City of Riverside Ward 1 Update

Mike Gardner
City Council Member - Ward 1


Just a few points of interest…

The City is recruiting for a new Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director.  You can contribute your opinion to this process by going to the following link:

The renovations to the Riverside Convention Center are now complete.  There will be a Grand Opening on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00am and all are welcome.

The Fox Theater is now under the management of Live Nation and has booked some big names… Willie Nelson on April 1, 2014, Boyz II Men on June 26, 2014.  For tickets you may call the box office at 951-779-9804. Check upcoming events at the Fox at the Fox website  The Municipal Auditorium will transfer to Live Nation management March 1, 2014.  Expect to see more events booked there.

Tree trimming is proceeding in the Ward, with crews currently working in grid 10The boundaries are Market St. to the Santa Ana River and Houghton Ave. to University Ave.

Street lights in the Wood streets are being replaced. The following map shows the areas being worked on. 

Did you know that you may purchase or renew your dog license at City Hall on the 4th floor?  This may be more convenient for you than going to the Shelter on Van Buren.  Just bring your current rabies certificate, proof of spay/neuter and microchip.  No need to bring your dog as only service animals are permitted in City Hall.  The address is 3900 Main St., 92522.  Visitor parking is accessed on 10th St. between Main and Magnolia.  Parking is free in the one hour marked spaces for one hour.

Please never hesitate to call with any concerns.  I can be reached at 951-826-5991 at City Hall or 951-941-7084 which is my cell phone.  You may also e-mail me directly at