Term of Office

The City of Monterey Park is a General Law City, which is governed primarily by the State of California's Government Code and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City Council are elected at large for four-year, overlapping terms. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected at large for a four-year term.

Per the voter approved Ordinance No. 2096 (PDF) the city has established term limits for City Council, City Clerk and City Treasurer, collectively referred to as "Public Official." No person may serve no more than two consecutive terms as a public official. Any person will again become eligible to hold public office as a public official provided not less than two years have or will have elapsed between the most recent date of such person's previous service as a public official and the effective date of such person's most recent election or appointment to public office. After such a two year absence, a new two consecutive term limit applies.

Municipal elections are held every two years, on the first Tuesday in March of odd-numbered years. Upcoming election dates are:

  • March 7, 2017 - Positions: Two Council Members, City Clerk and City Treasurer
  • March 5, 2019 - Positions: Three Council Members
City Council
Term Term Ending
Mitchell Ing, Mayor
1st Term
March 5, 2019
Teresa Real Sebastian, Vice Mayor
1st Term March 5, 2019
Stephen Lam, Council Member
1st Term
March 5, 2019
Hans Liang, Council Member
1st Term March 7, 2017
Peter Chan, Council Member
1st Term March 7, 2017


Elected City Officials
Term Term Ending
Vincent D. Chang, City Clerk                  
 1st Term
March 7, 2017
Joseph Leon, City Treasurer
 1st Term
March 7, 2017


Appointed City Officials
 
 Ron Bow, Interim City Manager
 Contract
 Mark Hensley
 Contract

Click here to view elected official compensation and benefits.

City Council Meetings



The City Council and Successor Agency meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at 320 West Newmark Avenue. For the benefit and convenience of the community, meetings are broadcast live on MPK-TV and replays scheduled daily. For more information, click here.