The Rialto City Council consists of five members — a mayor, a mayor pro tempore, and three council members. The Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Civic Center Council Chambers at 150 S. Palm Avenue. Supporting the Council are eight commissions focusing on areas such as the recreation, human relations and planning.
Mayor Deborah Robertson
Current term expires 2020 – Deborah Robertson was elected Mayor of Rialto in November 2012 – the latest achievement in a distinguished public service career that has included 12 years on the Rialto City Council, leadership positions at the Southern California Association of Governments, the San Bernardino Associated Governments, and more than 20 years with the California Department of Transportation.
Mayor Pro Tem Ed Scott
Current term expires 2022
Council Member Joe Baca Jr.
Current term expires 2022
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Councilman Joe Baca, Jr. is committed to the city of Rialto. He is a 39 year resident of the city, attending Rialto schools and graduating as an Eisenhower Eagle Class of 1987. Joe is a teacher at Rialto High School. He is also the Head Coach of the Rialto High School softball team. He is proud of the success his players have had under his leadership, including winning league championships in 2013 and 2015. Teaching and coaching at Rialto High School has helped Councilman Baca get to know many of the young people growing up in our city, and has helped him implement programs to help our youth. He and his wife Jennifer have been married for 15 years. He has three children (including a new baby) and two lovely grandchildren. He is a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Rialto.
Councilman Baca, has served on the Rialto City Council since 2006. Prior to serving on the City Council, he was a member of the California State Assembly. With his legislative experience, he now serves on the Agua Mansa Executive Committee (AMIGA). He also represents the City of Rialto as a SCAG General Assembly Representative with the other local representatives, and represents the City on the Community Development Block Grant Ad Hoc Committee. Infrastructure improvement and service to the community are passions of Councilman Baca. As a Councilman he has served on the Bud Bender Ad Hoc Committee which brought to Rialto two of the only Dodger’s Dream Fields in San Bernardino County. He currently serves on the Ad Hoc Committees for Frisbie Park Project and Cactus/Randall Park Project. His passion for strong communities allowed him to be appointed to the Council Ad-Hoc Subcommittee in order to help develop the design of Phase II Citywide Parks improvements. In addition, Joe’s experience as a public school teacher helps him foster relationships and create partnerships while serving on the Rialto School District Committee.
Councilman Baca brings a wealth of experience and home grown expertise to the Rialto City Council. As he was raised in the City of Rialto, he attended local schools, including Boyd Elementary, Morgan Elementary, Frisbie Junior High, as well as Eisenhower High School. During his childhood, he was a regular participant in various youth activities, such as basketball and baseball in our community, activities that left a lasting impression on him. Councilman Baca’s strong presence and support for our youth programs and park services in the city of Rialto come from those experiences as he enjoyed participating in many of those same programs in his youth.
Councilman Baca stayed close to the community after graduating from high school. He attended our local colleges receiving his AA degree from San Bernardino Valley College, BS degree from Cal State San Bernardino, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Cal State San Bernardino, and a second Master’s degree in Education from Azusa Pacific University. His educational experience is supplemented with a six-year career in law enforcement and 12 year experience of teaching in our local classrooms, as well as his service in the California State Assembly from 2004 through 2006, where he is proud to have had nine bills signed by the Governor. He worked hard on a variety of issues he felt important to our state, including veteran benefits, education, public safety, and local government improvements, including downtown revitalization efforts.
Councilman Baca believes in giving back to the community that has been so good to him. Since he was elected to the Rialto City Council, Councilman Baca has worked diligently to increase funding for senior programs, implement after-school programs for our youth, and increase funding for our Police and Fire Departments to help make Rialto a safe city for its residents. Councilman Baca’s love for the city he has called home for 39 years is shown by his regular presence at civic events throughout the city. He is proud of his service to the city of Rialto, and thankful to the citizens for giving him the opportunity to serve the city he calls home.
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Council Member Rafael Trujillo
Current term expires 2020
Current term expires 2020