The organisation

Barcelona City Council has two separate organisational levels: Political and Executive

Find out how the City Council is organised. All the information you need is in the following sections.

 Find out about the organisation


The executive
structure
This implements specific policies.

The political
structure
This defines the main guidelines to be followed.

Municipal organisation

Barcelona City Council is organised according to its own legislation, the Municipal Charter, which establishes two different levels: political, which defines strategy for the city, and executive, which is responsible for implementing specific policies in order to achieve defined goals.

The Municipal Charter sets out the main guidelines for running Barcelona City Council. It establishes an organisational structure based on two levels, political and executive, to ensure maximum effectiveness and efficiency in running the city.

The political level

This is made up of councillors who are responsible for the decision-making functions of planning, scheduling and monitoring.

It is made up of government bodies, including:

  • The Municipal Council
  • The Mayor
  • The Municipal Government Commission

Municipal Council

The Municipal Council normally meets once a month, though it may hold an extraordinary meeting when necessary. The Municipal Council works through full meetings and committees.

Municipal Council committees deal with specific issues. They are created by the Full Municipal Council and consist of councillors from the various political parties, in proportion to each party's representation on the Council.

Permanent committees last for the municipal government's entire term of office and meet once a month; while special committees last for the duration of the tasks they were set up to perform.

Municipal groups which must have at least two councillors, group together councillors from the same electoral list who are representing their party at the City Council.

Each municipal group is represented by a spokesperson, who is generally authorised to act in the group's name.

The Board of Spokespersons is chaired by the Mayor and made up of the spokespersons for the various municipal groups. Its function is to discuss and debate the agendas of regular Full Municipal Council Meetings and deal with issues relating to its operations.

The Mayor

The Mayor is the person who chairs and represents the municipal corporation.

Among other things, she is responsible for managing the Municipal government and Administration and with convening and chairing Full Municipal Council Meetings and the Municipal Government Commission.

She is also responsible for appointing deputy mayors and the municipal government's councillors, as well as organising the

Executive Municipal Authority. Furthermore, she is responsible for the City Council's financial management, in accordance with its approved budget.

The Municipal Government Commission

This is the City Council's executive body. It is made up of the Mayor, as chair, and the deputy mayors and councillors she has appointed.

Its powers and duties are established in the Municipal Charter and by delegation from the Mayor and other municipal bodies.

District Councils

Barcelona is divided into ten districts, in order to decentralise its administration and provide attention for city residents locally. Each district is represented by its own District Council, along with the District Councillor and the Presiding District Councillor.

Executive structure

The executive structure is responsible for implementing Municipal Government and Municipal Council initiatives. Its highest executive is the Municipal Manager, who co-ordinates the municipal manager offices, along with the ten district municipal manager offices, which provide everyday municipal management to the city's 73 neighbourhoods.

The manager also supervises key City Council specialist organisations which are responsible for different thematic areas.

The executive structure is organised into manager's offices, run by the Municipal Manager, to cover all the City Council's management areas.

Government bodies

Find out about the government bodies and the people who run them.

GOVERNMENT BODIES
  • Municipal Council:
    This is chaired by the Mayor and has a total of 41 city councillors:
    BC 11 | PDeCAT 10 | C's 5 | ERC 5 | PSC 4 | PP 3 | CUP 3.
    The Municipal Council operates through Full City Council meetings and committees. It has the power to make decisions and to promote and control the municipal government's actions.

    • Full City Council
      The Full City Council is Barcelona's highest political representative body. It meets in ordinary session every month .

      The councillors are organised into various political groups and, in addition to the Council, they are also represented on the Board of Spokespersons.

      • Municipal political groups.
        Groups are made up of councillors and take part in plenary debates, comissions and bodies where City Council is represented.
      • Board of Spokespersons.
        This lends support to the Full City Council Meeting and is made up of the various municipal-group spokespersons. Its main task is to discuss and debate the Municipal Council's agenda.
    • Municipal Council Commissions.
      Full Council commissions are tasked with specific themes and meet periodically.
  • Mayor.
    Ada Colau Ballano

    The Mayor can delegate functions to city councillors in order to make the municipal government's work more effective.

  • City Government Commission.
    This consists of the Mayor as chair, the Deputy Mayors and councillors who are appointed by the Mayor as the Chair of the Committee.
    • Ada Colau Ballano
    • Gerardo Pisarello Prados
    • Jaume Collboni Cuadrado
    • Laia Ortiz Castellvi
    • Jaume Asens Llodrà
    • Janet Sanz Cid
    • Gala Pin Ferrando
    • Agustí Colom Cabau
    • Laura Pérez Castaño
    • Mercedes Vidal Lago
    • Josep Maria Montaner Martorell
    • Eloi Badia Casas
    • Carmen Andrés Añón
    • Daniel Mòdol Deltell
    • Montserrat Ballarín Espuña
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT TEAM

Meet the members of the municipal government team.

  • Ada Colau Ballano

    • Mayor
    • Leader of the Comú Municipal Group
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €100,000, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments

  • Gerardo Pisarello Prados

    • First Deputy Mayor
    • In charge of the Economy and Employment, Digital City and International Relations
    Salary

    His gross annual salary is €98,192, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Jaume Collboni i Cuadrado

    • Second Deputy Mayor
    • In charge of the Area of Enterprise, Culture and Innovation
    • Presiding District Councillor for Horta-Guinardó
    • Councillor. Leader of the PSC Municipal Group
    Salary

    €98.192

  • Laia Ortiz Castellví

    • Third Deputy Mayor
    • In charge of the Area of Social Rights
    • Councillor and spokesperson for the B Comú Municipal Group
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €98,192, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Jaume Asens i Llodrà

    • Fourth Deputy Mayor
    • In charge of the Area of Citizens' Rights, Participation and Transparency
    • Councillor and assistant spokesperson for the B Comú Municipal Group
    Salary

    His gross annual salary is €98,192, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Janet Sanz Cid

    • Fifth Deputy Mayor
    • In charge of the Area of Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility
    • District Councillor for Nou Barris
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €98,192, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Gala Pin Ferrando

    • Councillor for Participation and Districts
    • District Councillor for Ciutat Vella
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Agustí Colom Cabau

    • Councillor for Enterprise and Tourism
    • District Councillor for Les Corts
    Salary

    His gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Laura Pérez Castaño

    • Councillor for International Relations
    • Councillor for Feminism and LGTBI Affairs
    • District Councillor for Sants-Montjuïc
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Mercedes Vidal Lago

    • Councillor for Mobility
    • District Councillor for Horta-Guinardó
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, she receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Josep Maria Montaner Martorell

    • Councillor for Housing
    • District Councillor for Sant Martí
    Salary

    His gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Eloi Badia Casas

    • Councillor for Presidency
    • Councillor for Water and Energy
    • District Councillor for Gràcia
    Salary

    His gross annual salary is €84,532, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Carmen Andrés Añón

    • Councillor for Children, Youth and Senior Citizens
    • Councillor and Spokesperson for the PSC Municipal Group
    • Councillor assigned to the Sants-Montjuïc District
    • Councillor assigned to the Nou Barris District
    • District Councillor for Sant Andreu
    Salary

    €84.532

  • Montserrat Ballarín Espuña

    • Councillor for Commerce and Markets
    • Councillor and assistant spokesperson for the PSC Municipal Group
    • District Councillor for the Eixample
    • Presiding District Councillor for Sants-Montjuïc
    • Councillor assigned to the Les Corts District
    Salary

    €84.532 euros

  • Daniel Mòdol i Deltell

    • Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage
    • Chair of the Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility
    • PSC Municipal Group Councillor
    • Councillor to the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District
    • Councillor assigned to the Sant Martí District
    Salary

    €71.852

Comissioners

  • Fernando Pindado Sanchez

    • Commissioner for Participation
    Salary

    €71,000

  • Frederic Ximeno Roca

    • Commissioner for Ecology
    Salary

    €68,000

  • Amadeu Recasens Brunet

    • Commissioner for Security and Safety
    Salary

    €95,000

  • Álvaro Porro González

    • Commissioner for Social Economy and Local Development and Consumption
    Salary

    €68,000

  • Francesca Bria

    • Commissioner for Digital Technology and Innovation
    Salary

    €68,000

  • Ricard Vinyes Ribas

    • Commissioner’s Office for Memory Programmes
    Salary

    €78,476

  • Gemma Tarafa Orpinell

    • Commissioner for Health
    Salary

    Her gross annual salary is €68,000, although under the Barcelona en Comú code of ethics, he receives a net monthly salary of €2,200, in 14 instalments.

  • Miquel Àngel Essomba Gelabert

    • Commissioner for Education and Universities
    Salary

    €29,142

  • David Escudé Rodríguez

    • Commissioner for Sport
    Salary

    €68,000

  • M. Dolores López Fernández

    • Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity
    Salary

    €68,000

Territorial ORGANISATION

Barcelona is divided into ten districts. Meet your local municipal managers.

EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE

Find out about the city's everyday administration and meet its managers.

EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE
  • Mayor
    Excma. Sra. Ada Colau Ballano

    -------------Mayor's Office

    • Municipal Manager’s Office
      Sr. Jordi Martí Grau
      • Sector Managers
        • - Manager's Office for Presidency and Economy
          Sr. Jordi Ayala Roqueta
          • - Manager's Office for Economic Policy and Local Development
            Awaiting appointment
        • - Resource Management
          Sra. Maria Pilar Miràs Virgili
          • - Manager's Office for Human Resources and Organisation
            Sr. Ferran Daroca Esquirol
        • - Manager's Office for Enterprise, Culture and Innovation
          Sr. Félix Ortega Sanz
          • - Manager's Office for Enterprise and Tourism
            Sr. Sergi Marí Pons
        • - Manager's Office for Social Rights
          Sr. Ricardo Fernández Ontiveros
          • - Manager's Office for Housing
            Sr. Francisco Javier Burón Cuadrado
        • - Manager's Office for Citizens' Rights, Participation and Transparency
          Sra. Marta Clari Padrós
        • - Manager's Office for Urban Ecology
          Sr. Jordi Campillo Gámez
        • - Manager's Office for Safety and Prevention
          Sr. Jordi Samso Huerta
      • District Manager Offices
        • - Ciutat Vella District Manager's Office
          Sra. Mònica Mateos Guerrero
        • - Eixample District Manager's Office
          Sr. Màxim López Manresa
        • - Sants-Montjuïc District Manager's Office
          Sr. Francesc Jiménez Gusi
        • - Les Corts District Manager's Office
          Sr. Joan Cambronero Fernández
        • - Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District Manager's Office
          Sra. Amalia Garriga Viñes
        • - Gràcia District Manager's Office
          Sr. Pere Camps Harder
        • - Horta-Guinardó District Manager's Office
          Sr. Eduardo Vicente Gómez
        • - Nou Barris District Manager's Office
          Sra. Gemma Arau Ceballos
        • - Sant Andreu District Manager's Office
          Sra. Carme Turégano López
        • - Sant Martí District Manager's Office
          Sr. José García Puga
SUBSIDIARY ENTITIES

Discover the subsidiary organisations the City Council is provided with to run its services better.

For the purposes of carrying out its functions more effectively and efficiently in the service it offers the public, in accordance with functional specialisation and management streamlining criteria, City Council has created a range of subsidiary entities with their own legal identity: independent bodies, municipally owned business entities and municipal trading companies.
In addition, for the purposes of participating in decision-making in areas where it may be affected or collaborating with other authorities or private entities in areas of mutual interest or shared jurisdiction, City Council has direct or indirect holdings, and in different proportions, in a series of undertakings and is represented in several consortiums, foundations and associations.

Subsidiary Entities Organisation (PDF 2.17 MB)
Municipal Organisation Chart

This is the organisation’s hierarchical directory, with its bodies, functions, contact details and members.

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