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Council Committees

Council Standing Committees

The standing committees shall be as follows:

(1) Planning and Public Safety 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 matters relating to the Department of Public Safety and its related divisions.  

(2) General Government & Social Services 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 and matters relating to the Department of Social Services and its divisions, and any related partner agencies.

(3) Environmental Quality & Public Works Committee, to which shall be referred matters relating to the Department of Environmental Quality and its divisions, and any related partner agencies and matters relating to the Department of Public Works and its related divisions, including capital improvement projects and any related partner agencies.

(4) Budget, Finance & Economic Development 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) and matters relating to Economic Development and related partner agencies. 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.

The Planning & Public Safety Committee, General Government & Social Services Committee, Environmental Quality & Public Works Committee, Budget, Finance & Economic Development Committee shall each consist of ten councilmembers.

The Budget, Finance & Economic Development Committee shall consist of ten (10) councilmembers including the three (3) at-large councilmembers and the chairperson of each of the other three standing committees and four councilmembers 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, Finance & Economic Development Committee shall become a Committee of the Whole.

Last updated: 1/9/2015 11:22:37 AM