The town council consists of 30 councillors and the mayor, who is a member of the town council by law. The present legislative period started in 2014 and will end in 2019.
The members of town council may join to parliamentary parties, whose formation, rights and duties are established by standing orders. As the liaison body between electorate, councillors and local authorities, the goal of the parliamentary parties is to put projects, stated in the recent manifesto, into effect.
The present structure of Rudolstadt’s town council is as follows:
|Bürger für Rudolstadt (BfR)||
|Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD)||
|Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Grüne)
You may contact the councillors in the office of town council at any time.
The town council, as the main body and local representative of citizens, decides about all matters within the municipality. The members define the principles of how to govern the town and run the local authorities. The town council is elected every five years. In addition to the residents of Rudolstadt, citizens of other European countries, who reside in Rudolstadt, are entitled to vote, too.
The communal order, the main statute and the standing orders of the town council define the frame of decisions, which are reserved for the town council or local commissions.
The councillors usually meet once a month on Thursday in the first full week of the respective month. The meetings have a public and a non-public part. Location, date and agenda of the councillors’ public meetings are published in local newspapers in time.
Decisions, made by councillors and local commissions in public meetings, are published in the local paper "Amtsblatt des Landkreises Saalfeld-Rudolstadt und seiner Städte und Gemeinden". (gazette of the county Saalfeld-Rudolstadt and its towns and communities)
The minutes of public meetings of the town council and local commissions as well as their decisions can be reviewed in the office of town council and in the respective authorities during the official consultation hours.