City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

“Literacy is one of the greatest gifts a child could receive.” Jen Selinsky

We are excited to announce that this August we are partnering with the Spanish Town Heritage Foundation and our Parks, Recreation and City Services Department to bring Riverside-Ward 6 “Books con Amigos” Books with Friends.  This is a Bilingual Literacy Event created specifically for children living in the surrounding communities of Arlanza and La Sierra. Join us August 6, 2016 from 9am to 1pm and is intended to promote reading for children and families in the area.  We are working on securing local Authors to do LIVE book readings throughout the event.  “Books con Amigos” has been well received by many sponsors and partners that have committed to bringing books in various languages to give away to children that day!  We also have an organization that will be conducting FREE eye exams on-site.  In addition, Alvord Unified Child Nutrition Services will be assisting parents with their Free and Reduced Meal Applications for the new school year.  Mark your calendar and visit our booths that day to enter into our Backpack Opportunity Drawings that will be held throughout the event!

Jim Perry 

4th of July Fireworks Show


We are pleased to announce that our 4th of July Firework Celebration will be taking place as scheduled at La Sierra Park. The annual 4th of July fireworks show at La Sierra Park had been previously recommended for cancellation this year due to budget constraints. In an effort to preserve the show, myself and Council Member Burnard offered to donate money from our respective council budgets to make up roughly half of the $28,000 cost of the show. City staff was able to find funds for the other half of the required amount.


“The La Sierra fireworks show is a great family event, and its value greatly outstrips the cost of producing the show. I’m pleased that we are going to continue providing this opportunity for our community to gather together on our nation’s birthday.”

-Council Member Jim Perry                            


Note: The City of Riverside Supports Fourth of July Celebrations with Caution - Residents Urged to Celebrate Safely.  The City of Riverside Fire Department welcomes this upcoming Fourth of July by encouraging safe celebrations and reminding residents that all fireworks are illegal in the City of Riverside. The Fourth of July is a day for celebration, but not at the expense of safety.  Residents are encouraged to attend the City's 4th of July Spectacular Aerial Fireworks Shows at La Sierra Park or Mt. Rubidoux.


25¢ RTA Bus Rides


The RTA is offering all students, grades 1 through 12, 25-cent fares aboard any bus. Just flash your student ID and ride for a quarter to the movies, the mall, summer job —anywhere they have routes, anytime they operate. The new RTA buses have comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi service and USB ports in most buses, there’s never been a better time to ride the bus. Students will be able to ride the RTA bus ALL summer long for only 25¢! Visit RTA site for more information:


Miles of Smiles


Miles of Smiles will be conducting a dental clinic at the Arlanza Library on July 25th from 1:30-3pm.  This dental cleaning and services will be provided to children FREE. The Miles of Smiles program was developed with the goal of helping young children have a positive experience on their first dental visit. Their objective is to reduce cavities among young children through early screenings and to change the perception of oral health into a vital part of overall well-being of children. For more information contact 951-353-2944.


Fit For You


The City of Riverside and Champions for Change are co-hosting a FREE 6 week health and fitness programs at Bryant Park.  The classes are designed for anyone ages 10 and up, but hurry registration is limited to 30 participants.  The program will teach participants new exercises to do at home and provide free resources on the basics of healthy eating. Nutrition classes will be held every Monday (7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 and 8/15) from 1pm-2pm. Fitness classes will be held every Wednesday (7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10 and 8/17 from 1pm-2pm. All classes will be located at the Arlanza Community Center/Bryant Park (7950 Philbin Avenue)


RV User Dump Station


The City of Riverside Water Quality Control Plant currently offers residents to dump RV waste FREE of charge at their Public Dump Station located at 5950 Acorn St, Riverside, CA 92504.  Note the following rules apply:

  • Only dump at the authorized location within the Riverside’s Water Quality Control Plant. Never dump on the street or ground.
  • Dump domestic waste only from your Recreational Vehicle Wastewater Tanks.
  • This service may not be used by port-a-potty pumping companies.
  • Notify City Staff of any problems you encounter.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm and Weekends 12pm-4pm (Closed Holidays); for more information contact: 951-351-6280


Movie at the Park
Our Movie at the Park in June at Myra Linn Park was very successful.  We had over 200 residents attend that evening.  In addition to the special movie feature, attendees enjoyed FREE of charge various musical performances, Zumba workout, games, inflatable jumpers and popcorn. Thank you to all the residents that came out. Moviepark1 Moviepark2 dis
Moviepark3 Moviepark4


Community Events

07/04 4th of July Fireworks @ La Sierra Park (9pm?)
07/11 Fit For You- Health & Fitness Starts @ Bryant Park (1:00pm-2:00pm)
07/12 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)
07/25 Miles of Smiles Arlanza Library (1:30pm-3pm)
07/26 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
08/06 Books Con Amigos @ Bryant Park/ (9am-1pm)