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City Council Ward 6 - Jim Perry

Jim Perry - Ward 6 Ward 6 Ward 6 Council member Perry welcomes your ideas and input regarding issues facing the Sixth Ward of the City of Riverside. You can call him at (951) 826-5991 or E-Mail him at jperry@riversideca.gov.
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Biography

Jim Perry was elected to serve as the Council Member for Ward 6 in June 2013. This is his first elective office. Jim is a 23 year resident of Riverside. He and his wife, Kathie, live in La Sierra South. They have raised two adult children, both of whom graduated from the Alvord Unified School District. They have five grandchildren which includes a set of twins.

Jim has over 30 years of public service experience. He started his law enforcement career with the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department. He worked a majority of his career with the Fountain Valley Police Department. Jim worked his way through various assignments and promotions. In 2008, he retired at the rank of lieutenant.

He has been active in our community by performing volunteer service to the following organizations: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside County American Red Cross, Arlanza Community Garden and Safe Routes to School.

Jim looks forward to serving and promoting Ward 6 and the City of Riverside.

Jim Perry fue elegido como Miembro del Consejo del Distrito 6 en junio de 2013. Este es su primer posición electoral.

Jim ha sido un residente de Riverside por 23 años. Él y su esposa, Kathie, viven en la Sierra Sur. Han criado a dos hijas adultas, graduadas por el Distrito Escolar Unificado Alvord. Tienen cinco nietos que incluye un par de gemelos, Jim tiene más de 30 años de experiencia en el servicio público. Él comenzó su carrera policial en el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Clara. Trabajó la mayor parte de su carrera en el Departamento de Policía de Fountain Valley. Jim se abrió camino a través de diversas tareas y promociones. En 2008, se retiró en la posición de teniente.

Ha participado activamente en nuestra comunidad mediante la realización de servicio voluntario a las siguientes organizaciones: Museo Metropolitano de Riverside, La Cruz Roja Americana del Condado de Riverside, Jardin Comunitario de Arlanza y las Rutas Seguras a la Escuela.

Jim espera servirles y promover el Distrito 6 y la ciudad de Riverside.

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Vision & Goals

Jim Perry plans to bring energetic representation to Ward 6 while preserving our quality of life. Job creation and employment opportunities within Ward 6 and the city as a whole are a top priority. Council Member Perry is a strong advocate for first-class education; he would like to continue building communication between the City and Alvord Unified, Riverside Unified and our local colleges and universities. Safe streets has been the #1 concern of residents of Ward 6 and Council Member Perry. He plans to take on numerous projects during his term to address the issues of street repairs and crime in the area.

Ward 6 has a bright future ahead and it is Jim Perry’s goal to bring a fresh new look to this area.

Jim Perry planea traer representación energética al Distrito 6 con esfuerzo a preservar la calidad de vida. La creación de empleo y las oportunidades de empleo dentro de la Distrito 6 y la ciudad es su prioridad. Concejal Perry es un firme defensor de buena educación, le gustaría continuar comunicación entre el Distrito Escolar Unificado Alvord, Distrito Escolar Unificado Riverside y nuestros colegios/universidades locales. Calles seguras ha sido la preocupación #1 de los residentes del Distrito 6 y tambien del Concejal Perry. El planea tomar varios proyectos durante su mandato para abordar las cuestiones de reparación en calles y la delincuencia en la zona.

Distrito 6 tiene un futuro brillante por delante. Es el objetivo de Jim Perry de traer una nueva vista fresca a esta área.

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Programs & Projects

Accomplishments

June 2013-June 2014

  • Funding Secured for Camp Anza Project
  • Bryant Park Improvements
  • Street Improvements including Van Buren Avenue & La Sierra Avenue
  • SmartRiverside brought to Ward 6
  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Program at AUSD
  • Reduced Graffiti Calls/Reports from over 800 to under 300 (monthly)
  • Promoted 311: Reports in Wards 6 ( > 3,000 monthly reports)
  • Neighborhood Livability Program
  • Minimized High Density in Ward 6
  • A Foundation for Kids: over 500 books delivered to AUSD schools
  • Summer Food Program at Bryant Park
  • Riverside School of the Arts Ballet Program at Arlanza Community Center
  • Supports Arlanza Community Garden
  • H.O.P.E. Program at Norte Vista
  • Mayor’s Night Out in Ward 6
  • Walk with the Mayor at the Arlanza Community Garden
  • Read with the Mayor at Arlanza Library

 

June 2014-June 2015

  • Street Improvement throughout La Sierra South
  • Completion of Bryant Park Improvements
  • Jones Avenue Improvement (coming soon)
  • Tyler Street Widening (coming soon)
  • California Avenue Improvement (coming soon)

 

Participant:

  • Arlington Business Partnership
  • AUSD Strategic Planning Committee
  • AUSD Board Meetings City Updates
  • Career Day at Loma Vista
  • Chili Cook-off Volunteer
  • ELAC at Norte Vista
  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce
  • Latino Network
  • L.A.N.A./RRR Updates
  • M.A.S.- Mujeres Activas en la Salud
  • National Night Out
  • Norte Vista Parent Group
  • Padres Unidos
  • 100 Mile Club at Collett
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Solander Group
  • Read Across America at Myra Lynn Elementary School
  • Read Across America at Collett Elemetary School
  • Regatta for Riverside Community Sailing Program
  • Riverside’s Champion Council
  • Riverside Neighborhood Partnership
  • Taking it to the Streets at Wells Middle School
  • Ward 6 Neighborhood Watch Meetings
  • YEMP Arizona Middle School
  • YEMP Wells Middle School

 

Support/Advocate for Outreach:

  • Affordable veteran housing/Camp Anza Project
  • Arlanza Community Garden funds for drainage system
  • California Riverside Ballet/Riverside School of the Arts at Bryant Park
  • City refund on Street Lights Assessment
  • City refund on Utility User Tax
  • Norte Vista Cal-S.A.F.E. (California School Age Families Education Program)
  • Norte Vista High School Success Project
  • S.H.A.R.E.
  • SmartRiverside
  • Support of Homeless Outreach
  • Supports Riverside Youth Judo Club
  • Supports HOPE Youth Leadership Program (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality)
  • Supports Arlanza Family Health Clinic
  • WiFi System for affordable housing complexes
  • Supports numerous AUSD Athletics Activities

 

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Staff

Diana Medina

Diana Medina

Diana was selected to be Ward 6’s Legislative Field Representative by Council Member Jim Perry. She received her degree in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California, Riverside. Diana began her career in the private sector; she previously worked as a consultant for local political campaigns and managed a statewide non-profit Christian organization. In the past eight years, Diana has spent numerous hours knocking on doors and speaking with residents about local issues.

Diana and her husband Vicente take great pride in being Riverside residents. As first generation home buyers, they decided to raise their daughter, Gemma, in this flourishing city.

Diana Medina can be reached at 951-826-2528 or by email at DMedina@Riversideca.gov.

Diana fue seleccionada para ser la Representante Legislativa del Distrito 6 por el Concejal Jim Perry. Recibió su licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas y Filosofía de la Universidad de California, Riverside. Diana comenzó su carrera en el sector privado, anteriormente trabajó como consultor para las campañas políticas locales y manejo una organización estatal cristiana. En los últimos ocho año, Diana ha pasado muchas horas tocando puertas y hablando con los residentes acerca de temas locales.

Diana y su esposo, Vicente, se enorgullecen de ser residentes de Riverside. Como compradores de vivienda (primera generación) decidieron crear su hija, Gemma, en esta ciudad floreciente.

Diana Medina puede ser localizada al 951-826-2528 o por correo electrónico a DMedina@Riversideca.gov.


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