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This Week in City Hall: July 31, 2023

Council to consider a $10M allocation to City’s reserves in Tuesday’s meeting.

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.

City Council

City Council will meet in closed and open sessions Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. There is one discussion item on the agenda.

Fiscal Year 2022/23 Third Quarter Financial Update

In a continuation from the July 18 council meeting, Council will receive the City’s Fiscal Year 2022/23 Third Quarter Financial Update, which includes a request to “approve the allocation of $10 million in projected General Fund savings to the General Fund Infrastructure Reserve ($7 million) and the establishment of a Technology Reserve ($3 million).”


Council will also confirm the appointments of Daniel Robles to the Transportation Board on the recommendation of Councilmember Cervantes and Debbie Martis to the Human Relations Commission on the recommendation of Mayor Lock Dawson.

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission will meet Thursday, August 3, at 9:00 a.m.

One project has a public hearing for “the installation of a 10-foot-tall motorized electric security fence behind an existing 5-foot-tall perimeter fence” at the outdoor storage yard for Bemus Landscaping.

Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics will meet Thursday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. There are three items of significance on the agenda:

  1. The annual review of the Code of Ethics and Conduct for its effectiveness presented by City Clerk Donesia Gause.
  2. A review of proposed amendments to the Standing Rules and Hearing Rules and Procedures of the Board of Ethics.
  3. Discussion on the “conditions for use of outside legal counsel in lieu of the City Attorney to advise the Board of Ethics” presented by Assistant City Attorney Susan Wilson.