Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors

Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County, certain special districts and the Housing Authority. The Board enacts ordinances and resolutions, adopts the annual budget, approves contracts appropriates funds, determines land use zoning for the unincorporated area, appoints certain County officers and members of various boards and commissions.

Kevin Jeffries
First District

John F. Tavaglione
Second District

Chuck Washington

Chuck Washington
Third District
Vice Chairman

John J. Benoit
Fourth District

Marion Ashley
Fifth District

Tribute to the Late Supervisor - John J. Benoit

On December 26, members of the Board of Supervisors lost a colleague and friend, and Riverside County residents lost a man who had served them for almost 50 years. But it was John J. Benoit’s family who suffered the most heartbreaking loss – the loss of a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.

Some might call John a politician or elected official, a description often given to those of us who enter public life. But John J. Benoit – Supervisor Benoit, Assemblyman Benoit, Senator Benoit, School Board Member Benoit, and CHP Commander Benoit – was most proud of being called a public servant, a man who went out each day to serve the community where he and his family lived, and who was honored to represent it.

John and I never met when we were young, even though we both grew up in Riverside in the ‘60s, were only three years apart in age, and went to high schools less than a half-mile apart. I met John after he was elected to the 64th Assembly District in November of 2002. He was a freshman Assemblyman and I was in Sacramento lobbying state legislators on a legislation crucial to counties. Because counties represent people of all social and economic backgrounds, it is critical to us as county supervisors that our elected state and federal representatives can work across party lines and support legislation to the betterment of everyone in their district. That is exactly why all California counties elect non-partisan county supervisors. Historically, the most effective and longest serving county supervisors in California have been those who are fiscally conservative yet sensitive to the social fabric of the demographics of their county and district, regardless of party affiliation. John epitomized that quality and it is why we hit it off from the moment we first met in Sacramento.

John was a doer, a thinker, a planner, and problem-solver who just wanted to get things done for his Coachella Valley and for all Riverside County residents. Though a Republican, it did not matter to him if a particular piece of useful legislation was authored by Democrats across the aisle. If it was good for his Coachella Valley and our county he would walk over to meet with the Democratic author, then knock on the door of the Assembly Speaker or Senate President Pro Tempore in his efforts to help pass good legislation.

My dear friend and colleague, Supervisor Roy Wilson, was John’s predecessor on our Board. Roy knew exactly what he was doing just before he died in 2009 he when he asked then-Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger to appoint Senator Benoit to complete the unexpired term on our Board. I had the distinct honor to serve 14 years with Roy, who knew John was a great legislator, a man dedicated to the Coachella Valley and (like Roy) a man for all the people! Roy wanted a successor who would carry on the work he did not have the chance to complete. It was a blessing that Governor Schwarzenegger appointed John as the Fourth District Supervisor to continue the work Roy began. From the moment he joined the Board, John began building his own legacy through tireless dedication and hard work.

John J. Benoit was my friend and colleague on the Board of Supervisors, a former State Assemblyman, State Senator, School Board Member, CHP Commander and Corona police officer. More simply, he was an amazing public servant and a fun-loving guy. When he was not talking business, he just enjoyed talking to people and he listened to every word they said.

When he was diagnosed recently with end-stage cancer, among John’s first thoughts were all the goals he had hope to reach before he left office. My colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and I will sorely miss John’s leadership, as will his dedicated staff and every constituent in his Coachella Valley. May our dear friend rest in peace.

John F. Tavaglione, Chairman
Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Second District

Supervisorial Districts

FIRST DISTRICT:: Supervisor Kevin Jeffries
Website | District Map

District 1 includes about 450,000 residents and encompasses the cities of Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake and most of the City of Riverside. The district also covers the unincorporated communities of DeLuz, Gavilan Hills, Good Hope, Lake Hills, Lake Mathews, LaCresta, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Spring Hills, Temescal Valley, Tenaja, Warm Springs, and Woodcrest..

County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1010

SECOND DISTRICT :: Supervisor John F. Tavaglione
Website | District Map

The Second Supervisorial District includes the cities of Corona, Norco, Jurupa Valley, and Eastvale. It also includes approximately 1/3 of the City of Riverside, including the following City of Riverside neighborhoods: Northside, Downtown, Wood Streets, Magnolia Center, Grand and the northern half of Arlanza and La Sierra Acres. Unincorporated communities within the 2nd Supervisorial District include Home Gardens, El Cerrito, Coronita and Highgrove.

County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1020

THIRD DISTRICT  :: Supervisor Chuck Washington
Website | District Map

Every 10 years, following the U.S. Census, state law requires that all counties adopt new lines for supervisorial districts based on census population information. After the 2010 census, the District 3 population was about 440,000. The district stretches from Idyllwild to Anza Borrego Desert State Park, and from Temecula to San Jacinto. It includes the cities of Hemet, Murrieta, San Jacinto and Temecula, and the communities of Aguanga, Anza Valley, Cahuilla, East Hemet, Gilman Hot Springs, Homeland, Idyllwild, Lake Riverside, Mountain Center, Murrieta Hot Springs, Pine Cove, Pine Meadow, the Pinyon Communities, Poppet Flats, Rancho California, Soboba Hot Springs, Valle Vista and Winchester.

County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1030

District Office

(Correspondence should be directed
to the Riverside office)

FOURTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor John J. Benoit
Website | District Map

The Fourth District is geographically the largest by far, covering the eastern two-thirds of the county. Within the Fourth District are the cities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage.

Unincorporated communities in the district include Bermuda Dunes, Chiriaco Summit, Colorado River communities, Desert Center, Desert Edge, Eagle Mountain, Indio Hills, Lake Tamarisk, Mecca, Mesa Verde, North Shore, Oasis, Ripley, Sky Valley, Sun City. Palm Desert, Thermal, Thousand Palms and Vista Santa Rosa

County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1040

4th District, Riverside County
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 222
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 863-8211

FIFTH DISTRICT :: Supervisor Marion Ashley
Website | District Map

The Fifth District is a truly unique and diverse area that stretches from Palm Springs in the north east to Menifee in the south. The cities within the Fifth District are Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Menifee, Moreno Valley and Perris. Unincorporated areas include Banning Bench, Cabazon, Cherry Valley, Desert Hills, Desert Hot Springs, El Nido area, Juniper Flats, Lake Perris, Lakeview, Lakeview Mountains, Mission Springs, Nuevo, North Palm Springs, Painted Hills, Quail Lake, Reche Canyon, San Jacinto Wildlife Reserve, San Timoteo Canyon, Snow Creek, the Sovereign Nation of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Twin Pines, West Garnet, Whitewater and Windy Point.

County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1050

District Office:
14375 Nason St. Suite 207
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Perris District Office:
137 S. Perris Blvd. #137C
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 210-1300

(Correspondence should be directed to the Riverside Office.)

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Meeting Schedule

Board of Supervisors meetings are held most Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in the Board Chambers on the first floor at 4080 Lemon Street in Riverside. Check the current agenda to verify the next meeting date.  

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Board Compensation

Board members work full time and each represents an average of 450,000 residents. Board members’ salary is set by county ordinance. Supervisors receive a salary roughly equivalent to 80 percent of Riverside County Superior Court judges' salary.

Board Members Compensation

Executive Office

County Executive Officer

Jay Orr
County Administrative Center
4080 Lemon Street - 4th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1110

Public Information Officer
Ray Smith
County Executive Office
4080 Lemon Street - 4th Floor
Riverside, California 92501
(951) 955-1110