City Council Committees

The council President, chosen by the nine members of Council for a two-year term, assigns legislation to one of the Council's six standing committees. The primary function is to review all proposed legislation and to recommend adoption, consideration, or rejection by the entire council, either as written or with amendments. Committees usually meet on the Thursday prior to each monthly council meeting. Call (585) 428-7538 for details about specific meetings.

Committees

Finance 

Carolee Conklin (Chair), Molly Clifford,  Adam McFadden 

Committees charge: to review legislation from the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Finance, the Mayor's Office (Office of the Mayor, Communications Bureau, Office of Public Integrity, Law Department, Information Technology and the Department of Human Resource Management and the Library.

Business and Economic Development 

Dana Miller (Chair),  Michael Patterson, Elaine Spaull 

Committee charge: to review legislation from the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, specifically legislation involving business and economic development (commercial or residential) and the Office of the Commissioner of the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development.

Neighborhood and Community Development 

Jacklyn Ortiz (Chair), Carolee Conklin, Molly Clifford 

Committee charge: to review legislation from the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, specifically legislation regarding Inspection and Compliance, Planning and Zoning, the Neighborhood Services Center, and the Rochester Land Bank. 

Parks & Public Works 

Matt Haag (Chair), Michael Patterson, Elaine Spaull 

Committee charge: to review legislation from the Department of Environmental Services, including street and water projects, and legislation involving our parks.

Public Safety, Youth & Recreation 

Adam McFadden (Chair), Molly Clifford, Matt Haag 

Committee charge: to review legislation from the Police, Fire and Emergency Communications, and Recreation and Youth Services Departments.

Arts and Culture in the Center City 

Elaine M. Spaull (Chair), Adam McFadden, Jacklyn Ortiz  

Committee charge: to review legislation within the Inner Loop geographic area, also known as Center City, that pertains specifically pertains to new projects or programs in order to develop and encourage arts and culture within the Downtown area.

 Ad Hoc Committees:

Education Ad-Hoc Committee (3-3-3): Jacklyn Ortiz (Chair), Matt Haag, Adam McFadden