City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

Congratulations to our recently honored 25 Most Remarkable Teens of Riverside. The 25 Most Remarkable Teen program is designed to recognize Riverside’s youth for excellence in academics, athletics, arts & culture, community involvement, leadership, courage to overcome, acts of valor, or any other remarkable acts. This year’s competition was especially competitive with 90 nominations received. The selection committee is made up of members of Riverside’s Youth Council and is under the mentorship of the Riverside Police Department and Office of the Mayor.  

Students from Alvord Unified School District  We would like to congratulate the following students from Alvord Unified School District: Esther Guan (La Sierra High School), and Joe Munoz (La Sierra High School), Joshua Collica (Hillcrest High School), Madison Lozano (La Sierra High School), Manuel Mata (La Sierra High School) and Rene Lara Avalos (Alvord High School). This program aims to encourage Riverside’s best and brightest to have a voice in public policy and other decision making that directly impacts the lives of young people. We are very proud of all the teens nominated and look forward to another flood of applications next year. 


Jim Perry 


Camp Anza: May 21st


The Grand Opening of Home Front at Camp Anza is set for May 21st at 1pm, 5797 Picker Street, Riverside. Mark your calendars to attend this historical event and to show your support for the new Veteran families that have made this facility their home. Home Front at Camp Anza is a new affordable community of 30 homes for Riverside veterans and their families.  The facility is located on the former site of Camp Anza, a key West Coast WWII Army training camp, the development includes the rehabilitation of a historic WWII Officers’ Club that will serve as the on-site community center for residents. This event is open to the community and the public, so please join us on May 21st!



Alert: Mail Theft


The City of Riverside is seeing an increase in mail theft that is repetitive annually around tax time with tax refund checks being mailed to residents. We advise to empty your mailboxes every day and DO NOT leave any mail overnight. Outgoing mail with checks should not be left out for postal carriers to be picked up and instead we advise that they be dropped off to a secure blue U.S. Post Office Box. Cluster mailboxes that are cemented into the ground in many shopping centers and newer housing developments have become the primary target for burglaries. They are convenient for criminals who are hunting for credit cards, checks and personal information that can be sold. Be on alert and report theft to the authorities.


Note: According to the U.S. Postal authorities, customers are responsible for replacement of the purchase, installation and maintenance of cluster boxes that have been damaged.




Vintage Home Tours


The Old Riverside Foundation is holding its 25th Annual Vintage Home Tour, Restoration Faire and Vintage Mercantile on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10am- 4pm. The ticket price includes a self-guided home tour of 6 lovely examples of Riverside’s rich historic architecture, 1 gratis raffle basket ticket, along with a Restoration Faire with suppliers, artists and craftspeople. The Vintage Mercantile will feature antiques and collectibles along with the return of the Tour Raffle Basket opportunity. Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $22 day of tour. Tickets may be purchased at and are available at many Riverside locations, including Mrs. Tiggy Winkles, Mission Galleria, Do-It Center Lumber, A to Z Printing, Courtyard Marriott, and Moreno Valley Flower Box. The Old Riverside Foundation is a nonprofit, civic organization dedicated to the recognition, appreciation, and preservation of the built environment of Riverside and the Inland Empire.





Update: La Sierra/Collett Project


The Community Development Department has received one response to the Request for Proposals for development of a residential community at 4350 La Sierra Avenue.  The proposal has been reviewed and the developer that submitted the response has been interviewed.  Staff has requested clarification from the developer regarding the proposed financing structure for the proposed development. A response from the respondent is due back to the Community Development Department staff by Friday, May 6th.  City staff expects to bring the results of the request for proposals back to the community in June 2016.





Cardenas Market at La Sierra & Magnolia


The remodeling of the new location for the Cardenas Market is moving along and the store is scheduled to be open by the end of May 2016. Cardenas provides a family friendly environment for families to feel comfortable while shopping for their everyday grocery needs.  This Cardenas Market will create 150-200 new jobs in the area and will bring additional economic resources to our residents. We invite you to visit the store once it opens.





Kaiser Permanente Expands


The Kaiser Permanente Family will be expanding its office space by taking over the former Lazy Boy building on Magnolia Avenue and Park Sierra. Kaiser Permanente opened its medical center in Riverside in 1989. Currently, they provide care for over 426,000 members throughout Riverside County. Over 480 physicians care for our members at 9 medical facilities and at Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center and Moreno Valley Medical Center. Riverside Medical Center is licensed for 226 beds. For more information visit:


Community Events

05/03 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

05/10 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

05/17 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

05/21 Grand Opening of Camp Anza @ 5797 Picker Street (1:00-3:00pm)
05/24 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)