The City of Trnava is autonomous self-governing unit and associates citizens, who have permanent residence at its territory. It is a legal person, who according to the Municipal Act no. 369/1990 realizes actions concerned with administration of the city, its property and it executes all matters with self-governing effect according to particular law.
The city is governed by elected local governmental bodies the city council and the mayor of the city. The mayor is the highest representative of the city executive; the city's highest legislative authority is the 31-member city council.
Council of the City of Trnava consists of 31 representatives elected in direct elections by residents to serve four-year terms. The city council usually convenes once every two months. Its main duty is to prepare and approve municipal legislation, so-called generally binding regulations or ordinances. The city council is also responsible for approving the city budget, the closing account of the city, and the land use plan, as well as for managing the city’s assets.
The city board is initiative, executie and control body of the city council. At the same time it is also advisory body of the mayor. It consists of 10 members in election term 2014 – 2018.
The commissions of the city council are being instituted according to § 15 of the Municipal Act No. 369/1990 as permanent or temporary advisory, efficient and control bodies. They consist of representatives of the city council and other persons elected by the city council. Regarding the number of members they are being instituted according to the number of representatives of the city council.
For election term 2014 – 2018 following commissions have been set up:
- Financial Commission
- Cultural Commission
- Commission of the Youth and Sport
- Social and Health Commission
- Housing Commission
- Commission of Construction, Territory Planning and Cultural Memorials
- Commission of Education
- Commission of Environment and Natural Values
- Commission of Transport and Public Services
- Property Commission
- Awarding Commission of the City of Trnava
- Commission for Handing with Mandates and Complaints
- Commission for Protection of Public Interest in Public Offices
- Commission on antisocial citizens
MAYOR OF THE CITY
The mayor of the city is its representative and its supreme executive body. The office of mayor is a public office. A mayor’s term of office ends when a newly elected mayor takes the oath of office. The mayor is deputised by the deputy mayor in the scope laid down by the mayor in the written document of appointment. The mayor shall appoint a deputy mayor within 60 days of taking the oath of office; if he or she does not do so, the city council shall elect a deputy mayor. Only a member of the city council can be deputy mayor. The mayor can appoint two deputy mayors and set their order.
The municipal office is the executive arm of the city council and the mayor. It is made up of municipal employees and provides for the organisational and administrative affairs of the city council, the mayor and bodies established by the city council.
The territory of the City of Trnava is divided into six wards. Committees are established for each ward. The members of each committee are all the members of the city council elected in the ward and residents of the ward concerned selected by the city council.