Parks and Environment

Aldermanic Committees

Considers all issues pertaining to parks, recreation and forestry, as well as, all matters concerning environmental or ecological concerns within the city including the abatement of air, noise and water pollution and problems affecting the preservation of open space.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

There are no board bills at this time.

Resolutions Referred to Committee

34Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account Ord. 64994. The Parks Committee Approved this resolution. No action by the full Board was necessary.
35Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account Ord. 69372. The Parks Committee Approved this resolution. No action by the full Board was necessary.
36Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account Ord. 67477. The Parks Committee Approved this resolution. No action by the full Board was necessary.

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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