From the Dollars & Sense blog comes this NY Times piece about a Communist run town in Spain providing jobs and housing. The NY Times focuses far too much time on what the mayor does than on how they put their Communist economy into practice. Last I knew towns had councils that acted as a municipality's legislature. My guess is that they are approving the town's municipal housing program and farming cooperative. Here is the wikipedia entry that lists more about the town council.
The reporter wrote a similar article for the International Herald Tribune that appeared in the Boston Globe a month ago.