Los Angeles – Political

The City of Los Angeles has a mayor-council type of government. The City Council is composed of fifteen single-district members. Members are elected every four years and choose a President and Prop Tempore at the first meeting, every odd-numbered year. The mayor serves as the chief executive officer and is also elected every four years. As there is no city manager, the mayor holds many executive powers. The mayor appoints general managers and commissioners, and can remove officials from city posts. The mayor is required to propose a budget each year. The city council approves the mayor’s appointments and proposals, but the mayor has veto power of City Council legislation.