Chula Vista, California
|Chula Vista, California|
|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|
|Population in 2013:||256,780|
Hispanic or Latino 58.2
African American 4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.8%
Two or More 5.8%
|Median household income:||$65,364|
|High school graduation rate:||81.9%|
|College graduation rate:||27.1%|
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|California Congressional Delegation|
California State Legislature
California state executive offices
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..
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.
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. Cheryl Cox is the current Mayor of Chula Vista.
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.
The city council consists of five members including the mayor. All are elected at-large.
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.
For a full list of Chula Vista's city boards, commissions and committees, see here.
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. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014.
Including the mayor's office, three of the five city council seats were up for election. The only incumbent was District 2 council member Patricia Aguilar. In the mayoral race, Mayor Cheryl Cox was ineligible to run due to term limits. In District 1, council member Rudy Ramirez was also ineligible to run because of term limits.
Chula Vista's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2015 was $269.2 million.
City of Chula Vista
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
To contact individual council members, see here.
Chula Vista's initiative process follows state law for both charter amendment and ordinances.
- Main article: California government sector lobbying
As of September 2014, no information on Chula Vista's federal lobbying expenses is available.
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Chula Vista, "Government," accessed on September 5, 2014
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- City of Chula Vista, "Boards, Commissions & Committees," accessed on August 25, 2014
- San Diego Source, "Chula Vista mayor's race, council seat 1 undecided," June 3, 2014
- City of Chula Vista, "Elections," accessed March 10, 2014
- The Charter of the City of Chula Vista, "Article III, Section 300.A.3," accessed March 10, 2014
- City of Chula Vista 2015 Operating Budget, accessed on September 8, 2014