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 District Highlights

District 2 Latest News
June 1 - August 31, 2016 - Summer Staycation hosted by Riverside County Parks. Read more ...
May 25, 2017 from 1-5pm - Wellness & Resource Fair presented by RUHS Behavioral Health. Read more ...
May 20, 2017 from 10am-4pm - 26th Annual Old Riverside Foundation's Vintage Home Tour. Read more ...
May 17-21, 2017 - Jurupa Valley Field of Honor. Read more ...
April 27, 2017 - Housing Conference presented by the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County. Read more ...
The U.S. Census Bureau is Now Hiring Team Leads for the American Housing Survey. Read more ...
April 8, 2017 - City of Riverside's Walk to End Homelessness. Read more ...
Free Tax Preparation Provided by CAP Riverside. Read more ...
April 8, 2017 from 10am-3pm - Healthy Living Extravaganza. Read more ...
March 9 and 11, 2017 - Come Build a Park with Jurupa Valley Adopt a Family and the Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District. Read more ...


Visit Our Photo Gallery

Visit our photo gallery!

Youth Advisory Council

Second District Youth reaching out in their community

Graffiti Busters

Learn about Riverside County's Grafitti Removal Program

View the Second District board, committee, and commission vacancies!

View the Second District's board, committee, and commission vacancies!

Certificate & Proclamation Request Guidelines

Certificate, proclamation, and BOS presentation request guidelines

Clerk of the Board County Ordinances

Clerk of the Board collection of County Ordinances

View the latest edition of the Tavaglione Tribune E-Newsletter

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View additional information about the SR-91 Project

View for additional information regarding the SR-91 Project

Second District Highlight Video

Second District Highlight Video, Presented at the 2016 State of the County

Community Improvement Designation Fund Application

Click here for the 2016-2017 CID Fund Application and Board Policy A-72

Riverside County AG Trail

View more information regarding Riverside County's Ag Trail

CHP Traffic Updates

View the latest CHP traffic updates



Tribute to the Late Supervisor - John J. Benoit

On December 26, members of the Board of Supervisors lost a colleague and friend, and Riverside County residents lost a man who had served them for almost 50 years. But it was John J. Benoit’s family who suffered the most heartbreaking loss – the loss of a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
 
Some might call John a politician or elected official, a description often given to those of us who enter public life. But John J. Benoit – Supervisor Benoit, Assemblyman Benoit, Senator Benoit, School Board Member Benoit, and CHP Commander Benoit – was most proud of being called a public servant, a man who went out each day to serve the community where he and his family lived, and who was honored to represent it.
 
John and I never met when we were young, even though we both grew up in Riverside in the ‘60s, were only three years apart in age, and went to high schools less than a half-mile apart.  I met John after he was elected to the 64th Assembly District in November of 2002.  He was a freshman Assemblyman and I was in Sacramento lobbying state legislators on a legislation crucial to counties. Because counties represent people of all social and economic backgrounds, it is critical to us as county supervisors that our elected state and federal representatives can work across party lines and support legislation to the betterment of everyone in their district. That is exactly why all California counties elect non-partisan county supervisors. Historically, the most effective and longest serving county supervisors in California have been those who are fiscally conservative yet sensitive to the social fabric of the demographics of their county and district, regardless of party affiliation. John epitomized that quality and it is why we hit it off from the moment we first met in Sacramento. 
 
John was a doer, a thinker, a planner, and problem-solver who just wanted to get things done for his Coachella Valley and for all Riverside County residents. Though a Republican, it did not matter to him if a particular piece of useful legislation was authored by Democrats across the aisle. If it was good for his Coachella Valley and our county he would walk over to meet with the Democratic author, then knock on the door of the Assembly Speaker or Senate President Pro Tempore in his efforts to help pass good legislation.
 
My dear friend and colleague, Supervisor Roy Wilson, was John’s predecessor on our Board. Roy knew exactly what he was doing just before he died in 2009 he when he asked then-Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger to appoint Senator Benoit to complete the unexpired term on our Board. I had the distinct honor to serve 14 years with Roy, who knew John was a great legislator, a man dedicated to the Coachella Valley and (like Roy) a man for all the people! Roy wanted a successor who would carry on the work he did not have the chance to complete. It was a blessing that Governor Schwarzenegger appointed John as the Fourth District Supervisor to continue the work Roy began. From the moment he joined the Board, John began building his own legacy through tireless dedication and hard work.
 
John J. Benoit was my friend and colleague on the Board of Supervisors, a former State Assemblyman, State Senator, School Board Member, CHP Commander and Corona police officer. More simply, he was an amazing public servant and a fun-loving guy. When he was not talking business, he just enjoyed talking to people and he listened to every word they said.
 
When he was diagnosed recently with end-stage cancer, among John’s first thoughts were all the goals he had hope to reach before he left office. My colleagues on the Board of Supervisors and I will sorely miss John’s leadership, as will his dedicated staff and every constituent in his Coachella Valley. May our dear friend rest in peace.

 John Benoit





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