A council, elected by city residents, has the supreme decision-making authority in the City of Jyväskylä. The municipal election takes place every fourth year.
The meetings of the City Council are recorded on video and broadcast on the Web. Videos are available for viewing on the website.
The City Council appoints the City Board which manages the city administration, prepares the matters to be processed by the City Council, ensures that the City Council's decisions are enforced; oversees the city's interests and represents the city.