|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|
Hispanic or Latino 14.7%
African American 7.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.1%
Two or More 3.0%
|Median household income:||$83,193|
|High school graduation rate:||92.9%|
|College graduation rate:||54.0%|
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Office of the Mayor
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.
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.
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.
For a full list of Plano's commissions, boards and committees, see here
The city council consists of eight members including the mayor. All are elected at large and serve four-year, staggered terms.
A full list of city council members can be found here.
- 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.
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.
- See also: Texas Municipal League members list
- U.S. Census "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 25, 2014
- City of Plano, "Mayor and City Council," accessed on August 25, 2014
- City of Plano, "City Boards and Commissions," accessed on August 25, 2014
- City of Plano, Texas: FY 2013-14, Budget in Brief, accessed on August 25, 2014
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