Chula Vista, California

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Chula Vista, California
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General information
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Mayor:Mary Salas
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
Last mayoral election:2010
Next mayoral election:November 4, 2014
Last city council election:2012
Next city council election:November 4, 2014
City council seats:5
2015 FY Budget:$269.2 million
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:256,780
Gender:51.7% Female
Race:White 53.7%
Hispanic or Latino 58.2
African American 4.6%
Asian 14.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.8%
Two or More 5.8%
Unemployment:7.1%
Median household income:$65,364
High school graduation rate:81.9%
College graduation rate:27.1%
Related Chula Vista offices
California Congressional Delegation
California State Legislature
California state executive offices
Chula Vista is a city in San Diego County, California. As of 2013, its population was 256,780.[1]

City government

See also: Council-manager government

The city of Chula Vista utilizes a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, an elected city council, which includes the mayor and serves as the city's primary legislative body, appoints a chief executive called a city manager to oversee day-to-day municipal operations and implement the council's policy and legislative initiatives..[2]

City manager

The city manager is Chula Vista's chief executive. Appointed by city council, city manager's responsibilities include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, carrying out council policies and hiring most city government employees.[2]

Mayor

The mayor is a member of city council. He or she presides over council meetings and official city ceremonies. The mayor also represents the city on the state, national and international levels. Mary Salas is the current Mayor of Chula Vista.[2]

City council

The Chula Vista City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for approving and adopting the city budget, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.[2]

Council membership

The city council consists of five members including the mayor. All are elected at-large.[3]

A full list of city council members can be found here.

Boards and commissions

A series of advisory boards and commissions that are made up of non-elected citizens, whom city council members have appointed and approved, advises the Chula Vista City Council. The roles of these boards and commissions are to review, debate and comment upon city policies and legislation and to make recommendations to the city council.[4]

For a full list of Chula Vista's city boards, commissions and committees, see here.

Elections

2014

See also: Chula Vista, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Chula Vista, California held elections for mayor and city council on June 3, 2014. A runoff election for races in which a single candidate failed to receive a majority in the elections on June 3 took place on November 4, 2014.[5] The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.[6][7]

Including the mayor's office, three of the five city council seats were up for election. The only incumbent was Seat 2 council member Patricia Aguilar. In the mayoral race, Mayor Cheryl Cox was ineligible to run due to term limits. Seat 1 council member Rudy Ramirez was also ineligible to run because of term limits.

Budget

Chula Vista's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2015 was $269.2 million.[8]

Contact information

City of Chula Vista
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910

To contact individual council members, see here.

Ballot measures

See also: San Diego County, California ballot measures

Stockton is located in San Diego County. A list of ballot measures in San Diego County is available here.

Initiative process

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in California

Chula Vista's initiative process follows state law for both charter amendment and ordinances.

DocumentIcon.jpg Chula Vista City Charter, Article IX, Sec. 903

Lobbying

Main article: California government sector lobbying

As of September 2014, no information on Chula Vista's federal lobbying expenses is available.

See also

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