consent & support) to begin the Tyler Street Widening Project. Watch for more details on all of these projects in my upcoming newsletters.



June 2nd is Election Day. New Election Code: voted ballots must be received by elections official no later than the close of the polls on Election Day or be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day to be counted. Here are a few locations for last minute drop-offs on Monday, June 1st (8am-5pm) and Tuesday, June 2nd (7am-8pm):

  • Arlanza Community Center (7950 Philbin Avenue)
  • La Sierra Senior Center (5215 La Sierra Avenue)
  • Hunt Park (4015 Jackson Street)
  • City Hall (3900 Main Street)


Board and Commissions


We welcome Judy Teunissen as our new Ward 6 representative for the City’s Planning Commission. To view current vacancies for Ward 6 click here and for an application click here.

Parent Engagement Conference


Congratulations to Norte Vista High School for being recognized for their outstanding parent leadership and engagement. Norte Vista will receive an award at Riverside County’s Family Engagement and Leadership Conference. The conference will be a two-day (6/12 & 6/13) event that will provide in-depth PTA leadership training along with parent/family engagement information and resources. This conference will join together, PTA leaders, parents, educators, and community members which will benefit students and their future academic achievement. For more information on the conference click here.



The unemployment rate for the City decreased (0.6%) over the last month to 5.9%. The unemployment rate for the County also decreased (0.6%) to 6.2%. This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.1% for the State and 5.4% for the nation during the same reporting period; this represents a decrease of 0.6% for the state and a decrease of 0.2% for the nation when compared to March 2015.

Singh Chevrolet  
 Congratulations to Adrian Rivera, Alvord High School Senior, for taking home a new Chevrolet on behalf of Singh Chevrolet’s Perfect Attendance Award. Every year, since 2001, Singh Chevrolet pays tribute to high-performing students who make it a point to be at school every day throughout the year. Adrian was awarded a free three year lease on a Chevrolet car for his perfect attendance. Congratulations to Adrian Rivera, Alvord High School Senior, for taking home a new Chevrolet on behalf of Singh Chevrolet’s Perfect Attendance Award


Community Events

06/02 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (3:00pm)

06/06 Latina Women’s Conference @ Parkview Community Hospital/ 3865 Jackson St (8am-12:30pm)

06/09 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

06/16 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

06/20 City Council Triathlon & Regatta @ Fairmount Park/ 2601 Fairmount Blvd (9am-1pm)
06/23 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)