Municipality’s statute

From Encyklopedia Administracji Publicznej

MUNICIPALITY’S STATUTE – a local law act containing constitutional and organisational rules in force in a municipality. Regulations of the mun.s. regulate the organisation, scope and manner of operation of the municipality. Adoption of the mun.s. belongs to the exclusive competence of the → municipality council, which is bound in this respect by the provisions of the Act on municipal self-government and acts that determine the system of the municipality. Mun.s. contains regulations regarding the internal organisation of the municipality council, the functioning of its committees, the principles of operation of the audit commission, work of the village mayor/mayor/president of the city and the principles of creating, combining, dividing and abolishing auxiliary units. In addition, it regulates the rules for the creation and operation of municipal councillors’ clubs. Part of the mun.s. may be attachments containing a map of the municipality, a description of the coat of arms and flags of the municipality, a list of municipal organisational and auxiliary units. Mun.s. should not be simply a repetition of the provisions of the Act, nor can it contain regulations inconsistent with it. It is true that according to the constitution, the internal system of local government units is defined, within the limits of laws, by their governing bodies, but in the light of the Act on municipal self-government in the case of cities with county rights with over 300,000 residents, the draft statute requires consultation with the President of the Council of Ministers at the request of the minister competent for public administration. Mun.s. is subject to publication in the voivodship official journal (→ local law acts adopted by the municipality) [ S. Kozłowski ].

Literature: D. Dąbek, Prawo miejscowe [Local law], Warszawa 2015.