City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the City of Riverside is very lucky to have two organizations that are teaming up to raise awareness of the diseases through annual action campaigns. These days most people are aware of breast cancer, but many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages.  The Pink on Parade by the Riverside Community Health Foundation and the Riverside Female Judo Tournament by the Riverside Youth Judo Club are encouraging others to educate one another on early detection of breast cancer. 


The Pink on Parade, Riverside’s walk against breast cancer will take place on October 15th from 7:30am-12:00pm at Ryan Bonaminio Park! For more information or to register visit the Pink on Parade website Last year’s walk raised over $45,000 for The Pink Ribbon Place. 100% of the proceeds went directly into the center’s diagnostics program which provides free ultrasounds, mammograms, and diagnostic services to uninsured men and women under the age of 40 with breast health concerns. 


On the same day, October 15th, the Riverside Youth Judo Club in partnership with the Police Activities League will be hosting a sanctioned regional Breast Cancer Charity Judo Tournament for all Female Judo Competitors at Ramona High School in Riverside. 100% of the funds raised at the judo event will be donated to The Pink Ribbon Place to help those affected by Breast and Ovarian Cancer.  If you would like to learn more about the Riverside Youth Judo Club visit


Applications to sign-up for the RYJC Female Tournament, click here:  


Jim Perry 

Boards and Commissions


The City of Riverside is accepting applications from residents who want to serve on Boards and Commissions that help shape policies and practices at City Hall.

Riverside Boards and Commissions offer advice and guidance on important policy decisions for the city which affect daily life in the city. Such issues include General Plan updates, building design, signs, parks, recreation, trees, streets, traffic regulations and public utilities.

Members serve four-year terms and are eligible for consideration for reappointment for an additional four-year term. Applications are being accepted now for the following openings:


  • Airport Commission
  • Cultural Heritage Board
  • Commission on Disabilities
  • Board of Library Trustees
  • Mayor's Commission on Aging
  • Park and Recreation Commission
  • Board of Public Utilities


For more information and applications for each of the Boards and Commissions, visit or visit the City Clerk’s Office on the 7th floor of City Hall, 3900 Main Street.


C.U.R.E. Large Trash/Bulk Items


Reminder that the C.U.R.E. campaign will be hosting a bulky item and electronic waste collection event at Bryant Park on October 15th, from 9am-2pm for items too large to fit into residential trash containers. Residents need to show their utility bill in order to dispose of their bulky trash and yard waste for free.  All items are collected free of charge for City residents.  Help us keep our city clean and well-maintained.  Below are additional locations for the CURE Bulky Items Event on October 15th from 9am-2pm:


  • Riverside Municipal Airport
  • Bordwell Park
  • Bryant Park
  • Grove Community Church Parking Lot
  • Collett Ave. between Golden Ave. and Stonewell Dr.


CDBG Meeting


Our annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) meeting will be held on October 19th at 6pm, Arlanza Community Center (8267 Philbin Avenue). Help us shape the future of community development projects geared towards the needs of low and moderate- income neighborhoods.  The CDBG program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. This is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that works to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities.  For more information contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (951) 826-5649 or visit


Measure Z


The Measure Z meeting on the west end of the city will take place on October 20th at 6pm, Arlanza Community Center (7950 Philbin Avenue). Measure Z establishes a one-cent Transaction and Use Tax with revenues going directly to the City of Riverside. Measure Z will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot and would pay for critical unfunded City programs and services, such as public safety, prevention of homelessness, road maintenance and tree trimming, recreation and parks, and more.  Click here for Frequent Asked Question sheet.  For more information on Measure Z, visit or call 951-826-5557. 


College and Career Fair


The 12th Annual Riverside College & Career Fair, hosted by the Riverside Greater Chamber of Commerce and presented by Bank of America will take place October 6th from 4pm-8pm, Galleria at Tyler. This event gives thousands of students a one-stop access to future career and educational opportunities. Over 150 booths will host representatives from numerous public and private colleges, universities, and local businesses. The event is FREE and open to all interested students.


Halloween Fun


Bring your little ones to Bryant Park for an evening of Halloween Fun! Featuring special trick-or-treat stations, inflatables, snacks, carnival games and activities.  Admission is FREE on October 31st from 5pm-8pm. 


Seniors can get an early start on Halloween by attending an evening of dancing at Parkview Community Hospital.  They will be holding a Senior Appreciation Dance with a Halloween theme on October 21st from 5:30pm-9:30pm, Founders Center (3865 Jackson Street). To reserve a dancing ticket or for more information call (951) 352-5355.


Fire Prevention Month


October is Fire Prevention Month and in honor of raising awareness, the Riverside Fire Department will be opening up its stations door.  Residents and their families can visit all 14 Fire Stations on October 8th from 10am-4pm.  The Fire Open Houses will consist of station tours, meeting the fire crew, learning safety tips and attendees will be offered light refreshments.  Be sure to stop by your neighborhood Fire Station on October 8th.



15th Anniversary of 9/11

Thank you to the residents and volunteers that participated in our festivities for 9/11.  This festivities for 9/11September 11th marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and our Riverside 9/11 Citywide Day of Service Committee took on the challenge for our Riverside residents to come together to thank our First Responders.  We served over 450 meals to first responders, which included fire, police, sheriff, 9-1-1 ambulance personnel and even retired U.S. Veterans.  We had clean-ups take place throughout the city in honor of the Ground Zero team.  The American Red Cross installed smoke alarms for seniors in our community and partnered with LifeStream and the American Red Crossthe Riverside Community Hospital to demonstrate CPR to our residents.  LifeStream and the American Red Cross collected blood donations throughout the day.  88iMPACT along with AT&T raised funds to donate to our local Riverside Fire and Police Associations.  Our schools, Alvord Unified, Riverside Unified and La Sierra University shared the talent of their bright and shining students with us through the day with inspiring musical performances.




Community Events

10/04 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/07 Arlanza Boxing Club Show @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (7pm)
10/08 Riverside Fire Stations Open House @ various (10am-4pm)
10/11 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/15 Pink on Parade @ Ryan Bonaminio/ 5000 Tequesquite Ave (7:30am)
10/15 RYJC Female Tournament @ Ramona High School/ 7675 Magnolia Avenue (10am)
10/15 CURE Bulk Program @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (9am-2pm)
10/18 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/19 CDBG Meeting @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (6pm)
10/20 Measure Z Community Meeting @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (6pm)
10/21 Halloween Senior Dance @ Parkview Community Hositpal/ 3865 Jackson Street (5:30pm-9:30pm)
10/25 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)
10/31 Halloween Carnival @ Bryant Park/7950 Philbin Avenue (5pm-8pm)