Mandates and Functions
The City Government of Valencia exercises the powers expressly granted to it, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare. Within the territorial jurisdictions, the City Government of Valencia ensures and supports, among other things, the preservation and enrichment of culture, promote health and safety, enhances the right of the people to a balanced ecology, encourages and supports the development of appropriate and self-reliant scientific and technological capabilities, improves public morals, enhances economic prosperity and social justice, promotes full employment among residents, maintains peace and order, and preserves the comfort and convenience of the inhabitants.
The City Government of Valencia endeavors to be self-reliant and continues exercising the powers and discharging the duties and functions currently vested upon it. It also discharges the functions and responsibilities of national agencies and offices devolved to them pursuant to the Local Government Code.