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Uribe Welcomes Residents To Inaugural Meet, Greet
Luis Uribe
Members of the Riverbank community meet with City Council Member Luis Uribe, center, and City Manager Marisela Garcia, far right. It was a ‘Meet and Greet’ held at Perko’s Restaurant on Thursday, June 30 to discuss concerns people might have about things in town, as well as ideas for the city’s future. - photo by Ric McGinnis

Riverbank City Council Member Luis Uribe offered a ‘Meet and Greet’ last Thursday, June 30 at Perko’s Restaurant in town, seeking input from residents about their concerns and ideas for the city’s future.

In addition to himself, Uribe brought City Manager Marisela Garcia to the event. Garcia assisted by taking some notes, but maybe more importantly, helped answer some of the questions the residents had.

“I invited Marisela to be a part of this meeting to show our residents that, not only is our City Council accessible, but so is she,” Uribe noted.

Some of the topics discussed, he said, included: future locations for license plate cameras around town; visibility issues at the intersection of First and Stanislaus streets; and increasing use of Hutchison Park on Riverside Drive in northern Riverbank.

Also, a street light at Patterson Road and First Street and trying to find ways to cut down on traffic congestion on the First Street bridge were also discussed.

“Everything discussed will be followed up by either myself or the appropriate staff,” Uribe said. “This meeting was well attended and is so valuable to hear directly from residents.”

It also won’t be a one-time event, added the council member.

“I plan on doing another meet and greet after the ribbon cutting for the basketball court at Castleberg Park,” Uribe explained. “I want to highlight how important it is to invest in our parks and trails and am glad I was able to advocate for funding to renovate this park successfully.”