The municipality in Almere is governed by the municipal council (the highest authority in Almere) and the Municipal Executive (the city’s daily administration).
The city council (gemeenteraad)
The city council represents the citizens of Almere. The council determines a lot, whether it’s about parking, the development of the new Floriade district, a new policy for sports, improvements in primary education or safety in your neighbourhood. The council decides on issues that affect the city. They meet (almost) every Thursday during the Political Market.
The members of the council are elected every four years by the local electorate (residents of 18 years and older). The size of the city determines the number of councillors. With a population of more than 200,000 residents, Almere has 45 councillors. The seats on the city council are allocated according to the proportion of the vote. Almere's city council consists of the following parties:
|Partij voor de Dieren||3|
|Forum voor Democratie||2|