Plano, Texas

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Plano, Texas
General information
Harry LaRosiliere.jpg
Mayor:Harry LaRosiliere
Mayor party:Nonpartisan
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
Composition data
Population in 2013:274,409
Gender:51.1% Female
Race:White 66.9%
Hispanic or Latino 14.7%
African American 7.6%
Asian 16.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.1%
Two or More 3.0%
Unemployment:4.3%
Median household income:$83,193
High school graduation rate:92.9%
College graduation rate:54.0%
Related Plano offices
Texas Congressional Delegation
Texas State Legislature
Texas state executive offices
Plano is a city in Collin County and Denton County, Texas. As of 2013, its population was 274,409.[1]

Office of the Mayor

Harry LaRosiliere is the current Mayor of Plano.[2]

City Council

The Plano City Council is the city's primary legislative body. Its responsibilities include levying taxes, adopting an annual operating budget, approving city ordinances, appointing committee members and overseeing all major real estate transactions and city contracts.[2]

Council-Manager System

Plano utilizes a Council-Manager system. An elected city council, which serves as the city's legislative body, appoints an executive called a city manager to oversee the city's day-to-day operations.[2]

Commissions, Boards and Committees

The city council is assisted by several commissions, boards and committees, which are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and commenting upon city policies and legislation. In addition to elected city council members, non-elected citizens may also sit on select advisory boards.[3]

For a full list of Plano's commissions, boards and committees, see here

Membership

The city council consists of eight members including the mayor. All are elected at large and serve four-year, staggered terms.[2]

A full list of city council members can be found here.

Elections

2015

See also: Plano, Texas municipal elections, 2015

The city of Plano, Texas will hold elections for city council in 2015. Information on election dates will be posted once they are made available. Four of the seven city council seats are up for election.

Budget

Plano's adopted operating budget for fiscal year 2013-14 was $492 million.[4]

Contact Information

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.

Ballot Measures

See also: Collin County, Texas ballot measures.
See also: Denton County, Texas ballot measures.

Plano is located in Collin County and Denton County, Texas. A list of ballot measures in Collin County is available here; in Denton County, here.

Initiative process

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Texas

Population as of the July 2011 census update: 269,776.[5] 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.

DocumentIcon.jpg Plano Charter, Art. 7

Lobbying

See also: Texas Municipal League members list

Plano spent $40,000 on federal lobbying in 2013.[6]

Plano pays membership dues to the Texas Municipal League, a government sector lobbying association.

See Also

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