Rusty BaileyIt has been a privilege to serve as your Mayor during these past five years.

As Mayor I have led with a collaborative voice for citizens, focused on providing real solutions and government transparency. My time spent studying at West Point and serving as a U.S. Army Officer taught me about the need for principled leadership.

Our city is outpacing national averages in job growth, making huge strides towards ending veteran homelessness, increasing use of renewable energy, developing new transportation infrastructure and assisted in returning control of Ontario Airport to local officials.

With your help, I want to continue building on Riverside’s success and drive towards our vision of making this community a world-class place to live, work, and raise a family.

Rusty Bailey brings common sense to City Hall
John TavaglioneRiverside County Supervisor


May 10, 2018

The Only City In California To Solve Veteran Homelessness Is On A Mission To Go Bigger

Capitol Public Radio | May 10, 2018 –  Army veteran Bill Bruick spent his last night homeless lying on a tiny patch of dirt, now festooned with a pink flowering shrub behind a Food 4 Less grocery store in Riverside. “There were no bushes,” Bruick said, […]
April 9, 2018

Riverside veto case won’t be decided quickly in court

The Press-Enterprise | April 9, 2018 – Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey’s lawsuit against the city will continue hanging over the city for at least the next few months, after a judge on Monday, April 9, denied Bailey’s attempt to speed up the process. It has […]
March 27, 2018

Riverside Mayor Sues Over City Manager’s New Contract | March 26, 2018 –  Riverside Mayor, Rusty Bailey, is NOT happy about the new windfall contract for the City Manager John Russo. Bailey has spent the last month trying to veto Russo’s seven-year deal only to be told by the city attorney that there is […]
March 26, 2018

Taxpayer giveaway or fair pay? Riverside mayor sues his own city over the city manager’s contract

Los Angeles Times | March 26, 2018 – As Riverside Mayor Rusty Bailey sees it, City Manager John Russo’s new contract is a giveaway of taxpayer money. Bailey tried to veto the seven-year pact last month after it was approved by the City Council, only […]


Dr. Wendell Tucker is an extraordinary educator and I’m grateful that he continues to offer his talents and passion to the Riverside County Board of Education. Let’s ensure he gets re-elected, our kids are counting on us. ... See MoreSee Less

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Rusty Bailey for Riverside's Mayor

I am pleased to endorse my colleague, Riverside Councilman Mike Gardner, for County Supervisor in District 2. I have worked closely with Mike, I know him as a man of integrity, and I believe that his in-depth knowledge of Riverside will ensure we are represented well. Please do not forget to cast your ballot on Tuesday, June 5th. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Riverside City Council voted unanimously today to appoint Lee McDougal as interim City Manager. This appointment is effective Monday, April 23, 2018. Mr. McDougal, who previously served as Riverside's interim City Manager, will be in charge of the City’s day-to-day operations while the City conducts an internal search for a permanent City Manager. Mr. McDougal, a UCR graduate, brings to Riverside 18 years of City Manager experience, all with the City of Montclair. ... See MoreSee Less

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