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.

Government bodies

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

GOVERNMENT BODIES
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 - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
  • Chair - Associació Internacional de Ciutats Educadores
  • Chair of the municipal political group - Barcelona en comú
Gerardo Pisarello Prados
  • Councillor - City Council
  • First Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Àrea of Economy and Labor, Digital City and International Relations.
  • District Councillor - Eixample District Councillor's Office
  • Municipal Government Spokesman - Council Executive Spokesperson
  • Chair - Board of Spokespersons
  • Deputy Chair - Commission Chairman, Citizens' Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission of Economy and Finance
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Tax Office
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
  • Chair - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Chair - Parc d'Atraccions Tibidabo, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Consorci Localret
Laia Ortiz Castellví
  • Councillor - City Council
  • Second Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of Social Rights
  • District Councillor - Sant Andreu District Councillor's Office
  • Spokeswoman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Deputy Chair - Commission of Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Chair - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • Chair - Consorci Institut d'Infància i Món Urbà
  • Member - Consorci del Besòs
Jaume Asens Llodrà
  • Councillor - City Council
  • Third Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of Citizenship Rights, Participation and Transparency
  • District Councillor - Sarrià-Sant Gervasi District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission Chairman, Citizens' Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Chair - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Chair - Barcelona Sports Institute
  • Chair - Fundació Julio Muñoz Ramonet
  • Chair - Consorci de les Biblioteques de Barcelona
  • Chair - Consorci Mercat de les Flors/Centre de les Arts de Moviment
  • Chair - Consorci del Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona
  • Chair - Fundació Barcelona Cultura
  • Member - Fundació Museu Picasso
  • Member - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Janet Sanz Cid
  • Councillor - City Council
  • Fourth Deputy Mayor's Office
  • In charge of the Area of - Area of Ecology, Urban and Mobility
  • District Councillor - Nou Barris District Councillor's Office
  • Deputy Chair - Commission of Ecology, Urban and Mobility
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of the Mies van der Röhe Foundation
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Planning
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
  • 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 - Consorci del Besòs
  • Chair - Consorci del Campus Interuniversitari Diagonal-Besòs
  • Deputy Chair - Agència d'Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona
Gala Pin Ferrando
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor for Participation and Districts
  • District Councillor - Ciutat Vella District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission Chairman, Citizens' Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Member - Commission of Economy and Finance
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Sports Institute
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Foment de Ciutat, SA
  • Member - Consorci Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Agustí Colom Cabau
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - The Councillor’s Office for Tourism, Commerce and Markets
  • District Councillor - Les Corts District Councillor's Office
  • Deputy Chair - Commission of Economy and Finance
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission of Ecology, Urban and Mobility
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Tax Office
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Activa, SAU SPM
  • Member - Consorci de les Biblioteques de Barcelona
  • 2nd Deputy Chair - Mercados de Abastecimientos de Barcelona, S.A "MERCABARNA"
Laura Pérez Castaño
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Regidoria de Relacions Internacionals
  • City Councillor - Councillor for Feminism and LGBTI
  • District Councillor - Sants-Montjuïc District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission of Economy and Finance
  • Member - Commission of Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Member - Consorci Institut d'Infància i Món Urbà
Mercedes Vidal Lago
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor of Transportation
  • District Councillor - Horta-Guinardó District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission of Ecology, Urban and Mobility
  • Member - Commission of Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Tax Office
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Serveis Municipals, SA
  • District Councillor - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona d'Infraestructures Municipals, SA
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Cicle de l'Aigua, SA
  • Member - Agència d'Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona
Josep Maria Montaner Martorell
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor of Housing
  • District Councillor - Sant Martí District Councillor's Office
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission of Ecology, Urban and Mobility
  • Member - Commission of Social Rights, Culture and Sports
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of the Mies van der Röhe Foundation
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Planning
  • Chair - Municipal Institute of Housing and Renovation
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • Deputy Chair - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
  • Deputy Chair - Barcelona de Gestió Urbanística, SA
  • Member - Consorci del Besòs
  • Member - Consorci del Campus Interuniversitari Diagonal-Besòs
Eloi Badia Casas
  • Councillor - City Council
  • City Councillor - Councillor Presidency, Water and Energy
  • City Councillor - Regidoria d'Aigua i Energia
  • District Councillor - Gràcia District Councillor's Office
  • Deputy Spokesman - Board of Spokespersons
  • Member - City Government Commission
  • Member - Commission Chairman, Citizens' Rights, Participation and Safety and Prevention
  • Chair - Cementiris de Barcelona, SA
  • District Councillor - Barcelona Cicle de l'Aigua, SA
  • Chair - Agència Local d'Energia de Barcelona

Comissioners

José Luis Gómez Fernández
José Luis Gómez Fernández

José Luis Gómez Fernández

  • Commissioner - Comissioner for Economic Promotion, Business and Innovation
  • Member - Consorci del Campus Interuniversitari Diagonal-Besòs
Alvaro Porro González
Alvaro Porro González

Alvaro Porro González

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Social Economy, Local Development and Consumption
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Barcelona Markets
Ricard Vinyes Ribas
Ricard Vinyes Ribas

Ricard Vinyes Ribas

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Historical Memory
  • Member - Barcelona Institute of Culture
Francesca Bria
Francesca Bria

Francesca Bria

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Digital Technology and Innovation
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Information Technology
Gemma Tarafa Orpinell
Gemma Tarafa Orpinell

Gemma Tarafa Orpinell

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Health and Functional Diversity
  • Member - Municipal Institute Social Services in Barcelona
  • Member - Municipal Institute of People with Disabilities
Miquel Àngel Essomba Gelabert
Miquel Àngel Essomba Gelabert

Miquel Àngel Essomba Gelabert

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Education, Childhood and Youth
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education
  • Member - Associació Internacional de Ciutats Educadores
Joan Subirats Humet
Joan Subirats Humet

Joan Subirats Humet

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Culture
  • Member - Barcelona Institute of Culture
  • Chair - Fundació Museu Picasso
  • Deputy Chair - Fundació Barcelona Cultura
  • Member - Consorci de les Biblioteques de Barcelona
  • Member - Consorci Mercat de les Flors/Centre de les Arts de Moviment
  • Member - Consorci de l'Auditori de Barcelona
Frederic Ximeno Roca
Frederic Ximeno Roca

Frederic Ximeno Roca

  • Commissioner - Commissioner for Ecology
  • Member - Barcelona Municipal Institute of Parks and Gardens
  • Member - Municipal Institute of Urban Landscape and Quality of Life
  • Member - Agència d'Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona
  • 1st Deputy Chair - Agència Local d'Energia de Barcelona

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.

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 Tourism, Commerce and Markets
            Sr. Sergi Marí Pons
          • - Manager's Office for Economic Policy and Local Development
            Sara Berbel Sánchez
        • - Resource Management
          Sra. Maria Pilar Miràs Virgili
          • - Manager's Office for Human Resources and Organisation
            Sr. Javier Pascual Gurpegui
        • - 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. Jordi Torrades Aladren
        • - 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
          Sr. Francisco Javier Patón Morales
        • - 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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