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: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
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:236,716
Gender:51.3% Female
Race:White 50.5%
Hispanic or Latino 9.2%
African American 1.8%
Asian 39.2%
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%
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

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.

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.[2]


The mayor presides over city council meetings and official city ceremonies. 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


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 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.[6]


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, the city of Irvine spent a total of $18,000 on lobbying.[8]

See also

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