City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

October seems to be the month that launches the end of year festivities. In Ward 6, we have numerous events planned for residents to participate in this month. Get your high school seniors ready for a visit to the Galleria at Tyler where the annual College and Career Fair organized by the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce is taking place October 1st at 5pm. Make time to take the RTA #15 on October 18th for a special performance in the City of Riverside. Trolley Dances will be taking place on bus route #15 from 11am-4pm with pick up at La Sierra High School. Click here to reserve your ticket today. We will finish the month with our annual Halloween Carnival on October 31st at Bryant Park from 5pm-8pm. I hope to see many of you at one or more of our events!

Jim Perry 

Library Fun in Ward 6

The Arlanza Library will be hosting a few events this month as well. Family Place is coming to Arlanza Library on October 9th, 16th, & 23rd from 11am-12:30pm. Family Place Workshops are welcoming, safe, and help understand environments that encourage positive foundations for early learning and family stability. Family Place is the library recognizing and supporting families with young children as an integral part of our communities. Our workshops include age-appropriate toys, books, music, and art-activities that promote literacy learning.  Resource professionals will be on hand to answer questions and connect families and caregivers with resources available in the community.  Arlanza’s PC Game Club (PCGC), Thursdays from 5:15pm-6:45pm. Join fellow teens in playing PC Games at the Arlanza Library!  Come to the library, compete for the high score, make friend and test your gaming skills! The PCGC meets every Thursday evening and will feature a different PC Game every month.  For more information, please call the Arlanza Library at 951-826-2217.

Sidewalks to be Funded


The Riverside County Transportation Commission has approved funding for much needed sidewalks in Ward 6 and 7. The RCTC’s Active Transportation Grant Program has awarded $3.6 million for sidewalks in the Wells Middle School, Arlanza Elementary School and Norte Vista High School neighborhoods. Click here to see the proposed sidewalks for Ward 6. 

 RPU Energy Customers Eligible for Rebates 


RPU electric customers can now receive $150 back on their purchase of a qualifying energy efficient Energy Star-rated flat panel TV (LED or Plasma), sized 39 inches and above. Energy Star certified appliances are much more efficient than older units, and save energy when they are on and off. A public benefit program open to RPU electric customers only, both residential and commercial customers are eligible for this program. Some restrictions apply, and applications must be received no later than 90 days after purchase. For complete details on how to get your Energy Star rebate or to download an application, visit, or contact the RPU at (951) 826-5485.

Community Health Fair

The Riverside Community Health Foundation along with Borrego Health invites you to join them for their 9th Annual Community Health Fair on October 4th from 11am-3pm at Bryant Park.   Our Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will have a Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) “Champions for Change” section where they will have an obstacle course for children and food demonstrations. Other 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, chances to win prizes and entertainment. This year ODM from 99.1KGGI will be joining us for this generous event.

 Community Partner  
We would like to thank Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit BBQ for donating their opening week proceeds of over $5,000 to the Riverside Police Officers’ Association. We are pleased that Famous Dave’s has chosen Riverside’s Ward 6 for their newest ‘ribalicous’ location. Community Partner
   West Point Visit
West Point Visit City of Riverside students attended a surprise exclusive visit by the West Point Band at our local Riverside Municipal Auditorium. Students from La Sierra and Norte Vista High Schools were invited to watch a private performance by the United States Military Academy’s finest musicians.


Community Events

10/01 College and Career Fair @ Galleria at Tyler Mall/ 1299 Tyler Street (5:00pm-8:00pm)
10/02 Teen PC Game Club @ Arlanza Library/ 8267 Philbin Avenue (5:15pm)
10/04 Annual Community Health Fair @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (11:00am-3:00pm)
10/07 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/09 Launch of Family Place Workshops @ Arlanza Library/ 8267 Philbin Avenue (11:00am-12:30pm)
10/11 Hometown Heroes Run @ Arlington Sports Complex/2595 Gibson St. (7:00am-11:00am)
10/14 Fall Wellness Festival by NEOP Grant @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (TBD)
10/14 A Healthier World Begins with Me @ Hillcrest High School/11800 Indiana Ave. (3:00pm)
10/18 Trolley Dances @ La Sierra High School (Bus Route #15)/ 4145 La Sierra Avenue (11:00am-4:00pm)
10/21 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/28 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/31 Halloween Carnival @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (5:00pm-8:00pm)