- 19 April 2016
- 31 May 2016
The Municipality of The Hague is divided into 8 departments and 1 company. Here you will find more information about how the organisation is structured.
Here you'll see the chart reflecting the city’s current organisational structure. All of the Dutch acronyms are explained below.
The Municipality of The Hague has the following departments:
|Acronym||English name||Dutch name||Functions|
|BSD||Department of Municipal Administration||Bestuursdienst||administration, press relations|
|DPZ||Department of Public Service||Dienst Publiekszaken||products and services, taxes, city districts and neighbourhoods, public library|
|DSB||Department of City Management||Dienst Stadsbeheer||archaeology, cemeteries, parks, sewer system and water, markets, environment and permits, parking, street cleaning|
|DSO||Department of Urban Development||Dienst Stedelijke Ontwikkeling||town planning, existing buildings and houses|
|GAD||Municipal Accounting Department||Gemeentelijke Accountantsdienst|
|HGR||The Haeghe Groep||De Haeghe Groep||social enterprise|
|OCW||Department of Education, Culture & Well-Being||Dienst Onderwijs, Cultuur en Welzijn||sport, culture, education, public health, well-being|
|SZW||Department of Social Affairs and Employment Projects||Dienst Sociale Zaken en Werkgelegenheidsprojecten||work and income|
Municipal Clerk's Office
In 2002 The Hague Municipal Council introduced the concept of a dual government. This means that there is a separation of powers between the Municipal Council and the Municipal Executive (college van burgemeester en wethouders). The Municipal Clerk's Office was created when political dualism was introduced.
Municipal Council Committees
The Hague Municipal Council also decides how the municipality's resources are to be allocated. The decisions the Municipal Council must take are first discussed in Council committees. The committees are described below.
|English name||Dutch name|
|Governance Committee||Commissie Bestuur|
|Public Space Committee||Commissie Leefomgeving|
|Social Affairs Committee||Commissie Samenleving|
|Urban Development Committee||Commissie Ruimte|
|Public Accounts Committee||Rekeningen Commissie|