The supreme decision-making body in the City of Tampere is the City Council with its 67 members. Council members and their deputies are elected in a municipal election held every four years.
The City Board administers the municipality and manages its finances. Furthermore, the City Board prepares and implements the decisions taken by the City Council and ensures that they comply with the current legislation.
Central Administration is responsible for the general management of the municipality, operating as the Mayor’s staff responsible for the preparation of group-level duties. Central Administration sees to the planning, preparation and implementation work, and other administrational tasks for the City Council, City Board and other municipal organs when necessary.