Considers and reports upon existing and proposed laws and recommends changes when indicated. It examines matters relating to elections, registrations and revisions or ordinances and reports on all bills and measures remaining over 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 with the idea of suggesting improvements. It considers the amount and sufficiency of city bonds and license taxes.
- Joseph Vaccaro, Chair
- Larry Arnowitz
- Jeffrey L Boyd
- Carol Howard
- Tammika Hubbard
- Terry Kennedy
- Lisa Middlebrook
- Beth Murphy
- Heather Navarro
- Scott Ogilvie
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB14||Citizen Commission Reduction/Reformation of the Board of Aldermen|
|BB35||Stolen car towing fee|
|BB98||Amending code to add protection for homeless|
|BB99||Collection of funds for prevention of domestic violence|
|BB114||Bi Annual Conflict of Interest Policy|
|BB117||Payroll Tax Public Safety|
|BB168||Ordinance repealing ordinance 70475 Whistleblower Law|
|BB180||Ordinance to amend marijuana laws|
|BB193||An ordinance pertaining to unlawful possession of marijuana|
|BB194||Ordinance repealing employee residency requirement|
|BB243||Ordinance regarding public meetings calendar|
Resolutions Referred to Committee
|82||Poet Laureate Task Force|
|124||he City’s Sustainability Plan|
|187||officials and departments which were the subject of the 2010 audit prepare and submit to the Board of Aldermen detailed written reports on their implementation|
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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