The City Council

The City Council is the supreme decision-making body of the City of Stockholm. The City provides Stockholm’s inhabitants with a multitude of different municipal services. Most of the municipal activities in Stockholm are carried out in administrative or corporate form.

The Council convenes every third Monday, and their meetings are open to the general public. The Council has its own audit board, which examines the finances and operations of the entire municipality. The 101 councillors are appointed following general elections held at the same time as the parliamentary and county council elections.

The City Council establishes goals and guidelines for the overall work of the city. The matters on which the councillors decide have generally already been drafted and discussed by various boards and committees. Once political decisions are referred for practical implementation, the city departments and companies take over.