Although I’ve passed by the entrance to the Hotel de Ville many times I’ve never been inside. As I went by this time I noticed the the entrance was open and went in for a look. I liked the cloister like vaulted archways.

For more information see: Hotel de Ville (sorry too much to translate).

According to the Wikipedia entry on Geneva:

The Municipal Council (Conseil municipal) holds legislative power. It is made up of 80 members, with elections held every five years. The Municipal Council decrees regulations and by-laws that are executed by the Administrational Council and the administration. The delegates are selected by means of a system of Proporz with a seven percentage threshold.

The sessions of the Municipal Council are public. Unlike members of the Administrational Council, members of the Municipal Council are not politicians by profession, and they are paid a fee based on their attendance. Any resident of Geneva allowed to vote can be elected as a member of the Municipal Council. The parliament holds its meetings in the Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville), in the old city

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