Municipality & politics
The municipality is responsible for many functions including childcare and schools, elderly care, water and sanitation and housing.
The City hall
In Linköping there are both municipal and private employers. The municipality is one of the largest, with 9 000 employees. In addition, there are about 1 200 employees in municipal companies.
The municipality's highest governing body is the City Council. The City Council consists of 79 members from different political parties. They are elected every four years by Linköping's resident's. It is their job to provide the residents of Linköping with the municipal services that they need and want.
The City Council's most important task is to support democracy and to contribute to its development.