Taiwan has recently advanced by leap and bound as characterized in areas of political democracy, free economy as sell as polarization of society in which they live. Taiwan was once a rural society which changed very little from generation to generation. Pelple now find themselves hard to adjust themselves to massive changes on all fronts. This is especially true in political arena as more individuals turned to become more aware of their political right. That resulted in changes of power held by political parties. The political map altered immensely as a result. Confrontation is now taking places between rivaling parties on practically every issue. Chaos and disorder are turning for the worse. Hsinchu Municipal Assembly was established on July 1st. 1982. In order to maximize its efficiency Municipal Government worked hard for the well beings of Hsinchu people, the total number of. Assembly members have increased from 24 seats in its first term to 31 seats now in its sixth term. In the past thirty years. Hsinchu Municipal Assembly has been witnessing how their duties carried out in terms of monitoring Government affairs, municipal development as well as promotion of Hinchu people's livelihood.

During 1982. Hsinchu Municipal Assembly was established. It was still the time when no clear-cut boundary could be found in between Municipal and County affairs. In order to find a place to call its own, Municipal Assembly had to take over Hsinchu Representative Office which situated at Chu Lien Street. Poorly equipped there both in terms of hardware and software in addition to the disorderly environment it was quite inconvenient for Hsinchu people to get their problem better taken care of there and then. By 1989 on the 28th of October. Hsinchu County Assembly moved to Chu Bei City where their counter part, County Government, also situated. The vacant site it left behind at 122 Chung-Ching Road in Hsinchu City, was able to pass on to Hsinchu Municipal Assembly. The facilities that came with it remain in use until this date. As it occurred that over the years the issue of redesigning of builings was raised many times. Invariably obstacle emerged to block the idea. At times budget was being set aside for the construction of new Assembly buildings. However, in view of tight financial conditions on the part of Municipal Government, there was no better alternative but to agree to sack the construction plan and have funds transferred to Municipal Government to ease its financial strains in order to meet the need for infrastructure projects. After all it is important to keep construction project going for general well beings. It would take Hsinchu Assembly lot of time and effort to serve Hsinchu people for whom they represent. A fantastic new Assembly building if ever come to being, would not necessarilly indicate that the achievement it accomplished is as magnificent. In Hsinchu Assembly nowadays, all of us are dedicating ourselves in unison to best conduct our duties in monitoring Municipal Government for the improvement of general well beings that will set the solid foundation for better tomorrow.

The 31 members of Sixth Term of Hsinchu Assembly took their oaths on the 1st of March 2002. On that very day the Assembly elected its Chairman, Zhen Chingguang, and Vice Chairman, Hsie Wen-Jin. Now, the Municipal Assembly is calling for joint effort in promoting construction of Hsinchu City for the benefit of its people. By working closely with Hsinchu people, may I pray for the better tomorrow to come.

 

Session

Tenure of office beginning

NO.of Council members

Speaker

Deputy Speaker

July 1, 1982

24

Cheng Tsai-chuan

Kuo Ken-chang

March 1, 1986

25

Cheng Tsai-chuan

Yang Chin-mu

March 1, 1990

25

Yang Chin-mu

Ho Ching-tien

March 1, 1994

26

Yang Chin-mu

Cheng Cheng-Kuang

March 1, 1998

29

Cheng Cheng-Kuang

Tseng Yi-Feng

March 1, 2002

31

Cheng Cheng-Kuang

Hsiegh Wen-chin

7

March 1, 2006

32

Cheng Cheng-Kuang

Hsiegh Wen-chin

8

March 1, 2010

32

Hsiegh Wen-chin

Sun Yang Chou