A golden retriever has become the first elected mayor of the city.
Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II, but better known as Mayor Max, is the mayor of the picturesque mountain town of Idyllwild, California.
The duties of the dog include walking in a customized van, making public appearances, cutting ribbons and making mandates for treats.
Idyllwild is an unincorporated city so it does not have a human mayor. But Animal Rescue Friends (RAF) decided to sponsor their first election.
Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II, but better known as Major Max (pictured) is the elected mayor of Idyllwild, California
Duties of dog: the major represented in his own customized van making public appearances
The city celebrated its choice of animals in 2012, where 14 cats and 2 dogs applied for the position of mayor.
Mayor Max senior, who has since died, won an overwhelming victory and was elected with two-thirds of the voters who voted.
Phyllis Mueller, Chief of Staff to Mayor Max told ABC: "Six years ago, Idyllwild decided to elect its first mayor.
& # 39; You must be a local resident, but you can not run yourself, you can run your pet & # 39;
Mayor Max has also been joined by Deputy Mayor Mikey and Deputy Mayor Mitzi.
The new Mayor Max has also been joined by Deputy Mayor Mikey and Deputy Mayor Mitzi, all of whom are related.
The dynamic trio, which are the most popular canines in the city, is referred to as the Mayors of Idyllwild & # 39 ;.
Recent important tasks for Mayor Max included support for local businesses in the cities after damaged property fires.
Mr. Mueller said: "Your role is to make the world a better place by transmitting unconditional love and doing so many good works for others."
Recent important duties include support for local businesses in cities after property damaged fires