The Culver City Council has chosen Councilman Paul Jacobs as the city's mayor.
Jacobs, a 46-year-old attorney, was the only incumbent reelected in the April 12 council race.
The new mayor, starting his fourth term on the council, will preside over council meetings and represent the city at official functions for a year.
Jacobs said he wants the council to re-evaluate the city's finances and try to break its dependence on sales tax revenue.
"The level of police service should not depend on the number of shirts sold at the Fox Hills Mall," he said.
His other goals include controlling development in the city, revamping the city's sign ordinance and better communication between the council and residents, he said. Councilman Jim Boulgarides, a business professor at Cal State Los Angeles, was voted vice mayor.