City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The closing of 2016 is fast approaching, so we would like to invite the community to celebrate the holidays with an event in Ward 6. The Spanish Town Heritage Foundation and the Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department are once again working with us to bring Las Posadas (a Winter holiday celebration) to the west end of Riverside. This FREE community event will feature various resource booths, warm hot chocolate, treats, piñatas and a jumper for the kids. The event will take place this Saturday, December 17th from 4pm-6pm, RAIN or SHINE at Bryant Park/Arlanza Community Center. Click here to view the flyer. We look forward to seeing you.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Jim Perry 

Literacy Tutor


Read to Succeed-Learn to read and write or improve your skills with a tutor by the Riverside Public Library and in partnership with Friends of the Library.  The mission of California Library Literacy Services is to enable Californians of all ages to reach their literacy goals and use library services effectively. Tutors and learners meet at any of the eight Riverside Public Library locations. You or your child can meet with tutors weekly at a time that fits your schedule.   


The Riverside Public Library is also looking for tutors to help with the program.  Individuals interested in tutoring are asked to a commitment of 4 months, 90 minutes each week is the minimum time requirement. You may choose your library. Completion of a high school diploma, good command of the English language.  Participation in tutor orientation and round tables. Tutors are trained to focus on learner centered literacy instruction through a Roles and Goals curriculum. Once trained, you will be provided with materials that are appropriate for your learner. There is monthly paperwork required under the terms of our grant.  If you are interested in being tutored or in volunteering to tutor call 951-826-2238 or email


City Sponsorships


The City of Riverside funds or in-kind services for the purpose of supporting local festivals, special events, community projects or programs.

If you are a non-profit organization with a Riverside outreach event scheduled (or you think you MIGHT schedule one) in 2017, from July 1 – December 31, you may want to apply for a City of Riverside sponsorship.  Sponsorship of funds or in-kind will be considered for special events, community projects or programs designed to accomplish one or more of the following goals and objectives with 51% of the participants from outside of the sponsoring organization:

  • Promote the City of Riverside as a desirable place to live, visit and do business.
  • Promote the City of Riverside as a visitor destination and/or bring tourism-associated revenue to the City.
  • Enhance the quality of life and well-being of the citizenry.
  • Advance the City’s commitment to and pride in being a multicultural community.
  • Encourage the development of neighborhood identity and pride.
  • Promote cultural and artistic awareness among the citizenry.


The granting of City funds or in-kind support is evaluated according to the effectiveness and impact the particular special event, community project or program has on the community-at-large. Special attention is paid to sponsorships that promote the attractiveness of the City as a place to visit and/or live, celebrate the heritage of the City and its environs, and/or enrich the character and quality of life of its citizens.

Although the City makes a concerted attempt to limit the amount of General Fund monies expended toward such sponsorship activity, the City recognizes that sponsorships play an important role in supporting our community, as well as to promote the tourism and economic development efforts of the City. The application deadline is January 31, 2017 at 4 pm.  It can be accesses by clicking here. Please email your application to ( and to


Shop Local


The Galleria at Tyler’s mission is to own and operate best-in-class retail properties that provide an outstanding environment and experience for the community, retailers, employees, consumers and stakeholders.  General Growth Properties, the owners of the Galleria, have just launched a Parking App in time for the holidays to make shopping easier.  This new tool to give shoppers visibility to parking availability using historical real-time data to predict parking accessibility. Download the GGP App on your IPhone iOS or Android device today.  Select the mall location as Galleria at Tyler and choose the parking option to view availability, then begin Shopping Local.