Tag: City council

Clarissa Cervantes, Chuck Conder and Jim Perry take Oath of Office for Riverside City Council

By Leo Cabral Clarissa Cervantes just became the second openly LGBTQ+ person on the council and the first woman elected to represent ward 2 on the Riverside City Council. It was a family affair for councilwoman Cervantes’ swearing-in ceremony July 13. Her daughter Autumn, Greg Cervantes Jr. and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes conducted her Oath of

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WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Jose Antonio Huerta, educator, East Side native

By Sigifredo Macias Jose Antonio Huerta was raised in the East Side. The Ward 2 native also attended Riverside City College. He believes this sets him apart from his opponents. Growing up in the area allowed him to see what things have changed in the city and what things have not. He witnessed the pressures

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WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Clarissa Cervantes, former union organizer, legislative representative

By Jessica Lopez As a former legislative representative for Ward 3 councilman Andy Melendrez, Clarissa Cervantes has worked with residents in the UC Riverside area for years.  Cervantes met directly with neighborhood groups every month. She has worked with Riverside’s Public Works Department, addressing traffic in the city and other constituents’ needs. She said she

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WARD 2 CANDIDATE: Aram Ayra, Riverside Mutual Aid Network co-founder

By Jessica Lopez A community organizer out of UC Riverside, Aram Ayra was inspired to run for city council by what he called a disconnect between the university and its surrounding residents.  Drawing from his experiences as a former student and staff member, Ayra argued that the city has underutilized UC Riverside as an engine

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Dawson closes in on Riverside mayoral race win

By Erik Galicia Over a week after Election Day, it seems Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, will be the next mayor of Riverside. Dawson led Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 City Councilman, by a wide margin as soon as counting began. Her lead widened by Nov. 12 with 55,895 votes to Melendrez’s 38,834

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Riverside mayoral candidates talk homelessness, city budget, jobs

By Erik Galicia Riverside voters will choose between a city council member and a school board official when they elect their next mayor. Andy Melendrez, Ward 2 representative, and Patricia Lock Dawson, Riverside Unified School District trustee, advanced to a runoff election after beating four other candidates during the city’s initial mayoral election March 3.

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Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey gives final State of the City Address, discusses housing crisis

By Erik Galicia Mayor Rusty Bailey called for Riverside to put “all hands on deck” to overcome homelessness during his final State of the City address at the Riverside Convention Center on Jan. 30. Bailey praised the recent economic growth and untapped potential of the city, claiming that Riverside has attracted nearly $2 billion in

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Riverside Unified School District board member Patricia Lock Dawson announces campaign for mayor

Patricia Lock Dawson, a Riverside Unified School District board member since 2011, announced Sept. 4, that she’s running for mayor.

City Council candidate Philip Falcone hopes to create a better future for Riverside residents

The young candidate hopes his previous accomplishments and knowledge will gain him the ability to seek change and create a better future for the cities development of affordable housing, the resolvement of the cities infrastructure and maintaining the focus on historic preservation.