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Ward 4 - Paul Davis

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Paul Davis is the Ward 4 City Council Representative. He was elected in June 2009 and re-elected in 2013.

Paul is the President of the California Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (CAL-APRO) for the past 15 years and is currently the President of the League of California Cities, Riverside County Division, and also serves on the League's state Revenue and Taxation Committee. He has extensive experience in local, state, and federal policy, having co-authored 3 state regulatory protection and one national bill on the Rental Purchase industry, as well as numerous local regulations, all with the intent to reduce government red tape and bureaucracy.

Paul Davis is committed to continued support and facilitate all efforts to protect our young families, seniors, and veterans across Riverside’s diverse neighborhoods by adding more police and fire, equipment, affordable housing, and improving public transportation. Create sustainable jobs by leveraging our cities passive assets, and providing practical job skill training, by utilizing his 30 years of financial management, business development and experience, to insure the future of our city by providing opportunities that Riverside's residents and businesses need today. Paul's extensive accomplishments as a councilman speaks to his commitment to the citizens of Riverside for a better quality of life across our beautiful city.

Life Long Committed to Community Service

  • President - League of California Cities - Riverside County Division - Representing 28 Cities
  • President - CA Assoc. of Progressive Rental Organizations (CAL-APRO), 15 years
  • Magnolia Rotary Club - Member
  • Riverside Elks (BPOE Lodge 643)
  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Latino Network - Member
  • The Group - Member
  • League of Women Voters - Member
  • Eagle Scout Review Board - Member
  • Community Connect - Advisory Board Member
  • Asian Pacific Cultural Association - Advisory Board Member
  • Annual Lunar & Food Truck Festivals - Co-founder with wife May
  • Casa Blanca Community Action Group
  • Casa Blanca Park Advisory Group
  • International Conference on Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member
  • National Security Forum - Air Force Air War College - Member

City & State Committees

  • Transportation - Chair
  • Ad-hock Committee on Water Utilities - Chair
  • Development - Vice Chair
  • Government Affairs - Member
  • March Joint Powers Commission - Alternate
  • Revenue & Taxation - Member (League of California Cities)

Past Community Board Service

  • Riverside Neighborhood Partnership - Board Member
  • United Way of the Inland Valley - Board Member/Former Chair
  • American Heart Association - Executive Leadership Team
  • League of Women Voters, Latino Network, World Affairs Council, African American Historical Society, and Riverside Historical Society - Member
  • Community Connect, Casa Blanca Community Action Group & Asian Pacific Cultural Association - Advisory Board Member
  • Annual "Back Yard Bash" for charity (Community Connect) - Supporter/Producer
  • "Legends of the Grid Iron" Super Bowl fundraiser, working with Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County - Supporter/Producer

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Vision & Goals

Quality of Life

  • Support Police and Fire and continue to mitigate staffing, training, and equipment shortages; aggressively pursue grant funding for public safety and park & recreation programs.
  • Improve community emergency preparedness with clear routes of evacuation and effectively communicated life-saving procedures.
  • Increase senior housing projects in Ward 4 and throughout the city.
  • Partner with Friends of the Library to fund renovation or relocation of main library.
  • Complete Mission Ranch Action and Family Park at Lurin Ave & Taft Street.
  • Uphold Proposition R and Measure C, protecting our open spaces.
  • Promote more recreational opportunities with added trails and parks, including the promised regional sports park to be established behind Grove Community Church.

Economic Growth

  • Continue to encourage local investment and grow jobs through outreach to both domestic and international prospects and properly fund business and international development department to develop global opportunities.
  • Attract retailers & restaurants to provide needed services and products while mindful of traffic and environmental issues.
  • Streamline the city process for permitting and make fees competitive to encourage small and medium businesses start ups and continuation.
  • Offer management and marketing training for new businesses through partnerships with such organizations as United Way, Community Connect, and the Micro Enterprise Collaborative.
  • Promote smart development that helps our city grow while protecting our sense of community and quality of life.
  • Work to create the downtown entertainment and business district promised in the Renaissance program with a new event center and additional hotels.
  • Promote Riverside through the ongoing festivals and celebrations that bring our community together and grow city revenues and recognition.
  • Complete the Dark Fiber optic network initiative throughout the city, creating national and international Tech and high end manufacturing opportunities for business to stay and locate in Riverside, through virtual unlimited internet infrastructure networking.


  • Development business partnerships with local schools, businesses, and trade unions to develop more low to no cost after-school & post education skilled job training, internships, mentoring and college-prep opportunities.
  • Advocate on state and national level for more education funding, including continued support for the UCR Medical School.
  • Facilitate livability for our 70,000 yearly college attendees & graduates to find work, affordable housing, play and recreate in Riverside.
  • Build a new Downtown Discovery & Innovation Museum in partnership with our schools and public utility companies to provide learning programs in electrical engineering, energy innovation, resources conservation, recycling and smart-grid management.
  • Work with UCR and State Regents to establish priority admissions to Riverside Residents.

Transportation & Housing

  • Continued support and advocacy for low cost veteran, senior, and student public transportation.
  • Continued support and advocacy for low cost and safe quality housing.
  • Established more and new Senior and Veteran housing throughout Ward 4 and all districts within the city.
  • Establish the Homeless Housing Connection (HHC) to include significant mental illness services, to increase efforts to reduce and eliminate homelessness throughout Ward 4 and the city.
  • Increase transportation funding to current RTA public transportation system, rendering any need for a Trolley system irrelevant and not feasible.

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Programs & Projects

  • Traffic Circulation Plans VB/JPA
  • Click on link to sign up for Keep Riverside Clean & Beautiful (November 5, 2016)
  • Coffee with the Councilman - TBA - Spring/Summer 2016 (On Going Monthly)
  • Extend Ultimate Bandwidth Dark Fiber systems throughout Ward 4 and City (On Going)
  • New Gless Ranch Market Center (Van Buren Blvd. & Barton Road)
  • New Citrus Plaza (Van Buren Blvd. & Alta Cresta Ave)
  • Van Buren Blvd. City/County Sewer Installation (Van Buren from Washington to Dauchy) (On Going)
  • Miguel Jr. Restaurant - July 2016 (Van Buren Blvd at Gamble)
  • Dunkin Donuts - August 2016 (Van Buren Blvd. near Dauchy).
  • Mission Ranch Action Skate and Family Park (Lurin & Taft) (Indentifying Funding Source)
  • Orange Terrace Community Center - Library Renovations Sept-Oct 2016
  • Casa Blanca Brown/Tiny Tots Room Renovation - June 2016
  • Villegas Park Walking Path Installation - June 2016
  • Casa Blanca Great Park - April 2017 (Farm to Table)
  • Major League Youth Opportunity Center & Minor League Stadium - (On Going JPA)
  • Van Buren Blvd. City/County Joint Specific Plan (Spring 2017)
  • AT&T Building Replacement & Re-Use (Alessandro & Mission Grove)
  • Secure Low Cost Reliable Water Resources for residents of Ward 4 (On Going Joint Venture with WMWD and RPU)
  • Small Business Barrier to Entry Fee Reduction Program (October 2016)
  • Mission Grove Child Care Center - Mission Grove (next to LA Fitness)

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Boards, Committees, Commissions

Ward 4 Community Meeting Dates:

    2017 Meeting Dates:
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017 -
    Taft Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room 6:30pm-8:30pm 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
    Orange Terrace Community Center 6:30pm-8:30pm 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
    Taft Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room 6:30pm-8:30pm 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside

  • Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
    Orange Terrace Community Center 6:30pm-8:30pm 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
    Orange Terrace Community Center 6:30pm-8:30pm 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
    Taft Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room 6:30pm-8:30pm 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 -
    Orange Terrace Community Center 6:30pm-8:30pm 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
    Taft Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room 6:30pm-8:30pm 959 Mission Grove Parkway North, Riverside

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 - TENTATIVE
    Orange Terrace Community Center 6:30pm-8:30pm 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside

  • Download/print 2017 Meeting Dates

City Council Policy Committees

Regional Organizations/Committees

  • Member of League of California Cities - Riverside County Division
  • Member of Riverside Neighborhood Partnership
  • Alternate Member of March Air Reserve Base Joint Powers Commission

Agendas Minutes
Elections Reports

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Paul Davis and staff


Nola Tainter

Nola is Ward 4 Legislative Field Representative to Councilman Paul Davis. Before joining the City of Riverside family, Nola worked for the County of Riverside, Sheriff’s Department for 16 years. She worked various assignments from Personnel, which included assisting in background checks, proctoring new hire and promotional exams to analytical work. She Co-created a return to work program along with working ADA accommodations to EEOC/DFEH responses. Nola worked as an Executive Assistant for two Sheriffs' and as Legislative Assistant to Sheriff Stan Sniff.

Nola has been a resident of the City of Riverside for many years and lives in the Orangecrest area of Ward 4. She is married and has 4 grown children.

She belongs to and works alongside many non-profit organizations. Nola's main passions for volunteer work are with youth, veterans and of course law enforcement.

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