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In 2017, the Poznań City Council held 19 sessions – one session more than in 2016 – 259 committee meetings were held and 420 resolutions were adopted. In 2017, the Mayor of the City of Poznań issued 1,025 orders.

Poznań is a city with district rights and a municipal commune. According to the Statute of the City, the legislative and and controlling authority is the Poznań City Council, and the executive authority is the Mayor of the City of Poznań.

Poznań City Council

The legislative and controlling authority of the City of Poznań is the 37-member Poznań City Council, which represents the interests of the residents of Poznań. The main task of the Council is to define the city’s development plan and current directions of its operation. In 2017 the Poznań City Council held 19 sessions – one session more than in 1 – 2016 committee meetings were held and 259 resolutions were adopted, i.e. 7.1% more than in 2016.

The Mayor of the City of Poznań

In 2017, the Mayor of the City of Poznań was Jacek Jaśkowiak – with the help of 4 deputies, the Treasurer and the City’s Secretary. In the performance of his duties, the Mayor issued 1,025 orders in 2017, an average of 85 per month.

Poznań City Hall

The Poznań City Hall is the institution supporting the implementation of the regulations of the Mayor of the City of Poznań and the resolutions of the Poznań City Council and, above all, responsible for the implementation of most public matters of local importance. Its own and delegated tasks, which it carries out, concern mainly spatial order, budget, culture, education, health, greenery, road maintenance, and municipal waste management.

The number of administrative decisions in 2017 increased by 17% compared to the previous year.

At the end of 2017, 31 departments and equivalent organisational units of the Poznań City Hall provided administrative services to residents, in total employing 1.7 thousand people (1.6% more than in 2016), including 3.6% of employees registered as disabled. The organisational units of the Poznań City Hall operate on the basis of the Organisational Regulations enacted by order of the Mayor of the City of Poznań No. 43/2016/K of 6 October 2016.

Municipal organisational units

There were 313 municipal organisational units in Poznań (9 less than in 2016) and 21 companies with the City’s shareholding. Additionally, the City of Poznań held shares in housing cooperatives: “Grunwald”, “Wielkopolska”, “Winogrady”, “Swarzędz” and social cooperatives: “Poznanianka” and belonged to 16 associations, foundations, and inter-municipal associations.

Municipal auxiliary units

There are 42 housing estates in Poznań, auxiliary units covering the entire area of the city. Housing estates have the initiative to pass resolutions on the matters concerning their areas of functioning.

Auxiliary units – housing estates
Name of the estate Area in km2 Population as at December 31, 2017. Population density (number of people per / km2)
Antoninek-Zieliniec-Kobylepole 20.54 9729 474
Chartowo 4.49 22721 5060
Fabianowo-Kotowo 7.10 1724 243
Główna 6.82 4368 641
Głuszyna 14.43 3944 273
Górczyn 4.33 12562 2901
Grunwald Południe 3.83 24230 6326
Grunwald Północ 0.76 13422 17661
Jana Iii Sobieskiego i Marysieńki 0.79 9414 11917
Jeżyce 1.98 22255 11240
Junikowo 5.29 9477 1792
Kiekrz 10.25 1772 173
Krzesiny-Pokrzywno-Garaszewo 9.99 2192 219
Krzyżowniki-Smochowice 10.71 8002 747
Kwiatowe 2.31 4500 1948
Ławica 13.94 7404 531
Morasko-Radojewo 18.03 2514 139
Naramowice 7.21 17270 2395
Nowe Winogrady Południe 1.14 13930 12219
Nowe Winogrady Północ 1.14 15905 13952
Nowe Winogrady Wschód 0.47 5957 12675
Ogrody 1.95 5929 3041
Ostrów Tumski-Śródka-Zawady 3.36 6066 1805
Piątkowo 3.84 34648 9023
Podolany 5.30 8210 1549
Rataje 5.20 34637 6661
Sołacz 5.54 4964 896
Stare Miasto 3.91 24948 6381
Stare Winogrady 3.48 7846 2255
Starołęka-Minikowo-Marlewo 13.48 9582 711
Stary Grunwald 0.63 3095 4913
Strzeszyn 12.00 7779 648
Szczepankowo-Spławie-Krzesinki 18.44 6905 375
Św. Łazarz 3.70 31236 8442
Świerczewo 3.94 13544 3438
Umultowo 6.12 4365 713
Warszawskie-Pomet-Maltańskie 5.85 6874 1175
Wilda 6.90 25934 3759
Winiary 2.17 13469 6207
Wola 3.27 5222 1597
Zielony Dębiec 4.12 12632 3066
Żegrze 3.15 16839 5346
Source: Poznań City Hall