21 de March de 2019
In this article, stay within the role of the councilman, as well as his functions, his rights, among others.
Who is the councilman?
The councilman is a political agent, elected by direct and secret vote of the population. He works in the Legislative Branch of the Municipal sphere, and thus has a role equivalent to what deputies and senators have in the broader spheres (States and Union).
Its main function is to represent the interests of the population before the public power and therefore, has the competence to take care of the laws, being these in the municipal scope in which it belongs. Its main function is to represent the interests of the population before the public power and therefore, has the competence to take care of the laws, being these in the municipal scope in which it belongs. Some examples of matters that can be treated in law by a councilman are:
Another function of the Alderman is to supervise the actions of the Executive, that is, to supervise the actions of the mayor. This is so that the Mayor’s power is not so high as to leave him above the law.
That said, the law expressly foresees some important duties of the aldermen in relation to the city hall, as:
The councilman has some rights protected by the law, which are:
Right to exercise another profession: the councilor may be a doctor, engineer, teacher, police officer, any profession, as long as this does not impair his activities as a councilor;
Right to remuneration: an alderman receives allowance for his position in the City Hall. The amount of the subsidy varies from municipality to municipality, equivalent to something between 20% and 75% of the subsidy of a state deputy. The exact percentage will depend on the size of the municipality (article 29, section VI, CRFB).
Source: Site Politize
Dr. Athos Freitas Fernandes Souza – OAB/MG 176.707
Dr. Giovanni Bittencourt de Souza – OAB/MG 176.984