The Consiglio Comunale
(City Council) of Venice is composed of the Lord Mayor and 46 Consiglieri
comunali (city councillors). The administrative elections took
place during the elections of April 10th-11th and 17th-18th
2005. The duration of the mandate is 5 years.
The Council is the organ of address and political-administrative control
of the Commune. It approves the basic acts of local policy and defines
its objectives, which the City Council board must implement. It has functional
and administrative autonomy which is exercised with legal regulations
that establish the methods through which the services, facilities, financial
and structural resources are supplied.
The activities of the city council take place in the City Council office
and within appropriate Commissioni consiliari (councillor
commissions), which have preliminary investigative, reference and control
The City Council convenes and is presided over by the Presidente
del Consiglio (Chairman of the Council). The meetings are open
to the public and usually take place, by law on Monday afternoon at the
Ca’ Loredan room (S. Marco 4136).
The order of work, the outcome and discussion are available for
consultation on the Internet site of the Venice City Council in the pages
of the City Council.
Commission meetings, except in exceptional circumstances, are public and
take place in the councillor rooms of Ca’ Farsetti or the Mestre
Town Hall (via Palazzo 1). The order of work, the outcome and discussion
are available for consultation on the Internet site of the Venice
City Council in the pages of the City Council.
The Councillors are composed of Gruppi consiliari (Council
groups) who in turn elect a Group Leader. The Conference of the Group
Leaders works with the Chairman of the Council in planning and organising
the work of the Council.
The Councillors have the right of initiative to present proposals of resolutions,
which deal with the issues of competence to the City council established
by law. They have the right to interrogate and question the Lord Mayor
and the councillors.
They can present mozioni (motions) to the Lord Mayor
and the City Council board to promote a debate in Council on a specific
In the Council they can approve ordini del giorno (agendas).
They have the right to obtain all the information useful for carrying
out their mandate from city council offices, companies and participating