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This Week in City Hall: September 18, 2023

City Council to finalize RPU rate increases, consider new contractor requirements, a small-business COVID recovery grant program, and a 247-unit apartment complex on University Ave.

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, September 19, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. (agenda).

Highlights of items for public discussion.

  • A proposal to require contractors and subcontractors of large projects in the city to be validated through the Business Tax Division before construction starts.
  • A recommendation to provide Community Connect with $779,948.05 of ARPA Funds to manage a small-business COVID recovery grant program.
  • A public hearing following the Planning Commission's approval of a proposal for a 247-unit apartment complex on University Ave.
  • Approving the refinance of existing bonds to streamline the City's financial obligations and save money on interest payments.
    • Notelast week, we incorrectly reported the RPU Board was seeking a bond issuance, not a refinance.
  • Approving the rate increase for residential electric, water, and trash collection rates.

Commission on Aging

The Commission on Aging meets Monday, September 11, at 4:00 p.m. for a presentation on proposed fare increase for the Riverside Connect transportation service.

Park and Recreation Commission

The Park and Recreation Commission meets Monday, September 11, at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation from the Rivers and Land Conservancy and updates on recent and planned park improvement projects.

Commission on Disabilities

The Commission on Disabilities meets on Thursday, September 14, at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation on the transportation services provided for seniors and residents with disabilities.