The City of Perris is seeking volunteers to take part in a series of projects aimed at inspiring community pride while reducing blight and improving the appearance of several residences, businesses and commercial lots.
“This is the opportunity for Perris residents to demonstrate their pride in the neighborhoods and their City,” said Veronica Arana, a counter supervisor who helping coordinate the upcoming campaign. “It’s a great chance for people to put their personal stamp on making Perris look better and become a better place to live, work and play”
“Perris Proud” 2016 kicks off the weekend of Sept. 9-11 by offering residents the chance to host yard sales at no cost and without obtaining the usual permits.
Throughout the week, City Public Works crews will be out in force removing illegal signs from telephone poles and traffic signs, upgrading the landscaping near Perris Boulevard and Orange Avenue and hauling away tires dumped on vacant lots.
The big clean-up continues on Saturday, Sept. 17 when CR&R hosts a free trash disposal day. Perris residents will need to show proof they live in the City to dispose of their refuse at the CR&R location at 1706 Goetz Road or at Morgan Park, 600 East Morgan Street or Metz Park, 251 West Metz Road.
Sept. 17 also marks the day Perris residents are invited to pitch in on several City beautification projects. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Perris City Hall, 101 North D Street before reporting to various locations around the City slated for improvements. Those projects include installing solar panels at one residence, improving the Metrolink Corridor that runs through Perris and removing signs and tires from public and private areas.
Volunteers will return to City Hall at 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
Perris staff members have worked with volunteers from the Beautification Committee to plan and coordinate Perris Proud activities, which they hope turns into a signature event for Perris. Other volunteers contributing to Perris Proud are members of the Community Development Committee, who are taking the lead in constructing a mural project they hope will spearhead future beautification projects along the Metro-link corridor.
Information Technology Manager Arturo Cervantes said he hopes “Perris Proud” becomes a way of life in the City.
“I am extremely passionate about Perris Proud clean up week and excited to have a great team of volunteers to support the city efforts to keep the city clean,” he said. “Perris Proud is not just focused on a major clean-up activities but on changing the behavior and doing things differently for the future of Perris.”For updates and more information about Perris Proud, please visit our website.