La Verne maintains a council-manager form of government. Residents elect a “mayor” and four (4) council members at large to represent them. As elected representatives of its citizens, the City Council develops and establishes ordinances and policies in the best interest of the City. The Council acts as a part-time “board of directors,” appointing a City Manager to conduct the City’s day-to-day affairs. Citizen commissions advise the Council on planning, youth and family issues, youth sports activities, and senior affairs. The City Council also appoints a City Clerk who conducts municipal elections, maintains official records, serves as secretary to the City Council, and provides administrative services. With approximately 19,251 registered voters, the election process is an important element of the City’s democratic process. The City Clerk organizes and oversees the municipal election process while guaranteeing the candidates right to inform the voters.
- Member of Congress Grace Napolitano, (D) 32nd District
California’s 32nd Congressional District contains part or more of the following communities: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, LaVerne, Monrovia, San Dimas, West Covina. Unincorporated Communities: Avocado Heights, Bassett, Valinda. The Federal Government is your resource for getting help with Social Security and Medicare concerns, disaster assistance, grants, and information on Congressional matters in Washington.
- California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, (D) 25th District
The 25th District includes the whole cities and communities of Sunland-Tujunga, Glendale, Pasadena, Altadena, Atwater Village, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, South Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Duarte, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, San Antonio Heights, and Upland plus most of Burbank.The cities in the district work together to provide entertainment, business, and professional services throughout the region.
- State Assembly Member Chris R. Holden, (D) 41st District
Serving Altadena, Claremont, East Pasadena, La Verne, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio Heights, Upland.
- Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger , 5th District
Representing Alhambra, Arcadia, Bradbury, Burbank, Covina, Duarte, Glendale, Glendora, La Canada-Flintridge, La Verne, Lancaster, Los Angeles (portion), Monrovia, Palmdale, Pasadena, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Temple City
The Los Angeles County Registrar’s Office is responsible for the registration of voters, maintenance of voter files, conduct of federal, state, local and special elections and the verification of initiative, referendum and recall petitions. Each year, the office participates in approximately 200 elections for schools, cities and special districts. There are approximately 4.8 million registered voters, as well as 5,000 voting precincts established for countywide elections.
The five-member Board of Equalization (BOE) is the nation’s only publicly elected state tax commission. The BOE collects more than $50 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and plays a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. The BOE is comprised of four districts each with a population of approximately 9.5 million people.