A legislative municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) is elected at municipal elections which are held every four years. The assembly in turn appoints a municipal executive committee (kommunstyrelse) from its members. The executive committee is headed by its chairman (kommunstyrelsens ordförande), who is often referred to as municipal commissioner or mayor (kommunalråd). Ludvika has ten political committees which are responsible for different activities.
The highest authority is the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) that amongst other things, decide on budget, taxes, other charges and the rate of tax that residents shall pay to the municipality.
The municipality´s organization and activities are regulated under municipal laws which are the same for every municipality and county council. The municipality is also regulated by special laws such as social services legislation, school legislation, and planning and building regulations.
The municipality takes care of most things that are of general interest for its residents, with the exception of activities that are looked after by the State (e.g. police, prisons, employment office, national and county courts), and the County Council (Landstinget) which covers health and dental care etcetera.
Circa 2,500 people work for the municipality of Ludvika, at an annual cost of over 1 billion Swedish kronor. Revenue is generated from municipal tax, charges, and government grants. Local taxes are presently set at 22.31 kronor. This means that residents in the municipality pay 22.31 kronor tax for every 100 kronor earned.
Questions should be of general interest. Questions will be answered by the mayor (kommunalråd), chairman or vice chairman of the municipal committee. For a reply to be given, the person posing the question must be present.
Questions should be submitted at the latest one week before meetings to:
771 82 Ludvika
Send an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidan senast uppdaterad: 2011-08-02