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City Council

Information about the City Council of Tartu and City Government of Tartu
Raekoda, 51003 Tartu
+372 736 1101
 

Overview
Factions
Committees

Tartu City Council

The City Council of Tartu, with its 49 members, is the representative body of the municipal government that is elected by the electorate of the City of Tartu in every four years.

According to the results of the elections of 20th October 2013 the City Council is formed of the representatives of four political parties and two electoral coalitions. The biggest faction in the City Council of Tartu is that of the Estonian Reform Party with 15 members, it is followed by the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union with 11 members, the Estonian Centre Party with 9 members and the Estonian Social Democratic Party with 8 members. Three councillors are the representatives of the electoral coalition Vabakund and three members of the City Council represent the electoral coalition Patriotic Citizen of Tartu. The Reform Party, Centre Party and Social Democratic Party form the coalition.

The work of the City Council is organised by the Chairman, Vladimir Šokman (Centre Party), in his absence duties are performed by the Vice Chairman, Triin Anette Kaasik (Reform Party). The Chairman and Vice Chairman along with the leaders of the factions form the Board of the City Council, which discusses various issues connected with the organisation of the work of the City Council.

The exclusive competence of the City Council includes many important decisions such as the adoption and amendment of the city budget and assumptions of loans; establishing the procedures for granting benefits from the city budget and for the administration and use of city assets; adoption of the city development plan; comprehensive plans and detailed plans, etc.

The City Council of Tartu has eight standing committees, each with different scopes of activity, and they function as the advisory bodies for the City Council. Committees review draft legislative acts, present proposals regarding them and initiate discussions.

The meetings of the City Council take place at least once a month. Meetings are broadcast live.

Contact:
Tartu City Council
Raekoda, 51003 Tartu
Phone: +372 736 1202
E-mail: volikogu@raad.tartu.ee

 

City Council meeting
City Council meeting

Last changed 02.05.2017

Factions of the City Council

Estonian Reform Party

Members:
1. Jaak Adamsoo
2. Hele Everaus
3. Veljo Ipits
4. Harri Jallajas
5. Triin Anette Kaasik
6. Toomas Kapp
7. Mihkel Lees

Chairman of the Faction
Raimond Tamm
Tartu Science Park Foundation, Board Member
Phone: +372 515 4738
E-mail: raimond.tamm@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction
Martin Bek
Phone: +372 5595 2622
E-mail: martinb@neti.ee 
 

8. Verni Loodmaa
9. Senta-Ellinor Michelson
10. Martin Parmas
11. Evert Rööpson
12. Raimond Tamm
13. Priit Tannik
14. Toomas Tein
15. Mati Tolmoff

 

Pro Patria and Res Publica Union

Members:
1. Ene Ergma
2. Ants Kask
3. Rein Kilk
4. Karl Kull
5. Jüri Kõre

Chairman of the Faction
Jüri Kõre
University of Tartu, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, lecturer
Phone: +372 5340 2123
E-mail: juri.kore@ut.ee

Advisor of the Faction
Kristel Vissor
Phone: +372 5686 6018
E-mail: kristel.vissor@irl.ee
 

6. Peeter Laurson
7. Mihhail Lotman
8. Joel Luhamets
9. Toivo Maimets
10. Jaak Nigul
11. Avo Rosenvald

 

Estonian Centre Party

Members:
1. Igor Abarenkov
2. Nadežda Aleksandrova
3. Jelena Frunze
4. Aleksandr Litvinenko

Chairman of the Faction
Olev Raju
Phone: +372 5648 7876
E-mail: olev.raju@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction
Marta-Magdaleen Kuningas
Phone: +372 5697 8695
E-mail: mmkuningas@hotmail.com


5. Nikolai Põdramägi
6. Olev Raju
7. Vladimir Šokman
8. Natalja Trošina


 

Estonian Social Democratic Party

Members:
1. Arno Arukask
2. Tõnu Ints
3. Lemmit Kaplinski
4. Tarmo Kikerpill

Chairman of the Faction
Tõnu Ints
Head of the Johannes Mihkelson Centre
Phone: +372 5649 0277
E-mail: tonu.ints@sotsdem.ee

Advisor of the Faction
Laura Paide
Phone: +372 5381 6169
E-mail: laura.paide@eesti.ee


5. Kadri Leetmaa
6. Roman Mugur
7. Jaan Sõrra
8. Piret Uluots

 

Electoral Coalitions

Vabakund

Members:
1. Jüri Ginter
2. Gea Kangilaski
3. Jüri-Ott Salm

Advisor
Märt Põder
Phone: +372 5564 3754
E-mail: mart.poder@p6drad-teel.net

 

 

Patriotic Citizen of Tartu

Members:
1. Merle Jääger
2. Tõnis Lukas
3. Imre Mürk

Advisor
Toomas Kalmus
Phone: +372 5661 9303
E-mail: kalmus.t@gmail.com

 

Last changed 28.08.2017

Committees of the City Council

Committee of Finances

Scope of Activity: finances, city budget, entrepreneurship, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Veljo Ipits
Phone: +372 516 5225
E-mail: veljo@salvest.ee

Veljo Ipits
Veljo Ipits

Committee of Urban Planning and Development

Scope of Activity: urban planning, land survey and use, development plans, construction and architecture, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Verni Loodmaa
Phone: +372 503 4722
E-mail: verni.loodmaa@tartuhotels.ee

Verni Loodmaa
Verni Loodmaa

Committee of Communal Services

Scope of Activity: environmental protection, urban landscaping, regulation of traffic, public transport, city cleaning, road-building, waterworks, waste management, tourism infrastructure, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Kadri Leetmaa
Phone: +372 5569 7019
E-mail: kadri.leetmaa@ut.ee
 

Kadri Leetmaa
Kadri Leetmaa

Committee of Education

Scope of Activity: education, youth and children, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Piret Uluots
Phone: +372 552 4734
E-mail: pirul@hot.ee

Piret Uluots
Piret Uluots

Committee of Culture

Scope of Activity: culture, sports, symbols, monuments and toponyms of the city, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Nikolai Põdramägi
Phone: +372 520 1285
E-mail: nikolai.podramagi@kliinikum.ee

Nikolai Põdramägi
Nikolai Põdramägi

Committee of Municipal Property

Scope of Activity: governing, using and controlling municipal property, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Olev Raju
Phone: +372 5648 7876
E-mail: olev.raju@gmail.com

Olev Raju
Olev Raju

Committee of Internal Audit

Scope of Activity: auditing the activities of the City Government, its efficiency and compliance with laws and regulations, controlling the reliability of accountancy and financial reporting, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Ants Kask
Phone: +372 5343 3555
E-mail: antskask38@gmail.com 
 

Ants Kask
Ants Kask

Committee of Social Care

Scope of Activity: social insurance and welfare, child protection, health care, employment, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Toomas Tein
Phone: +372 513 3111
E-mail: toomas.tein@kliinikum.ee

Toomas Tein
Toomas Tein

Last changed 02.05.2017