Ward 1 - September Update

Ward 1 Update

Ward 1 Office Across Community
CM Edwards and Councilmembers Jacque Casillas (Corona) and Denise Davis (Redlands) at the League of California Cities Conference
Councilmember Edwards Headshot

Dear Neighbors,

The last month has been full of opportunities to meet, play, and make our community a better place. Highlights include: planting at Fairmount Park with Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful, honoring workers with the Inland Empire Labor Council on Labor Day, celebrating Pride in the heart of downtown, taking a golf cart tour of King Arthur Estates, and attending the League of Cities conference.  

Coming up, don't miss my September Office Hours at Hotz Kitchen (for business owners and residents), clink the nifty interactive tools below to redesign our parking budget (yes! So cool!) and to draw maps for our redistricting process. Find out how to attend the first World Rivers Day celebration, and sign up to clean the river trail with your neighbors. I'll see you at our new Downtown businesses and at National Night Out, and I look forward to seeing your selfies with the new banners on Orange and Columbia

In service,


World River's Day - 9 to 1 on 9/24 starting at Ryan Bonaminio Park

It's a Balancing Act (Literally)

Balancing Act

How do we balance the Parking Fund and ensure a thriving Downtown? You tell us! This interactive tool (called Balancing Act) lets you plug in the variables and see the real-time impacts on the budget. Submit your ideas today. 

Then check out the Community Engagement timeline for more information on how to have your voice heard. 

A New Look for the Northside

Councilmember Edwards stands in front of vibrant signs with the Northside branding sign on Orange and Columbia
Construction workers use a fork lift to cut and remove old concrete, marking the beginning of the Salmon River Repaving Project

Learn more about plans for the Northside here. (And go see the new banners on Orange and Columbia. They are beautiful.)

Also, the Salmon River Repaving project has officially begun with an estimated time of completion by January 2023. 

Contact the contractor’s superintendent, John Garcia, at (951) 500-5552 if you have any questions. 

Coming to the Dais

*For meeting information, videos, agendas, and e-comment submissions, visit us here.

Reshaping Riverside's Future

Digital mapping tool for redistricting lets users draw their community of interest
Reshape Riverside Meetings and Dates

The redistricting process asks us: what makes our communities unique, and what wards should they belong to? Tap into your inner artist and draw a map of your own to answer these questions. Explore tools that let you get a bird's eye view of existing neighborhoods, demographics, and more. 

Learn more about how redistricting works at any upcoming meetings. The maps you make and thoughts you share will help us Reshape Riverside. 

Office Hours at Hotz Kitchen on September 28th at 6 PM
Riverside Music and Arts Festival
KRCB River Bottom Clean Up October 1st 8 AM - Click to Register
Let's Explore Riverside Together! October 1st, 9 AM-2 PM for free - register by clicking on image
National Night Out across neighborhoods in Ward 1 on October 4th

Don't Miss Out: National Night Out In Ward 1

4364 Brentwood Ave.

3465 Ramona Dr.

1560 Massachusetts Ave. 


Don't miss the vegan cheese plate

Dumplings and a scrumptious cheese plate at The Roots

The Roots is now open in Downtown Riverside, offering diverse and delicious vegan fare.  Downtown's newest eatery can be found at 3770 12th St.