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Riverside – Political

The City of Riverside has seven council members, one mayor, and a city manager. Council members serve four year terms, and elections are staggered on odd-numbered years. Council members shall be elected by their respective wards, and the Mayor is elected by the City at large. The City Council shall determine the City Manager through a majority vote. The City Manager appoints department heads and officers.