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This Week in City Hall: October 2, 2023

It will be a slow week for Council, commissions, and committees. City Council will review $2.87m in street improvements for Wards 3, 6, and 7.

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 on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (agenda), there will be no evening session.

In the 1:00 p.m. session, Council will consider a batch of street improvements, including resurfacing Hoover and Orchard Street in Ward 3 and Philbin Avenue in Ward 6, repairing damaged concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, driveways, and pedestrian ramps, as well as constructing new concrete sidewalks in Ward 7 on Lessie Lane, Penny Drive, and Jo Jo Way, with a recommended construction contract award to Hardy & Harper, Inc. for $2,870,000.

In the 3:00 p.m. session, Council will receive a presentation of the Arlington Business Partnership's Annual Report. The ABP is primarily funded by a special tax assessment on businesses in its district and works to boost the success and well-being of the business community in the Arlington area. This year's report advocates for expanded beautification efforts to bring trash clean-up, pressure washing, and graffiti removal to the area.

Inclusiveness, Community Engagement, and Governmental Processes Committee

The Inclusiveness, Community Engagement, and Governmental Processes Committee meets Wednesday, October 4, at 3:30 p.m. (agenda) and will discuss proposed updates related to violation of rules and a Budget Engagement Commission membership update.

Board of Ethics

The Board of Ethics meets on Thursday, October 5, at 5:00 p.m. (agenda) to review their annual work plan draft.