Ward 3 Newsletter - 11th Edition

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Ever wonder how much water you use as found on your utility bill?  

Ever see the usage listed in CCF's and wonder what that means? CCF is "One Hundred Cubic Feet."

To convert this to gallons of water, multiply 100 CCF's times 748 and you will have the gallon usage. So one Cubic Foot of water = 7.48 gallons. 


Get Updates on Freeway Construction Projects on the Main Page of the City's Website

Under this heading

new and noteworthy

You can also follow these links:

For the State Route 91 HOV Project Updates

For the State Route 91 Project Updates

For the 215 Bi-County HOV Project Updates


Report Panhandlers

Call the Police Department's Non-Emergency Number:

(951) 354-2007


From Outside Riverside
Call (951) 826.5311

Mobile App


Mail Theft


If you are the victim of a mail crime such as mail theft, mail fraud and other criminal activity, please call:  


There is also an option on this line to report delivery problems.  


Stray Shopping Carts

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You can reach our City’s Shopping Cart removal program at our Call Center at (951) 826-5311 or simply dial “311”. You can also send an e-mail to: callcenter@riversideca.gov


Center Location:

5257 Sierra Street
Riverside, CA 92504
Tel: (951) 351-8800
Fax: (951) 351-9731

Center Hours:

Monday - Friday
7:00AM - 9:00PM

9:00AM - 5:00PM

1:00PM - 5:00PM

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Councilmember Mike Soubirous

October 3, 2014

Edition #11

Greetings to all Ward 3 residents and fellow Riversiders,

I hope this email finds you well - especially after some of the hottest days on record!

The City of Riverside - your City Council - is working swiftly and diligently in the search for the very best candidates for City Manager and City Attorney.  We hope to secure the services of the best executive search team in the State to find these applicants.  We will then interview the top candidates and make a selection that is the best fit for our City.  There will be a provision for you to provide Council with your ideas and desirable characteristics these candidates should possess.

Our local road improvements are coming together as planned - some are even ahead of their scheduled completion times.  We are starting to see street repaving in Ward 3 - much needed work - as our budget allows.  The City has "scored" the streets, with the worst getting repaired, slurried or resurfaced first.  Many of our roads are in poor shape - we are trying! Please report those pesky potholes and cracked streets to 3-1-1.

I have received calls from some residents and business owners of homeless camping in back lots and other locations. The panhandler problem has gotten a lot better, but we are seeing a slight rebound in the number of homeless campers. Our Police Department has identified a specific number of continually returning homeless.  These people have been repeatedly offered help, but sadly have declined to even try to improve with assistance.  If you see shopping carts, homeless, or panhandlers, please use 3-1-1 or the Police Department non-emergency number (951) 354-2007.  We need your help - make the call.

Please be careful about protecting your personal information.  There are a lot of scammers out there ready to take your money or personal information.  If someone calls you - don't give personal information.  If in doubt, look up the number from a verifiable source and call the institution to verify.  Don't call a number the person calling you provides.

School is back in session - please drive safely.

If you have questions or concerns, please call me on my personal cell phone at (951) 515-1663, or email at msoubirous@riversideca.gov.


Mike Soubirous


Riverside Residents Can Apply for Openings on Code of Ethics Ad Hoc Committee

Code of Ethics

 RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The City of Riverside is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on the Code of Ethics and Conduct Review Ad Hoc Committee.

The Committee will consist of nine members, including one from each ward and two at-large seats.  The Committee’s charge is to review the Code of Ethics and Conduct and forward recommendations on the complaint process to the City Council Governmental Affairs Committee.

Voters added Section 202 to the City Charter in 2005 requiring a Code of Ethics and Conduct for elected officials and members of appointed boards, commissions and committees to ensure public confidence in the integrity of local government and its effective and fair operation. The code originally was aspirational only. The complaint process that is the subject of the current review was added later.

Applications are being accepted until Friday, Oct. 17. 

More information is available from the City Clerk’s Office at 951-826-5557.


Streeter Avenue Grade Separation

Currently Underway!

Construction of the storm water pump station

Installation of the pump station discharge pipe

Completing miscellaneous electric work

Conducting removals of existing concrete and asphalt improvements at Streeter Avenue/Lantana Street and Dewey Avenue/Juanro Way

Street Closure:

Dewey Avenue east and west of Streeter Avenue will remain closed to through traffic.  Please use designated detours.

Appleton Street is closed to through Traffic east and west of Streeter Avenue.  Please use designated detours.

Streeter Avenue is closed to traffic between Beatty Drive and Lantana Street.  Traffic has been shifted to the detour road.

Beatty Drive is closed to through traffic west of Streeter Avenue.


Lantana Street is closed to traffic at Streeter Avenue until about October 17th.  Traffic will be detoured west on Lantana Street to Mountain View Avenue via Pathfinder Road


Sidewalk Closure:

Sidewalk along the easterly side of Streeter Avenue is open to pedestrian traffic within the project limits from Beatty Drive to Lantana Street.  A pedestrian crosswalk is installed across Streeter Avenue at Beatty Drive.  This crosswalk will be relocated southerly to Walter Street in the next two weeks.  The sidewalk on the westerly side of Streeter Avenue is closed to pedestrian traffic between Beatty Drive and Lantana Street.

Thank you in advance for your patience while the City is making important infrastructure improvements.


Riverside is #8 on Forbes' America's Coolest Cities List!

Stay Cool Orange

From Forbes:  To compile our list of America's Coolest Cities, we partnered with Sperling's BestPlaces. We started with the 60 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions (cities and their surrounding suburbs), ranking them on six factors weighted equally. We considered entertainment and recreational amenities as well as each city's "foodie" culture. Using Sperling's Diversity Index, which measures the likelihood of meeting someone of a different race or ethnicity, favoring cities with greater diversity. And we factored in age, drawing on U.S. Census Bureau data and favoring places with a large population of people aged 20-34. Finally, with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Moody’s Analytics, we ranked the cities based on population growth since 2000, as well as on how much of their recent growth was due to net migration, since cities with greater influxes of new people tend to be more desirable. 

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

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Incredible BULK Time!

Bulky Item Drop-off Event

October 18, 2014

For complete information, click here.


Just for Fun!

At John W. North Park at Mission Inn Avenue & Vine Street