City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The holidays are upon us and we are happy to reflect back on a productive year in Ward 6. This year alone we have paved/slurry 29,040 feet of surface streets. Our graffiti reports continue to decrease from 743 reports in December 2013, to 227 reports in December 2014 and 127 in October 2015. A whopping 82.9% decrease over the past two years! Great projects will be completed in the next few months including the Magnolia Grade Separation, the Tyler Widening Project and the Home Front at Camp Anza Housing Project. We have opened the doors to new businesses including Glo Mini Golf, Buffalo Wild Wings and The Habit Burger. We also expect Chipotle and ULTA Cosmetics to open their doors soon. Thanks to the help of our newly transformed business friendly customer service in the City we were able to cut our business processing time. Our schools have been committed in keeping us actively engaged in group events, parent meetings and strategic planning. We look forward to 2016 bringing more great opportunities for our residents. 

Happy Holidays!
Jim Perry 

Holiday Giving

Confidence, dedication and health will be the gifts given to 100 fortunate students from Wells Middle School and La Sierra High School this December. We want to thank the Riverside Police Officers’ Association and the Running Center for committing another year by sponsoring our students with running shoes. Running encourages our kids to set goal in their lives and we are thankful for the community partners who continue to support our youth in Ward 6. 


Holiday Giving


Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Thinking about getting a Drone for Christmas? Before you fly get the facts on new regulations being developed for Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). A meeting featuring FAA and local aviation leaders is scheduled to take place in the City of Riverside on December 5th from 9am-12:30pm. Attend to find out more information. There is limited seating, so make your reservation at


Code to Careers

Computer Science classes return to Arlanza Community Center for 7-13 year old kids. Codes to Careers brings a creative, fun, interactive way to learn computer science. Google CS First teaches students computer science skills while they build cool, functional projects they can show off to their friends. While CS First club members build, create and play, they learn important skills that will open future educational and career opportunities, as they gain the confidence in technology they need. The Social Media Class will begin January 5th from 5:00pm to 5:45pm at the Arlanza Community Center. For more information or to sign-up your children call (951) 351-6135.


Boards and Commissions

Looking for a great opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in your community? The City of Riverside works best when citizens from across the area are involved and engaged in their government. Ward 6 currently has two prestigious Board openings:

  • Riverside Public Utilities Board (meets 1st & 3rd Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Cultural Heritage Board (meetings 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.)


Click here for more information and for an official application. Note: more openings will become available after the first of the year.


La Sierra and Magnolia

The La Sierra Avenue and Magnolia Avenue corridor is booming with activity. We do not anticipate an announcement on the Von’s building until the first of the year, but negotiations are taking place to occupy the vacant building. John Taiyos Cuisine is taking over the vacant Carrow’s Restaurant. JTC is currently in the plan check review process and they are planning to remodel the building. The new McDonald’s Restaurant is under construction and they plan to be open February 2016.


Construction on Indiana

Many of you have noticed the construction taking place on Indiana Avenue next to Hillcrest High School. This is a project which was approved during the recession and it is a housing tract consisting of 7 homes within a gated community. The homes will be approximately 3,000 square feet. There will be no additional phases to this project.


Community Events

12/04 La Sierra University Pre-Candlelight Festivities @ LSU/4937 Sierra Vista Ave. (5pm-7pm)

12/05 5th Annual Day of Inclusion @ Fox Plaza/3635 Market Street (1pm-4pm)

12/05 UAS Seminar @ CBU- Wallace Theatre (9am-12:30pm)

12/07 Chanukah Festival @ Riverside Co. Historic Courthouse (6:00pm)

12/08 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

12/15 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

12/25 Merry Christmas!

01/01/2016 Happy New Year!