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Democratic Ruling Governed
by Public Opinion

On behalf of the citizens of Taipei city, the Taipei city council is the legislative organization that monitors city affairs and screens city rules, regulations and budgeting. Councilors are elected by the people and express the public opinions.The Council exercises the public power and holds the responsibilities of maintaining division of powers and rights and applying checks and balances.

There are 63 councilors serving the 13th Taipei City Council are elected from eight constituencies.In order to protect the rights of indigenous peoples, two councilors are elected by the Plain-land and Mountain Indigenous Peoples in Taipei.

City councils are the palace of democracy. The democracy include various opinions of different ethnic groups and the presentations of councilors in each constituency transform diverse public opinions into various policies of the City Government. The council safeguards the rights of citizens as well as to promotes progress and innovation.

Over the recent years, the City Council works to reflect public opinions, monitor city policies and promote city exchanges. City Council's information has been more transparent and digitalized with the hope of bringing more benefits and preventing corruption for better welfare and high living quality via the diligence of working as a local legislative organization.

Meanwhile, the City Council complies with laws to carry out the division of legislative and administrative power. By working with the Taipei City Government on different duties, the City Council achieves the win-win-win objective to “empower the City Council, to enable the Government, and to benefit the people.” The City Council would like to construct a beautiful vision for all citizens, create benefits and become the learning and development model of local governance for other cities and counties.