Category Archives: City Of Our Dreams

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Community Engagement Framework

We face new challenges and changing circumstances. Being part of the solution is critical if we’re to say we’re creating the neighborhoods and city of our dreams. Check out what we’ve come up with below. We’ve been advocating for city staff to adopt these engagement frames.

Maybe if we had these in place we wouldn’t be getting warehouses 50 feet from our back yards or toxic superfund sites like the Ag Park.

Community Outreach Framework

UNA Meeting Agenda June 2017

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday

1. Welcome – Introductions                                                                              5 min.

2.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                            10 min. 

3. Santa Ana Bike Ride & Festival Jacqueline Rodriguez                           10 min

4. UNET Report                                                                                                 10 min.   

5. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                                10 min.

6. Next Steps: __??                                                                                           45 min.

7.   Next Meeting: Thursday, July13 th, 2017      

8.   Northside Specific Plan Meetings  June 7, 10, 12th.                                                                        

Thank you for creating the neighborhood of your dreams.

Riverside Housing Element Update Project Notice

Riverside MapThe City of Riverside is preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Housing Element Update Project.

Increased density changes are proposed along Magnolia Ave (14 sites), University Ave (6 sites), areas not in a specific plan (8 sites) and (41 sites) are proposed for R-3-1500 to R-4 multi family. In total, 395 acres and 303 parcels are in play.

Public comments close May 11th. A scoping session is slated for Monday May 8th in the Mayor’s Ceremonial Room 7th Floor.

Here’s a link to the relevant changes and maps:

notice of preparation of a draft environmental impact report

April 2017 Meeting Agenda

Meet Your Neighbors Here Yard Sign

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday

2. John Russo – City Manager                                                                         20 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                            10 min. 

4. UNET Report                                                                                                 10 min.   

5.  Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                               10 min.

6.  Council Candidate Jon Harris                                                                    10 min.

7.  Council Candidate Kevin Dawson                                                             10 min.

Next Steps: __??

6.  Next Meeting: Thursday, May 11th, 2017  

Thank you for creating the neighborhood of your dreams.

March 2017 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

1.  Welcome – Introductions                                                                              5 min.

2.  Council Update                                                                                            15 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                            10 min. 

4. UNET Report                                                                                                 10 min.   

5.  New/Old Business                                                                                       45 min.

2017 Projects

More Efficient Meetings

City Manager Presentation April Meeting

CDBG Funds For Local Food Development

6.  Next Meeting: Thursday, April 13th, 2017