|Washington, D.C., District of Columbia|
|Last mayoral election:||2012|
|Next mayoral election:||2014|
|Last city council election:||2012|
|Next city council election:||2014|
|City council seats:||13|
|2014 FY Budget:||$10.1 Billion|
African American 49.5%
Hispanic or Latino 10.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 0.6%
Two or More 2.6%
|Median household income:||$64,267|
|High school graduation rate:||87.5%|
|College graduation rate:||51.2%|
|Related Washington, D.C. offices|
|Washington D.C. "Shadow" Representatives|
The Washington, D.C. City Council is the legislative branch of the Washington, D.C. government. The council approves the city's annual budget, financial plan and sets the revenue required to fund the budget. Additionally, the council appoints members to boards and commissions and gives the final say on appointments made by the Mayor.
The council features 10 standing committees:
- Committee Of the Whole
- Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
- Committee on Finance and Revenue
- Committee on Health
- Committee on Housing and Workforce Development
- Committee on Human Services
- Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation
- Committee on the Public Safety and Judiciary
- Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs
- Committee on Government Operations
- Committee on Transportation and the Environment
|Current members, Washington, D.C. City Council|
|3||Mary M. Cheh|
The city of Washington, D.C. will hold elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on April 1, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 2, 2014.
The District of Columbia holds closed primaries, meaning only voters registered with that political party can vote in the primary. Citizens had to complete party affiliation changes by March 3, 2014, in order to vote in the primary. Candidates looking to qualify for the ballot as an independent candidate need to turn in petitions 90 days prior to the November 4 election, which is August 6, 2014.
Washington, D.C.'s budget for fiscal year 2014 totaled $10.1 billion.
Office of the Mayor
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 316
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 727-6300
Fax: (202) 727-0505
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
See here to contact individual Council members.
As of August 5, 2014, the city of Washington, D.C. does not provide information on lobbying.
On the history of initiatives and referendums in Washington, D.C., see here.
- Official City Website
- Office of the Mayor
- City Council
- Washington D.C. Municipal Code
- District of Columbia Board of Elections
- Chamber of Commerce
- Board of Education
- U.S. Census, "State and County Quick Facts," accessed on August 5, 2014
- Office of the Mayor, accessed on August 5, 2014
- Washington D.C. Municipal Code, Section I.A.1
- Council of the District of Columbia
- District of Columbia, "Board of Elections, Candidate Guide to Ballot Access," accessed December 17, 2013
- FY 2014 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan, August 8, 2013