Written questions to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and answers

The city councillors have the right to send written questions to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. These questions and their answers are published in the Bulletin of Questions and Answers.

According to the new municipal law (article 84, paragraph 3), the City Councillors have the right to ask the Board of Mayor and Aldermen written and oral questions. The regulation of internal order determines the conditions of this right.

The oral questions are treated in the sessions of the city council, in a public meeting, except when the object of the question imposes closed doors.

A written question, a letter of answer and the Bulletin

Contrary to the oral questions, the written questions are not treated in the sessions of the city council. The procedure is completely written. The answer of the Board is communicated to the member of the municipal council, in the form of a letter.

The Bulletin of the Questions and Answers is an official publication of the municipality. This Bulletin reproduces the written questions put by the members of the municipal council, as well as the answers that were given by the Board.

Admissibility of the written questions

The regulation of internal order of the city council fixes the procedure for the introduction of these questions. This regulation also determines the conditions of admissibility.

The questions declared unacceptable and that do not appear in the Bulletin of Questions and Answers:

  • relative to cases of private interest or to personal cases
  • to obtain exclusively information of statistical order
  • that only contain demands for documentation
  • that only want to collect legal consultations
  • whose object appears in the agenda of a session of the city council

Bulletins of Questions and Answers

The Bulletins of Questions and Answers are only in French and Dutch: