In addition to Congressional election campaigns, the 2010 Midterm Elections serves as an important year for City governments throughout Los Angeles County. The cities of Arcadia, Avalon, Culver City, El Segundo, Lancaster, Lawndale, Long Beach (District 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9), Malibu, Pico Rivera, Santa Clarita, Sierra Madre, Walnut and Whittier are holding elections for City Council members. There are mayor elections in the cities of Avalon, Lancaster, Lawndale, and Long Beach. During this year’s Midterm Elections other City Hall positions, such as City Auditor and City Attorney will be voted on.
There are 15 council members for the City of Los Angeles with one council member representing each of the 15 districts. However there are charter cities in Los Angeles County, such as the City of Arcadia and general law cities, such as the City of Beverly Hills who are independent from the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles is considered a charter city, which means the city forms its own method of governance opposed to following national, provincial, regional and state laws.
For more information on local city elections, please visit http://www.smartvoter.org/2010/04/13/ca/la/city.html.