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Karen Bass

The Mayor is the head of City government and serves a four-year term.  The Mayor, more than any other City official, is held responsible for the conduct of City affairs.  As the executive officer of the City, the Mayor submits proposals and recommendations to the Council, approves or vetoes ordinances passed by the Council, and enforces the City’s ordinances.  The Mayor recommends and submits the annual budget and passes upon subsequent appropriations and transfers; appoints, and may remove, certain City officials and commissioners; secures cooperation among the departments of the City; receives and examines complaints made against officers and employees; and coordinates visits of foreign and domestic dignitaries with public and private organizations.  The Mayor is also the Director of the Emergency Operations Organization.

Karen Bass is the 43rd and current Mayor of Los Angeles. More information is available at


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