Lisbon : Responsible authorities
Rua Carlos Mayer, n°2 R/C - 1700-102 Lisboa
Tel. 351 21 842 8570- Fax : 351 21 842 8577
Responsible person: Eng. Carlos Teixeira
Date of creation: 28th October 2003
The Junta Metropolitana de Lisboa (Metropolitan Committee) is the executive organ of the Grande Area Metropolitana de Lisboa, and includes the 18 Presidents of the City Halls that composed the Area Metropolitana de Lisboa. There is one reunion once a month, and extraordinary reunions, whenever necessary.
Assembleia Metropolitana (Metropolitan Assembly) is the legislative organ of the Grande Area Metropolitana de Lisboa and is composed by the chosen members of Municipalities Assemblies of the City Halls, which compose the Area Metropolitana de Lisboa, in a number of 50.
The Assembleia Metropolitana has three ordinary reunions per year and extraordinary reunions, whenever necessary. The metropolitan transport authority of Lisbon was created by the decree-law n° 268-2003 of 28 October 2003. It will start operations in 2004 to co-ordinate the provision of public transport services in the metropolitan area of Lisbon. Public transport services in the metropolitan area are operated by several transport companies.
The attributions of the Grande Area Metropolitana de Lisboa are expressed in the 6th article of the Law 10/2003 of 13th May, including, on the level with the articulation and of the inter-municipal co-ordination, the areas of basic sanitation, health, environment, security and civil protection, accessibilities and transports, collective equipment, tourism, culture, sports.
The competences of the executive organ (Junta Metropolitana) fit in the 18th article of the same legislation, lacking, some of those competences, from transference processes of power from the central government and from the constituent municipalities.