City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The City Council has approved funding for additional street improvements.  This project provides construction of concrete sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curb and gutter on Campbell Avenue from Babb Avenue to Ivanhoe Avenue and from Ellen Street to Picker Street; Babb Avenue from Wells Avenue to Gramercy Place; Probre Place from Coonen Drive to Babb Avenue; and the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Crest Avenue.  Work begun March 3rd and is scheduled for completion at the end of May pending weather.  


Jim Perry 



Literacy Celebration at Arlanza Library


Join our Riverside Public Library for a Special Saturday Storytime at the Arlanza Library on April 8th from 1-4pm with special guest readers Fire Chief Michael Moore, Police Chief Diaz, author Debra Mares and myself (Council Member Jim Perry).  This event is one of our many efforts to promote Literacy in Ward 6- plus don’t miss out on a special performance and free book giveaways!  We hope you and family will join us. Click here to see flyer.


Boards and Commissions


Welcome to our new Board and Commission representatives for Ward 6 Anthony Boules- Library Board; Bill Timmons- Community Police Review Commission; Herman Green- Airport Commission and Natasha Ferguson- Cultural Heritage Board.  We also thank Donna Mitas for the time she served on the Commission on Aging as the Ward 6 representative.

We would also like to share information on the City of Riverside’s Community Police Review Commission (CPRC).  Since April 2000, the CPRC promotes public confidence in the professionalism and accountability of the sworn staff of the Riverside Police Department (RPD):


  • Advise the Mayor and City Council on all police / community relations issues
  • Review and investigate Officer-involved deaths
  • Receive complaints of misconduct against sworn officers of the Riverside Police Department, conduct complaint hearings, and make findings
  • Make policy recommendations to the Riverside Police Department
  • Educate the CPRC and RPD on community concerns


Visit their website ( to learn more about the CPRC, and see how the City of Riverside leads our nation in terms of transparency by publishing all Officer Involved Death investigation cases online.  You can also submit, or download and print a complaint form online, and you can take our CPRC Survey to help us improve the CPRC.



A Day in the Park


Join Councilman John Burnard in Ward 7 for a fun morning at La Sierra Park (T-Ball Field) on Saturday, May 20th, from 9am-12pm. The event, “A Day in the Park” will feature informational booths and fun activities for the whole family. See you there!


Update: Measure Z

As mentioned previously in our newsletters, Measure Z, passed in the November 2016 election, which entailed an increase in Riverside's sales tax and as a result of the passing of the measure, the Budget Engagement Commission was formed. Members of the Budget Engagement Commission will assist in setting funding priorities and there are many needs. However we are asking residents in Ward 6 to voice priority requests directly to the Engagement Commission. We need the commission to understand and listen to recommendations from residents on the west end of the City. This can include additional funding for street repaving, infrastructure and to an increase in public safety in our immediate neighborhoods. We ask that you please take time out of your day to attend the upcoming Budget Engagement Commission meeting to share your opinion with commission members. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Mayors Ceremonial Room at City Hall.  If you are unable to attend, please email the Budget Engagement Commission ( to voice your opinion.




Our bi-annual C.U.R.E. event is taking place Saturday, April 8th from 9am-2pm. During C.U.R.E. events, Riverside residents may drop-off FREE of cost bulky items, such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, mattresses, couches, furniture, electronic waste and tires. This year’s locations on the west end of the City, once again include Bryant Park and Collett Avenue between Golden and Stonewall. The C.U.R.E. program promotes the value of having a clean City, raises consciousness of litter habits and improves overall community pride and involvement.  Keeping our City clean and well-maintained discourages vandalism, graffiti, littering and crime.


El Protector Baseball Clinic


El Protector Baseball ClinicOur Second Annual El Protector Baseball Clinic took place this March 2017 at Bryant Park’s Arlanza Community Center. This event was made possible with the financial assistance of the University of California, Riverside Athletics Department, the Riverside Police Foundation and private donors.  We would like to thank the following organization for their commitment the El Protector programs for over the last 20 years: members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, University of California Riverside Police Department, Corona Police Department, California Highway Patrol and the Riverside Police Department.  Their vision to come together through various community projects to provide underprivileged and/or at risk children with the opportunity to improve their outlook on the future has had a tremendous impact on our youth and our neighborhoods.


Community Events

04/04 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

04/06 Riv. Co. Victims’ Right Vigil @ Riv. Co. Historic Court House (7pm)

04/06 Budget Engagement Commission @ Riverside City Hall-Council Chambers (7pm)

04/08 Literacy Celebration @ Arlanza Library (1pm-4pm)

04/11 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)


04/18 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

04/22 Riverside’s Tamale Festival presented by the SpanishTown Heritage Foundation

04/25 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

05/20 A Day in the Park @ La Sierra Park (9am-12pm)