Francisco "Frank" Rivera
for Chula Vista City Council
The experience and skills to lead our community.
"Frank Rivera has spent his entire professional life making Chula Vista a better place to live and work." Mayor Mary Casillas Salas
"Frank Rivera supports the Police and Fire Departments and will keep our communities safe." Police Chief David Bejarano, Ret.
"Frank Rivera is the endorsed candidate of the community-driven Eastlake Bonita Democratic Club because, as a longtime district resident and civil servant, he is uniquely qualified and deeply committed to creating a better Chula Vista for us all." Nadia Kean-Ayub, President of the Eastlake Bonita Democratic Club
"We have endorsed Frank for many reasons - most importantly, because he will work hard to make Chula Vista a place for all to thrive. He has the institutional knowledge, relationships, and public agency experience needed to make this city a place of opportunity and innovation." Christine Antoine, President of Chula Vista Democratic Club
"I'm impressed by Frank Rivera's commitment to his community and his vision of a greener Chula Vista that addresses environmental justice, climate action, and protection for natural areas. Frank's record of experience as a civil engineer with decades of city planning work will serve him well in making informed decisions for the future of his district and the city of Chula Vista." Richard Ram, Democrats for Environmental Action
Frank, his wife Marta and their son
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Casillas Salas
Past Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox
Chula Vista Police Chief, David Bejarano (Retired)
Highway Patrol Sergeant Bernard Price (Retired)
Councilmember Steve Castaneda (Retired)
South Bay Irrigation District Director Hector Martinez
South Bay Irrigation District Director Josie Calderon-Scott
SEIU Local 221 Past President David Garcias
Retired Firefighter and District 1 Resident, Jose Lopez
Awards and Recognitions
2017 San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Momentum Awards: Public Partner Award
2017 Chula Vista City of Champions Award recipient
2015 American Public Works Association San Diego County & Imperial County Chapter: Outstanding Service in Public Agency Award
Institute of Transportation Engineers - Fellow Grade
Frank Rivera has been a union member for more than 30 years and has been a labor representative for over a decade. On behalf of his fellow union workers, he has negotiated multiple contracts for:
Service Employees International Union Local 221 as Executive Board Cities Representative
Western Council of Engineers
Labor representative on Measure A Citizens’ Oversight Committee.
Professional ExperienceProfessional engineer for the City of Chula Vista for over 37 years.
Public Safety Experience
Chula Vista Elementary School Safety Taskforce, Staff Liaison.
Public Safety Oversight Commission (Measure A) Member.
Traffic Safety Commission, Staff Liaison.
Neighborhood Housing Development Experience
Oversaw entitlement and issuance of over 6,500 building permits within a 36-month period.
Technical Adviser to the General Plan, Urban Core Specific Plan.
Secured infrastructure permits for Eastlake, Rancho Del Rey, Rolling Hills Ranch, San Miguel Ranch, and Sunbow developments for wastewater, drainage and traffic developments.
City Infrastructure Experience
Improving Local Public Transportation
Managed South Bay Bus Rapid Transit Route 225 project along East Palomar Street.
Chula Vista Representative SANDAG’s Cities/County Transportation Advisory Committee,
Chula Vista Representative on the Traffic Engineers Council & Active Transportation Working Group.
Improving Walking and Biking in Chula Vista
Caltrans Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee.
Oversaw the development of the Pedestrian Master Plan and the Bicycle Master Plan
Secured Bayshore Bikeway construction.
Technical Adviser to the Bike Lanes on Broadway Feasibility Study.
Under Frank's Leadership, Chula Vista was designated a Bronze Level "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists.
Improving Our Streets, Highways and Traffic
Appropriated $50 million from SANDAG for transit funding
Oversaw the upgrades of four I-805 highway interchanges to alleviate traffic congestion.
Managed local street improvements at East H Street, Telegraph Canyon Road, Olympic Parkway & Main Street, including the E. Palomar Street Direct Access Ramp project.
Technical Adviser and Approver to the Interstate-5 (I-5) South Multi-modal Corridor Study
Developing our Parks and Open Space Preserves
Technical Adviser to the General Plan, Urban Core Specific Plan, Palomar Gateway District Specific Plan, Main Street (Corridor) Streetscape Master Plan, F Street Promenade Streetscape Master Plan
Developing Our Bayfront
Established the Western Transportation and subsequent Bayfront Development Programs.
Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering, United States International University, San Diego, CA . 1988
California Professional License Civil Engineering
California Professional License Traffic Engineering
Phone: (619) 500-3558