City of Riverside Ward 6 Update

Jim Perry

Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The City of Riverside invites residents to participate in the development of the next Two-Year Budget.  We will be hosting a Community Budget Workshop for Ward 6 on February 15th at 6pm.  The workshop will be held at the La Sierra Senior Center. Residents may also provide input by attending one of the various public meetings being held by the Budget Engagement Commission or City Council.  In addition, as part of the upcoming budget process for fiscal years 2018-2020, the Finance Department will keep a list of questions asked by the City Council and community on the City’s website at  Visit the site often as we will update this useful tool, each week.  


Jim Perry 

City Manager’s Biennial Report


The City Manager’s Biennial Report focuses on accomplishments during the last two calendar years and establishes a framework for the next two-year budget (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020).  This report highlights the City’s most significant accomplishments from 2016 and 2017.  In addition, it offers a complete schedule of budget meetings and ways to provide input. Click here for more details and to view the report.


Housing First Plan and Workshop


The City Manager’s Office of Homeless Solutions and the Community & Economic Development Department's Neighborhood Engagement Division invite you to the “Housing First Draft Plan” Workshop taking place on February 3rd at 10:00am.  The workshop will take place at the La Sierra Senior Center (5215 La Sierra Avenue, Riverside). Additional workshops are scheduled for residents who were unable to attend the past Housing First Community Meetings. The following workshops have been added in order to provide information and to allow for additional community input: 


  • Saturday, February 3rd, 10am - 12pm, La Sierra Senior Center, 5215 La Sierra Ave.
  • Saturday, February 10th, 9am - 11am, Joyce Jackson Community Center, 5505 Dewey Ave.


If you have any questions regarding the Workshops, please feel free to contact Yvette Sennewald at (951)826-5168 or


The Office of Homeless Solutions has released a DRAFT Housing First Plan for residents to review.  Click here to review the DRAFT Housing First Plan or visit  As a result of community input, the Public Comment Period for the Housing First Strategy has been EXTENDED to February 12th.  If you would like to submit comments on the DRAFT Housing First Plan, please email


Board and Commissions


We are currently accepting applications from Ward 6 residents who have interest in volunteering to serve on Boards and Commissions that help shape policies and practices at City Hall.  Riverside Board Members and Commissioners 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 are asked to 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:


  • Commission on Disabilities
  • Board of Library Trustees
  • Mayor's Commission on Aging
  • Park and Recreation Commission
  • Board of Transportation
  • Planning Commission


Congratulations to Jeanette Hernandez, who is the new Ward 6 representative on the Public Utilities Board.


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


Ward 6 Infrastructure


Street paving is currently taking place on Wells Avenue and within the neighborhoods near La Sierra Avenue and Indiana Avenue. Multiple street maintenance projects will continue throughout the ward within the next 2 years. These projects are primarily funded through Measure Z funds and the California Gas Tax. Additionally, in the near future sidewalks and new streetlights will be installed on Kent, Ivanhoe, sections of Challen between Philbin and Wells plus sections of Babb between Gramercy and Philbin. Also in the coming days a new storm drain will be installed on Cochran between Jones and Skofstad. 


Community Events

02/03 Housing First Workshop @ La Sierra Senior Center (10:00am)

02/06 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

02/13 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

02/15 Community Budget Workshop @ La Sierra Senior Center (6pm)

02/20 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)

02/27 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:15pm)