Parks and Environment
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.
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB36||Basketball courts in Forest Park|
|BB37||Ordinance regarding Confederate Memorials|
|BB84||Renaming O'Fallon Park to York Park|
|BB115||Renaming Parkland Park to Frank Williamson Sr. Park|
Resolutions Referred to Committee
|78||Parks & Enviornmental Matters Committee - Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account FY2018|
|79||Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvement Account funds for the Fiscal Year 2018.|
|80||Neighborhood Parks Capital improvements Account fund for the Fiscal year 20 18.|
|146||Approval by the Parks and Environmental Matters Committee of the Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account Annual Budget Pursuant to ordinance 69372 (Regarding the Proceeds of the Three-Sixteenths-Cent Tax)|
|147||Approval by the Parks and Environmental Matters Committee of the Neighborhood Parks Capital Improvements Account Annual Budget Pursuant to Ordinance 64994 (Regarding the Proceeds of the One-Tenth-Cent Tax)|
|148||Approval by the Parks and Environmental Matters Committee of the Neighborhood Park Fund Annual Budget Pursuant to Ordinance 67477|
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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