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Council Committees

Standing Council Committees

The standing committees shall be as follows:

(1) Planning and Public Works committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Division of Planning and including, but not limited to, matters relating to housing, infill and redevelopment, purchase of development rights and historic preservation, and any related partner agencies and the Department of Public Works and its related divisions, including capital improvement projects and any related partner agencies.

(2) The Social Services and Community Development committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Department of Social Services and its divisions, and any related partner agencies and the Division of Community Development, related partner agencies, and other matters relating to community development and economic development.

(3) The General Government committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the general administration of government; the Department of Law; the Department of General Services; each department’s respective divisions; and, any related partner agencies.

(4) Budget and Finance committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Department of Finance and Administration and its divisions, and any related partner agencies, the urban county courts and constitutional officers, fiscal operations of the government, revenues and expenditures of the government, and organization changes which affect the fiscal operations of the government (consideration limited to operational aspects only). Additionally, this committee shall review the final audit report and management letter of the accounting firm recommended by the mayor and selected by the council to conduct the annual financial audit of the urban county government and shall reports its findings concerning the same to the mayor and council for appropriate action.

(5) Public Safety committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Department of Public Safety and its related divisions,

(6) Environmental Quality committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Department of Environmental Quality and its divisions, and any related partner agencies.

The Planning and Public Works, Social Services and Community Development, General Government, Public Safety, Budget and Finance and Environmental Quality committees shall each consist of ten councilmembers.

The Budget and Finance committee shall consist of ten (10) councilmembers including the three (3) at-large councilmembers and the chairperson of each of the six standing committees and a councilmember selected by the vice mayor, provided, however, that if an at-large councilmember serves as chairperson of one (1) of the aforementioned standing committees, the vice-mayor shall appoint a district councilmember in his or her place. During the actual review of the annual budget, the Budget and Finance committee shall become the Committee of the Whole.

The Economic Development Committee to which shall be referred matters relating to Economic Development and related partner agencies shall meet quarterly as the Committee of the Whole. The Economic Development Committee shall be chaired by the vice-mayor or a designee.

Last updated: 9/9/2013 10:53:21 AM