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Riverside City Council Places Riverside Services Protection Measure on Nov. 2 Ballot

Published: 7/22/2021




 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 22, 2021

           

Contact:

Phil Pitchford

Public Information Officer

951-826-5975

ppitchford@riversideca.gov

 

 

Riverside City Council Places Riverside Services Protection Measure on Nov. 2 Ballot

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Riverside City Council voted Tuesday (7/20) to place the Riverside Services Protection Measure on the Nov. 2 ballot.

If enacted, the Measure will continue a long-standing, voter-authorized transfer of certain monies from the City’s electric utility to maintain 911 emergency response times; fire, police, and paramedic services; and programs serving vulnerable residents, such as homeless families.

The Riverside Services Protection Measure will maintain services to address local priorities identified by the community during The Riverside Discussion, a community engagement effort that the City launched earlier this year.  Of the more than 1,800 community responses, the following priorities were identified by the public:

  • Addressing homelessness.
  • Maintaining 9-1-1 response/police and fire/paramedic services
  • Investigating and preventing property crimes
  • Preparing for and recovering from public health emergencies
  • Retaining local businesses
  • Maintaining City streets and street repairs
  • Keeping public areas and parks clean and safe
  • Preventing and preparing for wildfires

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