The present Council consists of 67 elected members representing 9 political parties.
The City Council's meetings are held once a month, usually the last Wednesday of each month, and are open to the public.
The present Council was elected on the 14. September 2015 and consists of 67 members representing the following 9 political parties or lists:
The Labour Party (Ap) 26 members
The Conservative Party (Høyre) 15 members
The Progress Party (FrP) 6 members
The Socialist Left Party (SV) 5 members
The Liberal Party (V) 4 members
The Christian Democratic Party (KrF) 4 members
The Norwegian Green Party (MDG) 4 members
The Red Party (Rødt) 2 members
The Centre Party (SP) 1 member
Most of the members of the City Council are assigned to a standing committee each of which has its own specialized field of responsibility. The committees are responsible for preparing propositions and report to the City Council.
The foour Standing Committees are: