Category Archives: Democarcy

January 2020 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2. School Bonds                                                                    40   min.

Jason Hunter

3. UCR Update                                                                        20 min.

Jeff Kraus

4.  UCR Parking Garage                                                     15 min.

5.    Bank Account                                                                  15 min.

6.   Small Sparks Mt Vernon Median Makeover    5 min.

7.   Future Topics

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

City Master Meeting Calendar

UNA Demographics

Next Meeting: February 13, 2020

October 2019 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2. Love Riverside Oct 12, 2019                                   15 min.

Big Springs Medians TLC

3. Watkins Trash Clean Up Event                              15 min.

Sat Oct 26   8:30am

Meet at Piccacho and Watkins

4.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

5.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

Long Range Development Plan

6.  RUSD STEM                                                                    15 min.

7.  Neighborhood Snapshot

UNA Demographics

8 Upcoming ??

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

City Master Meeting Calendar

Next Meeting: November 14 , 2019

September 2019 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2. Mosquitos and Vector Control                              15 min.

Eric

2.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

3.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

Long Range Development Plan

4.  Meet Your Neighbors Event                                  15 min.

5.  Neighborhood Snapshot

UNA Demographics

6. Love Riverside Oct 12, 2019

Project Ideas

7. Upcoming

Grow Riverside Conference

Green Summit

LoveRiverside Day 2019

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

City Master Meeting Calendar

Next Meeting: October 10, 2019

Tonight Special Teach In Meeting On RTRP

RTRP Route Map

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

RTRP Riverside Transmission Reliability Project Teach In

Please join us to learn more about the RTRP which includes erecting 100’+ towers along the Santa Ana River viewshed.

We have a panel of experts to explain, answer questions and formulate next steps to help our Utilities Department understand the Public’s interest in how our Utilities Department stewards our natural assets and future proofs our utility rates.

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2.  RTRP Teach In Panel Discussion

We are fortunate to have a panel well versed in this project which is nearing a final approval from the California Public Utilities Commission.

Susan Bowen

Brian Berkson, Mayor Jurupa Valley

Councilman Chris Barajas, Jurupa Valley

Divonne Pitruzello

3. Announcements

4. Next Meeting: Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Tell your neighbors. It’s time to get informed before it’s too late to save our Santa Ana view shed

Find what’s up and what you can do.

Sign the Petition!

Related Info:

What caused the Thomas Fire? It was one of the largest wildfires in California history

Riverside’s Measure C The People’s Will About Our Natural Land Based Assets

 

Overhead Power Lines Along Santa Ana Forum June 13

RTRP Overhead Lines Along Santa Ana
The Riverside Transmission Reliability Project will destroy the viewshed of Riverside and the surrounding communities forever. This is being promoted by our public utility department. It’s unwise and unnecessary. Find out why at a special Teach In at the next UNA meeting – June 13, 2019.

We’ll have

 Mayor Brian Berkson/Jurupa Valley
 Councilman Chris Barajas/Jurupa Valley
 Norco Representative Susan Bowen
 Devonne Pitruzzello
to explain why undergrounding is better for all communities and what you can do to make sure that happens. Tell your neighbors.  Mark the date. 3 weeks and counting.

 Save The Date  June 13, 2019

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   Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for
the UNA neighborhood meeting.
Watch for the signs throughout
the neighborhood the weekend before.

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church

3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

RUSD Measure O Citizen Oversight Committee Meets Wed May 29, 2019

What:   The Measure O Bond Oversight Committee Meeting

When:    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at  4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 Where:  Conference Room 3,
RUSD District Offices
2280 14th Street, Riverside,CA 92501

(corner of 14th Street and Lime, across from                    Jack in the Box, close to the 91 freeway).

 Why:   Because some members of the Oversight Committee think the proposed UCR STEM High School cannot be lawfully built using Measure O funds.
The whole Committee needs to hear the views of other concerned members of the public, and why they think the Measure O money needs to be used to improve existing schools city-wide. Thats us.
 
Come prepared to speak up and tell the Oversight Committee why you think use of Measure O money for a STEM high school on the UCR campus violates Measure O!
  Need some talking points?  Read on!
 Please let all your friends who care about education in Riverside know about this meeting and encourage them to try to attend.
Talking Points About Measure O
    Measure O does not allow the bond money to be used to build new schools.
According to the impartial analysis provided to voters by the County’s attorneys, bond money:
“may be used by the District to repair and upgrade  District schools by upgrading or replacing aging school infrastructure, classrooms and buildings, modernize school facilities with 21st century technology, improve access for students with disabilities, provide classroom and labs for career and technical education classes.”
“The Bonds may be used to improve school safety by modernizing security systems, retrofitting buildings to be earthquake proof, and upgrading emergency communications.”
“The Bonds may also be used to Districtwide technology improvements for updated instruction technology in classrooms and labs and upgraded computer systems.”  (See  Measure O | Voter’s Edge California)
     It is the Oversight Committee’s duty to make sure the Measure O money is properly spent.
Voters were told that an oversight committee would make sure that bond funds would be spent  “only on the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, or replacement of school facilities, including the furnishing and equipping of school facilities, or the acquisition or lease of real property for school facilities, and for no other purposes.”  (See https://votersedge.org/en/ca/ballot/election/area/42/measures/measure/2779?election_authority_id=33)
   The purpose of Measure O was to make useful improvements to existing and aging infrastructure, to spend it on projects that would benefit all students district-wide, not to invest in new buildings for a few.
This article explains

Bill Latham

Microenvironment renovations offer schools a relatively inexpensive way to align facilities to teaching and lear…

Measure O | Voter’s Edge California

Maplight & LWVCEF, http://maplight.org & https://cavotes.org/

Guide to measures in the Riverside Unified School District on the November 8, 2016 ballot.

May 2019 Meeting Agenda

Map and Directions To Crest Community Church
3431 Mt Vernon Ave, Riverside, CA 92507

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Every Second Thursday (Except August)

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2.  UNET Update                                                                  15 min.

3.  UCR Update                                                                     15 min.

Long Range Development Plan

4.  Neighborhood Snapshot

UNA Demographics

5. Other Items For Discussion or Future Agendas

6. Upcoming

Save The Date:                              Thurs June 13 2019 RTRP Panel Discussion

 

Updated “Who Do I Call” List

City Master Meeting Calendar

Next Meeting: June 13, 2019

Watkins Dr Neighborhood Gateway Clean Up Event April 13, 2019

Thanks to all our neighbors and students for the successful clean up. UCR Day of Service students plus high schoolers from Moreno Valley joined neighbors for a Spring clean up along the hillside and arroyo portion of  Watkins Dr.

We collected over 20 bags of trash, 3 tires, 5 gallons of used motor oil and a couple of auto body parts.

Watkins Dr. is the Gateway to the University Neighborhood and is our wilderness version of Victoria Avenue with amazing vistas.

Watkins Dr Gateway Clean Up April 13 2019