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C ITY OF <br />RIVERSI <br />j <br />?I'A Unnovation City Council Memorandum <br />City rts <br />III III I I I I It I It t I I t I It I I I 11111111111111111111141111111 it I I I I t I I W I I" I II II I I" 1 111111 It 11 11111 I I I" I i I I I I It I I I I 1111111111111111111111111] 1111111111110111 t I I It 111111111111111111111111111111101, 111111 It 4111111,1111111111111111111111111 " 1 W I I W I I I IIIIII I II I I t I I I I III] It I I I I I I I k I H I I I I III I It II Iltlllllllll III <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL DATE: October 4,2011 <br />FROM: COUNCILMEMBERS CHRIS MAC ARTHUR ITEM NO. 8 <br />AND WILLIAM R. BAILEY, III <br />WARD: ALL <br />SUBJECT: NAMING OF RIVERSIDE CITY HALL IN HONOR OF MAYOR RONALD O. <br />LOVERIDGE <br />ISSUE: <br />The issue for City Council consideration is the naming, of Riverside City Hall in Mayor Ron <br />Loveridge's honor — The Ronald D. Loveridge Riverside City Hall. The honor would <br />acknowledge his unprecedented years of dedicated public service, the principles of civility, <br />vision, inclusivity and best practices for which he stands, as well as the federal, statewide and <br />regional recognition he brings to Riverside through his leadership. <br />RECOMMENDATIONS: <br />That the City Council: <br />1. Approve naming Riverside City Hall as The Ronald O. Loveridge Riverside City Hall, <br />and; <br />2. Direct the City Manager or his designee to work with the private committee <br />recommending this action to determine signage and fashion an appropriate dedication <br />plaque. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />A committee of private citizens which met several times to determine a fitting way to recognize <br />Mayor Loveridge's contributions to the City as he nears retirement in June/November 2012 <br />proposed the renaming of Riverside City Hall in the Mayor's honor. Many groups, <br />organizations and individuals are graciously hosting receptions and events to recognize Mayor <br />Loveridge. However, the committee strongly felt that a more lasting recognition linked <br />specifically to the place the Mayor has invested his lifeblood in these past 32 years would be a <br />meaningful and suitable way to memorialize both his tangible and intangible contributions. <br />The basis for this honor is threefold and includes: (1) Recognition, of his exemplary and <br />exceptional elected leadership — as City Councilmember for Ward 1 from 1979 to 1994 and <br />then as Mayor since 1994. Spanning some 32 years of consecutive elected office, the Mayor <br />has made service within and on behalf of City Hall his life legacy. <br />FOOS <br />