The Powers and Functions of the Council
In accordance with Article 15 of the organic self-government ordinances of the Hsinchu City Council, the ten duties of this Council are as follows:
Deliberation and passage of the city's ordinances.
To approve the budget of the city.
To approve special taxes, temporary taxes, and surtaxes in the city.
To approve the disposal of properties of the city.
To approve the organic self-government ordinances of the government of the city and businesses owned by the city.
To approve proposals made by the government of the city.
To approve proposals made by the councilors of the city.
To review the auditor's reports on the final accounts of the city.
To listen to petitions from citizens.
To carry out other functions as prescribed by law.
In accordance with Paragraph 2, Article 48 of the Local Government Act, at the regular sessions of the Council, councilors of this Council have the right to interpellate the mayor, the heads of level-1 agencies in the governments of the city, as well as the heads of level-1 agencies and subordinate agencies of city governments questions on the affairs under their jurisdiction.