|Mayor:||Beth Van Duyne|
|Last mayoral election:||May 10, 2014|
|Next mayoral election:||2017|
|Last city council election:||May 10, 2014|
|Next city council election:||2015|
|City council seats:||9|
|2013-14 FY Budget:||$300 million|
|Population in 2013:||228,653|
African American 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.9%
Two or More 3.5%
|Ethnicity:||Hispanic or Latino 41.1%|
|Median household income:||$49,303|
|High school graduation rate:||78.9%|
|College graduation rate:||33.4%|
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- 2 Elections
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- 4 Contact information
- 5 Ballot measures
- 6 Lobbying
- 7 Website evaluation
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
- See also: Council-manager government
The city of Irving 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 Irving's chief executive. Appointed by city council, the 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 senior-level 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. Beth Van Duyne is the current Mayor of Irving.
The Irving 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 nine members including the mayor. The mayor and two council members are elected at-large, while the other six members are elected by the city's six districts.
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 Irving 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 Irving's city boards and commissions, see here.
- See also: Irving, Texas municipal elections, 2015
The city of Irving, Texas will hold elections for city council on May 9, 2015. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015. Three of the eight city council seats are up for election, including Districts 4 and 6 and the Place 8 At-large seat. An incumbent is running for re-election in every race.
- See also: Irving, Texas municipal elections, 2014
The city of Irving, Texas held elections for mayor and city council on May 10, 2014. Two of the eight city council seats were up for election.
Irving's adopted operating budget for fiscal 2013-14 was $300 million.
Irving City Hall
City Council's Office
825 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060
Phone: (972) 721-2410
To contact individual city council members, see here.
- See also: Dallas County, Texas ballot measures
Irving is a charter city. Signature requirement is equal in number to ten percent (10%) of the total number of registered voters registered to vote at the last regular election. File petitions with the city secretary. When an initiative or referendum petition has been finally determined sufficient (by the city clerk), the council shall promptly consider the proposed initiative or referendum ordinance in the manner provided herein or reconsider the referred ordinance by voting its repeal. If the council fails to adopt a proposed initiative ordinance without any change in substance within sixty (60) days or fails to repeal the referred ordinance within thirty (30) days after the date the petition was finally determined sufficient it shall submit the proposed or referred ordinance to the voters of the city. The election must be held on the next available general election date as established by state law, which election is called for any purpose than initiative or referendum
- Main article: Texas Municipal League members list
As of September 2014, no up-to-date information is available for the city of Irving's federal lobbying related expenses.
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- The website for Irving Texas includes the names and contact information for all council members, but it is a group email instead of individual email addresses.
- Administrative officials are listed with contact information under respective department.
- City council meeting agendas and minutes are published.
- Audit reports are published.
- The current budget is published.
- Local tax information is posted.
- There is a procedure for requesting public records.
- Zoning information and permits available.
- Information on current contracts is not available.
- There is no information on lobbying.
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on September 5, 2014
- City of Irving, "Boards and Commissions," accessed on August 25, 2014
- Harris County, "Important 2015 Election Dates," accessed January 12, 2015
- United States Conference of Mayors, "Elections in 2014," accessed on September 8, 2014
- Dallas News, "Unofficial election results," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Adopted Operating Budget 2014-15," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "City Council," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Departments," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Agendas and Minutes
- City of Irving, "Meeting Dates," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Financial Documents," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Tax Rate," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Records Request," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Zoning," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Codes and Ordinances," accessed on September 8, 2014
- City of Irving, "Purchasing Dept," accessed on September 8, 2014
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