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.
Housing and Homelessness Committee
The Housing and Homelessness Committee meets on Monday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. (agenda) for an update on the feasibility of the Inclusionary Housing Program and proposed ordinances and a Housing Authority project update.
Board of Public Utilities
The Board of Public Utilities meets on Monday, October 23, at 6:30 p.m. (agenda) to consider a $4.3m expense for extended participation in the Enhanced Recharge Project associated with Seven Oaks Dam and confirm a recommendation that City Council approve a fifteen-year $22m annual agreement with SunZia Wind PowerCo for 125megawatts of wind-powered electricity.
City Council will meet in closed and open sessions on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 6:15 p.m. (agenda).
During the afternoon sessions, Council will:
- Consider extending an exclusive negotiating agreement for the Riverside Alive project from December 2023 to June 2025 to facilitate the environmental analysis and clearance.
- Receive a presentation of the Riverside Downtown Partnership’s Annual Report.
- Discuss a slew of updates to the Riverside Municipal Code (e.g., fence heights, RV parking, retail parking).
- Amend the City’s Master Fees and Charges Schedule to include a Commercial Cannabis Sales Permit Fee.
During the evening session:
- Councilmembers Conder and Hemenway recommend allowing the Riverside Transmission Reliability Project (RTRP) Working Group more time to secure federal funding to underground the project.