Ward 1 - March Update

Ward 1 Update - March

3 Councilwomen, Mayor, City Clerk, and City Attorney stand outside of City Hall

Dear neighbors,

Happy Women's History Month! I am proud to serve on the dais alongside these five inspiring women. Pictured to the left: City Attorney Phaedra Norton, Councilwoman Gaby Plascensia, Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson, me, City Clerk Donesia Gause, and Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes. We stand on the shoulders of many women who have paved the way, and I look forward to celebrating their contributions this month. 

Here's to the women in Ward 1 and around our city,




As advertised on my social media, join me for my office hours TONIGHT, March 20th at 5:45 PM. Stay afterwards to join in on the Downtown Area Neighborhood Alliance meeting. 

$2.4 Million invested in Wood Streets, Jurupa, and Grand infrastructure

The Public Works team is hard at work to improve the sewer system in the Woods Streets, Jurupa, and Grand neighborhoods. This $2.4 million project is four years in the making and an important part of the Public Works' Sewer Master Plan.

The work includes replacing and upsizing sewer main lines, installing more sewer pipes, replacing broken wastewater lines linked to homes, and constructing additional manholes and sewer clean-outs along Palm Avenue and Rubidoux Avenue.

During construction, roadway closures will take place; however, residents will still have access to their homes at all times. Work on Rubidoux Avenue has already been completed, and the team will soon move onto Palm Avenue. The majority of the project should be completed by the end of April 2023.

More improvements are to come this fall for the following streets:

Tower Rd. from Jarvis St to Beverly Ct,
Tower Rd from Brentwood Ave to Charlotte Wy,
Brentwood Ave from Edgewood Pl to Palm Ave,
Rosewood Pl from Palm Ave to Brockton Ave,
Oakwood Pl from Palm Ave to Brockton Ave, and
Linwood Pl from 4265 Linwood Pl to Brockton Ave. 

Reach out to Thuy Nguyen 951-826-5706 or Kevin Goodwin at (951) 351-6420 if you have any questions. 

Ward 1 Trails and Trees

Councilmember Edwards at Mt. Rubidoux 9th St. Entrance

Councilmember Edwards voted in favor of $1.4 million in improvements along the Mount Rubidoux Trail that will make the mountain safer for hikers year-round (and make it possible to put fireworks back on top of the mountain this 4th of July.)

Get ready for sunny days ahead with a free tree through the City's Shade Tree Rebate Program

Speaking of trees, check out this Land Use Committee Report on our Urban Forestry Policy from January 9th to learn how Riverside is taking care of trees around the city.

Still dreaming of the outdoors? Scroll down to find events where you can connect with gardening experts (Grow Riverside) and outdoor aficionados (Wild and Scenic Film and Eco Fest) in the Riverside community.  

Inclusionary Housing Workshop at City Council

Blue image of house

City Council is discussing Inclusionary Housing during a workshop in April. Riverside's Housing and Homelessness Committee (chaired by Councilmember Edwards) has done a deep-dive into Inclusionary Housing over the last year. Refresh your memory by reviewing articles in previous newsletters here and here. You can also check out this video from Healthcare Triage that explains the pros and cons of inclusionary housing, and this article from Shelterforce.org that offers tips for Inclusionary Housing success. 

Raincross District's Grand Opening

Raincross District Grand opening on March 31st from 4-9 at 3583 Market St.

End Women's History Month by celebrating the grand opening of Latina-owned marketplace and wellness studio, Raincross District. Ward 1 Resident and store owner, Ana Brown, invites you to the festivities on March 31st from 4-9PM at 3583 Market St. Hope to see you there. 

Coming to the Dais


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

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Click Here for more information about the Upcoming RPU Irrigation Troubleshooting Workshop on March 25, 2023
Grow Riverside Conference - March 30-31
Riverside Art Market on April 1st