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1. Resolving municipal laws  

Regulate municipal rules and regulations according to actual needs.

Legislation procedures:

a. The City Government initiates drafts for the approval of City Council after three readings.

b. An initiative is proposed by a council member and approved by the Council after three readings and then is sent to the City Government for execution.

2. Approving the annual budget and auditing disbursement reports of the City Government

Monitoring budget planning and spending of the City Government.

3. Approving taxes imposed by the City Government

If the City Government would like impose any special taxes, provisional taxes or surtaxes, local tax autonomous ordinances shall be enacted and passed via three readings in the City Council before levy. 

4. Approving the disposal of municipal assets

This requires the approval of more than two third of councilors attending the meeting.

5. Resolving municipality’s organizational autonomy ordinances and those of its subordinate agencies 

The Council oversees the running of the City Government and its subsidiary organs.

6. Approving proposals made by the City Government and Councilors

Resolving all kinds of proposals and reflecting the public opinions.

7. Receiving citizen petitions

Accepting public affairs suggestions from citizens and safeguarding the rights of citizens.

8. Carring out other functions authorized by the laws and regulations of Central Government.


Power Exercised by Councilors

●   Resolution

In order to deliberate all proposals, seven standing committees are established to make resolutions respectively and report to the Plenary Meeting.

●   Interpellation

In session, the mayor and City Government’s department commissioners are required to present oral and written reports on administration plans to the Council and receive councilors’ inquiry in the Council Chamber.

 In the Mayoral Interpellation sessions, the Mayor is required to be present as chief administrative official to respond to interpellation raised by councilors regarding important municipal policies.

 In the Departmental Interpellation sessions, department commissioners must be present to respond to interpellations raised by councilors regarding the running of their respective departments.

●   Proposal

Councilors are allowed to draft proposals to send to the City Government for execution after being approved by the Plenary Meeting. Any proposals drafted shall be cosigned by at least three other councilors; for proposals regarding municipal laws, at least one fifth of the concil members shall consign before being evaluated by the Procedure Committee and submit to the Plenary Meeting for discussion and resolution.