Kuching North City Hall
The Commission of Kuching North City Hall is the commission which administers the northern part of the city of Kuching in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. This commission was established after the city was granted city status on 1 August 1988, their jurisdiction covers an area of 369.48 square kilometres. The commission consists of the commissioner plus nine commission members appointed to serve a one-year term by the Sarawak State Government. DBKU is responsible for public health and sanitation, waste removal and management, town planning, environmental protection and building control and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure; the application for Kuching to be elevated to city status was made at the behest of the people. The petition was made by the Chairman of the KMC to the Minister responsible for Local Government, who motioned for a resolution pertaining to the matter, thus on 18 July 1984 the Resolution was passed at the Dewan Undangan Negeri. Both the petition and Resolution were given the assent of the Yang Di–Pertua Negeri in October 1985.
Thereafter, they were submitted to the Conference of Rulers for consideration, by the Prime Minister. On 3 July 1986 the Resolution was approved after the Conference of Rulers was satisfied that certain prerequisites were met. Kuching was inaugurated as a city on 1 August 1988 after having met certain procedures and prerequisites; the city of Kuching is divided into 2 areas: south. Each of these is administered by a Mayor for Kuching South. Kuching City South covers the area under the Kuching Municipal Council; as it is still a local government authority, its powers and functions as conferred by the KMC Ordinance are maintained with minor changes. Kuching City North refers to a significant part of the territory administered by the Kuching Rural District Council, it includes a part of the former KMC area. As it is not a local authority, Kuching City North is placed under the jurisdiction of a Commissioner, assisted by a Board of Advisors; the Commissioner is a corporate body directly responsible to the State’s Chief Minister.
The powers and functions of the Commissioner are contained in the Kuching City North Ordinance, modelled on that of Kuching City South. The city’s twin administration was born out of the need for an efficient system which would allow for a balanced development and population distribution for the two territories, it will ensure that Kuching City South will not be hampered by the added responsibilities of developing Kuching City North, under the Kuching Rural District Council jurisdiction. Two prominent sons of Sarawak, Yusoff Hanifah and Song Swee Guan, were accorded the distinguished honour of being appointed by the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri as the first Commissioner of Kuching City North and the first Mayor of Kuching City South, respectively. Abdul Razak Tready Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman Ismawi Ismuni Sajeli Kipli Zuraimi Sabki Wee Hong Seng Mary Sadiah Zainuddin Grunsin Ayom Irwan Zulkarnain Muhammad Hasbie Kuching Cat Museum DBKU City Library Kuching South City Council Padawan Municipal Council Official website
Waterford is a city in Ireland. It is part of the province of Munster; the city is situated at the head of Waterford Harbour. It is the fifth most populous city in the Republic of Ireland, it is the eighth most populous city on the island of Ireland. Waterford City and County Council is the local government authority for the city. According to the 2016 Census, 53,504 people live in the city, with a wider metropolitan population of 82,963. Today, Waterford is known for Waterford Crystal, a legacy of the city's former glass making industry. Glass, or crystal, was manufactured in the city from 1783 until early 2009, when the factory there was shut down after the receivership of Waterford Wedgwood plc; the Waterford Crystal visitor centre in the Viking Quarter, under new owners, opened in June 2010, after the intervention of Waterford City Council and Waterford Chamber of Commerce, resumed production. Waterford is known for being the "starting point" of one of the biggest European airlines – Ryanair's first flight was a 14-seat Embraer Bandeirante turboprop aircraft, flying between Waterford and Gatwick Airport.
The name'Waterford' comes from Old Norse Veðrafjǫrðr, meaning'ram fjord'. The Irish name is Port Láirge, meaning "Lárag's port". Viking raiders first established a settlement near Waterford in 853, it and all the other longphorts were vacated in 902, the Vikings having been driven out by the native Irish. The Vikings re-established themselves in Ireland at Waterford in 914, led at first by Ottir Iarla until 917, after that by Ragnall ua Ímair and the Uí Ímair dynasty, built what would be Ireland's first city. Among the most prominent rulers of Waterford was Ivar of Waterford. In 1167, Diarmait Mac Murchada, the deposed King of Leinster, failed in an attempt to take Waterford, he returned in 1170 with Cambro-Norman mercenaries under 2nd Earl of Pembroke. In furtherance of the Norman invasion of Ireland, King Henry II of England landed at Waterford in 1171. Waterford and Dublin were declared royal cities, with Dublin declared capital of Ireland. Throughout the medieval period, Waterford was Ireland's second city after Dublin.
In the 15th century Waterford repelled two pretenders to the English throne: Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck. As a result, King Henry VII gave the city its motto: Urbs Intacta Manet Waterfordia. After the Protestant Reformation, Waterford remained a Catholic city and participated in the confederation of Kilkenny – an independent Catholic government from 1642 to 1649; this was ended abruptly by Oliver Cromwell. In 1690, during the Williamite War, the Jacobite Irish Army was forced to surrender Waterford in the wake of the Battle of the Boyne; the 18th century was a period of huge prosperity for Waterford. Most of the city's best architecture appeared during this time. A permanent military presence was established in the city with the completion of the Cavalry Barracks at the end of the 18th century. In the early 19th century, Waterford City was deemed vulnerable and the British government erected three Martello towers on the Hook Peninsula to reinforce the existing Fort at Duncannon. During the 19th century, great industries such as glass making and ship building thrived in the city.
The city was represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1891 to 1918 by John Redmond MP, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party. Redmond leader of the pro-Parnell faction of the party, defeated David Sheehy in 1891. In 1911, Br. Jerome Foley, Br. Dunstan Drumm and Br. Leopold Loughran left Waterford for Australia. Here, they founded a Catholic college, still in existence today. In July 1922, Waterford was the scene of fighting between Irish Free State and Irish Republican troops during the Irish Civil War. See Annals of Inisfallen AI926.2 The fleet of Port Láirge over land, they settled on Loch Gair. AI927.2 A slaughter of the foreigners of Port Láirge at Cell Mo-Chellóc by the men of Mumu and by the foreigners of Luimnech. AI984.2 A great naval expedition by the sons of Aralt to Port Láirge, they and the son of Cennétig exchanged hostages there as a guarantee of both together providing a hosting to attack Áth Cliath. The men of Mumu assembled and proceeded to Mairg Laigen, the foreigners overcame the Uí Cheinnselaig and went by sea.
AI1018.5 Death of Ragnall son of Ímar, king of Port Láirge. AI1031.9 Cell Dara and Port Láirge were burned. Following the Local Government Reform Act 2014, Waterford City and County Council is the local government authority for the city; the authority came into operation on 1 June 2014. Prior to this the city had Waterford City Council; the new Council is the result of a merger of Waterford County Council. The Council has 32 representatives; the city itself forms three of the electoral areas – which when combined form the Metropolitan District of Waterford – and returns a total of 18 councillors to Waterford City and County Council. Residents in these areas are restricted to voting for candidates located in their ward for local elections; the office
Gisborne, New Zealand
Gisborne is a city in northeastern New Zealand and the largest settlement in the Gisborne District. It has a population of 37,200; the district council has its headquarters in the central city. The settlement was known as Turanga and renamed Gisborne in 1870 in honour of New Zealand Colonial Secretary William Gisborne; the Gisborne region has been settled for over 700 years. For centuries the region has been inhabited by the tribes of Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, their people descend from the voyagers of the Te Horouta and Tākitimu waka. East Coast oral traditions offer differing versions of Gisborne's establishment by Māori. One legend recounts that in the 1300s, the great navigator Kiwa landed at the Turanganui River first on the waka Tākitimu after voyaging to the region from Hawaiki and that Pāoa, Captain of the waka Horouta, followed later. An alternative legend recounts that Kiwa waited so long for the Horouta canoe to arrive that he called its final landing place Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.
However, a more popular version of events is that Horouta preceded Takitimu. In 1931, Sir Āpirana Ngata stated that Horouta was the main canoe that brought the people to the East Coast and that Ngāti Porou always regarded Takitimu as "an unimportant canoe". Māori historian Rongowhakaata Halbert affirmed this account, stating that Paoa's crew on the Horouta were the first inhabitants of the East Coast after migrating from Ahuahu or Great Mercury Island. Paoa gave his name to various places across the region, most notably the Waipāoa River. During the 14th century, Māori tribes built fishing villages close to the sea and built pā on nearby hilltops. Gisborne's Kaiti Beach is the place where British navigator Captain James Cook made his first landing in New Zealand upon the Endeavour. Cook had earlier set off from England in August 1768 on a mission bound for Tahiti. Once he had concluded his duties in Tahiti, Cook continued south to look for a large landmass or continent. Young Nick's Head was thought to be the first piece of New Zealand land sighted by Cook's party, so named because it was first observed by cabin boy Nicholas Young on 6 October 1769.
On 9 October, Cook came ashore on the eastern bank of the Turanganui River, accompanied by a party of men. Their arrival was marred by misunderstanding and resulted in the death and wounding of nine Māori over four days, it was on the banks of the Turanganui River that first the township of Turanga the city of Gisborne, grew as European traders and whalers began to settle in the river and port area. The landing site was commemorated on the 137th anniversary of Cook's arrival. In 1964 the Gisborne committee of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust registered the land around the monument as a historic reserve, in 1990 it was designated a National Historic Reserve and put under the care of the Department of Conservation. Starting in the early 1830s, traders such as Captain John Harris and Captain George E. Read set up the first trading stations along the Turanganui river and are attributed to the founding of the town. Over the next 30 years, many more European traders and missionaries migrated to the region.
In 1868 the government bought 300 hectares of land for a town site. The town was laid out in 1870 and the name changed from Turanga to Gisborne, after the colonial secretary, to avoid confusion with Tauranga. In 1872, Gisborne's first public school was opened and its first newspaper, the Poverty Bay Standard was established. A town council was formed in 1877. Gisborne is a coastal city located on the east cape of New Zealand's North Island, it sits at the south end of the Gisborne District and within Poverty Bay. The Poverty Bay Flats encompass Gisborne city as well as surrounding areas Mākaraka and Ormond where vineyards and farms are prominent. Gisborne is forested and hilly inland. Gisborne boasts a large stretch of coastline encompassing the Waikanae and Midway, Sponge Bay and Makorori white sand beaches, which are popular for swimming and surfing. Sometimes referred to as the'City of Rivers', Gisborne sits at the convergence of the Waimata and Turanganui rivers. At only 1200 meters long, Turanganui is the shortest river in New Zealand.
Kaiti Hill, which sits directly above Cook's landing site, provides expansive views over the city and wider Poverty Bay. Many archaeological sites have been identified on Titirangi, including burial grounds and middens. Titirangi Pā sits near the summit. In the wider area surrounding Gisborne are two arboreta, the National Arboretum of New Zealand at Ngatapa which spans over 130 hectares, the smaller 50 hectare Hackfalls Arboretum at Tiniroto. Up until Samoa and Tokelau's dateline shift in December 2011, Gisborne claimed to be the first city on Earth to see the sun rise each day. However, this is now only accurate in New Zealand's summer months; the region is sheltered by high country to the west. Gisborne enjoys a Temperate oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters, temperatures drop below 0°C and rise above 30°C with a yearly average of 2,200 sunshine hours; the annual rainfall varies from about 1000 mm near the coast to over 2500 mm in higher inland country. According to the NIWA dataset for 1981–2010 normals, Gisborne narrowly edged several other cities to have the warmest summer maxima of official stations.
Winters are cooler than more northerly areas, rendering that over the course of the calendar year, Gisborne is not the warmest station
Kuala Lumpur City Hall
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall is the city council which administers the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. This council was established after the city was granted city status on 1 February 1972, their jurisdiction covers an area of 243 square kilometres. The council consists of the mayor plus fifteen members of the city advisory board appointed to serve a one-year term by the Minister of Territories; the current mayor of Kuala Lumpur is Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, in office since 2 October 2018. The agency was known as Kuala Lumpur Municipal Council. During British colonial times and early independence, Kuala Lumpur had been the capital of the country as well as the state of Selangor. On 1 April 1961, the name changed into Kuala Lumpur Federal Capital Commission. Kuala Lumpur achieved city status on 1 February 1972, becoming the first settlement in Malaysia to be granted the status after independence; the name changed into Kuala Lumpur City Hall. On 1 February 1974, Kuala Lumpur became a Federal Territory.
Kuala Lumpur ceased to be the capital of Selangor in 1978 after the city of Shah Alam was declared as the new state capital. Kuala Lumpur was administered by a corporation sole called the Federal Capital Commissioner from 1 April 1961 until it was awarded city status on 1 February 1972, after which executive power was transferred to the Mayor. Executive power lies with the mayor in the city hall, appointed for three years by the Minister of Federal Territories; this system of appointing the mayor and councillor has been in place since the local government elections were suspended in 1970. On 14 May 1990, Kuala Lumpur celebrated 100 years of local council; the new Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur flag and anthem were introduced. Since 1972, the city has been led by twelve mayors; the previous mayors are listed as below: As of 2 October 2018 Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Mayor Mohd Najib Mohd, Executive Director Mahadi Che Ngah, Executive Director Ibrahim Yusoff, Executive Director Mustafa Mohd Nor, Executive Director The city advisory board makes recommendations on Council's strategic policy and priorities, governance policy and structure, financial planning and budgeting, fiscal policy including revenue and tax policies, intergovernmental and international relations and its operations, human resources and labour relations.
As of 2 October 2018 Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan, Chairman Abdul Ghani Pateh Akhir, Member Fateh Iskandar Mohamed Mansor, Member Ezumi Harzani Ismail, Member Bandar Tun Razak Batu Bukit Bintang Cheras Kepong Lembah Pantai Segambut Seputeh Setiawangsa Titiwangsa Wangsa Maju As of 10 August 2018 Official website
Hsinchu City Council
The Hsinchu City Council is the elected city council of Hsinchu City, Republic of China. The council composes of 33 councilors lastly elected through the 2018 Republic of China local election on 24 November 2018; the city council was established on 1 July 1982 with 24 sets for its first term. Disciplinary Committee Procedural Committee The First Review Committee The Second Review Committee The Third Review Committee The Fourth Review Committee Secretary Council Affairs Section General Affairs Section Legal Affairs Section Accounting Office Personnel Office The council is accessible within walking distance North West from Hsinchu Station of Taiwan Railways Administration. Hsinchu City Hsinchu City Government
Petaling Jaya City Council
The Petaling Jaya City Council is the city council which administers the city of Petaling Jaya in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. This council was established after the city was granted city status on 20 June 2006, their jurisdiction covers an area of 97 square kilometres. The council consists of the mayor plus twenty-four councillors appointed to serve a one-year term by the Selangor State Government. MBPJ is responsible for public health and sanitation, waste removal and management, town planning, environmental protection and building control and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure. In the early 50's, Kuala Lumpur experienced congestion as a result of a rapid population growth and squatters existing in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. To overcome this problem, the State Government identified "Effingham Estate", a 1,200-acre rubber plantation in Jalan Klang Lama to create a new settlement known as Petaling Jaya; the party entrusted to govern the new settlement was the District Officer of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya Board before being taken over by a statutory body, namely Petaling Jaya Authority at the end of 1954.
Petaling Jaya made history on 1 January 1964 when the Selangor State gazetted a Township Board with financial autonomy to govern the city. On 1 January 1977, Petaling Jaya Town Authority was upgraded to Petaling Jaya Municipal Council, pursuant to the Local Government Act 1976 by the government. On 20 June 2006, Petaling Jaya Municipal Council was upgraded as Petaling Jaya City Council. Now, the administrative area of MBPJ is 97.2 square kilometres, growing. Petaling Jaya has a total population of over 619,925 people and the number of property holding of 217,930. Petaling Jaya is now known as the leading growth centre in Selangor; the Administrative Council consists of 25 Councillors led by a mayor. Councillors are appointed by the Selangor State Executive Council; the Mayor is an officer of the Federal Government appointed by the state administration after obtaining the consent of the Menteri Besar. A mayor works full-time, assisted by a Deputy Mayor and Head of the Departments in setting and implementing the vision, quality policy and activities of the Council.
The Council approved a Council legislation draft and forming policies to be implemented by the departments. Since 1977, the Municipal & city has been led by four mayors; the previous mayors are listed as below: Suriase Gengiah Tang Fuie Koh Shatiri Mansor Wong Yuet Leng Ong Swee Long Sugumaran R. Annamalai Ermeemarianna Saadon Ahmad Akhir Pawan Chek Halimey Abu Bakar Daniel Lee Marn Zhi Wong Swee Sang Jamaliah Jamaluddin Elaine Magdaline Nathaniel Lim Yi Wei Terence Tan Teck Seng Ghandimathi Suppiah Oon Chong Ling Ang Ming Ern Sia Siew Chin Derek John Fernandez Customer Management Treasury Development Planning Engineering Health and Environmental Service Asset Management and Valuation Building Control Community Development Enforcement Landscape Licensing Solid Waste Management and Public Sanitary Legal Corporate Communication Internal Audit and Integrity One Stop Centre Unit Commissioner of Building Unit Information Technology Below are the administration area for MBPJ which further breakdown into 24 zones.
MBPJ FC Official website
Melaka City Council
Melaka City Council is a local authority which administers Melaka City and other areas of Central Melaka District. This agency is under Melaka State Government. MBMB are responsible for public health and sanitation, cleanliness management, town planning, environmental protection and building control and economic development and general maintenance functions of urban infrastructure; the MBMB main headquarters is located at Graha Makmur in Ayer Keroh. Known as Majlis Perbandaran Melaka Bandaraya Bersejarah, it was located at the building which now houses the People's Museum. Central Malacca Rural District Council Unitil 1977 This agency was granted its city status on 15 April 1989. Zainal bin Hussin Zainal bin Hussin Hang Tuah Jaya Municipal Council MBMB official web site