City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

We have had many improvements in our parks during the last year and we hope to continue investing in keeping these open spaces clean, well-maintained and accessible.  Currently, Bryant Park’s playground is in preparation for its surface replacement.  The playground is expected to be closed for the next 6-8 weeks, but will re-open with brand new and safe resurfaced flooring funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  This is one of the many projects we selected for our annual Community Development Block Grant Program.  Future parks selected include Myra Linn and El Dorado.  We look forward to having our residents enjoy these improvements.

Jim Perry 


Welcome and Thank You


We welcome our new Riverside Ward 6 business Harbor Freight Tools.  They will be occupying the former Roller City 2001 location on Magnolia Avenue.  We want to thank Richard “Dicky” and Donna Chado for their many years of roller skating services, which created great memories for many in the Riverside community. The Harbor Freight Tools Company opened in 1977 and started as a small family-owned business.  They made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at a low price. According to their team, for over 35 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 7,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.



Nominations for Most Remarkable Teens


The Riverside Youth Council needs your help identifying the most remarkable teens in our community.  We know Riverside has many extraordinary young people making a difference in our neighborhoods; this is our time to give them the recognition they deserve. The teen may excel in one or a combination of these areas:  academics, visual & performing arts, athletics, community involvement, leadership, courage to overcome, or any other remarkable act.  Nominees must be in grades 8 to 12 and live in the City of Riverside.  The top 25 nominees will be recognized at a Riverside City Council Meeting in April 2017.  Nominations will be accepted only through the online nomination form located at  The deadline to submit an online nomination is Sunday, March 12, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact Officer Ryan Railsback at


Free Tax Preparation in Ward 6

Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes will be hosting two FREE tax assistance workshops near the west end of Riverside. Many families routinely turn to accountants and tax preparers for help when filing their federal and state taxes. This can be costly. Please attend one of the free tax assistance services and learn about California’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) which could put money back in your pocket.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Arlanza Library

8267 Philbin Ave. Riverside, CA 92503


Friday, April 7, 2017

Corona-Norco Unified School District Parent Center

152 East 6th Street

Corona, CA  92879

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Appointments are not necessary but preferred for faster service. Please call the office for more details at (951) 371-6860. Visit for information on what to bring and a full list of dates and locations of other workshops.



Walk to End Homelessness


The 2017 Walk to End Homelessness will be taking place at Fairmount Park on Saturday, April 8th from 7am-12pm (Rain or Shine). Our Annual Walk to End Homelessness draws over 300 participants every year. By participating in the walk you will be supporting the City of Riverside and the Riverside Ending Homelessness Fund to provide opportunities to for families, individuals and youth to transition out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.  To register or learn more, click here.


Arlanza Improvements 

Minor street improvements have been made to Rutland Avenue and Cypress Avenue to help alleviate traffic congestion taking place in front of Arlanza Elementary School.  We appreciate your patience as drivers adjust to the modifications and hope this will improve the traffic flow. Arlanza Improvements

Community Events

03/14 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

03/15 Arizona Middle School Health Fair/ 11045 Arizona Ave (5:30pm-7pm)

03/21 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

03/25 Riverside Judo Club Contest of Courage @Ramona High School (10am-1pm)

03/25 El Protector Baseball Clinic @Bryant Park/ 7950 Philbin (8am)