City of Riverside Ward 6 Update


Jim Perry
City Council Member - Ward 6

A Message From Your Council Member… 

The Home Front at Camp Anza Groundbreaking Event is finally here! Please come and support this project located at 5797 Picker Street on November 15th at 10am. This is a historical community event. We hope that it is the biggest and most memorable event this neighborhood has seen since the inception of the officers’ club. Home Front at Camp Anza is a new affordable community of 30 homes for Riverside veterans and their families.  Located on the former site of Camp Anza, a key West Coast WWII Army training camp, the development will also include the rehabilitation of an historic officers’ club that will serve as the on-site community center for residents. This project is expected to be complete in the year 2017.

Jim Perry 


Got Roots? 


Residents can call 951-826-5311 or 311 to get assistance with problems due to City trees. The Call Center will log your concern and direct it to the appropriate staff to address.  In cases with active issues such as sewage back up or broken water lines where City tree roots may be causing the problem; a City crew or contract personnel will be dispatched to investigate the issue the same day. Then if the City tree roots are determined to have caused the issue; repairs will be made to remediate the problem. 


Residents with concerns about City tree roots in a lateral line without an active current sewage backup or waterline leak should contact staff from the 311 Call Center to request a claim form to be mailed.  Once the claim form is completed by the resident and submitted; then the City will conduct an investigation. Concerns about City tree roots causing damage to private property such as a driveway, walkway, or planters- call the 311 Call Center and request a claim form to be mailed to you.  Once the claim form is completed by the resident and submitted; then the City will conduct an investigation. 


After-hours?  Residents should still contact 311. The City has an after-hours answering service who will handle the call. In an emergency situation they will contact RPD dispatch and notify the sewer on-call who will start an investigation into the cause of the problem. During a non-emergency the answering service will notify the Public Works Dept. and 311 staff will follow-up the next business day.  


Election Time  


Remember to vote November 4th! Residents in Ward 6 will have a full ballot this election. Be sure to exercise your voice, by voting. Encourage your neighbors, family and friends to visit the polls on Tuesday, November 4th.


Give Big Riverside


Give BIG Riverside County is a 24-hour online giving campaign on November 13th that allows you to give to your favorite charitable cause(s) in Riverside County. From 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on 11.13.14, supporters of Riverside County nonprofits can go online, connect with causes they care about and make a donation. We ask that this year you would consider donating towards programs for Home Front at Camp Anza. The nonprofit team that is developing Home Front at Camp Anza is participating in this year’s Give Big Riverside on November 13th. They have secured a $5,000 matching grant to help them get toward their goal of raising $10,000 for services for veterans. If you are interested in learning more, making a donation, or sharing information about this effort with your friends, log on to


Life in Riverside


Explore the latest web link for the City of Riverside. This page provides a wide array of resources relevant to those living and working in Riverside.  Find out more about the following topics:

-City Services                          -Education                                           -Get Involved

-Sports & Recreation               -Find Your Neighborhood                    -Shop Riverside

-Stay Connected                      -Getting Around                                  -Youth Resources       

-Riverside Maps                       -Things To Do                                     -Real Estate

-Museums                               -Hospitals & Health Centers                -Senior Resources & Services


Unemployment and Jobs


The unemployment rate for the City decreased (0.6%) over the last month to 8.7%.  The unemployment rate for the County also decreased (0.6%) to 8.6% as did the MSA’s unemployment (0.5%) to 8.2%.  This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 6.9% for the State and 5.7% for the nation during the same reporting period; this represents a decrease of 0.5% for the state and 0.6% for the nation, when compared to August 2014.


Between September 2013 and September 2014, the Inland Empire region added 29,900 jobs.  During this same time period, agricultural employment increased by 100 jobs. Between August 2014 and September 2014, total nonfarm employment increased by 4,200 jobs for 1,258,300 total jobs in the two-county region.  Agricultural employment grew by 500 jobs.

Get Healthy
Thank you to Frances Beltran, from the Riverside Community Health Foundation, for allowing us to attend her Zumba class this month. Classes are offered at the La Sierra Community Center Mondays & Wednesdays at 5pm. I hope to see you there next time I participate! Get Healthy Zumba Class

Community Events

11/04 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (3:00pm)

11/05 Fundraiser Riverside School of the Arts @ Cesar Chavez Comm. Center/2060 University Ave. (6pm)

11/11 Observance of Veterans Day @ Arlington National Cemetery/22495 Van Buren Blvd. (11:00am)

11/13 Give Big Riverside @ (12:00am-11:59pm)

11/15 Home Front at Camp Anza Groundbreaking @ 5797 Picker Street (10:00am)

11/18 City Council @ Council Chambers/3900 Main St. (6:30pm)

11/20 Riverside Reads 2014 @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium/ 3485 Mission Inn Avenue (6:00pm)

11/27 Enjoy Thanksgiving!