This decision came about because residents were forced to take legal action against some very unwise legal advice given to the City Council which makes them look complicit in trying to defraud the ratepayers.
If ever we needed an elected Inspector General, this sort of waste of public funds should be reason enough. What else is being hidden from view?
After long years of suffering under the economic development vision of “cheap dirt”, and a series of deplorable leadership decisions, feckless city managers and past councils with questionable ethics and certainly with no love of place, residents are finally demanding answers and showing a willingness to apply constant pressure on the issues that matter to all of us.
Increasing demands for closer scrutiny over decisions on how our public funds are being disbursed is beginning to pay and special interests don’t like this trend. We’re seeing a reassertion of parents and taxpayer rights to effective school bond oversight.
We can complain all we want about the fraud, waste and abuse that occurs in government, but if we don’t step in to express our thoughts, keep demanding answers, or counter the latest special interest vision with our own, residents will always get far less than we deserve from our tax dollars. Where do you want to make the next difference in Riverside?
After way too many months of neglect, Watkins Dr., gateway to the University Neighborhood is about to get some TLC.
Along with Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful, the Friends of Riverside’s Hills, UNA neighbors and UCR students, we’re converging as part of a Citywide clean up event. Sign up here
Don’t forget to select your T-shirt size. Click Ward 2 and mention Watkins Dr in a box near the end of the form. Spread the word. It’s a big job. See you there.
MAY 7, 2022
9 – 11:30AM: Preassigned Citywide Cleanups
Prior to the event, all volunteers will receive site locations and instructions from KRCB.
Here’s the latest development in our Santa Ana Riverside Gateway Parks Project. It’s easy to review and catch up , and to add your ideas and comments. Just follow the links. Here’s the invitation from Devan Gelle, one of the planners:
In addition to the Jamboard, you can provide your feedback by leaving us a voicemail at (951) 228-0022, replying to this email, commenting on our interactive map, or taking our survey. Please note the last day to provide comments on the interactive map and on the survey is May 5.
We look forward to reading your comments!
DEVAN GELLE Pronouns: she/her
Planner II | Alta Planning + Design, Inc.Los Angeles, CA | altago.com
Here’s a look at conditions on the ground existing as we design and plan for new recreational options. There is a certain shock value in watching this. It occurs on many levels.