Category Archives: Social Capital

UNA July 2022 Meeting Agenda

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

Share Your Thoughts With The City

1. Welcome – Introductions                                              5 min.

2. UCR  Update                                                                         5 min.

3. RPD Update                                                                       10  min.

4. Council Update                                                                20  min

5. Parking West Side Watkins Bike Lane                   5 min.

6. ADU Ad Hoc                                                                          5 min.

7. New Business

8. Old Business

Neighborhood Issues & Resources

Stop Building Warehouses Near Our Homes Petition

Follow Our Courts

US Covid Atlas

Riverside Neighborhood Partnership

Neighbors Better Together

 

June UNA Meeting Agenda

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

Share Your Thoughts With The City

1. Welcome – Introductions                                              5 min.

2. UCR  Update                                                                     10 min.

Beth Claassen Thrush

3. RPD Update                                                                       10  min.

4. Council Update                                                                20  min

5. Neighborhood Issues & Resources

https://www.rnpinfo.com/

https://neighborsbettertogether.org/

6. ADU Ad Hoc TBD                                                             5 min.

7. New Business

8. Old Business

Parking West Side Watkins Bike Lane

Riverside improperly held electricity tax election, judge rules

It looks like the old ways of doing business in Riverside are beginning to erode. Read about it here from the PE:

Referee Issuing Red Card Penalty

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?

 

 

Save the Date. Watkins Dr Included In Great American Clean Up

Save the date!  Saturday May 7, 2022.

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.

EVENT DETAILS

MAY 7, 2022

9 – 11:30AM: Preassigned Citywide Cleanups

Prior to the event, all volunteers will receive site locations and instructions from KRCB.

11:30AM – 1PM: Report Form/Tool Return & Volunteer Lunch

Riverside City Hall – 3900 Main St. – Cross street: 9th St.

BECOME A TEAM LEADER!

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is recruiting individuals

to lead volunteers for the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP!

Team Leader Duties:

Organize a team! Ask family, friends, and co-workers to volunteer with you

Register your group by

Wednesday, April 27th

Attend a Team Leader Meeting for

instructions, event t-shirts, and supplies

 

Team Leader Meetings:

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce

3985 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022

11:30AM – 1PM (lunch included)

or

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

11:30AM – 1PM (lunch included)

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED

Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful is recruiting individuals

to photograph the GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP event!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Questions? Contact Christina: 951.683.7100 Ext. 212 or celias@riverside-chamber.com

Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful ● 3985 University Ave. ● Riverside, CA 92501

Riverside Gateway Parks- Virtual Workshop #3

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:

Good Afternoon,

Thank you to everyone who attended our third virtual workshop! If you were unable to attend, the workshop recording is now posted to our website, riversidegatewayparks.com. We invite everyone to review the recording and to provide your feedback on our 3 Jamboards for the Tequesquite North Extension, the Tequesquite South Extension, and the Santa Ana Greenway.

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.

UNA News Updates

There’s always a lot of things going on and it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. Here are some things you might have missed.

Redistricting – Our neighborhood is no longer in the same Assembly District as the rest of the City. Find out more here: https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/

Make Some Noise Homecoming Sign Held by UCR CheerleaderNeighborhood Resource Numbers

Who To Call List Updated Oct 2021

Reporting Issues with Violations of UCR’s Good Neighbor Guidelines –  Information about the guidelines, as well as a link to the reporting form, are all available at https://conduct.ucr.edu/policies/good-neighbor-guidelines.

Mt Vernon Median Makeover Complete

Mt Vernon Ave Median Makeover Small Sparks Completion Vidieo

 

 

 

 

Click here to view

What Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Look Like in the UNA

Accessory Dwelling Units in the UNA

 

 

 

A picture is worth a 1000 words. Not always the words fit for polite company though.

Safety Tips Worth Knowing -courtesy of Dick MacPhearson

 

UNA March Meeting Agenda

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

1. Welcome – Introductions                                              5 min.

2. UCR  Update                                                                     10 min.

Beth Claassen Thrush

3. RPD Update                                                                       20  min.

Neighborhood Resource Numbers

Who To Call List Updated Oct 2021

4. Council Update                                                                20  min

5. Redistricting – For more information on the redistricting process for the CA State Assembly and Senate, see https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/

6. Reporting Issues with Violations of UCR’s Good Neighbor Guidelines –  Information about the guidelines, as well as a link to the reporting form, are all available at https://conduct.ucr.edu/policies/good-neighbor-guidelines.

7. Burro Update – Response From County Animal Control https://universityneighborhood.net/burros-update/

8. Old Business

9. New Business

UNA February Meeting Agenda

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

1. Welcome – Introductions                                              5 min.

2. UCR  Update                                                                     15 min.

Beth Claassen Thrush

3. RPD Update                                                                       20  min.

Neighborhood Rescource Numbers

Who To Call List Updated Oct 2021

4. Council Update                                                                20  min

Announcements

5. Mt.Vernon Median Makeover

6. Burro Update

7. UCR LRDP  Update

7. Future Agenda Items