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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.

Based on the results of the elections of 15 October 2017, the City Council is formed of representatives of five political parties and two election coalitions. The biggest faction in Tartu City Council is that of the Estonian Reform Party (20 members), followed by the Estonian Social Democratic Party (8 members), the Estonian Centre Party (7 members), the Estonian Conservative People’s Party (6 members) and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (3 members). Three councillors are representatives of the election coalition ‘For the Good of Tartu’ and two represent the election coalition ‘For Tartu’. The Reform Party and Centre Party have formed a coalition.

The work of the City Council is organised by Chairman Aadu Must (Centre Party). In his absence, duties are performed by Vice-chairman Ene Ergma (Reform Party). The Chairman and Vice-chairman, along with the leaders of the factions, form the Board of the City Council, which discusses issues connected with the organisation of the work of the City Council.

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

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

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 21.11.2017

Factions of the City Council

Estonian Reform Party

Members:
1. Laura Danilas
2. Ene Ergma
3. Hele Everaus
4. Tamara Hristoforova
5. Veljo Ipits
6. Harri Jallajas
7. Triin Anette Kaasik
8. Toomas Kapp
9. Indrek Katušin
10. Krõõt Kiviste
11. Ants Laaneots
12. Mihkel Lees
13. Verni Loodmaa
14. Senta-Ellinor Michelson
15. Martin Parmas
16. Andrus Punt
17. Jüri Sasi
18. Kristo Seli
19. Toomas Tein
20. Kristjan Tiirik

Chairman of the Faction
Mihkel Lees
Phone: +372 5564 1996
E-mail: mihkellees@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction

Phone:
E-mail:

 

Estonian Social Democratic Party

Members:
1. Martin Hallik
2. Gea Kangilaski
3. Lemmit Kaplinski
4. Jarno Laur
5. Marju Lauristin
6. Kadri Leetmaa
7. Ott Maidre
8. Heljo Pikhof

Chairman of the Faction
Jarno Laur
Phone: +372 516 7879
E-mail: jarno.laur@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction

Phone:
E-mail:

 

 

Estonian Centre Party

Members:
1. Jelena Frunze
2. Rein Kokk
3. Aadu Must
4. Irina Panova
5. Nikolai Põdramägi
6. Marina Riisalu
7. Vladimir Šokman

Chairman of the Faction
Vladimir Šokman
Phone: +372 504 9624
E-mail: vladimir.sokman@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction

Phone:
E-mail:
 


 

Estonian Conservative People’s Party

Members:
1. Ruuben Kaalep
2. Indrek Kalda
3. Eva Loskit
4. Indrek Särg
5. Kaja Tarto
6. Heiki Vilep

Chairman of the Faction
Indrek Särg
Phone: +372 512 1190
E-mail: indreksarg@gmail.com

Advisor of the Faction

Phone:
E-mail:


 

 

Pro Patria and Res Publica Union and election coalitions

Pro Patria and Res Publica Union
Members:

1. Peeter Laurson
2. Mihhail Lotman
3. Jaak Nigul

Contact
Peeter Laurson
Phone: +372 515 6575
E-mail: peeter.laurson@gmail.com

Election coalition 'For the Good of Tartu'
Members:

1. Merle Jääger
2. Jüri Kõre
3. Jüri-Ott Salm

Contact
Jüri-Ott Salm
Phone: +372 529 5933
E-mail: jottsa@gmail.com

Election coalition 'For Tartu'
Members:

1. Hannes Klaas
2. Tanel Tein

Contact
Tanel Tein
Phone: +372 738 8054
E-mail: tanel@imid.ee

Last changed 17.11.2017

Committees of the City Council

Committee of Finances

Scope of Activity: finances and city budget, etc.

Chairman of the Committee
Toomas Kapp
Phone: +372 504 3415
E-mail: toomas.kapp@tartuvesi.ee

Toomas Kapp

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

Veljo Ipits

Committee of Economic Affairs

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

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

Verni Loodmaa

Committee of Education

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

Chairman of the Committee
Mihkel Lees
Phone: +372 5564 1996
E-mail: mihkel.lees@gmail.com

Mihkel Lees

Committee of Culture

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

Chairman of the Committee
Nikolai Põdramägi
E-mail: nikolai.podramagi@gmail.com

Nikolai Põdramäri

Committee of Municipal Property

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

Chairman of the Committee
Rein Kokk
E-mail: kokk.rein@gmail.com

Rein Kokk

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
Kadri Leetmaa
Phone: +372 5569 4019
E-mail: kadri.leetmaa@ut.ee
 

Kadri Leetmaa

Committee of Social Care

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

Chairman of the Committee
Vladimir Šokman
Phone: +372 504 9624
E-mail: vladimir.sokman@gmail.com

Vladimir Šokman

Last changed 17.11.2017