PART III SPECIAL LOCAL PUBLIC BODIES
Chapter I Deleted
Articles 264 to 280. Deleted.
Chapter II Special Wards
Wards of the To shall be termed special wards.
A special ward shall perform its own community affairs, the affairs devolving upon a city by law or by cabinet order duly authorized by law and the affairs devolving upon a special ward by law or by cabinet order duly authorized by law, except those affairs to be performed by the To in accordance with law or cabinet order duly authorized by law.
The provisions of paragraph 4 of Article 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to special wards.
(Principles for the allotment of roles between the To and special wards)
The To shall, in the area in which the special wards are located, be in charge as a wide-area local public body of those functions which are to be handled by To, Do, Fu or Ken under paragraph 5 of Article 2 and functions relating to liaison and coordination between the special wards, as well as those functions which under the body of paragraph 3 of Article 2 are to be handled by cities, towns and villages but which from the point of view of administrative integration and uniformity in heavily-populated metropolitan areas it is deemed need integrated handling by the To throughout the said area.
A special ward, as a basic local public body, shall, in general, be in charge of those functions which under paragraph 3 of Article 2 are to be handled by the city, town or village, with the exception of those functions which under the preceding paragraph are to be integrated by the To throughout the area in which the special wards are located.
The To and the special wards shall avoid competing with each other in the performance of their functions.