City of Warsaw

City of Warsaw

OVERVIEW

Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596. It has a status of a city commune (gmina) and county (powiat) divided into 18 districts with a unified municipal government. The mayor of Warsaw is called President, elected by all of the citizens of Warsaw. Legislative power in Warsaw is vested in a unicameral Warsaw City Council (Rada Miasta), which comprises 60 members. Council members are elected directly every four years. Each of the 18 separate city districts has its own council (Rada dzielnicy). Their duties are focused on aiding the President and the City Council, as well as supervising various municipal companies, city-owned property and schools. The head of each of the District Councils is named the Mayor (Burmistrz) and is elected by the local council from the candidates proposed by the President of Warsaw. Warsaw has 1,7 million inhabitants, ca. 3 million with its metropolitan area and it is Poland’s largest city and an economic, political, and cultural centre. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and features an unforgettable history. A city where a fourth of the terrain is covered by parkland and a city of culture for all tastes and budgets.

VISION

Warsaw chooses the path of development that brings into play the social potential of the city, giving people the prospect of a good life and fulfilment. The path of equal access to opportunities, partnerships and social activity. The path, which skilfully combines the attractiveness of urban spaces with the climate being "at home". Way to counteract all forms of exclusion. (Social Strategy of Warsaw). OUR SERVICES - space management – creating the foundations and conditions of spatial order, - transport and communication, roads, streets, bridges, and squares, traffic engineering, - water supply, domestic sewage disposal and treatment, cleanliness and maintenance of sanitary facilities, heat supply, - public transport and communication, - prophylaxis and health protection, - social aid, welfare and pro-family policy, - housing, - education, - culture, - sport and tourism, - trade and commercial space management, - greens and trees, - municipal cemetery, - public safety and order, - public utilities management, - promoting activities, - On-going cooperation with non-governmental organizations, - international cooperation.

SERVICES

  • space management
  • creating the foundations and conditions of spatial order
  • transport and communication, roads, streets, bridges, and squares, traffic engineering
  • water supply, domestic sewage disposal and treatment, cleanliness and maintenance of sanitary facilities, heat supply, - public transport and communication
  • prophylaxis and health protection, - social aid, welfare and pro-family policy, - housing, - education
  • culture
  • sport and tourism
  • trade and commercial space management
  • greens and trees
  • municipal cemetery
  • public safety and order
  • public utilities management
  • promoting activities
  • On-going cooperation with non-governmental organizations
  • international cooperation

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