Greater flexibility to conduct municipal politics

Members of the municipal corporation are to be able to vote remotely when absent due to maternity, paternity, pregnancy or serious illness. Remote voting will also be available for full council meetings.

The initiative was approved by the joint commission meeting on 5 December and the first steps will now be taken to modify the City Council Framework Regulations (ROM) in order to improve compatibility between everyday life and work in politics.

Once the corresponding procedures are completed, the initiative will be subject to public scrutiny for a 30 day period counting from the day after its publication in the Official Gazette of the Province of Barcelona (BOBP), so that objections, suggestions and modifications can be presented.

The definitive text will be agreed on and approved at Full Council, the same organ which approved the current ROM on 16 February 2001.