|Mayor:||Steven S. Choi|
|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|
|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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|California Congressional Delegation|
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- 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.
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.
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.
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 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. Two city council seats were up for election.
Irvine's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $144 million.
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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, Irvine's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $18,000. 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. 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|
|3||Fed Budget & Appropriations|
|1||Travel & Tourism|
|1||Economics & Econ Development|
|1||Real Estate & Land Use|
- 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, accessed on October 6, 2014
- 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
- U.S. House of Representatives: Office of the Clerk, "Lobbying Disclosure Act Guidance," accessed on November 11, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Methodology," accessed on November 11, 2014
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