City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

In the last year, the City Council has taken steps to increase government transparency and encourage resident participation. Recently, the city adopted a new 2-Year Budget Process with a 5-Year Financial Plan.

Next month, our City Manager’s Office and Finance Department will host a series of public meetings to inform our community of this budget process and gain input from the participants.

These meetings will cover the development of the upcoming budget and its priorities. The community will have an opportunity to ask questions and contribute information to our city budget.

Next month’s newsletter will have additional information, dates and locations, for the meeting taking place on the west end of Riverside and throughout the City. I encourage you to attend, learn and participate in this new City Budget Process.  

Jim Perry 


Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey


The City of Riverside is conducting a survey seeking the public’s input on hazards we face and ways to reduce the damages associated with those hazards. The survey is part of the process to update the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The plan, updated every five years helps identify local hazards and the risk to the city associated with each hazard. The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies steps, projects, policies, and codes that help to avoid, reduce and mitigate disaster damages.


Your input is important and we encourage you to complete the online survey: The survey is also being made available in hard copy at all Riverside Public Libraries.


                                             Board and Commissions


We would like to thank Irene Weir for her service on the Mayor’s Commission on Aging as the Ward 6 representative. We would also like to welcome Margery Miller as the new representative for this commission.


Ward 6 currently has two board and commission vacancies and we are seeking passionate volunteers to fill these leadership seats:  

  • Riverside Public Utilities Board (meets 1st& 3rd Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Cultural Heritage Board (meetings 3rdWednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.)


If you would like to be considered, please complete an application by clicking here. 


Riverside Youth Judo Club


Last year, the Riverside Youth Judo Club hosted the “Yuuki no Shiai” or “Contest of Courage” in their studio located in Ward 6. It was a complete success, so much that this year we will be moving to a bigger venue! This is a sanctioned Judo Scrimmage created bspecifically for Special Developing Youth diagnoed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Downs Syndrome. We had 30 Judo students with developmental disabilities compete last year and each was awarded a trophy. The Riverside Youth Judo Club welcomes Developmentally Disabled Judo players to the Scrimmage. Volunteer competitors will be on-site to work with our Developmentally Disabled competitors in a safe environment where students can enhance and practice their Judo skills. The event will take place February 20th from 8am-2pm at Orangecrest Park (20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside, CA 92508). Contact Info: Brian Money at 951-353-7118.


The Kaiser Permanente/100 Mile Club  

On January 14, Kaiser Permanente in Riverside and the 100 Mile Club launched their public opening to their medical center’s Thrive Path.100 Mile ClubResidents are invited to visit the new walking path and participate with their children towards earning 100 Mile Club credit. 100 Mile participants can receive credit every second Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Riverside, 10800 Magnolia Avenue in Riverside. Kaiser Permanente has been committed to caring for the community for more than 60 years. This launch is another example of how Kaiser Permanente seeks opportunities to collaborate to improve community health. The Thrive Path allows residents to strolls through the medical center grounds along the newly landscaped path with native

drought-tolerant plants and shrubs.



 It was a great start to the year while promoting physical activity to our students, parents, seniors and community. Join Kaiser Permanente Healthy Workforce physicians and employees to walk for good health and earn credit towards your 100 Mile goal! It was a great start to the year while promoting physical activity to our students, parents, seniors and community. 


Message for Veterans and their Families

Reminder to all Veterans and their families: Grand Opening of Home Front at Camp Anza, April 9, 2016! A Veteran Resource Fair hosted by Congressman Mark Takano and The U.S. Department of Veterans Affair will be taking place on February 16th at 5:00pm, City of Perris- Hall Chamber. Representatives will be available to answer questions regarding benefits and health care. Click here for more information.






Community Events

02/02 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

02/09 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

02/13 Black History Parade@ Downtown Riverside (10:00am)

02/16 Special City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (9:00am)

02/20 RYJC Contest of Courage @ Orangecrest Park/20010 Orange Terrace Parkway (8:00am)

02/23 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

02/25 Joint City Council w/ Jurupa Valley @ Crestmore Manor/4600 Crestmore Rd., Jurupa Valley (6:00pm)