the city councillors of the municipal council after the local eclections in 2009

Council and committees

"I hereby open today's council meeting. Before proceeding to the agenda ... ".

This is more or less how it sounds when the Mayor of Troisdorf welcomes council members and the citizens in attendance at the start of every council meeting. Whether it is street cleaning charges, building development plans, parking spaces and transport concepts or the future use of Camp Spich: whatever the council decides on often has seriousimplications regarding life and work in our town.

Composition of the council

The council consists of 50 members who are elected by the public and belong to five factions from seven parties. They are known as "Stadtverordneter"/"Stadtverordnete" ([male/female] town councillor). The Mayor is the council leader, the highest representative of the town and the head of the local authority; he also has the right to vote on the council. He is assisted by three deputy mayors, who are elected by the council.

the municipal council in the council hall enlarge picture


Although the council works in a similar way to a parliament, it is not a parliament in the legal sense. It is the highest administrative body in the municipality. The autonomy of the municipality is at its heart.

The council deliberates and takes decisions on all important municipal matters. It does so either at the suggestion of the local authority, at the request of council factions and groups, or on the recommendation of official committees. At the same time, the council adheres to strict rules designed to ensure democratic, fair and transparent decision making. The rules are laid down in the NRW local government code and in internal rules of procedure.

Further information

You will find further information on the council, factions and official committees in the council information System (only in German available) of the city of Troisdorf. Here you will also find the dates of council and committee meetings and an opportunity to view the relevant public documents.