Last updated on September 29th, 2022

The local government has enacted the People’s Council with Mayor Joy Belmonte sigining it implementing rules and regulations.

The People’s Council ratified via City Ordinance SP-1942, S-2009, or the Participation, Accountability and Transparency (PAT) Ordinance  strengthens and institutionalizes the system of partnership of the local government and its constituents.

The People’s Council will also serve as the citizens eyes, ears, and voice in the running of the local government.  With their expertise and knowledge, the council will also be helping in the crafting of city programs and city ordinances.

Under the IRR, the council can sit in the city’s local special bodies like task forces and committees through their elected representatives. The People’s Council include representatives from the sector of Business Professionals, Women, Homeowners Associations, Persons with Disabilities, Urban Poor, Solo Parents, LGBTQIA, Cooperatives, Charitable/Socio-Civic, Social Justice/Peace and Order, Health and Sanitation,  Academe/Education, Youth Labor/Workers,  Transportation, Senior Citizens, Socio-Cultural, Environmental/Urban Protection/Solid Waste, Livelihood/Vendors, and the Religious with plans to add Muslim/Bangsamoro, Sports and Media in the represented sectors.