City Council Ward 5 - Chris Mac Arthur
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Chris Mac Arthur was sworn into office to represent Ward 5 of the City of Riverside on December 11, 2007.
Chris Mac Arthur comes from one of Riverside 's citrus farming families and is a product of Riverside 's public schools. After graduating from Riverside Poly High School , Chris went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Chris returned home to Riverside after college and took over many of the responsibilities of the family citrus farm during which time he met and married his wife, Jolyn. The couple is currently raising the third generation of Riverside Mac Arthurs --- their two sons.
In addition to his duties as a City Councilmember, Chris Mac Arthur is also a Regional Vice President for Primerica Financial Services. Chris Mac Arthur is actively involved in our community as a member of the Rotary Club of Magnolia Center, Toastmasters International, and the California Baptist University Board of Visitors.
Vision & Goals
Chris Mac Arthur wants to improve the overall quality of life in Riverside while preserving our city's small town feel and citrus heritage. He is committed as a Council Member to protecting Riverside's neighborhoods and families, finding solutions to traffic problems, and holding City Hall accountable to the people of Riverside.
Programs & Projects
- Completion of the Arlington Heights Sports Park (Victoria and Van Buren).
- Revitalization of Arlington Village, including landscaping, historical streetlights and three nostalgic murals honoring Arlington’s past.
- Led the fight to keep the Dairy Queen in California Square.
- Led effort to keep the California Citrus State Historic Park open during California’s fiscal crisis.
- Opening of the new Renck Community Center and Ward 5's first Public Gymnasium at Hunt Park.
- Completion of the new Van Buren Bridge at the 91 Freeway.
- Working hand in hand with Fire and Police to continue to protect our neighborhoods and our families.
- Start of construction of the railroad "Quiet Zone". Scheduled completion expected late 2013.
- Initiated Joint Use Agreement with the Riverside Unified School District for the new Ramona High School Stadium and Track serving both Arlington and Ramona High School Football and Track Teams as well as Pop Warner and Jr. All-American Football Teams.
- Renovation of Don Deer and Don Lorenzi Park facilities.
- Opening of Arlington Library providing State-of-the-Art service and programming for our children and seniors.
- Ward- Wide neighborhood improvements, including paving and/or resurfacing our streets, new sidewalks, curbs and gutters as well as revitalizing the Monticello Channel by replacing the broken fences and replanting the dead flowering shrubberies screening the drainage channel.
Boards, Committees, Commissions
City Council Policy Committees
- Utility Services/Land Use/Energy Development – Chair
- Transportation Committee - Vice Chair
- Development Committee - Member