City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The City of Riverside welcomes the California Air Resources Board (CARB). CARB recently voted to relocate its motor vehicle and engine emissions testing and research facility from its current location in El Monte to an 18-acre site at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). This relocation represents a $366 million investment into the community and 400 highly-skilled jobs in the region, the proposed new facility is planned to open in 2020. We would like to thank all the partners involved in pursuit of this effort which include staff from the City of Riverside, UC Riverside, Riverside County, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce and Senator Richard Roth’s Office.

Jim Perry 


Grand Opening of Camp Anza


Residents, families and friends are all welcomed to attend the Grand Opening of Home Front at Camp Anza on May 21st at 1pm, 5797 Picker Street, Riverside. The Home Front at Camp Anza Project broke ground in late November 2014 and rapidly began to take shape over the past few months. Join us on May 21st to welcome our new Veteran neighbors and their families who have recently moved into the site. This event is open to the community and we hope that you will join us!



Color Run at Wells Middle School


Wells Middle School will be hosting a 2-mile Color Run on campus to benefit the No Excuses University Charity, the Wells MS PTSA and the Wells Physical Education Department.   The fun Color Run will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 8:00am!  Last year’s course featured various locations where runners were doused with entertaining colored powder. The event costs $5 for Basic Registration or $10 for the Premiere package which includes a souvenir t-shirt.  Contact Mr. & Mrs. Kolonics for registration information at or


Tamale Festival


The ever-growing Riverside Tamale Festival is once again upon us this April 16th. Spice up your Saturday with a variety of delicious flavors, family fun and entertainment at the Riverside Tamale Festival on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 11am-6pm, in downtown Riverside’s White Park. This year the Riverside Tamale Festival will host a community stage, non-profit booths, Kid Zone, local Latino artists, a Mercado with more than 50 food vendors and celebrity-judged contests. Presale Tickets: $5 for minimum donation individual or family of four (under 12 FREE with paid adult ticket). Proceeds from the Riverside Tamale Festival will be donated to La Placita. Riverside’s first La Placita de los Trujillos was a place for residents to come together to address the issues of the community, and a place to find resources. Translated La Placita means little plaza. Volunteers are also needed for this event. For more information visit: or email:




Kids Produce Market with Feeding America


Feeding America has continued their diligent commitment throughout the school year by providing nutritious fresh food to Arlanza Elementary School on a monthly basis. We are happy to share that Feeding America has awarded Arlanza Elementary School with a second year of providing 20,000 pounds of fresh produce to the school. I am very pleased to share that during my monthly visits of the food distribution students are happy to receive the fresh
Kids Produce Market With Feeding America produce and are excited to share the healthy food options with their families at home. This month we will be thanking Feeding America by volunteering a weekend along with AUSD Board Members and staff at the Feeding America Food pantry. And once again, we thank all the individuals that patriciate by volunteering at the monthly Kids Produce Market: the parent volunteers, the Arlanza Elementary School staff, volunteer students from Alvord High School, AUSD Nutritional staff, and student interns from California Baptist University.


Community Events

04/02 Walk to End Homelessness @ Fairmount Park (8:00am)

04/05 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

04/12 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

04/16 Riverside Tamale Festival @ White Park (11:00am-6:00pm)

04/23 Wells Middle School Color Run @ Wells MS (8:00am-11:00am)

04/26 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

04/30 Salute to Veterans Parade @ Downtown (10:00am)

05/21 Grand Opening of Camp Anza @ 5797 Picker Street (1:00-3:00pm)