The residents of La Habra are represented by a 5-member City Council. The members of the City Council are elected on an at-large basis to 4-year terms and there are no term limits. La Habra general municipal elections are held on the 1st Tuesday following the 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years and coincide with the statewide general election.
Mayor & Mayor Pro Tem
Each year, the members of the City Council choose one member to serve as Mayor and one member to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor and the City Council are non-partisan.