City Council 

Mission Statement

The City of La Habra Heights is dedicated to safeguarding our community's distinct character and rural way of life. We are committed to providing our highly engaged residents with high-quality, affordable, and responsive services. Our city staff is resolute in their pursuit of becoming the most efficient small city operation in the nation.

Meet Your City Council

Mayor Carol Engelhardt


John Pespisa Mayor Pro Tem


Brian Bergman Council Member

Brian Bergman

Dennis Laherty Council Member

Dennis Laherty

Norm Zezula Council Member

  1. Mon Mar. 11

The City Council is the legislative and policy-making body for the City of La Habra Heights. Five Council Members are elected at large for four-year, overlapping terms of office. The Council annually elects one of its members to serve as Mayor. The Mayor presides over all Council meetings and is the ceremonial head of the City for official functions. 

As La Habra Heights elected representatives, the City Council represents the values of the electorate, determines community needs, and establishes municipal services. The Council determines service levels and revenue obligations through the adoption of an annual budget, authorizes City contracts and expenditures, establishes City service and operating policies, and adopts regulatory measures as may be necessary to protect of the community. 

Council Members represent the City on various intergovernmental organizations to achieve governmental cooperation, pursue legislation, and develop programs that are consistent with the community's needs. 

City Council 2022 Legislative Platform

California Fair Political Practices Commission Report Form

This form informs the public of any public officials that receive a stipend for attending intergovernmental committee meetings. 

City Council