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Mayor Sets Community, State of City Meetings
Mayor O'Brien
Riverbank Mayor Richard D. O’Brien leads the discussion at last year’s Community Partner meeting, centering primarily on the question of how to help the homeless here. This year, the meeting will be at the Community Center on Thursday, Jan. 30 starting at 3 p.m. News File Photo

Riverbank Mayor Richard D. O’Brien is revving up the new year with a couple of community meeting in the weeks and months ahead, so residents will want to get out their calendars.

One is coming up this week, the other is set for early March, 2020.

On Thursday, Jan. 30, the mayor has set his annual check in with the community non-profit organizations, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe, across from Cardozo Middle School.

Mayor O’Brien said he will be sharing updates on the state and local efforts to assist the homeless in this area. He’s hoping these non-profits can share any new projects or efforts they’re working on to assist this population.

It’s the area of concern the city and these organizations have been concentrating on in the past several years.

Meanwhile, coming up in March, on Thursday, March 5, the city has planned to host its annual State of the City Address, presented by the mayor.

It’s scheduled for 6:30 p.m., also at the Community Center. The doors are slated to open at 6 p.m.

The city is asking attendees to RSVP by the end of February. For more information, call Norma Manriquez at 209-863-7153 or e-mail her at

Both the Thursday non-profits meeting and the State of the City are free community events.