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Last update date July 15, 2020
When the first assembly was held in cities of the whole country in 1889 (Meiji 22), all cities used name called "City Counsil". Afterwards, Local Government Act is promulgated in 1947 (Showa 22) and will call assembly of city "municipal assembly", but Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, five cities of Kobe continue up to the present day using name called "City Counsil" according to then.
Term of councilor is set with four years. But zanninkikan of predecessor is term when we are elected in by-election.
In type of meeting of City Counsil, there are "regular assembly" called regularly and "extraordinary session of a local assembly" which is called when it is necessary. In "regular assembly" and "the extraordinary session of a local assembly", exhibition period of a fixed period of time is set, and, during the exhibition period, "plenary session" and "committee meeting" are held.
Question, discussion, voting are performed after we are comprised of all the members of the Diet, and bill was submitted, and "plenary session" is meeting deciding intention of City Counsil. "Committee meeting" is held to perform detailed examination about bills. In addition, as committee to discuss about administration of assembly in before plenary session, "the City Counsil governing board" is held.
The "Standing Committee" "special committee" "City Counsil governing board" can hold during not only average but also closing for exhibition period of regular assembly and extraordinary session of a local assembly.
For details, please see structure of City Counsil.
The number of times of regular assembly is determined four times a year by the regulations and is held as custom in December in February, May, September.
About schedule of regular assembly, please see page of schedule of City Counsil.
Plenary session and committee meeting of City Counsil are released, and anyone can observe. Plenary session and committee meeting are hearer reception desks on assembly the third floor in the city hall of the ridge on that day, and person that hearing is hoped for, please receive grant of pass to a court hearing.
For details, please see page of hearing.
When there are opinion and request about municipal administration, anyone can submit petition and petition to City Counsil.
When submit petition, need introduction of councilor, but, in the case of petition,; it is not necessary.
For details, please see page of the details about petition, page of the details about petition
They can see by minutes search system of this homepage, and even citizen information center, Chuo-toshokan on the third floor of the city hall, each ward library can see minutes of plenary session and the Standing Committee, special committee, the City Counsil governing board, budget, Special Committee for Annual Settlement of Accounts, record of all the members meeting.
In addition, we publish in homepage as breaking news before minutes being almost made about bill-related question of plenary session, general interpellation, budget representative question, budget-related question after meeting three weeks later.
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