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

 

 

 

 

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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

 

April UNA 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.

4. Council Update                                                                20  min

5. Save The Date – Watkins Clean up TBD

6. Old Business

7. New Business

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

Burros Update

We received the following response to our inquiry into jurisdiction and responsibility for the burros from Lt. Kyle Stephens.

Burros Crossing Watkins DriveGood morning Kevin and company,

Unfortunately the county does not currently have a program/policy In place to control the population.

In the past Department of Animal Services (DAS) has done spay/neuter on large herds, but as of right now due to lack of resources we don’t have any spay/neuter planned in the near future, although this is something that is continuously in discussion.

I attached a copy of Title 6.24.Title 6.24 Burros.  Title 6 is what is enforceable in Riverside County by DAS.

We currently work closely with Donkey Land and relocate large herds of burros as often as possible in higher traffic/problem areas.  Typically we do not relocate unless if we are getting an influx of calls from the public, law enforcement etc.

Again, this is generally a resource issue. When we relocate burros it takes anywhere from a half day to a couple days and requires us to take Officers from their regularly scheduled areas to complete depending on the size of the herd and the area we are attempting to capture them in.

I do know this has been brought to the attention of the County Board of Supervisors and also is at the state level, sitting on someone’s desk at the moment.  This is a long process but I believe they are currently working on a solution.  If I get any updates I will relay the information to you all.

I apologize for the late response.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.

Regards,
Lt. Kyle Stephens

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

Upcoming Events At UCR

Save the Dates
Make Some Noise Homecoming Sign Held by UCR Cheerleader

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save California Solar

Save Solar California Logo

Hi Friends,

I signed this petition to Governor Newsom to keep rooftop solar growing in California. Will you consider signing it too?

https://www.savecaliforniasolar.org/sign-petition

Utilities are lobbying the state to make it harder and more expensive for people to get solar. They are trying to gut net metering, which lets solar users share their extra solar energy with the neighbors for a bill credit.

Even though we have Riverside Public Utilities, we can be doing so much more to lower our energy costs and raise our comfort level. Expanding city rooftop solar should maximize coverage to reduce our collective costs.

We need to make it easier for people to get rooftop solar so they can control over their energy bills and keep the power on. Will you consider signing and forwarding to others?

Wild Burros In The Neighborhood

DonkeyLand Smiling BurroSince no one seems to know who is accountable for the growing dangers to burro and driver alike, here’s a link to the State Wildlife Department.

WIR — Submit a Wildlife Incident Report

You can register yourself for an account and then you can report sightings.

Be warned, the drop down menu does not include “burros”. You will have to select “other” and write in the species.

Sort of an indication we’re going to need State or Federal help to solve this issue.

We’re working on a Wild Burro Workshop for next year. Surrounding cities, and State officials are being invited to attend.

Stay tuned.

UCR Homecoming

Make Some Noise Homecoming Sign Held by  UCR CheerleaderThis weekend is UCR’s Homecoming!

Community members are welcome to participate in the many activities during the weekend. Of particular note, the Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) will host a Homecoming Bonfire event on Friday, November 19, 2021. Below are some important details of the event.

Event Logistics: 

Homecoming Bonfire 2021 will be held in Lot 19/INTN Field from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Estimated attendance is about 3,000. This event is open to the UCR community; food and promotional items are only for UCR undergraduates.

Performance Schedule:

6:00-6:30pm Start of Event (ASPB Playlist)

6:30-7:00pm Student DJ

7:00-7:30pm Student DJ

7:30-8:30pm Opening Act

8:30-9:00pm Homecoming Ceremony (in collaboration w/ Athletics)

  • Bonfire will be lit at 8:50pm with 5-minute firework show.

* The air quality and wind/weather conditions will determine if we can light the bonfire or set-off the fireworks. The Fire Marshall office will notify ASPB if they need to modify the event based on these conditions.

9:00-10:00pm Headlining Act

Attractions: 

Fiber Glass Slide

Large Chair Swings

Fortune Teller

Caricature Artist

Safety Measures: 

Each attendee that wishes to visit the fenced dance area or ride/participate in any of our attractions, must receive a wristband at any of our Waiver Stations throughout the venue. To receive a wristband, the UCR student or community member must show a Cleared Wellness Check and must be always wearing a mask in the designated areas regardless of vaccination status. The open nature of the event will allow for social distancing where permitted and clearance but PPE must be verified before entering more congested locations.

Riverside Fire Department will be on standby to assist UCR Fire Department with the Bonfire and the Fireworks show. Highlander emergency services will be on standby to assist with any minor first aid and will field any transports as deemed necessary.

UNA November Meeting Agenda

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

1. Welcome – Introductions                                               5 min.

2. Parking Permit Renewals                                             20 min.

City of Riverside Parking Portal

3. RPD Update                                                                          20  min.

Neighborhood Rescource Numbers

Who To Call List Updated Oct 2021

4. Council Update                                                                    20  min

5. Measure C  Update                                                            20 min.

6.  UCR  Update                                                                         20 min.

Beth Claassen Thrush

7. Future Agenda Items