Council Committees

Contact Information

Many items brought before the entire council are referred to a working committee for review. Upon completion of that review, the committee makes a recommendation to the entire Council for a vote at a subsequent Council meeting. Committee reports are presented under "Unfinished Business" on the agenda.

Upcoming council committee meetings are announced during council meetings. and are available on the city council calendar. All committee meetings are open to the public.

Committee of the Whole

Meets

Work sessions held the first four Mondays of the month prior to the City Council meeting.

Chair: Ed Prince

Topics

  • regional issues
  • policy issues
  • monitoring proposed local, state and federal legislation
  • labor negotiations
  • joint meetings with boards and commissions
  • budget review
  • emergency ordinances and resolutions
  • other items referred by city council

Community Services Committee

Meets

1st & 3rd Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall 7th Floor Council Conference Room.

Chair: Ruth Pérez
Vice-Chair: Carol Ann Witschi 
Member: Ryan McIrvin

Topics

  • parks
  • recreation
  • golf course
  • community centers
  • general services
  • facilities
  • library
  • senior services
  • human services
  • appointments to boards and commissions

Finance Committee

Meets

2nd & 4th Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall 7th Floor Council Conference Room.

Chair: Don Persson
Vice-Chair: Ruth Pérez
Member: Armondo Pavone

Topics

  • financial reports
  • computer/information systems
  • insurance issues
  • claims/vouchers review
  • organizational and personnel issues and reports

Planning & Development Committee

Meets

2nd & 4th Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the City Hall 7th Floor Council Conference Room.

Chair: Ryan McIrvin 
Vice-Chair: Armondo Pavone 
Member: Carol Ann Witschi

Topics

  • building regulations
  • zoning
  • planning
  • annexations
  • use appeals

Public Safety Committee

Meets

2nd & 4th Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the City Hall 7th Floor Council Conference Room.

Chair: Armondo Pavone 
Vice-Chair: Randy Corman
Member: Don Persson

Topics

  • fire-related issues
  • police-related issues
  • emergency communications
  • public safety facilities

Transportation/Aviation Committee

Meets

1st & 3rd Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the City Hall 7th Floor Council Conference Room.

Chair: Randy Corman
Vice-Chair:  Don Persson
Member:  
​Ruth Pérez

Topics

  • streets
  • airport
  • HOV/mass transit
  • signals/lighting

Utilities Committee

Meets

2nd & 4th Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall.

Chair: Carol Ann Witschi 
Vice-Chair: Ryan McIrvin
Member:  Randy Corman

Topics

  • water utility
  • wastewater (sewer) utility
  • surface water (storm drainage) utility
  • garbage
  • recycling
  • flood control

 
NOTICE

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