City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

‘Hats off’ to the Ward 6 Residents who have embraced the 311 system by using it devotedly to report issues in our community. We are averaging over 900 reports per month in Ward 6. The City of Riverside offers a free smart phone application (311 Riverside App) to report problems. When you see potholes, graffiti or other problems, open the application, take a photo with your phone, select the type of issue and send. The photo along with the address via GPS and date/time stamp goes to the City's 311 Call Center and generates a service request. I encourage you to download the ‘311 Riverside App’ or to continue calling 951-826-5311 to support the enhancement of preserving of our neighborhoods.  


Jim Perry 

Housing & Community Development Meeting 

Make your opinion count on community projects in your neighborhood! The City invites you to attend Ward 6’s Community Meeting being held Wednesday, November 6th at 6pm-Bryant Park Community Center. You will receive information and be able to provide input on future housing and community development needs for residents and families in our Ward. For more information contact the Community Development Department at 951-826-5649 or visit

Vote November 5th 

Attention Riverside Unified School District Residents! Remember to vote on November 5th. Elections will be held for Members to represent your needs on the Riverside Unified School District Board.


Boards and Commissions 

Congratulations to Marsha Gonzalez for her appointment to the Commission on Disabilities.

Note: The City Charter requires each board or commission to have at least one member from each Council Ward. Current vacancies are listed below. Applications available by clicking here.

Riverside Public Utilities’ Artist Contest  

Congratulations to the winners of the Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) 15th Annual Bottled Water contest winners Griselda Melgoza and Nina Ibarra. Melgoza, a senior at Norte Vista High School, and Ibarra, a sophomore at La Sierra High School each took home prizes of $250, a copy of their label art work, and bottled water featuring their artwork. RPU hosts the contest each year to highlight Riverside high school artists. More than 34,344 bottles were distributed to 26 participating Riverside schools through the Splash Into Cash program this year… READ MORE 

2014 Anti-Graffiti Video and Poster Contests by RPU Now Open! Click here.

Homeless Update

The City of Riverside has taken a pro-active approach to addressing homelessness in our community and so has Ward 6. We have visited businesses to educate business owners on panhandling issues, we have requested that several “End Homeless” posters be placed around our ward, we have installed “No Solicitation” signs on busy intersections and we send our Homeless Outreach Team out to targeted areas. Our efforts are by no means complete, but we are aware of the seriousness of controlling the circumstances. The City does provide a centralized environment to provide short-term emergency shelter coupled with a range of complimentary supportive services necessary to assist homeless individuals and families to address their issues and achieve housing stability. Please encourage homeless individuals to use these services and deter from supporting panhandling.

The pictures below demonstrate a successful collaborate effort removing a homeless encampment previously located in Ward 6. Thank you to our Homeless Outreach Team, Code Enforcement, Riverside Police Department, the City Attorney’s Office, General Services and various city staff for helping local businesses keep their property free of transients.

Before   After
Homeless encampment before clean up                     Homeless encampment after clean up Homeless encampment after clean up

College & Career Fair Update

A ‘BIG THANKS’ to all those who participated in the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce’s 9th Annual Riverside College & Career Fair. It was a huge success over 6,000 students packed the Galleria at Tyler Mall with enthusiasm in finding out more about possible college choices. College & Career Fair


Community Events 

11/05 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (3:00pm)

11/06 Housing and Development Community Ward 6 Meeting @ Bryant Park Community Center (6pm)

11/06 Solander Arlanza Youth & Family Partnership Meeting @ Bryant Park Community Center (12pm)

11/07 Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Closing Gala @ Mission Inn (5pm) 

11/13 Mayor’s Night Out @ Renck Community Center/4015 Jackson Street, Riverside 92503 (6:30pm)

11/16 Step Out- Walk to Stop Diabetes @ Castle Park (check-in 8am, walk begins 9:30am)

11/17 Inland Empire Go Red Shuffle @ Galleria at Tyler-Macy’s Court (10am)

11/19 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm) 

11/26 Diabetes 101 @ Arlanza Health Center (9am-10:30am) 

11/26 M.A.S- Mujeres Activas en la Salud @ Arlanza Health Center (10am-12pm) 

**Please inform us of future Ward 6 community events.