Transportation and Commerce

Aldermanic Committees

Considers all matters pertaining to the transportation and commerce industries, including airports, railroads, wharves, ports, bridges, inter-city/state trucking, state and federal highways, public and mass transit

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

BB2Airport Use and Lease
BB58Shoeshine Concession
BB59Bi-National Gateway Terminal
BB71Southwest Lease AL-019
BB72Delta Lease AL-016
BB104Name Change of public airport/landing field
BB153luggage cart rental concession agrmt

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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