Bogotá City Council
María Clara Name Ramírez, Green
José Arthur Bernal Amorocho, Radical Change
Olga Victoria Rubio Cortés, MIRA
| Radical Change (9)|
Liberal (6) Free! (1)
|Plurality, except for the cases that according to the law require Supermajority. There is no secret ballot system.|
|Bogotá local government elections, 2015|
|Bogotá local government elections, 2019|
The Bogotá City Council is the highest Political and second highest Administrative Authority of Bogotá, Colombia. It is the only city council in the country which has 45 Councillors, since the limit for all other city councils is 21 Councillors. The Bogotá City Council, along with the Principal Mayor, is responsible for the city administration. The Councillors are elected by popular vote for a 4 years term, and they can be re-elected.
The council is responsible for, among other tasks, performing political control of the Capital District´s government and studying the Agreement (local regulation) projects. Moreover, the council issues regulations to promote the integral development of the city and its inhabitants.
There is an initiative called Council How It Goes (Spanish: Concejo Cómo Vamos), which is in charge of doing political watchdog journalism in relation to the activities of the Bogotá City Council. This initiative is sponsored by the Corona multinational (Colombia), the El Tiempo Publishing House (CEET), the Pontifical Xavierian University and the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá. The Council How it Goes initiative produces reports that are published online, on the El Tiempo newspaper and on the Citytv Bogotá local television channel.