Final session to gauge county residents’ input on services set for Saturday

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) – The last of the Board of Supervisors’ “listening sessions” to gauge the breadth of economic turmoil in Riverside County stemming from the coronavirus public health lockdowns, as well as determine how to adjust county services to better meet residents’ needs overall in the future, will be held Saturday, Oct. 24.
“We have had two listening sessions, in which we are hearing from our residents on what is important to them, especially when it comes to county programs and services,” Board Chairman Manuel Perez said. “I’m looking forward to listening to more suggestions and comments this Saturday. I encourage the public to please participate in this session.”
The session is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the board chamber at the County Administrative Center on Lemon Street in downtown Riverside, and can be viewed in real time at https://livestream.com/rivcolive, or https://www.facebook.com/RivCoCOB.
In August, the board unanimously approved holding three sessions, in what Supervisor Kevin Jeffries described as an attempt at “listening and trying to get a grip on the challenges we face.”
“We need to build a consensus and have thoughtful, deep discussions,” he said. “We will be moving slowly and carefully on this.”