Islamic City Council of Tehran

Tehran Islamic City Council
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Mehdi Chamran
Since September 3, 2014
Deputy Chairman
Morteza Talaie
Since September 3, 2013
Seats 31
Political groups

Majority (16)

Minority (15)

Last election
June 14, 2013
Meeting place
City Council Building
Behesht Street
Tehran City Council Website

The Islamic City Council of Tehran (Persian: شورای اسلامی شهر تهران) is the elected council that presides over the city of Tehran, elects the Mayor of Tehran, and budgets of the Municipality of Tehran.

The council is composed of fifteen members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. The Chairman and the Deputy Chairman of the Council are chosen by the council at the first regular meeting in odd-numbered years.

It holds regular meetings on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 am (except on holidays or if decided by special resolution not to meet). The number of members was increased to the 31 in the 2013 local elections.


Persian Constitutional Revolution passed a law on local governance known as “Ghanoon-e Baladieh”. The second and third articles of the law, on “anjoman-e baladieh”, or the city council, provide a detailed outline on issues such as the role of the councils in the city, the members’ qualifications, the election process, and the requirements to be entitled to vote. Baladieh, or the modern municipality in Iran was established in 1910, to cope with the growing need for the transformation of Tehran’s city structures. [1]

After the First World War, Reza Shah, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty, immediately suspended the “Ghanoon-e Baladieh” of 1907 and the decentralized and autonomous city councils were replaced by centralist/sectoralist approaches of governance and planning. [2]


Current members

Name Affiliation Notes
Mehdi Chamran Principlist (ABII) Chairman
Morteza Talaie Principlist (PJPII) Deputy Chairman
Abolfazl Ghana'ati Principlist (SF) 1st Secretary
Mohsen Pirhadi Principlist (PJPII) 2nd Secretary
Reza Taghipour Principlist (SF) Spokesman
Alireza Dabir Principlist (PJPII) Head of Planning–Budget Commission
Rahmatollah Hafezi Principlist (SF) Head of Health–Urban Services Commission
Ahmad Donyamali Reformists Head of Transportation–Civil Commission
Abolmoghim Nasehi Principlist (CCA) Head of Social–Cultural Commission
Parviz Sarvari Principlist (SPIR) Head of Supervision–Legal Commission
Mohammad Salari Reformists (IISP) Head of Urban Planning–Architecture Commission
Deputy Chairman of Reformists Fraction
Abbas Jadidi Independent Supervision Deputy of Council
Elaheh Rastgou Reformists[lower-alpha 1] (ex-ILP) Executive–Bureaucratic Deputy of Council
Ahmad Hakimipour Reformists (WINP) Chairman of Reformists Fraction
Mohammad Mehdi Tondgouyan Reformists Spokesman of Reformists Fraction
Ahmad Masjed-Jamei Reformists
Hossein Rezazadeh Principlist (SF)
Habib Kashani Principlist (ABII)
Hadi Saei Independent
Fatemeh Daneshvar Reformists
Abbas Sheibani Principlist (FFLIL)
Esmaeil Dousti Reformists (NTP)
Mohammad Haghani Reformists
Mojtaba Shakeri Principlist (SDIR)
Abdolhossein Mokhtabad Reformists
Eghbal Shakeri Principlist (SF)
Gholamreza Ansari Reformists (IISP/UIIPP)
Masoumeh Abad Principlist (SDIR)
Mohsen Sorkhou Reformists (ILP/WH)
Valiollah Shojapourian Reformists (UIIPP)
Ali Saberi Reformists

Past members


Term Chairman Affiliation Term of office Vice Chairman Affiliation Term of office
1 1st Abdollah Noori Combatant Clerics April 1999 — September 1999 Saeed Hajjarian Participation Front April 1999 — February 2002
2 Abbas Douzdouzani Participation Front September 1999 — December 1999
3 Rahmatollah Khosravi Forces of Imam's Line December 1999 — May 2001
4 Mohammad Atrianfar Executives of Construction May 2001 — January 2003
Ebrahim Asgharzadeh Solidarity Party February 2002 — January 2003
5 2nd Mehdi Chamran Alliance of Builders April 2003 — September 2013 Hassan Bayadi Alliance of Builders April 2003 — September 2013
6 4th Ahmad Masjed-Jamei Independent Reformist September 2013 — September 2014 Morteza Talaie Progress and Justice Population September 2013 — Present
7 Mehdi Chamran Alliance of Builders September 2014 — Present

See also


  1. 1 2 Elaheh Rastgou entered the council with Reformist support but caucuses with the Principlists.


  1. Vahid Vahdat Zad (2011). "Spatial Discrimination in Tehran's Modern Urban Planning 1906-1979". Journal of Planning History vol. 12 no. 1 49-62. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  2. Vahid Vahdat Zad (2011). "Spatial Discrimination in Tehran's Modern Urban Planning 1906-1979". Journal of Planning History vol. 12 no. 1 49-62. Retrieved 2013-04-11.

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