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Jonathan Linden

Jonathan Linden is a freelance reporter covering politics for The Raincross Gazette. A proud Riverside native, he is passionate about local news and is honored to serve his hometown and the Riverside community. Jonathan graduated from Biola University in 2019 with a B.A in journalism. He also reports for 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino.

This Week at City Hall: May 10

On Tuesday, the City Council will hold its annual recognition ceremony of the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in Riverside. Members will also consider adopting new smoking regulations for multi-unit housing, and weigh the purchase of over 12,000 new trash bins for residents.

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This Week in City Hall: May 3

Work continues on the general fund and biennial budgets, a grant can help pay for a new RPD service dog, and the Board of Ethics considers amending its current code.

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This Week at City Hall: April 25

This week the City Council will hear the annual Community Police Review Commission report and consider a new ordinance regarding smoking in multi-housing units. On Thursday, the Planning Commission will review plans for an expansion of the Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center.

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This week at City Hall: April 19

Council reviewed the 2022-2024 biennial budget in a special Monday meeting; Tuesday's agenda includes a vote to purchase property currently serving as RPD headquarters and the sale of city-owned land in Casa Blanca for a new affordable housing development

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This week at City Hall: April 12

Proposed budgets for 2022 through 2024 get reviewed by the Board of Public Utilities and the Board of Library Trustees, and The City Council to consider adding an initiative onto the November ballot.

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This week at City Hall: April 5

Multiple affordable housing projects to be reviewed, City Council inches forward with new city code for street food vendors and multiple roads to soon see new speed limits.

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This week at City Hall: March 29

It's the fifth Tuesday of March, so City Council will not meet. For Thursday, the preliminary fiscal year 2022-2024 biennial budget will be reviewed and the Planning Commission will look at a proposed 300-unit housing development.

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This week at City Hall: March 22

City Council will consider approving new rules and speed limits for several roadways this week, the Museum of Riverside has special upcoming events and the annual report on cases of officer-involved deaths and citizen complaints will be reviewed.

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Fate of Measure C still uncertain

After nearing two months since the lawsuit's final arguments, Judge Harold Hopp, who is on the case, still has made no decision as to whether he'll certify the measure.

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This week at City Hall: March 15

It's a big week for City Council. On Tuesday, it will consider approving changes for mobile food truck vendors and consider allocating $6.5 million for a state library grant. Also, the Board of Public Utilities will review Riverside's water shortage contingency plan

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This week at City Hall: March 8

A government fellow program may be approved for California Baptist University, the Budget Engagement Committee will have a busy Thursday including an update on allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds, and the city is a step closer to digital signage.

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This week at City Hall: March 1

The City Council to receive summary of all California Legislature housing bills, a special joint meeting will be held with the Board of Ethics, and affordable housing projects will receive updates.

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Riverside currently receives over 20% of its electricity from coal. Now it’s aiming for zero.

By 2025, the city is looking to become fully powered by renewable energy and natural gases.

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This week at City Hall: Feb. 22

After a three-day weekend, things will be a little less busy at City Hall this week. The city council will consider increasing the police department's vehicle purchase fund, retiring the city's police service dog, and revising city regulations concerning firearm dealer licenses.

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This week at City Hall: Feb. 15

A $3.1 million Urban Area Security Initiative grant seeks approval in the City Council, municipal code changes are considered concerning the sale of cannabis, and PSET may see expansion.

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Riverside County Superior Court currently accepting Civil Grand Jury applications

Selected jurors will serve one year starting July 2022.

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This week at City Hall: Feb. 8

The mayor looks to maintain Riverside's global sister cities, local food trucks to see tightened regulations, and American Rescue Plan Act spending plans updated in the Budget Engagement Commission.

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This week at City Hall: Feb. 1

City Council looks to fill open committee seats, Mayor Patricia Lock Dawson and other councilmembers request attention to the Santa Ana River bottom and RUSD seeks to rent two office spaces.

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Update: Final arguments made in Measure C lawsuit

On Tuesday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp heard final arguments in the Measure C trial.

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This week at City Hall: Jan 25

The city considers a transitional housing grant, the Housing And Homelessness Committee reviews housing barriers, and trail project updates review.

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