Rita Xavier, Councilmember


Rita Xavier is a 29-year resident of San Pablo and has been involved in several city planning projects and activities under Community Services. Her decades of volunteer work and civil service in New York State were carried forward in her involvement in California, Contra Costa County and San Pablo.

Elected: November 2018
Term Ends: November 2022

City Appointments and Committees:

Local and Regional Assignments:

    • League of California Cities/East Bay League Division (Primary)
    • West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (Primary)
    • CCTA Richmond Steering Committee Community Based Transportation Plan (CBTP)
    • West County Integrated Waste Management/RecycleMore JPA (Alternate)


City Council Committees: 

  • Standing Committee:  Public Safety
  • Ad-Hoc Subcommittee:  New Police Department HQ/RTC Projects
  • SanPablo Community Grant Foundation Grants Review Committee

  Prior Appointments:
      • Former San Pablo Planning Commissioner
       • Former Member of San Pablo Advisory Committee on Aging Chair
       • Former San Pablo Oversight Board to Successor Agency to Redev. Agency Member
       • Former San Pablo Senior Center Advisory Board Vice Chair

Community Involvement:

  • League of CA Cities Transportation, Communication & Public Works Policy Committee
  • California Senior Legislature Senior Assemblymember
  • Contra Costa County Advisory Council on Aging Member
  • Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission LWV Alternate
  • Lao Family Community Development Inc. Board Treasurer
  • League of Women Voters West Contra Costa County, Past President 
  • California Alliance for Retired Americans Member
  • Former Member Contra Costa Transportation Authority Paratransit Coordinating Council