A city councilor is a politically elected representative who usually belongs to a party. City councilors can form a parliamentary group. According to the rules of procedure, an association of at least three city councilors is required to found a parliamentary group.
The city councilors prepare their parliamentary work within their parliamentary group or party and, in previous discussions, make the decision on how to behave in the votes on proposals. City councilors can take up any municipal topic and submit proposals to the city council assembly and its committees. In addition, city councilors have the opportunity to put questions to the magistrate in writing or orally.
In Frankfurt there are 93 city councilors in the Römer city hall. These meet regularly for meetings, the so-called city council meeting. The city council also elects the department heads.