Jerusalem's Ramat Shlomo neighborhoood .
(photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Like in the various government ministries, local councils are structured with portfolio holders (hence city councilors = ministers) and professional high-ranking civil servants. Ministers bear the responsibility; professionals do the job on the ground.In the Jerusalem Municipality, the relationship between the politicians and civil servants is usually good; in some cases it is even very good. Occasionally, however, it just doesn’t work, due to lack of trust or very different views and positions.