Taipei City Government
The Taipei City Government (TCG; Chinese: 臺北市政府; pinyin: Táiběi Shì Zhèngfǔ; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-pak-chhī Chèng-hú) is the government that governs Taipei City of Taiwan. The government building is located at Taipei City Hall in Xinyi District, Taipei.
Táiběi Shì Zhèngfǔ (Mandarin)
Tâi-pak-chhī Chèng-hú (Taiwanese)
Thòi-pet-sṳ Chṳn-fú (Hakka)
|Headquarters||Taipei City Hall, Xinyi District|
Taipei City Government was founded in October 1945 as a provincial municipality. The original city hall was located at the site of the Taihoku City Hall (modern-day Zhongshan Hall) in Zhongzheng District. In 1967, Taipei City status was upgraded to a Cabinet-level municipality. Its service thus grew much bigger with the large increase of population. Zhongshan Hall could only accommodate around 1,000 employees and many other units were scattered in various rented offices.
In order to carry the city government jobs effectively, a new Taipei City Hall was built in 1994 in Xinyi District.
- Civil Affairs
- Cultural Affairs
- Economic Development
- Environmental Protection
- Feitsui Reservoir Administration
- Fire Department
- Information and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Legal Affairs
- Military Service
- Public Works
- Rapid Transit System
- Social Welfare
- Urban Development
- Department of Civil Servant Development
- Department of Budget
- Department of Government Ethics
- Department of Personnel
- Research, Development and Evaluation Commission
- Urban Planning Commission
- Indigenous Peoples Commission
- Hakka Affairs Commission
The Taipei City Hall building is a 12-story architecture with a total floor space of about 197,000 m2, capable of accommodating 6,000 employees. The building also often houses exhibitions, performances, speeches, etc.
- "City Government Structure". Taipei City Government. Retrieved 13 May 2014.