Since 2000 he has been the mayor of Rijeka, presently serving his sixth term of office. He has been a member of SDP – Social Democratic Party since 1990.
The mayor is at the disposal of citizens twice a month during afternoon hours, and every day citizens may contact him via several diverse communication channels.
The mayor has two deputy mayors who, in the event of impediment, replace him, on his motion.
The mayor represents the City and is the holder of executive power. The mayor is elected by citizens in direct elections, for a period of four years, in accordance with the Law on local elections and its amendments. The mayor has two deputy mayors who are elected together and simultaneously with the mayor. In the…
As a rule, the Board of Mayor is held on a weekly basis and it gathers all the heads of the City Administration. During the Board of Mayor meetings, decisions falling within the scope and competence of the mayor are taken publicly, in the presence of the media.
Media conferences are held on a monthly basis. During these conferences the mayor informs the public through the media on various projects and programmes promoted by the city administration and he responds to journalists’ questions.
The mayor submits reports on his activities to the City Council every six months. The end of term of office reports are drawn up on a quadrennial basis.
The candidates who have received at lest 10% of valid votes cast by the total number of voters who have participated in the election process obtain the right to this reimbursement.
From 1948 to date Rijeka was governed by 14 mayors overall.