Bogotá City Council

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Bogotá City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
President
María Clara Name Ramírez, Green
First deputy-President
José Arthur Bernal Amorocho, Radical Change
Second deputy-President
Olga Victoria Rubio Cortés, MIRA
Structure
SeatsConcejo de Bogotá periodo 2012-2015.png
Political groups
 Radical Change (9)

 Liberal (6)
 Green (6)
 Democratic Center (5)
 Of the U (5)
 PDA (5)
 Conservative (3)
 MIRA (2)
 ASI (1)
 Progresists (1)
 Citizen Option (old PIN) (1)

 Free! (1)
Committees
  • Development Plan
  • Budget and Public Treasury
  • Government
  • Plenary Session
9 / 45
6 / 45
6 / 45
5 / 45
5 / 45
5 / 45
3 / 45
2 / 45
1 / 45
Progressists
1 / 45
Elections
Plurality, except for the cases that according to the law require Supermajority. There is no secret ballot system.[1]
Last election
Bogotá local government elections, 2015
Next election
Bogotá local government elections, 2019
Website
concejodebogota.gov.co

The Bogotá City Council is the highest Political and second highest Administrative Authority of Bogotá, Colombia. It is the only city council in the country which has 45 Councillors, since the limit for all other city councils is 21 Councillors. The Bogotá City Council, along with the Principal Mayor, is responsible for the city administration. The Councillors are elected by popular vote for a 4 years term, and they can be re-elected.[2][3]

Functions[edit]

The council is responsible for, among other tasks, performing political control of the Capital District´s government and studying the Agreement (local regulation) projects.[2] Moreover, the council issues regulations to promote the integral development of the city and its inhabitants.[3]

Political watchdog[edit]

There is an initiative called Council How It Goes (Spanish: Concejo Cómo Vamos), which is in charge of doing political watchdog journalism in relation to the activities of the Bogotá City Council. This initiative is sponsored by the Corona multinational (Colombia), the El Tiempo Publishing House (CEET), the Pontifical Xavierian University and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. The Council How it Goes initiative produces reports that are published online, on the El Tiempo newspaper and on the Citytv Bogotá local television channel.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogotá City Council (23 December 2008). "Agreement No. 348 of 2008" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b Registraduría Nacional del Estado Civil. "Elección de autoridades locales" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 24 August 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Concejo de Bogotá. "Corporación" (in Spanish). Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  4. ^ Bogotá Cómo Vamos. "Concejo Cómo Vamos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 February 2014.

Coordinates: 4°37′29″N 74°04′39″W / 4.6247°N 74.0775°W / 4.6247; -74.0775