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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.

Paul has been a resident of Riverside since 1978 and currently lives in the Hillcrest neighborhood with his wife and two sons. Paul graduated from Poly High School in 1986 and attended Riverside City College and the University of Phoenix where he majored in Business Management and Economics.

Paul worked as a Riverside County Deputy Sheriff for nearly two years then transferred to the Riverside Police Department for six months. He left the police department to accept an offer of employment from a national financial institution. During his tenure with one firm, he was responsible for multiple state operations and nearly 100 employees were under his direction and leadership. As a Regional Manager with a Financial Services Subsidiary of Nations Bank, he was charged with directing and leading the Southern California and International offices in the Pacific Region. Paul and his wife ultimately started their own local business in 1998, Nations Rent-To-Own, which he and his wife continue to own and operate today.

Paul is actively involved in the community as a Pony Baseball Coach and League Board of Directors honorary member. He is a member of the Arlington Business Partnership and honorary Board of Director, the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, the Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Club. Paul is the President of the California Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (CAL-APRO) for the past 8 years and has also been a state and federal lobbyist for his industry for more than 9 years, lobbying for better oversight and disclosure laws within his own industry.

Paul presently serves as the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Community Services and Youth Committee, member of the Utility Services/Land Use/Energy Development Committee, member of the Riverside's Model Deaf Community Committee and alternate member of the March Air Reserve Base Joint Powers Commission.

Paul Davis is committed to improving the overall quality of life in Riverside and working to protect residents and families, promote smart growth and economic development and preserve our environment. Paul welcomes your participation at City Hall and will be accessible and accountable to the residents of Riverside.

Paul Davis would appreciate hearing your ideas and concerns or questions and please feel free to call him at 951-453-1625 or send him an e-mail at

Committed to Community Service

  • Magnolia Rotary Club - Member
  • Arlington Business Partnership - Board Member
  • Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Sierra Club - Member
  • Eagle Scout Review Board - Member
  • President of CA Assoc. of Progressive Rental Organizations (CAL-APRO), 11 years
  • State and Federal Lobbyist (for better oversight/disclosure), rental industry, 12 years
  • Annual Lunar & Food Truck Festivals - Co-founder with wife May
  • 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
  • Community Services and Youth Committee - Chair
  • Finance Committee - Vice Chair
  • Public Safety Committee - Member
  • March Joint Powers Commission - Alternate
  • Ad-hock Committee on Water Utilities - Chair
  • Riverside Neighborhood Partnership - Board Member
  • United Way of the Inland Valley - Active 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

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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.
  • Complete senior housing project with Grove Community Church.
  • Support March ARB’s good neighbor policy with no flights from 10 pm until 7 am.
  • Partner with Friends of the Library to fund renovation of main library.
  • Complete the Villegas Park Community Center & finalize park renovations for Casa Blanca.
  • Uphold Proposition R and Measure C, protecting our open spaces.
  • Promote more recreational opportunities with added trails and more parks, including the promised regional park to be established behind Grove Community Church and Mission Ranch Area.

Economic Growth

  • Continue to encourage local investment and grow jobs through outreach to both domestic and international prospects and properly fund business development department to develop worldwide opportunities.
  • Attract retailers 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 businesses.
  • Offer management and marketing training for new businesses through partnerships with such organizations as United Way 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.
  • Promote Riverside through the ongoing festivals and celebrations that bring our community together and grow city revenues and recognition.


  • Encourage business partnerships with local schools to develop more after-school job training, internships, mentoring and college-prep opportunities.
  • Advocate on state and national level for more education funding, including support for new UCR Medical School.
  • Incentivize our 55,000 yearly college graduates to find work, live, 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.

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Programs & Projects

Coming soon.

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Boards, Committees, Commissions

2014 Ward 4 Community Meeting Dates:

Location: Orange Terrace Community Center
20100 Orange Terrace Parkway


  • Thursday, December 11th @ 6:30 PM (CANCELED)

  • 2015 Meeting Dates:
  • Thursday, February 12th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 9th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 11th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 13th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 8th @ 6:30 PM

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    2016 Meeting Dates:
  • Thursday, February 11th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 14th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 9th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 11th @ 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 13th @ 6:30 PM

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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