The organisation

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.

THE MUNICIPAL CORPORATION'S COUNCILLORS

The 41 coucillors of the municipal Corporation.

ERC

  • Ernest Maragall i Mira

    Ernest Maragall i Mira

  • Elisenda Alamany i Gutiérrez

    Elisenda Alamany i Gutiérrez

  • Miquel Puig i Raposo

    Miquel Puig i Raposo

  • Montserrat Benedi i Altes

    Montserrat Benedi i Altes

  • Jordi Coronas i Martorell

    Jordi Coronas i Martorell

  • Eva Baró i Ramos

    Eva Baró i Ramos

  • Gemma Sendra i Planas

    Gemma Sendra i Planas

  • Max Zañartu i Plaza

    Max Zañartu i Plaza

  • Maria Buhigas i San Jose

    Maria Buhigas i San Jose

  • Jordi Castellana i Gamisans

    Jordi Castellana i Gamisans

Barcelona en Comú

  • Ada Colau Ballano

    Ada Colau Ballano

  • Joan Subirats i Humet

    Joan Subirats i Humet

  • Janet Sanz Cid

    Janet Sanz Cid

  • Laura Pérez Castaño

    Laura Pérez Castaño

  • Jordi Martí Grau

    Jordi Martí Grau

  • Lucía Martín González

    Lucía Martín González

  • Eloi Badia Casas

    Eloi Badia Casas

  • Jordi Rabassa Massons

    Jordi Rabassa Massons

  • Marc Serra Solé

    Marc Serra Solé

  • Gemma Tarafa Orpinell

    Gemma Tarafa Orpinell

PSC

  • Jaume Collboni Cuadrado

    Jaume Collboni Cuadrado

  • Laia Bonet Rull

    Laia Bonet Rull

  • Albert Batlle Bastardas

    Albert Batlle Bastardas

  • Montserrat Ballarín Espuña

    Montserrat Ballarín Espuña

  • David Escudé Rodríguez

    David Escudé Rodríguez

  • Francesc Xavier Marcé Carol

    Francesc Xavier Marcé Carol

  • Maria Rosa Alarcón Montañés

    Maria Rosa Alarcón Montañés

  • Joan Ramon Riera Alemany

    Joan Ramón Riera Alemany

Junts per Catalunya

  • Elsa Artadi Vila

    Elsa Artadi Vila

  • Neus Munté Fernández

    Neus Munté Fernández

  • Ferran Mascarell i Canalda

    Ferran Mascarell i Canalda

  • Jordi Martí i Galbis

    Jordi Martí i Galbis

  • Francina Vila Valls

    Francina Vila Valls

Ciutadans

  • María Luz Guilarte Sánchez

    María Luz Guilarte Sánchez

  • Celestino Corbacho Chaves

    Celestino Corbacho Chaves

  • Francisco Sierra López

    Francisco Sierra López

  • Maria Magdalena Barceló Verea

    Maria Magdalena Barceló Verea

PP

  • Josep Bou i Vila

    Josep Bou i Vila

  • Óscar Ramírez Lara

    Óscar Ramírez Lara

Barcelona pel canvi

  • Manuel Valls Galfetti

    Manuel Valls Galfetti

  • Eva Parera Escrichs

    Eva Parera Escrichs

Government bodies

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

Organisational structure for the governing bodies of Barcelona City Council. Accessible alternative available.Organisation of the executive structure for Barcelona City Council. Accessible alternative available.
MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT TEAM

Meet the members of the municipal government team.

Ada Colau Ballano
  • Mayor
  • Chair - City Government Commission
  • Chair - Foment de Ciutat, SA
  • Chair - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona Consortium
  • Chair - International Association of Educating Cities
  • Chair of the municipal political group - Barcelona en comú
Jaume Collboni Cuadrado
  • Councillor - City Council
  • First Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of ??Economy, Work, Competitiveness and Tax
  • Assigned Councillor - Ciutat Vella Assigned District Councillors
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Chair - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Chair - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • Member - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona Consortium
  • Executive Deputy Chair - Barcelona Cultura Foundation
  • Chair of the municipal political group - PSC
Janet Sanz Cid
  • Councillor - City Council
  • Second Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of ??Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Assigned Councillor - Les Corts Assigned District Councillors
  • Assigned Councillor - Nou Barris Assigned District Councillors
  • Spokeswoman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Deputy Chair - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of the Mies van der Röhe Foundation
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Planning
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • Chair - Tractament i Selecció de Residus, SA
  • Chair - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Chair - Barcelona d'Infraestructures Municipals, SA
  • Chair - Barcelona Cicle de l'Aigua, SA
  • Chair - Besòs Consortium
  • Chair - Barcelona Library Consortium
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency
Laia Bonet Rull
Laia Bonet Rull
PSC

Laia Bonet Rull

  • Councillor - City Council
  • Third Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of 2030 Agenda, Digital Transition, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination
  • Assigned Councillor - Gràcia Assigned District Councillors
  • Assigned Councillor - Sant Andreu Assigned District Councillors
  • Spokeswoman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Planning
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
Laura Pérez Castaño
  • Councillor - City Council
  • Fourth Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of ??Social Rights, Global Justice, Feminism and LGBTI
  • Assigned Councillor - Horta Guinardó Assigned District Councillors
  • Deputy Spokeswoman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Chair - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
Albert Batlle Bastardas
Albert Batlle Bastardas
PSC

Albert Batlle Bastardas

  • Councillor - City Council
  • Fifth Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of Prevention and Safety
  • District Councillor - Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District Councillor's Office
  • Deputy Spokesman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Chair - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
Joan Subirats Humet
Joan Subirats Humet
Barcelona en comú

Joan Subirats Humet

  • Councillor - City Council
  • Sixth Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of ??Culture, Education, Science and Community
  • Chair - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Chair - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • Chair - L'Auditori de Barcelona Consortium
  • Chair - Barcelona Libraries Consortium
  • Chair - Mercat de les Flors / Centre de les Arts de Moviment Consortium
  • Chair - Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium
Jordi Martí Grau
Jordi Martí Grau
Barcelona en comú

Jordi Martí Grau

  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor’s Office for Presidency
  • City Councillor - Councillor’s Office for Economy and Budgets
  • District Councillor - Eixample District Councillor's Office
  • Chair - Board of Spokespersons
  • Deputy Chair - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Tax Institute
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • Member - Barcelona Libraries Consortium
  • Member - L'Auditori de Barcelona Consortium
Montserrat Ballarín Espuña
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Commerce, Markets, Consumption, Internal Regulatios and Tax
  • Assigned Councillor - Eixample Assigned District Councillors
  • Assigned Councillor - Sants-Montjuïc Assigned District Councillors
  • Deputy Chair - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Tax Institute
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
  • District Councillor - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Chair - Mercats d'Abastaments de Barcelona, SA, Mercabarna
Francesc Xavier Marcé Carol
Francesc Xavier Marcé Carol
PSC

Francesc Xavier Marcé Carol

  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Tourism and Creative Industries
  • District Councillor - Nou Barris District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Member - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • District Councillor - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Member - L'Auditori de Barcelona Consortium
Eloi Badia Casas
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Climate Emergency and Ecological Transition
  • District Councillor - Gràcia District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • Chair - Cementiris de Barcelona, SA
  • Chair - Barcelona Local Energy Agency
  • Member - Barcelona Urban Ecology Agency
Rosa Alarcón Montañés
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor for Mobility
  • District Councillor - Horta-Guinardó District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
David Escudé Rodríguez
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Sports
  • District Councillor - Sant Martí District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Member - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Sports
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
Joan Ramon Riera Alemany
Joan Ramon Riera Alemany
PSC

Joan Ramon Riera Alemany

  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Childhood, Youth and the Elderly
  • District Councillor - Les Corts District Councillor's Office
  • Deputy Chair - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
Gemma Tarafa Orpinell
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Health, Ageing and Care
  • Assigned Councillor - Sarrià-Sant Gervasi Assigned District Councillors
  • Assigned Councillor - Sant Martí Assigned District Councillors
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Member - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Sports
Lucia Martín González
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor for Housing and Renovation
  • District Councillor - Sant Andreu District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning, Infrastructures and Mobility
  • Member - Commission for Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of the Mies van der Röhe Foundation
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Urban Planning
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
Marc Serra Solé
Marc Serra Solé
Barcelona en comú

Marc Serra Solé

  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Citizen Rights
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Participation
  • District Councillor - Sants-Montjuïc District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Sports
Jordi Rabassa Massons
Jordi Rabassa Massons
Barcelona en comú

Jordi Rabassa Massons

  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor's Office for Democratic Memory
  • District Councillor - Ciutat Vella District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission for Presidency, Citizen Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission for Economy and Finance
  • Member - Picasso Museum Foundation

Comissioners

Raquel Gil Eiroá
Raquel Gil Eiroá

Raquel Gil Eiroá

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Employment Promotion and Policies against Job Insecurity
Alvaro Porro González
Alvaro Porro González

Alvaro Porro González

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Social Economy, Local Development and Food Policy
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
  • District Councillor - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
Michael Serafín Donaldson Carbón
Michael Serafín Donaldson Carbón

Michael Serafín Donaldson Carbón

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Digital Innovation, Electronic Administration and Good Governance
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
Miquel Rodríguez Planas
Miquel Rodríguez Planas

Miquel Rodríguez Planas

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for 2030 Agenda
Sonia Fuertes Ledesma
Sonia Fuertes Ledesma

Sonia Fuertes Ledesma

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Social Action
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
Khalid Ghali Bada
Khalid Ghali Bada

Khalid Ghali Bada

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Intercultural Dialogue and Religious Pluralism
  • Member - Barcelona Libraries Consortium
Maria Truñó Salvadó
Maria Truñó Salvadó

Maria Truñó Salvadó

  • Comissioner - Commissioner for Education
  • Member - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • Member - Barcelona Libraries Consortium
  • Member - Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona Consortium

Link to the website:

https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/en/municipal-organisation/municipal-government

Territorial ORGANISATION

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

Barcelona is organised into ten districts. This enables it to decentralise administration and promote public participation in decision-making, insofar as it is appropriate for the specific needs of each city area.

Municipal Districts

EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE

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

EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE
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, the 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, the 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 554.2 KB)
Municipal Organisation Chart

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

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