Category Archives: Open Government

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

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

May 2018 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.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Success                                             5 min.

3.  UCR Update10 min.     

Hays Press Enterprise Lecture by Frank Bruni Friday May 18 Univ Theatre 4 pm

North District Campus Community  Project Review Thurs May 17 6-7 pm

UCR will be holding the a community meeting the evening of Thursday, May 17th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm to discuss an upcoming construction project – the large North District Project.  You are invited to come to learn about these projects, ask questions, and provide feedback. The meeting will be held in the Pentland Hills Bear Cave –  (1 Pentland Hills Way, Riverside, CA 92507 Room B107  – located near the eastern terminus of Linden. Parking will be free for attendees and directional signage will be present around campus and at the Pentland Hills complex).

The North District Project, slated to encompass the 50 acre area currently occupied by Crest Family Housing, surrounded by Canyon Crest Drive, Blaine Street, Watkins Drive, and Linden Street. The North District Project is anticipated to provide approximately 4,000 to 6,000 new beds upon completion of the final phase of development. The Project is envisioned to be constructed in multiple phases and is  intended to provide residence hall housing for first year students, and apartment housing for second year students, transfer students, upper division undergraduate students, and graduate students. The Project will also deliver new dining facilities, one (1) NCAA Division I competition field, one (1) Field House facility, functional open spaces, multiuse spaces that can alternate from classroom, meeting space and study areas. There will also be other student support amenities such as  a mix of retail and commercial services, adequate utility capacity, parking, and supporting infrastructure to support all phases of the Project.

Here is a link to a recent article about the North District Project, which has additional information about the North District project:https://medium.com/ucr-magazine/into-the-north-43b57eff030a

If you have any questions, please call Jeff Kraus at (951) 827-7073. Feel free to pass along this information to anyone that might be interested in these projects..

4.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

5. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min. 

https://riversideca.gov/transparency/results/

6. Boards and Commissions Vacancies                                          10 min  Vacancy List

https://riversideca.gov/city_clerk/commissions.aspBudget Engagement Commission

7. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: June 14, 2018

April 2018 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.  Watkins Dr Trash Clean Up Sat Apr 21                                     10 min.

3.  UCR Update – Jeff Kraus                                                                      10 min.     

4.  Community Asset Mapping                                                             15 min.

5.  Parks                                                                                                               20 min.

 Complete Survey

https://riversideca.gov/park_rec/planning-projects/parks-master-plan-vision-2030

Phone:
951-826-2000 Email address:parks@riversideca.gov

Hours of Operation: 
Monday – Friday : 8am – 5pm

Address: 
6927 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92506

6. Moratorium Update – Data Request Committee               10 min.

7. Boards and Commissions Vacancies                                          10 min

Budget Engagement Commission

8. Council Update – Andy Meledrez                                                10 min.                       

Next Steps: __Open Forum  

                   Just One Question

Announcements – Reminders  

Small Sparks Applications  (Blaine Watkins Beautification)

   Updated “Who Do I Call” List

 Next Meeting: May 10, 2018

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.

Measure Z Community Meetings

Flushing Tax Revenue AwayThis is the only resident sponsored forum being held on this measure.
It’s Wednesday, Oct. 12. Here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/647196535457109/

Still time to ask questions at these upcoming meetings:

Measure Z Community Meetings

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1704542663142984/

The No On Measure Z Facebook page plus Dan Bernstein’s Video.

It’s a teachable moment and a good place to start asking questions at the upcoming meetings.

Budget Presentation to the Community

You are invited to attend a 2 year budget presentation to the community for May 5, 2016 at 6pm at the St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church on Canyon Crest Drive.

Budget BlocksPlease share the following information with your neighbors and neighborhood groups.

Presenter of 2 year budget:       Adam Raymond

Where:  St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church

                                                                                                                                               4700 Canyon Crest Drive

Riverside, CA  92507

When:     Thursday May 5, 2016       6:30pm – 9:00pm

 

Proposal To Disband UNET?

Indict The System Sign Held By Man Protesting Next Tuesday, April 26th  at noon, the City Council is having a public meeting to discuss the proposed budget cuts for the Police.

All departments are being asked to  cut their budgets by 4%.

One area they have included is the termination of UNET.

Please inform your neighbors to attend and express their opinions about the need for the Police presence that UNET provides and any other issues they may have.

Since this meeting is a noon ‘workshop’, our best option is to use eComment. Send your thoughts, comments, ideas or concerns about the wisdom of this proposal.

Here’s a link to the agenda.

Police, Fire Public Utilities and Public Works are justifying their proposed budgets. Nobody wants to give up any money. Every department wants to keep operating the way they have.

Threatening to cut services to the neighborhoods is a sure fire way to drum up public comments and hopefully, public support for the departments. After all, we are talking about essential public health and safety services here.

What we don’t ever seem to talk about is how those essential services are being delivered. Take the fire department for example. Most of their calls are medical emergencies. Yet they roll the big equipment with full crews to answer calls that could be more appropriately addressed by a two man paramedic crews. Lots of unnecessary wear and tear on very specialized and expensive equipment.

I’m sure the voters don’t appreciate the prospect of a cut in services. After all, wasn’t it just a year or so ago when we were told that if we didn’t pass Measure A, an armageddon of lost public services would result?

The voters passed it and two weeks later, the Parks Department was threatening to reduce hours or close the City’s pools at the start of Summer. Fortunately, neighbors showed up and embarrassed the Council and we avoided a long hot, dry Summer.

The Police got an extra boost that year as well. We got to see really fast response times for rousting the homeless from the Blaine Street off ramp. In the meantime, the types of service calls the University Neighborhood has, are now coming from Sycamore Highlands, Canyon Crest, University Knolls, and parts of unincorporated Riverside County as well.

So maybe we should all do ourselves a favor and take a look at the budget proposals for Tuesday’s workshop. They’re easy to read. Most of them are going to be power points for the Council. Then share your thoughts via  eComment.

Everybody’s suddenly talking about fiscal responsibility. I say that starts with us. After all, we own it, don’t we?