Numerous city councils in the Southeast and Long Beach areas have selected new mayors and mayors pro tem in their annual reorganizations. The selections are approved by a majority of council members.
The mayor's position is largely ceremonial in most cities, although the mayor presides over City Council meetings. The mayor pro tem assumes the duties of mayor when the mayor is absent or out of the city.
City Mayor Mayor Pro Tem Artesia Mary Alyce Soares James Van Horn Bell Jay B. Price Ray Johnson Bellflower John Ansdell Ruth Gilson Bell Gardens Josefina (Josie) Macias Frank Duran Cerritos Sherman Kappe John Crawley Commerce Robert J. Cornejo James B. Dimas Sr. Cudahy Jack Cluck Alex Rodriguez Hawaiian Gardens Kathleen Navejas Robert Canada Huntington Park Raul Perez Richard Loya La Habra Heights Richard Newbre Diane Kane Lakewood Marc Titel Larry Van Nostran La Mirada C. David Peters Wayne Rew Maywood Rose Marie Busciglio Thomas Engle Norwalk Robert Arthur Grace Napolitano Paramount Elvira Amaro Manuel E. Guillen Pico Rivera John G. Chavez Alberto Natividad Santa Fe Springs Ron Kerns Al Quintes Signal Hill Richard Ceccia Carol Churchill South Gate Johnny Ramirez Mary Ann Buckles Whittier Bob Henderson Helen McKenna-Rahder