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This Week in City Hall: January 29, 2024

City Council does not meet this week. Generating ideas for official flags needed to complete the City's new commemorative flag policy and an ethics complaint against an RPU Board member are on commission agendas this week.

A Holocaust Memorial Flag was raised at City Hall on January 26, 2024, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, one of nine days for which City Council adopted a resolution to display commemorative flags (Courtesy City of Riverside).

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.

Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission meets on Wednesday, January 31, at 6:00 p.m. (agenda) for a special meeting generating ideas for how the City can officially recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Latino Heritage Month, and Indigenous Peoples Day or Native American Heritage Month given there are no official flags to fly under the City's new commemorative flag policy.

The City's presentation proposes community art projects to design flags or City Council proclamations and posters displayed in City Hall.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission meets on Thursday, February 1, at 9:00 a.m. (agenda) to review plans for a proposed Planet Fitness gym at the entrance to the strip mall next to the Tyler St. offramp of the 91 East and an adult day care facility next to Joe's Sushi on Magnolia Ave. at Van Buren Blvd.

Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics meets on Thursday, February 1, at 5:00 p.m. (agenda) for a pre-conference review of a complaint filed by resident Duffy Atkinson against Board of Public Utilities Member David Crohn.

Last November, Crohn sent a letter of support to the California Public Utilities Commission in support of the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP); Atkinson asserts the language of Chron's letter is a "Use of Official Title or Position for Personal Gain" for inadequately communicating his views do not represent the official views of the Riverside Board of Public Utilities.