|Mayor:||Steven S. Choi|
|Last mayoral election:||2010|
|Next mayoral election:||2014|
|Last city council election:||2012|
|Next city council election:||2014|
|City council seats:||5|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$144 million|
|Population in 2013:||236,716|
Hispanic or Latino 9.2%
African American 1.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.2%
Two or More 5.5%
|Median household income:||$92,663|
|High school graduation rate:||96.6%|
|College graduation rate:||65.7%|
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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.
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 city government employees.
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.
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.
A full list of city council members can be found here
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.
For a full list of Irvine's commissions, boards and committees, see here
The city of Irvine, California will hold 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. If an eligible incumbent did not file by August 8, 2014, the filing period was extended to 5:00 p.m. August 13, 2014.
Irvine's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $144 million.
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Irvine, CA 92606-5207
See here to contact individual council members.
Irvine's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in California for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.
- Main article: California government sector lobbying
In 2013, the city of Irvine spent a total of $18,000 on lobbying.
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 11, 2014
- City of Irvine Municipal Code Charter Sec. 300; Code Sec. 1.2 and 1.3
- City of Irvine, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on August 11, 2014
- City of Irvine, "City Council," accessed on August 11, 2014
- City of Irvine, "Committees," accessed on August 11, 2014
- City of Irvine, "General Municipal Election Information," accessed June 17, 2014
- City of Irvine FY 2013-14, accessed on August 18, 2014
- Open Secrets "City of Irvine, CA," accessed on August 18, 2014