Welcome to our weekly digest on public meetings and agenda items worthy of your attention in the next week. This guide is part of our mission to provide everyday Riversiders like you with the information to speak up on the issues you care about.
Park and Recreation Commission
City Council will meet in closed and open sessions on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. (agenda). The agenda includes:
- A committee recommendation to expand RPU's SHARE program, which provides low-income residents with utility bill assistance for water and electric services, to the City's trash service.
- An annual review of the City's progress with the Homeless Action Plan.
- Final approval for renaming El Dorado Park to Tim Strack Park in honor of fallen Riverside Fire Department Captain Tim Strack.
- A year-end update on the City's annual General Fund Transfer from the utilities fund to the general fund, amounting to $50.5 million for 2023.
Safety, Wellness, and Youth Committee
The Safety, Wellness, and Youth Committee meets on Wednesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. (agenda), where the sale or donation of two decommissioned RPD helicopters will be considered for a recommendation to the City Council.
The Planning Commission meets on Thursday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m. (agenda) for public hearings on a new Starbucks on La Sierra Avenue just north of Magnolia Avenue and the City's policies for low-income housing development.