Councilmember Jess Rivas

Councilmember Jess Rivas

Jess Rivas has dedicated her career to public service. She previously served as a deputy attorney general with the California Department of Justice and is currently a deputy county counsel with the County of Los Angeles. She was also a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and served on both the Northwest Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women.

Councilmember for District 5

Longtime District 5 Councilmember Victor M. Gordo was elected in November, 2020 to serve as the Mayor of Pasadena (

A new Councilmember for District 5 will soon be appointed by the City Council.

Following is information on the appointment process for the District 5 vacancy.

View the names of applicants issued application forms.


About District 5

District 5 is bordered by Fair Oaks, the 210 Freeway, Los Robles, Orange Grove, El Molino, Lake, Colorado, Chester, Mountain, Lake, Howard, El Molino, Jackson and Marengo.

News & Announcements

Virtual Community Meeting - Feb 18, 2021

• February 18, 2021

From the Office of Mayor Victor Gordo An invitation to...

National Night "In" Together - Tuesday, August 4 @5pm

• July 30, 2020


"Safer At Home”: What You Need to Know

• March 21, 2020

To further combat the spread of COVID-19, the City of...

Coronavirus Update

March 17, 2020