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The City of La Mirada values sound government, transparency, accountability and civic engagement. We believe in the transparency of government actions and encourage public participation in the decision-making process.

The City promotes transparency and accountability by providing residents with information about what their City is doing through a variety of avenues including the City’s newsletter, website, electronic news, marquees, publications, and press releases.

 New Sunny Seal

The City's transparency efforts have earned the city the 2013 Sunny Award Seal - Top Transparency Website  from the nonprofit Sunshine Review. The Sunshine Review is a nonprofit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency. Sunshine Review collaborates with individuals and organizations throughout America in the cause of an informed citizenry and a transparent government. Since its inception in 2008, Sunshine Review has analyzed the websites of all 50 states and more than 6,000 state and local entities.

Using the Sunshine Review's 10-point transparency check list, below are some key information about the City of La Mirada and its operations.

 

Budgets

Current Budget Previous Budgets  
Monthly GL Reports
OpenGov
(Interactive web-based platform of City finances)
Meetings Notice About Meetings Minutes Agendas Advisory Committees
Elected Officials City Council City Council Biographies and Contact Public Official Appointments - Form 806
Administrative Staff City Manager Executive Staff and Contact Information Phone Directory

City Facilities,ons

Building Permits and Zoning Building & Safety/ Engineering Information and Permits Zoning Map Zoning Applications
Audits Single Audit (Federal Funding) CAFR
Contracts Bids/Contracts, RFPs, RFQs
Lobbying Lobbying
Public Records Public Records Request Form
Taxes
Los Angeles County Assessor Los Angeles County Treasurer and Tax Collector HDL Property Tax Breakdown Measure I
Business License Tax Measure A (Transient Occupancy Tax Rate -TOT-10%)

The City also offers a number of opportunities for residents to participate in local government by serving on a city commission, advisory board, Community Foundation, Citizen Task Force, or volunteering at a City facility. If you are interested in serving, please call (562) 943-0131.