Taipei City Council

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Coordinates: 25°02′19″N 121°33′43″E / 25.03861°N 121.56194°E / 25.03861; 121.56194

Taipei City Council
台北市議會
Type
Type
Leadership
Speaker
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Wu Bi-chu[1]
Since 1998
Deputy Speaker
Emblem of the Kuomintang.svg Chen Ching-hsiang
Since 2014
Structure
Seats 63
Taipei City Council Diagram.svg
Political groups
     DPP (26)
     KMT (26)
     NP (2)
     PFP (2)
     TSU (1)
     MKT (1)
     Independent (3)
Elections
Single non-transferable vote
Last election
2014
Meeting place
台北市議會.JPG
The Building of Taipei City Council
Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Website
www.tcc.gov.tw

The Taipei City Council (TCC; Chinese: 台北市議會; pinyin: Táiběishì Yìhuì) is the elected municipal council of Taipei City, Republic of China. The council composes of 63 councilors lastly elected through the 2014 Republic of China local election on 29 November 2014.[2]


Current composition[edit]

Meeting hall of the Council

The Taiwanese local elections, 2014 took place on November 29, 2014. The election saw the return of Kuomintang as the largest party, with 28 seats elected, followed by Democratic Progressive Party with 27 seats; New Party with 2 seats; People First Party with 2 seats; Taiwan Solidarity Union with 1 seat; Minkuotang with 1 seat; and 2 independents. However, with floor crossing and some councillors joining the Legislative Yuan, Democratic Progressive Party and Kuomintang both became the largest parties with 26 seats each, while a councillors became independent following the Taiwanese general election, 2016.

Since the local elections in 2014, the Council was composed as follows:[3]

Composition of the Taipei City Council
Parliamentary Groups Seats
Democratic Progressive Party
Mínzhǔ Jìnbù Dǎng
26
Kuomintang
("Chinese Nationalist Party")
26
New Party
Xīn Dăng
2
People First Party
Qīnmíndǎng
2
Taiwan Solidarity Union
Táiwān Tuánjié Liánméng
1
Minkuotang
("Republican Party")
1
Independent 3
Total 61

History[edit]

First building[edit]

First building of Taipei City Council

The Council was formed in 1946 after the handover of Taiwan to the Republic of China from the Japanese Government. The Council Chamber was initially located in the Zhongshan Hall in Zhongzheng District.

Second building[edit]

Second building of Taipei City Council

On 3 August 1964, the Council moved to a site on the corner of Zhongxiao West Road and Zhongshan South Road, still in Zhongzheng District. The building occupied an area of 42,965 m2. In 2016, the Taipei City Government plans to redevelop the abandoned former council building into the Taipei City Vision Museum as part of the Taipei museum strip.[4] The building was demolished on 25 February 2016 and reopened to the public as open green space on 9 April 2016.[5]

Current building[edit]

The current Council building is located in the History Project Area of Taipei in Xinyi District. It was inaugurated on 8 October 1990.[6]

Organization[edit]

  • Speaker
  • Deputy Speaker
  • Secretary-General
  • Deputy Secretary-General
    • Permanent Committee's office
    • Secretariat Office
    • Procedure Section
    • General Affairs Section
    • Documents Section
    • Public Relations Office
    • Legal Affairs Office
    • Information Office
    • Personnel Office
    • Accounting Office
  • Permanent Committees
    • Civil Affairs Committee
    • Finance and Construction Committee
    • Education Committee
    • Transportation Committee
    • Police and Sanitation Committee
    • Public Works Committee
    • Legislation Committee
  • Special Committees
    • Procedure Committee
    • Discipline Committee

Transportation[edit]

The council building is accessible within walking distance South West from Taipei City Hall Station of the Taipei Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]