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Initiatives to municipal authorities

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Residents and other members of the municipality have the right to make initiatives to the municipality in matters concerning the activities of the municipality.

Tampere residents can take a municipal initiative in different ways, either alone or together with others. You can use the electronic transaction service of the City of Tampere, the municipal initiative service of the Ministry of Justice or send the municipal initiative to the city registry.

Do the following

Submit the initiative to the municipality either electronically or on paper.

To whom and on what terms

The residents of a municipality, people who own or govern real property in the municipality, and communities and foundations that operate in the municipality have the right to submit initiatives on matters that concern the municipality’s activities. People who use the municipality’s services have the right to submit initiatives on matters concerning the service in question.

The community and foundation refer to parties that have ownership in the municipality or a connection to a service. Such a community or foundation may be local, regional or national.

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Background information

An initiative usually concerns developing a service or tackling an issue at a general level. The competent municipal authority must consider the initiative as soon as possible. In all cases, the municipality must respond to the person who submitted the initiative and report on any measures taken as a consequence of it.

A minimum of five per cent of municipal residents eligible to vote can submit an initiative to organise a municipal referendum. If at least five per cent of the municipal residents eligible to vote jointly submit initiative to organise a municipal referendum, the council must decide without delay whether to hold a municipal referendum.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Tampere
Responsible for the serviceCity of Tampere
Area Tampere
Available languagesFinnish, English
Text edited by: City of Tampere
Updated: 12/5/2022