|Last mayoral election:||2013|
|Next mayoral election:||2017|
|Last city council election:||2013|
|Next city council election:||2015|
|City council seats:||8|
|2013-14 FY Budget:||$492 million|
|Population in 2013:||274,409|
African American 7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.1%
Two or More 3.0%
|Ethnicity:||Hispanic or Latino 14.7%|
|Median household income:||$83,193|
|High school graduation rate:||92.9%|
|College graduation rate:||54.0%|
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|Texas Congressional Delegation|
Texas State Legislature
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- See also: Council-manager government
The city of Plano 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 the city'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 and appointing departmental directors and other senior-level positions.
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. Harry LaRosiliere is the current Mayor of Plano.
The Plano City Council is the city's primary legislative body. It is responsible for adopting the city budget, approving mayoral appointees, levying taxes and making or amending city laws, policies and ordinances.
The Plano City Council is made up of eight members, including the mayor. All are elected at-large.
A current list of council members can be found here.
Boards and commissions
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 Plano 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 Plano city boards and commissions, see here.
- See also: Plano, Texas municipal elections, 2015
The city of Plano, 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. Four of the seven city council seats are up for election, including the Place 1, 3, 5 and 7 seats. No incumbents are running for re-election. All members of the Plano City Council are elected at-large.
Plano's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $492 million.
Office of the Mayor
1520 K Ave.
Plano, TX 75074
Phone: (972) 941-7107
To contact individual city council members and the mayor by email, see here.
Population as of the July 2011 census update: 269,776. Plano is a charter city. Signature requirement is 20% of the number of votes cast at the last regular municipal election of the city, or 150, whichever is greater. Petition form requirements are detailed in the charter, Art. 7, Sec. 7.02. File petitions with city secretary. After certification, the council has 10 days to adopt or call a special election in accordance with the Election Code.
In 2013, Plano's federal lobbying related expenses amounted to approximately $40,000. 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 Plano filed reports, read the federal disclosure forms by clicking the "Issues" links in the box below.
|Federal Lobbying Issues, 2013|
- U.S. Census "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 25, 2014
- City of Plano, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Plano, "Government Organizational Chart," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Plano, "City Manager," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Plano, "Office of the Mayor," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Plano, "Boards and Commissions," accessed on October 29, 2014
- City of Plano, "Elections," accessed on December 7, 2015
- City of Plano, "FY 2013-14, Budget in Brief," accessed on August 25, 2014
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- Open Secrets, "City of Plano, TX," accessed on November 12, 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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