|About the LGU|
|EXISTING GOVERNMENT MACHINERY|
Basically, local government functions deal with community basic social services extension, public works and engineering, administrative and legal services. Since the approval and implementation of the Local Government Code of 1991 otherwise known as Republic Act 7160, important administrative reforms and innovations are instituted to provide better public services which aims towards a more cohesive, integrated, specialized and responsive administrative machinery, systems and processes. A proposed City Organizational Structure (Annex A) is planned to be implemented in the next ten years to specifically provide for services not yet present or functional in the existing city government set-up is viewed as a responsive effort on the part of the city government for the promotion of a more productive and self-reliant community. Also, the provision of the required manpower in the city government structures provide for a more substantive participation of the different units of the city government in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of development plans, policies, strategies and projects.
The local policy and law-making bodies at the local levels are the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the city and the Sangguniang Barangay for the 37 Barangays. Both bodies enact ordinances and pass resolutions for their respective constituents. The president of the Liga ng mga Barangays sits as member at the Sangguniang Panlungsod to present proposals, recommendations and seek early resolution of problems / issues affecting barangays. As observed, there is a very close coordinative mechanisms formed by these two local launching bodies.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 11:03