Municipal council (France)
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The council must meet at least once a
The number of seats in the municipal council depends on the number of inhabitants. This number is set by law: 7 seats for municipalities with less than 100 inhabitants to 69 seats for those with more than 300,000 inhabitants.
The number of councilors depends on the size of the city. The decree of 27 January 1977 gives that number based on segments of the population of the municipality of 9 members for smaller municipalities up to 49 more cities 300,000 inhabitants.
The law of November 1982, which is part of a package of reforms being made by the Law of 31 December 1982 relating to the administrative organization of Paris, Marseille, Lyon and public establishments for cooperation (PLM Act) on the specific case of the three biggest cities of France, changed the composition of municipal councils, maintaining the same segments of the population, from 9 to 49 members.
|Number of inhabitants||< 100||< 500||< 1500||< 2500||< 3500||< 5000||< 10,000||< 20,000||< 30,000||< 40,000|
|Number of councilors||7||11||15||19||23||27||29||33||35||39|
|Number of inhabitants||< 50,000||< 60,000||< 80,000||< 100,000||< 150,000||< 200,000||< 250,000||< 300,000||≥ 300,000|
|Number of councilors||43||45||49||53||55||59||61||65||69|
|Number of municipal councilors||73 municipal councilors||101 municipal councilors||163 councilors of Paris|