Supervisor Benoit Seeks Community Input on Future of First 5

News Release


Dec 27

Supervisor Benoit Seeks Community Input on Future of First 5

CATHEDRAL CITY – Supervisor John J. Benoit invites residents to share their vision of the Riverside County Children & Families Commission (First 5 Riverside).  The meeting, to be held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the Cathedral City Library (33-520 Date Palm Drive), will help the agency create its new strategic plan.  Another meeting, tailored for parents and grandparents, will be held at 6:30 p.m. and will offer free food, child care, activities and Spanish translation.

“First 5 Riverside funds important early education, child care and critical health services for children up to age five,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “This meeting will give taxpayers and parents an opportunity to discuss their priorities so that Riverside County children are healthy, thrive in supportive environments and enter our schools ready to learn.”

Supervisor Benoit served as a First 5 Commissioner in 2010.  First 5 Riverside, a division of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services, oversees tobacco tax revenue generated from Proposition 10, an initiative created specifically for early childhood development support.

For residents in western Riverside County, the public meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 at the First 5 Riverside Offices at 2002 Iowa Avenue, Suite 100 in Riverside.  The special meeting for parents will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by Dec. 30 at 800-266-3880 or via email,  For more information, please contact Jamie Ayala at 951-248-0014 X274.

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