April 1, 2014
Good news for Ward 3 residents. I am very happy to announce the City has tentatively agreed to install a traffic signal light at Rumsey and Central Avenue.
The signal installation is included in the 2014/15 budget request which will be presented to Council and should be approved before July 1st. If adopted as submitted, the signal should be installed by December, 2014.
This will greatly improve safety at the intersection utilized by residents living in the "Cowboy Streets" neighborhood. Currently, residents must negotiate six lanes of Central Avenue when attempting to pull out from Rumsey.
I have been pushing this proposal since my first week in office.
A BIG thank you to the men & women of the Riverside Police Department for their recent efforts in curbing aggressive panhandling and illegal activity associated with some of our "homeless" population.
RPD has been aggressively tackling our City's panhandling issues. CHP has also been doing the same on and around the freeway ramps. I have received many calls from residents expressing their observations of seeing active enforcement and noticing a dramatic decrease in panhandling activity. THANK YOU RPD!
Please - please - please, continue to report ANY panhandlers, street people and "homeless" that are violating our City's ordinances. You can use the City's 3-1-1 call center, or RPD's non-emergency number: (951) 354-2007. Let's not let up on our efforts.
Also, don't forget to thank our officers when you see them for their efforts toward helping make Riverside a better place to live.
I have been working with Riverside Poly High School staff, RUSD Board Member Tom Hunt, and our City Traffic Engineer to develop plans/proposals to help curb excessive parking/traffic issues associated with pick-up and drop-off of Poly High School students.
We are working on traffic mitigation plans/ideas/strategies that may be able to curb some of the traffic/pedestrian issues associated with the Touchstone Condos and neighborhood residences near Laramie and Victoria Avenue.
This is a working project, but my goal is simple. Find viable long-term solutions to this long time problem. Poly H. S. Principal Dr. Michael Roe, is fully committed to working with the City on this issue.
Last, but not least, don't forget the Riverside Airshow this weekend. It is Saturday, April 5th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. Admission is free - parking is $10. There is a car show and other displays too. Come out and enjoy your Airport!
Thank you for allowing me to serve you. Please call me with any question or concerns. My cell number is (951) 515-1663.
My very best to you always,
There have been recent reports that members of the public have been contacted by someone claiming to be a Lieutenant or an employee from the Sheriff’s Department who demands payment via a Green Dot transaction to clear up an outstanding warrant. Callers are being told they do not need to show up for required jury duty, but they have to pay a fine to clear up the outstanding warrant. The caller also attempts to obtain personal information over the telephone.
It is not common practice for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and/or the Riverside Police Department to call citizens to notify the public of any outstanding warrants. Any similar calls are fraudulent and have no connection with the Riverside Police Department, Riverside County Sheriff’s Department or the Superior Courts of California.
If you receive such a phone call from someone demanding payment for an outstanding jury warrant, immediately report the situation to your local law enforcement. Riverside Police can be contacted at (951) 354-2007.
A report by Lee McPheters, research professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, released March 20, lists the top ten cities and states for non-agricultural job growth, comparing 2013 to 2012. Riverside and the surrounding metro area was ranked number one in the nation with 4% job growth. California came in third, up 3% and ahead of Colorado, Texas and Nevada. (Read more...)
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