본문으로 바로가기 메인메뉴 바로가기

Welcome to the website of

Donghae City Council

Home > The Structure of City Council

  • 홈으로
  • 이전
  • 프린터

The Structure of City Council

City Council

The Councilmen of the City Council are the representatives of the citizens to be elected by their direct and secret votes, and the Council consists of 7 members to be elected from districts and 1 member to be elected through proportional representation.
The members of the City Council, as the representatives of its citizens, have the right to make various resolutions, including enactment of ordinances, deliberation and final decision of budgets and approval of settlements, the right to audit and investigate administrative affairs, the right to adopt resolutions, give approval and consent, and the right to admit and handle the petitions.

Organizations of City Council

President, Vice President, Office Manager, Team Leader of Proceeding Team, and various expert advisers

President and Vice President

The City Council has one President and one Vice President who must be elected for 2-year office terms through the affirmative majority vote of those in attendance with the attendance of a majority of the incumbent Council members in the plenary session of the Council via secret vote.
The president represents the city Council, arrange the proceedings, maintain the order in the hall and supervises the administrative affairs of the Council. Vice president becomes acting president when the president encounters an accident.

Plenary session

A plenary session consisting of all the incumbent members of the City Council is the final decision-making stage, and the session is opened when no fewer than a third of its incumbent members attend. Unless otherwise stated in the regulations, a resolution is adopted through an affirmative vote of the majority of the members attending with the attendance of the majority of the incumbent members of the City Council. The President has a vote in adopting a resolution, and if the votes are tied, then the resolution must be considered as not being adopted.
In principle, the City Council is an organization representing the residents and all the processes of a session must be open to the public. However, considering the necessities for the maintenance, social security, and order, the president may not open the sessions to the public.

Special Committee

A special committee may be organized through a resolution of the plenary session of the City Council and the types of the committee may be those for for the budget, settlement, and audit of administrative affairs. Any special committee must have one chairman and one assistant administrator who are elected by the committee, and their election must be reported to the plenary session of the City Council.
A special committee survives until the agenda deliberated by the committee is adopted in the plenary session of the City Council.