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.  Jess graduated from Princeton University and New York University School of Law

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

Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Shootings Jan 20, 2022

• January 21, 2022

Neighborhood Meeting Regarding Shootings Tonight, January 20th 7 – 8...

Housing Is Key

• November 17, 2021

Office Hours August 21, 2021

• August 12, 2021

Rose Ticket Lottery

Lottery is Closed!

Winners will be posted soon. Thank you for your participation in the 2022 District 1 Rose Bowl Game and Rose Parade Ticket Lottery.