Paris government is largely instrumental in the proper administration and governance of the city. For easy governance, Paris is split into 20 arrondissements, which are actually boroughs or districts. Each of the arrondissement of Paris has a mayor and a local council. However the mayor of Paris, who heads the council, holds the most power. He is elected by the City Council of Paris.
The city government of Paris puts in a lot of effort not only to look after the people, but to establish good international relationships with major cities of the world. The government of Paris has signed important pacts and agreements of mutual co-operation and amity with many cities between 1958 and 2004. Kyoto, Tokyo, Cairo, Amman, Berlin, Seoul, Moscow, Jakarta, Quebec, Chicago, San Francisco, Riyadh, Beijing, Santiago, Saint-Petersburg, Lisbon, Mexico, London, Alger, Sao Paulo and Quebec are some of the cities with which the government of the capital city of France fosters and maintains amicable relations. Rome is known as the single 'Sister City' of the French capital since 1956.
Paris City Hall or Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) is not only the main administrative building of the city, but a place where tourists can learn about the history and heritage of the city. The Paris City Hall is situated on the bank of the Seine River and is a very historic structure. . Its origins date back to the 14th century and since then it has been modified and used by significant rulers and governments. Initially the administration of the city was managed by a government-appointed Prefect. After the passing of a certain law in 1975, Paris developed into a municipality and is headed by a mayor who is elected by the citizens.
The current mayor of Paris since 2001 is Bertrand Delanoë who is one of the most well-known mayors of Paris. He is reputed for promoting high profile social events, for introducing reforms in the transport system and for devoting himself for the benefit of the city. He is sincere in all the work that he does and aims to eradicate corruption in the government.
Election plays a vital role in the Parisian government. The Paris Councilors Election took place on 25th March in 2001. The Councilors’ election in Paris takes place once in 6 years. The total number of City Councilors of Paris amount to 163.
Paris government is headed by the mayor and there are notable city councilors who aid him in his administrative work.