The council is in fact a “local parliament”, or in other words: a legislative body consisting of a local house of representatives. The council is the highest authorization in matters concerning the local terms of living, has the power to affect the local quality of living and is in charge of public order. The council is managed by the mayor who is responsible for making sure the council fulfills its duties properly. The council has the official authorization to approve legislative matters, establish local regulations, supervise, initiate and inspect.