Dongjak the Prestigious City Oriented by Good People

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The Dongjak-gu was divided in to a district on April 1st, 1980 by Article 9630 (Proclamation of September 26th, 1979) of the Presidential Decree to establish Noryangjin-song, Sangdo 1-dong, Sando-dong, Bon-dong, Heukseok-dong, Daebang-dong, Sindaebang-dong, and part of Sadang-dong. On May 1st, 1988 by the Article 4004 (Proclamation of April 6th, 1988) under the law, it has elevated its status as autonomous district. The Dongjak-gu has open administration, culture-facing administration, and sharing welfare administration to grow as the Dongjak, the Prestigious city oriented by good peoplewith 1,200 public officials working in the local government offices. Detailed information can be seen on homepage of each department.

Legal basis of the local government
The Local Government Act (Office of Legislation[Partially opened on 2003.7.18 Article 06927 of the law] Article 9, item 3 (Work limits of the local government)
The local government handles work which is lawfully in the jurisdiction of the autonomous work and work of local government. The example work of local government under clause 1 regulation are as follows. However, if there are other regulations of the law, it will not be so.
1. Work related to the district, organization, and administration management of the local government
A. Name, location, and adjustment of district on administrative district in the jurisdiction B. Enactment, revision, abolition, operation, and management of ordinance and regulation C. Organization management of administrative affiliated organization D. Guidance and supervision of the organization and administrative affiliated organization E. Personnel management, welfare, and education of affiliated public officials F. Local tax and impose and collection of other income G. Organization and execution of budget and financial audit and property management H. Management of administrative equipment, administrative computerization and improvement of administrative management I. Management of public property J. Management of registration on family relations and resident registration K. Each essential investigation and statistics of the local government
2. Work related to welfare enhancement of citizens
A. Business related to regional welfare B. Installation, operation, and management of social welfare facilities C. Protection and supporting the poor D. Protection and welfare enhancement of seniors, children, handicapped, youth, and women E. Installation and operation of health organizations F. Prevention and alarm of infectious disease and other diseases G. Operation of management of cemetery, crematorium, and charnel house H. Guidance of improving hygiene of public hotels and restaurants I. Collection and handling wastes, clean J. Installation and operation of public enterprise
3. Work related to industrial promotion on agriculture and forestry, commerce and industry
A. Installation and management of agricultural water facilities such as land and dammed pool or irrigation B. Production and distribution support for agricultural products, forest products, livestock products, and marine products C. Management of agricultural materials D. Operation and guidance of combined agriculture E. Promotion and guidance of other business income besides agriculture F. Sideline support of farm family G. Management of public-owned forest H. Development of small scale livestock industry and promotion of dairy industry I. Prevention of livestock disease J. Promotion and support local industry K. Consumer protection and savings support L. Promotion of small business M. Development, promotion, and supporting local specialties N. Development of excellent local products and folk art article for tourists
4. Work related to community development and installation, management of living environment facilities for citizens
A. Business of local development B. Enforcement of construction business of public works C. Enforcement of city-planning business D. Foundation, repair, and maintenance of provincial city, local district E. Promotion and support of developing living environment F. Improvement of farm houses and community structure G. Nature protection activity H. Management of small rivers such as first grade river and second grade river I. Installation and management of waterworks and sewerage J. Installation and management of small water supply facilities K. Installation and management of provincial park, district park, city park, green belt, tourism, and recreational facilities L. Business management of local railroad M. Installation and management of transportation and traffic facilities such as parking lots and traffic signs N. Establishment and execution on countermeasures against natural calamities O. Promotion and support of local economy
5. Work related for enhancement on education, physical education, culture, and art
A. Installation, operation, and guidance of nursery, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, and other related schools B. Installation and management of library, stadium, square, gymnasium, museum, performance hall, art gallery, concert hall, and other public facilities of education, sports, and culture C. Designation, preservation, and management of local cultural assets D. Improvement on local culture and arts E. Promotion on local culture and art organizations
6. Work related to local civil defense and fire services
A. Formation, operation, guidance, and supervision of local civil defense and public civil defense (including volunteer fire department) B. Fire prevention and fire services