City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

Enjoy your 4th of July Celebration by watching Fireworks at La Sierra Park at 9p.m. Tune in to KOLA 99.9 FM for the musical broadcast.


Reminder: The City of Riverside Supports Fourth of July Celebrations with Caution - Residents Urged to Celebrate Safely. The City of Riverside Fire Department welcomes this upcoming Fourth of July by encouraging safe celebrations and reminding residents that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Riverside. The Fourth of July is a day for celebration, but not at the expense of safety. Residents are encouraged to attend the City's 4th of July Spectacular Aerial Fireworks Shows at La Sierra Park or Mt. Rubidoux.  


Jim Perry 


Mayor’s Night Out


Join us on July 7th at 6:00pm, La Sierra Park for Mayor’s Night Out with Rusty Bailey. Come meet the Mayor, City Council Members and City Staff. We will have staff from the following departments: City Manager, Community Development, Fire, Police, Library, Public Utilities, Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Food, refreshments and activities for children will all be sponsored by the Mayor’s Office. For more information contact Frank Arreola at (951) 826-5897.


New Water Restrictions


The Riverside City Council voted on June 16th to update its Water Conservation Ordinance that will help water users throughout the city conform to the new state regulations for water conservation. Also adopted was an additional urgency ordinance that amended portions of Riverside’s Municipal Code regarding landscape maintenance provisions, which allows customers to let their lawns go slightly brown to save water, without being cited by code enforcement. Already RPU has quit watering turf areas at all of its property sites, and Riverside’s Public Works Department has stopped watering street medians and other sites.

These are the current water restrictions for Riverside:

  • All outdoor watering must be reduced to no more than three (3) days per week, for no more than 15 minutes per day.   
  • Outdoor watering can only occur between the hours of 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Watering to the point of run off or applying water to streets and sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Customers with high-efficiency drip on micro spray irrigation systems are exempt from this new schedule.
  • Irrigation and plumbing leaks must be fixed within 72 hours of notice.
  • Washing of autos etc. must be done with a bucket or a hose with a shut-off nozzle.
  • RPU has been asked by the state to reduce water use by 28% - this is not an individual mandate.
  • Restaurants should provide water only on request.
  • Hotels shall provide customers with options of not having towels/linens washed daily.
  • Construction operations receiving water shall not use water unnecessarily.


For information on the City of Riverside’s stance on the state mandate regarding water conservation click here. Riverside Public Utilities has proudly served our customer-owners for more than 100 years. With your help, RPU will be able to comply with the state’s emergency conservation requirements while ensuring that water resources will continue to be available to serve this and future generations.


La Sierra/Collett Project


The Request For Proposal has been extended to September 2015 to allow all respondents additional time to review updated information.  The Housing Authority staff has received a request for clarification and additional detail regarding the selection process.  Click here for additional details.


Boards & Commissions


We would like to thank David Roberts for his service on the Riverside Public Utilities Board as the Ward 6 representative. Ward 6 residents if you interested in serving as the new representative and being our voice on the Riverside Public Utilities Board or the Metropolitan Museum Board, please click here for an application.


Quiet Zone Update  
We expect the Quiet Zone Railroad Crossing Improvements for Buchanan Street/Pierce Street Crossing as well as the La Sierra Avenue/Metrolink Station to begin towards the middle of July.  This work is expected to be completed in by early September 2015. Once all crossings are complete, the City will submit a request to the Federal Railroad Administration for the implementation of a Quiet Zone. Quiet Zone Railroad Crossing 


Community Events

07/07 Mayor’s Night Out @ La Sierra Park/5215 La Sierra Ave. (6:00pm)

07/14 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
07/28 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)