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Annual Community Meeting Hosted By Mayor O’Brien
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Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien, a retired veteran of the U.S. Navy, reads from his proclamation at the Oct. 23 City Council meeting. It asks residents to join other communities around the country in commemorating the centennial of World War I. Ric McGinnis/The News

Riverbank Mayor Richard O’Brien will be hosting a special City Council Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Riverbank Teen Center. The 6 p.m. gathering will bring together representatives of local non-profit organizations and other community partners to discuss a number of issues.

The event is designed to “encourage and develop direct communication between local nonprofits and community based organizations” in town, seeking to “build more effective working relationships and to improve community services,” according to the posted agenda.

It is listed as an official city council meeting, as required by law, because all council members will be in attendance.

The meeting is expected to be divided into four basic parts: a recap of Nonprofit/Community Partners’ activities in 2018; an update on services to the Homeless community in Riverbank; a review of communication and coordination among partner groups; and work on organizing partner activities in 2019, striving to avoid conflicts and repetitions.

Mayor O’Brien has hosted similar discussions in recent years.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Riverbank Teen Center, 3600-A Santa Fe, in downtown, across the street from Cardozo Middle School.