Public Safety

Aldermanic Committees

Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Public Safety, the Police Department, corrections, excise laws and regulations, the Fire Department, the Division of Building and Inspections and the City Emergency Management Agency.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

BB3Establishing a Tire Code
BB18Repealing prohibition of liquor in Ward 22
BB40Ordinance pertaining to drug related overdoses and medical assistance
BB52Prohibiting liquor in 24th Ward
BB69Short-Term Lending Code
BB70Election Approving Permit Fees for Short-Term Loan Establishments
BB151Amending Public Nuisances Code

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.

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