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Progess Report for the University Neighborhood

UC Riverside and City of Riverside Working Together

The public is invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 to hear a progress report on issues of traffic, zoning, construction and law enforcement

(May 8, 2006)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- UC Riverside and the City of Riverside will hold a joint public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the UCR Extension Center to report progress made in addressing traffic and zoning issues in the neighborhoods around the university.

This is latest in a continuing series of public meetings intended to help city services and the university coordinate on solving problems affecting the neighborhoods around the university.

“It is so important that we continue to get feedback from the community about concerns, so we can work on solutions,” said Chris Buydos, executive director of governmental & community relations at UC Riverside.

She and other university officials will give updates about construction on campus, the likely impact of traffic coming in for graduation ceremonies in June, and efforts to educate students about being good neighbors in the community.

City officials, including city council members Dom Betro and Andy Melendrez, will provide information about progress made in quieting loud parties, parking and other zoning and law enforcement issues that impact the quality of life for people living around UC Riverside.

The meeting will also include a report from the California Department of Transportation on ongoing freeway construction and a progress report from the Riverside County Transportation Commission on a future Metrolink station near the campus.

The meeting will end with a question and answer session.
Parking is available at UC Riverside Extension. The meeting will be held in conference room D.

More information about the meeting is available at: (951) 827-5184.

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