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Curb Painting Service Warning

Curb painting service notices have been found on City of Riverside residents’ doorsteps. The notice asks residents for a voluntary donation to repaint address numbers on the curb.

The City of Riverside would like residents to be aware that such companies are in no way affiliated with or working at the City’s request. In addition, City of Riverside residents are not required by any City code to have home address numbers painted on the curb. The only requirement for addresses is they are visible from the home near the front door or other entry. Again, if you receive pressure to pay a “donation” or fee for service, you are under no obligation by any code to do so.

Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious or harassing activity to Riverside Police Department (951) 787-7911.

SB Opens Call Center to Improve Customer Service

Quality customer service is about to improve with the advent of the new SB Direct call center. San Bernardino residents will now be able to reach the city government with one number for all of their non-emergency questions and concerns.

A kick off celebration for the new call center will take place on June 15, 2011, inside City Hall located at 300 N. “D” St. San Bernardino.

SB Direct, the one stop shop for all non-emergency calls can be reached by dialing the new easy to remember number, (909) 384-SBSB that’s (909) 384-7272. All calls will be sent straight to a highly skilled and trained staff that can assist callers with many general questions, open requests for service and forward calls to an appropriate person or department. The call center was created as a means to address and improve the current customer service. The new helpline will work to diminish reaching uninformed personnel, or being transferred back and forth. Constituents will receive a follow-up call from the call center staff regarding the status of their requests or to notify a caller if their service requests will be closed, along with an explanation.

Golf Tournament to Benefit Scholarship Foundation

The Wilmer Amina Carter Foundation Third Annual Golf Classic charity event on June 24, 2011 recognizes graduating students at Wilmer Amina Carter High School and other high schools in the 62nd District.

District 62 Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter is host of the tournament and awards dinner at Sierra Lakes Golf Course in Fontana. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and shotgun start is 12:30 p.m. The funds raised go toward college scholarships, internships and youth leadership training programs.

To participate or sponsor, call (909) 820-4406 or(916) 231-9851 or email glenda@lombardmgmt.com.

Comments Sought for I-15/I- 215 Interchange Improvement

The California Department of Transportation and San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) will host a public meeting this month to present the results of the Draft Environmental Document for the Interstate 15/Interstate 215 Interchange Improvements Project in Devore.

The public meeting will be held Monday, June 20 from 4:30 pm to 7 pm at Kimbark Elementary School, 18021 Kenwood Avenue, in the Devore area.

Caltrans and SANBAG have been studying the proposed addition of one northbound lane and one southbound lane on Interstate 15 between Kenwood Avenue and Interstate 215.

The project also proposes to improve vehicle merging operations, add truck bypass lanes and connect local roadways, including reconnecting historic Route 66 to Cajon Boulevard.

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