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.
Land Use, Sustainability, and Resilience Committee
The Land Use, Sustainability, and Resilience Committee meets on Monday, January 8, at 3:30 p.m. (agenda) for a presentation on estimated costs ($75 million) for the City to directly provide all city-wide trash collection services instead of using external contractors for commercial collection and 1/3 of residential collection, and another on the use of Roundup for weed abatement which was temporarily suspended by the City Manager's office in 2019 "in response to public concern."
Board of Library Trustees
Board of Public Utilities
The Board of Public Utilities meets on Monday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m. (agenda) to review the results of two financial audits.
Mayor's Nominating and Screening Committee
The Mayor's Nominating and Screening Committee, which includes councilmembers Cervantes, Conder, and Perry, meets on Tuesday, January 9, at 11:00 a.m. (agenda) to select applicants to be interviewed by the Mayor and City Council for openings on the Community Police Review Commission, Board of Ethics, and Board of Public Utilities.
Financial Performance and Budget Committee
The Financial Performance and Budget Committee meets on Wednesday, January 10, at 3:00 p.m. (agenda) to hear an appeal from the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center over a $10,000 hotel tax dispute and review external audits for the 2022-23 financial year.
Mobility and Infrastructure Committee
The Mobility and Infrastructure Committee meets on Thursday, December 11, at 1:00 p.m. (agenda) to review the 2024 work plans for the Board of Public Utilities, Transportation Board, and Airport Commission and get an update on offering smaller trash cans as an option for city residents.
The Airport Commission meets on Thursday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m. (agenda) for a presentation on the Air Traffic Control Tower and to review lease agreements.
Budget Engagement Commission
The Budget Engagement Commission meets on Thursday, December 11, at 5:00 p.m. (agenda) to review the City's budget presentation for community engagement and the first quarter financial update of the City's 2023-2024 fiscal year.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the City's use or Roundup had been temporarily banned by the City Manager's office since April 2019.