Committees and Executive Boards

In order for the City to develop in tune with its residents, a decentralized working model is required. Decisions on for example parking or childcare, can therefore be made closer to the resident, in the district council. The residents can express opinions via their district council's office, or online.

The City of Stockholm's city district departments, specialist departments and companies are responsible for the day-to-day operations. Each department and company is accompanied by a governing committee (a city district committee, a specialist committee or a company board), appointed by the City Council.

The City of Stockholm’s leadership has the comprehensive responsibility for issues concerning the entire municipality, e.g. municipal tax and the City’s budget. The major part of the City’s resources - three-quarters - is passed on to the district councils. How much each district council receives depends on its individual needs, such as number of inhabitants, age and living conditions.

The distribution of seats between the political parties in a district council corresponds to the proportion of seats they hold in the City Council. The political parties propose the members who will represent them. The City Council then approves their appointment. District council members are politicians in their spare time. The mandate period is four years.