City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

Thank you to all the Ward 6 residents for making my first few months in office feel very welcoming. We have hosted and attended several events in the last few weeks that have been very well attended and beneficial for the future of our community. I plan to continue reaching out to our local neighborhoods to get feedback on the essential needs and wants for Ward 6. Below is some information of a few things taking place in Ward 6 and in the City of Riverside.  


Jim Perry 

 College and Career Fair

College bound students and parents mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Riverside College & Career Fair. This year’s fair will be taking place on October 2nd in the Galleria at Tyler from 5-8pm. A few reasons to attend:

  • ·         Discover the best college for your career goals
  • ·         Get career advice from local business representatives
  • ·         9th-11th grade students can win a computer system
  • ·         High School Seniors have the chance to win a scholarship to a local college or university

For more information, contact or


Riverside School of the Arts

The Riverside School of the Arts will be launching a beginning ballet class at Arlanza Community Center thanks to the generous volunteers from the California Riverside Ballet. Classes begin Friday, October 11th from 3:30-4:30pm. Mandatory parent meeting scheduled at Bryant Park on October 4th at 3:30pm. Contact City of Riverside- Parks, Recreation and Community Services at 951-826-2000 for more information.


Community Health Fairs

The Riverside Community Health Foundation along with Borrego Health invites you to join them for their Annual Community Health Fair on October 5th from 11am-3pm at Bryant Park.   Community information booths will include topics such as health coverage, mental health, higher education, senior support services and family guidance counseling. In addition to free health screenings there will be children activities and entertainment. For more information click here.


Sierra Memorial Chapel Mortuary presents a Free Community Health Fair on October 26th from 10am-3pm. Services include cholesterol screening, flu shots, child fingerprinting/I.D. kit and blood drive. Stop by for a free health screening, hot dogs, snacks, sodas and giveaways by vendors. For more information call 951-687-0551.


City Financing Portal

The City of Riverside welcomes its new Financial Transparency Data Portal! This new online tool allows you to view our city budget more conveniently. The transparency portal allows you to explore the budget in a simple graphical user interface. This is far easier than pouring through a several hundred-page budget document to find the information you want about the city's finances. Take a few minutes to explore the site here.


Attention Business Owners

Local businesses may qualify for new tax credits or incentives in the upcoming year. Become aware of state policies approved to encourage economic growth and development. Take a look at the California Incentive criteria below:

  • Investment Incentive-Taxpayers will be allowed to continue using Enterprise Zone carryover credits for 10 years and will be able to continue to earn hiring credits for employees hired prior to January 1, 2014.
  • Sales Tax Exemption- Hiring credit is for businesses located within the 25% highest share of both unemployment and poverty in the state. The hiring credit will be available for the hiring of long-term unemployed workers, veterans within 12 months of separation from service, people receiving the Federal earned income tax credit and recipients of CalWorks or general assistance. The hiring credit will only be allowed to taxpayers who have a net increase in jobs. The hiring credit will be 35% of wages between 1.5 and 3.5 times the minimum wage for a period of five years. In five pilot areas designated by GO-Biz the credit will be calculated on wages starting at $10 per hour. The hiring credit is available for employees hired between 1/1/2014 and 1/1/2021.
  • Hiring Credit-The California Competes Credit will be created and administered by GO-Biz. Businesses will have the opportunity to compete for available tax credits. Criteria for competition includes the number of jobs to be created or retained, the extent of poverty in a business development area, a minimum compensation limitation and a set job retention period. Approval of any proposed incentive will be made by a five member committee composed of a representative from the Treasurer’s office, Department of Finance, GO-Biz, the CA Senate and CA Assembly. Approved credits may be recaptured if a business fails to fulfill the terms and conditions of the contract. 25% of these credits will be designated for small businesses.

Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful

On behalf of Riverside’s Ward 6 residents, I would like to thank the La Sierra University Ignite Group for volunteering and committing to Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful.

(KRCB) is a community program sponsored by the City of Riverside and the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce (GRCC). Since 1992 KRCB has provided hands-on stewardship with litter prevention, graffiti eradication and tree planting projects year round.  

While in partnership with local government and private business, we remain strong year round, building a sense of community pride with 24,000 volunteer hours organizing community beautification projects within the City of Riverside.” 

For more information on KRC&B or to volunteer for future events, please click here.
La Sierra University Ignite Group


Community Events
10/1 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/2 9th Riverside College & Career Fair @ Galleria at Tyler (5-8pm)
10/5 Annual Community Health Fair @ Bryant Park (11am-3pm)
10/8 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/9 International Walk to School Day @ various Elementary Schools (TBD)
10/10 Long Nights of Arts & Innovation @ downtown Riverside (4pm-midnight)
10/15 Arizona and Villegas Middle School Entertainment @ Galleria at Tyler, Forever 21 (6pm-7:30pm
10/22 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/26 Free Community Health Fair @ Sierra Memorial Chapel/4933 La Sierra Ave. (10am-3pm)
10/31 Halloween Carnival @ Bryant Park (5pm-8pm)
10/31 Trick or Treating & Monster Mash Dance @ Galleria at Tyler, center court (4pm-8pm)


**Please inform us of future Ward 6 community events