Nearly seventy neighbors attended Thursday’s neighborhood meeting to discuss the proliferation of “mini-dorms”. The City of Riverside’s Building and Safety Department is issuing permits as a matter of course for absentee landlords to chop up rooms to yield more bedrooms to rent to students.
A steering committee was formed and they are having their first meeting Monday, June 17th, at 6:30 p.m. at Patty Verwiel’s house at 745 Glenhill Dr.
With the momentum from Thursday’s meeting, the next steps for making a public impact at City Council meetings are being planned. Stay tuned for further details and calls to action.
Thanks to Councilman Andy Melendrez, Jeff Kraus and Vinny (fraternity V.P.) for their attendance and support.
Thanks to Patty, Tina and Jill for showing us there’s power in being related to our neighbors.
See you Monday night.