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DISTRICT BOARD – executive body of a district as an → auxiliary unit. D.b. is indirectly elected – by district councillors. The board is composed of the district mayor and his/her deputies. A case of the d.b. in the c.c. of Warsaw will be discussed. The election of the district mayor [d.m.] is held by secret ballot, by the absolute majority of votes. The deputies are selected at the mayor’s request, by a simple majority of votes, by secret ballot. If, within 30 days from the first meeting of the d. council, the board is not elected, the president of Warsaw, no later than within 14 days from the expiry of that time limit, has the right to appoint the d.b., including the d.m. The d.m. can be removed from office at the request of the president or at the request of at least 1/4 of the statutory composition of the d.c., by an absolute majority of votes, by secret ballot. The removal of the d.m. is equivalent to the removal of the whole d.b. The d.c. can remove a deputy of d.m. at the request of the d.m., the president or at the request of at least 1/4 of the statutory composition of the d.c. by a simple majority, by secret ballot. The competences of the d.b. include in particular: preparation of draft resolutions of d.c., execution of city council resolutions and rulings of the d.c.; representation of the d. outside; directing current affairs of the d.; management of municipal property entrusted to the d. on the basis of the orders of the president of Warsaw; running the district’s financial economy based on district attachment to the budget; exercising supervision over the organisational units of the city located in the district and not being allocated to the entities of the importance beyond one district by the resolution of the city council. The d. board, by way of a resolution, is obliged to define the division of its tasks among its members. The d.m. or his/her deputies are obliged to participate in the district council’s sessions. The d.m. directs the work of the d.b. and represents the d. outside. The sessions of the d.b. are called by the d.m. or his/her designated deputy, by setting the date and agenda of the meeting and informing about them the other deputies. The meetings are chaired by the d.m. or, in his absence, the designated deputy. The meetings of the d.b. are valid when at least half of the board’s members are present. The d.b. expresses its will in the form of resolutions. Resolutions are signed by the d.m. (or his/her deputy if he/she presides over the meeting). The d.b. performs its tasks with the help of the district office [ J. Wojnicki ].
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