Legislation

Aldermanic Committees

The committee considers and reports upon existing and proposed laws and recommends changes when indicated. It examines matters relating to elections, registrations and revisions of ordinances and reports on all bills and measures remaining from the last session and requiring further consideration. The committee also examines matters of personnel, civil service, the Law Department, Complaint Board, City Courts, Register and duties of the City Marshall and suggests improvements. It considers the amount and sufficiency of city bonds and license taxes.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

There are no board bills at this time.

Resolutions Referred to Committee

There are no resolutions at this time.

About Aldermanic Committees

Aldermanic committees serve an important role in reviewing proposed legislation. 

When a Bill is introduced, it is referred by the President of the Board of Aldermen to a committee tasked with reviewing Bills that address that topic. Committees hold meetings and hearings at the call of their chairmen and chairwomen. 

Once a Bill is "in committee," the Bill can be scheduled for a public hearing by that committee, at which testimony in support of or against the Bill is heard. The committee will typically hold a vote on whether to recommend that the full Board of Alderman pass the Bill. 

Committees may also play a role in government oversight, and they have subpoena power pursuant to the City Charter.

Meetings Videos

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