The City Council is the elected representative body of the citizens of Dresden.
At the local government elections on 7 June 2009, the people of Dresden elected a new City Council with 70 members.
In accordance with the Saxon local government stipulations, the Mayor is at the same time Chairman of the City Council.
Constitution of the City Council
|Party||Number of seats|
|Alliance 90/The Greens||11 seats|
|Citizen's Faction||4 seats|
|without faction||2 seats|
The City Council defines the principles for the administration of the City of Dresden and decides on all matters concerning the city, insofar as the Mayor is not empowered to make decisions either by law or on the basis of a mandate issued by the City Council.
The City Council is entitled to pass resolutions issuing orders to the Mayor, as head of the City Administration, and establishes municipal legislation with its passing of articles and regulations.
Meetings of the City Council are generally held every three weeks.