Constitution of the ten district councils as the new term of office begins

The new term of office is getting under way around the city with the constitution of the ten district councils. The first meeting of these territorial bodies will also be used to elect the candidate to preside each district, to be named subsequently by the Mayor.

23/07/2019 12:07 h

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The District Council, a government body

The District Council is the body of representation and collective participation in the city’s districts. It is constituted by councillors based on representation proportional to the results of the municipal elections in each district, making for majorities which differ from the majority for the city as a whole. Parties must obtain at least 5% of the vote to be represented on the District Council.

In keeping with electoral proportionality in the district, the names of the different district councillors are put forward by municipal groups represented on the City Council.

District presidency

The District Councils are chaired by a councillor who is named by the Mayor according to each district’s proposal. On the same day that the District Council is constituted, the candidate for the presidency is also elected among the 41 members of the Full Council. In this respect, the presidency of the district can be held by a different political party to those making up the municipal government.

Some of the duties of the presidents of District Councils include representing the City Council in corresponding areas and fostering ties with civic and cultural entities.

District Councillor’s Office

Besides their councillors and presidency, each district has a District Councillor directly named by the Mayor and in charge of the administration of each district and of councillors, who have a say but no vote.

In other words, the District Councillor is the head of the government in the territory, and, during this term of office, a representative and member of the municipal government.

See the rules on the way the government functions in the districts.

Meetings to constitute District Councils

The sessions to constitute the ten District Councils will be held between Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July.

Ciutat Vella

  • District Councillor: Jordi Rabassa (BComú)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 6
    • ERC: 4
    • PSC: 4
    • Cs: 2
    • J×Cat: 1
  • Day and time: 24 July, at 6.30 pm

L’Eixample

  • District Councillor: Jordi Martí (BComú)
  • Composition:
    • ERC: 6
    • BComú: 6
    • PSC: 4
    • J×Cat: 4
    • Cs: 2
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 25 July, at 7 pm

Sants-Montjuïc

  • District Councillor: Marc Serra (BComú)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 6
    • ERC: 5
    • PSC: 4
    • J×Cat: 2
    • Cs: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 25 July, at 6.30 pm

Les Corts

  • District Councillor: Xavier Marcé (PSC)
  • Composition:
    • ERC: 4
    • PSC: 3
    • J×Cat: 2
    • BComú: 2
    • Cs: 2
    • PP: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 25 July, at 6.30 pm

Sarrià – Sant Gervasi

  • District Councillor: Albert Batlle (PSC)
  • Composition:
    • J×Cat: 4
    • ERC: 4
    • PSC: 3
    • Cs: 3
    • BComú: 2
    • BCN Canvi: 2
    • PP: 1
  • Day and time: 25 July, at 7 pm

Gràcia

  • District Councillor: Eloi Badia (BComú)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 5
    • ERC: 5
    • J×Cat: 3
    • PSC: 2
    • Cs: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 24 July, at 6.30 pm

Horta-Guinardó

  • District Councillor: Rosa Alarcón (PSC)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 5
    • ERC: 5
    • PSC: 5
    • J×Cat: 2
    • Cs: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 24 July, at 6.30 pm

Nou Barris

  • District Councillor: Marga Marí-Klose (PSC)
  • Composition:
    • PSC: 7
    • BComú: 5
    • ERC: 3
    • Cs: 2
    • PP: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 24 July, at 6.30 pm

Sant Andreu

  • District Councillor: Lucía Martín (BComú)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 6
    • ERC: 5
    • PSC: 5
    • J×Cat: 1
    • Cs: 1
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 24 July, at 6.30 pm

Sant Martí

  • District Councillor: David Escudé (PSC)
  • Composition:
    • BComú: 6
    • ERC: 5
    • PSC: 5
    • J×Cat: 2
    • Cs: 2
    • BCN Canvi: 1
  • Day and time: 25 July, at 7 pm

 

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