The council President, chosen by the nine members of Council for a two-year term, assigns legislation to one of the Council's four 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.
Carolee Conklin (Chair), Carla Palumbo, Loretta Scott
Committees charge: to review legislation from the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Finance, Library and the Mayor's Office (Mayor, Communications, Office of Public Integrity, Law Information Technology and the Bureau of Human Resource Management).
Neighborhood and Business Development
Carla Palumbo (Chair), Carolee Conklin, Jacklyn Ortiz
Committee charge: to review legislation from the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, including legislation involving economic development, neighborhood commercial and residential areas, legislation from Neighborhood Service Centers and legislation regarding environmental remediation.
Jobs, Parks & Public Works
Loretta Scott (Chair), Matt Haag, Elaine Spaull
Committee charge: to review legislation designed to increase the number of city residents in the local workforce, and to review legislation from the Department of Environmental Services, including street and water projects and legislation involving parks.
Public Safety, Youth & Recreation
Adam McFadden (Chair), Matt Haag, Loretta Scott
Committee charge: to review legislation from the Police, Fire and Emergency Communications Department, the Department of Recreation and Youth Services.
Arts and Culture in the City Center
Elaine M. Spaull (Chair), Jacklyn Ortiz, Adam McFadden
Committee charge: to review legislation within the inner loop geographic area, also known as Center City, that pertains specifically to new projects, programs or services in order to develop and encourage arts and culture within our downtown area.