The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City of La Habra Heights. Five Council Members are elected at large for four-year, overlapping terms of office. The Council annually elects one of its members to serve as Mayor. The Mayor presides over all Council meetings and is the ceremonial head of the City for official functions.
As La Habra Heights elected representatives, the City Council represents the values of the electorate, determines community needs, and establishes municipal services. The Council determines service levels and revenue obligations through the adoption of an annual budget, authorizes City contracts and expenditures, establishes City service and operating policies, and adopts regulatory measures as may be necessary to protect of the community.
Council Members represent the City on various intergovernmental organizations to achieve governmental cooperation, pursue legislation, and develop programs that are consistent with the community's needs.