Council Committees

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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

Committee of the Whole


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

Chair: Valerie O'Halloran


  • 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


1st Monday of the month at 4 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: Carmen Rivera
Vice-Chair: Kim-Khánh Văn
Member: James Alberson, Jr.


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

Finance Committee


2nd & 4th Mondays at 4 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: Ruth Pérez 
Vice-Chair: James Alberson, Jr.
Member: Kim-Khánh Văn


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

Planning & Development Committee


2nd & 4th Mondays at 5 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: Ed Prince
Vice-Chair: Ryan McIrvin
Member: Ruth Pérez


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

Public Safety Committee


3rd Monday of the month at 4:30 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: Kim-Khánh Văn
Vice-Chair: Ed Prince
Member: Carmen Rivera


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

Transportation/Aviation Committee


1st & 3rd Mondays at 5 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: Ryan McIrvin
Vice-Chair: Ruth Pérez
Ed Prince


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

Utilities Committee


1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 3 p.m. via videoconference.

Chair: James Alberson, Jr.
Vice-Chair: Carmen Rivera
Member: Ryan McIrvin


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


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