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Irvine, California

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Irvine, California
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General information
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Mayor:Steven S. Choi
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
Last mayoral election:November 4, 2014
Next mayoral election:2018
Last city council election:November 4, 2014
Next city council election:2016
City council seats:5
2013-2014 FY Budget:$144 million
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:236,716
Gender:51.3% Female
Race:White 50.5%
African American 1.8%
Asian 39.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.2%
Two or More 5.5%
Ethnicity:Hispanic or Latino 9.2%
Median household income:$92,663
High school graduation rate:96.6%
College graduation rate:65.7%
Related Irvine offices
California Congressional Delegation
California State Legislature
California state executive offices
Irvine is a city in Orange County, California. As of 2013, its population was 236,716.[1]

City government

See also: Council-manager government

The city of Irvine 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.

City manager

The city manager is Irvine's chief executive. The responsibilities of the city manager include overseeing the city's day-to-day operations, planning and implementing the city's operating budget, carrying out council policies and hiring most senior-level city employees.[2]


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. Steven S. Choi is the current Mayor of Irvine.[3]

City council

The Irvine 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.[4]


The city council consists of five members including the mayor, the mayor pro tempore and three council members. All of them are elected at-large.[4]

A full list of city council members can be found here

Advisory boards

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 Irvine 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.[5]

For a full list of Irvine's commissions, boards and committees, see here



see also Irvine, California municipal elections, 2014

The city of Irvine, California held nonpartisan elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was August 8, 2014.[6] Two city council seats were up for election.


Irvine's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $144 million.[7]

Contact information

City Council
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606-5207
Phone: 949-724-6233

See here to contact individual council members.

Ballot measures

See also: Orange County, California ballot measures

The city of Irvine is in Orange County. A list of ballot measures in Orange County is available here.

Initiative process

Population as of 2013: 236,716.[1] Irvine is a charter city.

Irvine's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in California for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.

The Irvine City Charter


Main article: California government sector lobbying

In 2013, Irvine's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $18,000.[8] The issues for which the city filed in 2013, as well as the number of reports, can be seen in the box below. The issues column lists the generic issues that lobbyists working for local governments are required by law to disclose on quarterly federal disclosure forms.[9][10] The reports column gives the number of reports lobbyists filed in regards to each generic issue. To learn more about the details of the specific issues for which Irvine filed reports, read the federal disclosure forms by clicking the "Issues" links in the box below.

Federal Lobbying Issues, 2013
Reports Issues
3 Fed Budget & Appropriations
2 Taxes
1 Travel & Tourism
1 Economics & Econ Development
1 Real Estate & Land Use
1 Agriculture

See also

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