City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

Resident participation in Ward 6 has been on the rise. In the past month, we have had community meetings with passionate neighbors who care tremendously about their community and have a vision for Ward 6. We had residents participate in our month-long 311 contest to assist in keeping our ward clean and safe. Parents are voicing their long time concerns at local meetings. We have been listening and assisting in improving the quality of life in our ward. We have made strides, but we continue to push forward for all of those who love and appreciate the local treasures of Ward 6. 


Jim Perry 

Parks, Recreation & Community Services Director

Over the next few months, the City will be recruiting for a new Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director.  As part of this process the community is being engaged to assist the City in defining what is important to you as it relates to Parks, Recreation and Community Services and its Director.  To help understand the community's needs your input. Click here to respond to the survey.


Teen Dating Violence Awareness

During the month of February, Alvord Unified School District participated in National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. In 2010, Congress recognized Teen Dating Violence Month which is designed to bring attention to the astonishing amount of abuse in the relationships of many young people.

The Riverside County Family Justice Center teamed up with AUSD to launch its first districtwide Teen Dating Violence Awareness Program during the month of February. The program covered topics such as:

  • -What is dating violence?
  • -What does dating violence look like?
  • -Warning signs of abuse.

 For information on Victim Services visit

Riverside Continues to Thrive in 2014

The City of Riverside’s third quarter 2013 sales tax update shows gross receipts for July through September sales were 7.9% higher than the same quarter one year ago. Actual sales rose 9.8% net of accounting anomalies. Robust sales and leasing activity from both new and used car dealers lifted automotive group returns. Transportation sales tax shows steady growth from the same quarter a year ago as well… READ MORE


SmartRiverside and Norte Vista High School are teaming up to bring the Digital Inclusion program to West Riverside in March. The SmartRiverside Digital Inclusion Program is a program designed for bridging the digital divide in our local community. Low-income families who do not have the available resources to take advantage of new technologies that can assist in improving their education, communication and overall quality of life. For more information on future trainings click here.

Walk to End Homelessness

The City of Riverside Homeless Program will be hosting a walk to bring awareness of the growing need to end panhandling to better serve the need of the homeless community. 100% of every dollar raised for the Walk to End Homelessness goes directly back into the community to address homeless families and individual's basic needs. Please join us on April 12th for the 2.5K walk and/or consider sponsoring the event. Click here to register or for more information.

La Sierra/Collett Project

Mark your calendars! The City’s Community Development Department will be hosting a follow up community meeting regarding the housing project planned on La Sierra Avenue and Collett Avenue. The meeting will take place April 3rd at 6:30pm, La Sierra Community Center (5215 La Sierra Avenue, Riverside).

Youth Spotlight  

A hidden gem within Alvord Unified School District and Ward 6 are two artists from the up and coming band, Almost Anywhere. John and Rowena Parry, parents of twins Jackie and Jessica, have supported their daughters’ talents since the age of four when they first began music lessons. The young twin girls are gifted not only in music, but in academics. They attended Orrenmaa Elementary School, Arizona Middle School and now they are both honor students averaging over a 3.6 GPA at La Sierra High School. The girls are also looking forward to start college this fall. Well done!  

Youth SpotlightMar 2014

Community Events

  • 03/03 Arthritis Exercise Program (series) @ Arlanza Health Center/8856 Arlington Ave. (9:00am)
  • 03/04 Covered CA Workshops (series) @ Parkview Community Hospital/3865 Jackson Street (7:00pm)
  • 03/04 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
  • 03/05 Solander Partnership Meeting @ Arlanza Youth & Family Resource Center (12:00pm)
  • 03/11 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
  • 03/12 Digital Inclusion Classes Start- prior registration required @ Norte Vista HS (8:00am)
  • 03/12 & 03/13 First Aid & CPR Certification- must attend both sessions @ Norte Vista HS (4:00pm)
  • 03/13 Read with the Mayor @ Arlanza Library/8267 Philbin Avenue (11:00am)
  • 03/14 Celebración de la Mujer @ Bordwell Park Stratton Center (11:30am)
  • 03/15 Walk with the Mayor @ Arlanza Community Garden/8700 Cypress Avenue (8:30am)
  • 03/15 Celebrate the 90th Birthday of Hero Ysmael Villegas @ Riverside National Cemetery (11:00am)
  • 03/18 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
  • 03/22 First Aid & CPR Certification @ Norte Vista HS (8:00am)
  • 03/25 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
  • 03/25 Women Active in Health (M.A.S.) @ Arlanza Health Center/8856 Arlington Ave. (10:00am)

 Please inform us of future Ward 6 community events.