The municipal council, which has 40 members and which represents the citizens of Heilbronn, is the principal body of the local government. Chaired by the Lord Mayor, the municipal council defines the general strategy of the municipal administration and takes decisions in all essential social, economic and cultural matters affecting the city: where to build new kindergartens and schools, how to manage traffic, whether to build a gymnasium or not, where to develop new residential areas or industrial estates, etc.
As a general rule, the municipal council meets once per month. The meetings are held in the town hall’s large council chamber and are usually open to the public.
The current composition of the municipal council is: CDU twelve seats, SPD eleven seats, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen five seats, FDP four seats, Freie Wähler four seats, PRO Heilbronn one seat, Die Linke one seat and Bunte Liste and ALFA one seat. Altogether, the municipal council has got 11 female and 29 male members at the moment.
Anyone looking for comprehensive information on the work and composition of the municipal council will find all important documents and details on all municipal councillors and the composition of the various municipal council committees and local advisory councils in the electronic council information system of the City of Heilbronn.
www.gemeinderat-heilbronn.de (German only)