Ward 7 Update

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• October 30, 2015•


City of Riverside 

Ward 7 Update

Councilmember John Burnard


Community Town Hall Meeting:

Please join me on November 4, 2015 at Loma Vista Middle School’s Multipurpose Room- 11050 Arlington Avenue, from 7:00- 8:30 pm for an informational meeting regarding development plans in La Sierra. This is your opportunity to provide input and ask questions. If you feel more comfortable asking questions via e-mail, feel free to send them to Sandy Garcia at sgarcia@riversideca.gov


Halloween Safety Tips:


Halloween is right around the corner! Below are some great safety tips from http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips so we can all have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!

•Trick-or-Treat with an adult.

•If kids are mature enough to go on their own make sure they’re walking in groups and in familiar and well lit areas.

•Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape, stickers, or glow sticks to help them be seen by drivers.

• ALWAYS walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

•Look left and right when crossing.

•Put electronic devices down or away when crossing and pay attention to your surroundings.

•Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.


Please be mindful of children and families out trick or treating.

•Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully.

•Take extra time to look for kids on intersections, medians, and curbs.

•Eliminate distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road.


Bulky Items:

In an effort to keep Riverside beautiful and clean, residents can do their part by discarding clutter in their property. A bulky item appointment can be made for items larger than your regular trash. On the day of your appointment make sure your items are curbside by 5:30 a.m. and ensure items are no larger than 8 foot length, 4 foot width, and 4 foot height combined. Please call ahead of time as appointments cannot be made on the same day. To schedule a pick-up, call City of Riverside at (951) 826-5311 or Burrtec Services at (951) 786-0693.

The table below list acceptable items during the free curbside pickup services.


For additional items that may not qualify for a pick up appointment, Clean Up Riverside’s Environment (C.U.R.E) offers drop off events throughout the year. Please see the scheduled events listed on the flyer. 

CURE Sched

For more information please visit: https://www.riversideca.gov/publicworks/trash/HHW-bulky.asp


Visible Address Numbers:

I want to take this opportunity to emphasize the need for visible address numbers on homes and businesses. It was brought to my attention that many of our businesses lack noticeable address numbers on their building and the same goes to many homes.

Visible address numbers are a matter of public safety. Without noticeable addresses, our first responders have a difficult time locating the home or business in the event of an emergency. For businesses, it may be a disadvantage to their commerce if shoppers cannot locate the facility. 


Seizing our Destiny Survey:

 Just a reminder, you have until October 31, 2015 to participate in the City of Riverside’s Seizing Our Destiny Survey! Be a part of the conversation at seizingourdestiny.com/survey and share your opinion regarding the quality of life in Riverside.


Riverside Neighborhood Partnership:

In an effort to assist the mission of supporting the formation of local neighborhood organizations throughout the city, Riverside Neighborhood Partnership is looking for advocates in Ward 7 to join the RNP leadership team. If you are interested please contact them at 1RNPinfo@gmail.com.


Ward 7 CDBG Community Participation Meeting: 

Ward 7

Upcoming Events:

• Movie at La Sierra Library: Avengers Age of Ulton (PG-13)- Sunday, November 1st | 2:00 p.m. at La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Avenue.

Community Town Hall Meeting- Wednesday, November 4th | 7:00- 8:30 p.m. at Loma Vista Middle School’s MPR, 11050 Arlington Avenue

• Pre-School Story Time at La Sierra Library- Every Wednesday in November (with the exception of Veterans Day) | 11:30 a.m. at La Sierra Library, 4600 La Sierra Avenue

• Ward 7 CDBG Community Meeting- Thursday, November 12| 6:00 p.m. at La Sierra Park Community Center, 5215 La Sierra Avenue


Contact Information:

3900 Main Street

Riverside, CA 92522

(951) 826-5991