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Riga City Council

Riga City Council

Riga Municipality is a local authority that ensures the functioning defined by the law, fulfilment of tasks prescribed by the Cabinet of Ministers, and the execution of Municipality voluntary initiative with the intervention of the Riga City Council and in accordance with the interests of the inhabitants of the respective administrative territory.

The Riga City Council consists of 60 councillors elected to office every four years. The work of Riga City Council is carried out by the Riga chairman, Vice- chairmen, the Presidium of the Council, the Executive Director of Riga City, the Executive Directors of the Riga regions and administrative districts, as well as the employees of municipal organizations and enterprises in accordance within the structure of the municipal administration.

The deputies of the Riga City Council work on ten committees- the Finance Committee, the Education, Youth and Sports Committee; the Municipal Services and Housing Committee; the Security and Order Committee, the Culture, Arts and Religion Committee, the City Development Committee, the Municipal Property and Privatisation Committee, the Traffic and Transport Affairs Committee, the Social Issues Committee and the Environment Protection Committee.

The functions of the Riga City Municipality are carried out by departments of the Riga City Council- The Finance department; the Education, Youth and Sports Department; Property Department; Municipal Services Department; Welfare Department, City Development Department, Transport Department; Environment Department as well as directorates, institutions, enterprises, centres and agencies.

The Audit Directorate of the Riga City Council is responsible for the evaluation of the internal control system and the coordination of internal audits of the structural units, institutions, enterprises, capital companies and municipal agencies of the Riga City Council.

The main functions of the City Council are to:

  • provide inhabitants with the basic and general secondary education; and to provide places for pre-school age children in educational and child care centres;
  • organize public transport services;
  • provide for the organization and sanitation of the public services and facilities of the administrative territory of Riga City;
  • establish regulations for the public use of publicly accessible forests and waters;
  • care for culture and to encourage the preservation of traditional cultural values and the development of folk art;
  • provide accessible health care and to encourage inhabitants to lead a healthy lifestyle;
  • provide social assistance for residents;
  • offer assistance to inhabitants in solving housing issues;
  • organize municipal services for inhabitants;
  • support entrepreneurship in the Riga City administrative territory;
  • help reduce the level of unemployment;
  • ensure public order;
  • establish regulations for the utilisation of building and land in accordance with the administrative territory plan of Riga City;
  • monitor construction works in the Riga city administrative territory.


Riga City Council

Valdis Hofmarks
Tel: +371 710 51 22

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News and Updates

June 2011
The BEENetwork Newsletter is available for downloading.

June 2011
The BEENetwork Flyer is available in English and German language.

May 2011
Residents will get additional support for refurbishment of multifamily buildings in Lithuania. more

April 2011
New European Energy Efficiency Facility to finance sustainable energy at the local and regional level. more

March 2011
On 8th March 2011, the European Commission published the new Energy Efficiency Plan (EEP). more

February 2011
State grants for the renovation of apartment buildings in Estonia. more



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