The City Council
The present Council consists of 49 elected members representing 9 political parties. The City Council's meetings are held once a month, usually Wednesdays at 18.00, and are open to the public.
The present Council was elected on the 14. October 2015 and consists of 49 members representing the following 9 political parties or lists:
The Labour Party (Ap) 19 members
The Conservative Party (Høyre) 11 members
The Progress Party (FrP) 7 members
The Liberal Party (V) 2 members
The Christian Democratic Party (KrF) 3 members
The Socialist Left Party (SV) 2 members
The Pensioners Party (PP) 2 members
The Centre Party (S) 1 member
The Green Party (TGP) 2 members
Most of the members of the City Council are assigned to a standing committee each of which has its own specialized field of responsibility. The committees are responsible for preparing propositions and report to the City Council.