Committees

 

Committee on Council

This standing committee has jurisdiction as follows:

a.    All operations of the council, its officers and employees.

b.    All appointments of the executive branch which by law must be approved or confirmed by the council.

c.    All questions pertaining to conflicts of interest and standards of conduct.

d.    The revision, codification and clarification of all ordinances and examination of all proposed ordinances and resolutions as to their clarity.

d.    The revision, codification and clarification of all ordinances and examination of all proposed ordinances and resolutions as to their clarity.

e.    Formulation of the agenda of the council.

f.    All matters pertaining to elections, initiatives and referenda.

g.    The rules of the council and any modifications thereof.

h.    The conduct, decorum and good repute of the council and the members thereof.

i.    Expenditures of funds appropriated for the council.

j.    Review of nominations for staff positions of director of council staff and municipal clerk.

k.    All budgeted contracts pertaining to the agencies under the jurisdiction of this committee.

l.    Each of the standing committees shall, on a quarterly basis, conduct a review of the department/agencies over which it has purview. Such review shall include, but not be limited to review of management objectives, cost control mechanisms (i.e. financial-related audits, compliance audits, contractor/vendor audits, electronic data processing audits, performance audits and other special audits as needed) employee performance appraisal, and other areas that maybe of concern.

City Utilities Committee

This standing committee has jurisdiction as follows:

a.    Solid waste, sanitation and recycling.

b.    Sewage, solid waste, bulk waste, construction, and inert waste disposal.

c.    Matters pertaining to cable television, and the mayor’s office of communications.

d.    Department of Watershed Management.

e.    Department of Public Works, and matters related to solid waste enforcement/services, street cleaning, and fleet management.

f.     Metropolitan Atlanta River Protection Act.

g.    Office of resilience.

h.    City franchise agreements including those related to public access television.

i.     Street lighting, banners, utility and other public right of way matters.

j.     Street naming, street abandonment, street dispositions.

k.    Matters related to the Atlanta Fulton Water Resources Commission, Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, public access television management, Solid Waste Management Authority, Water & Sewer Appeals Board, and other boards and bodies with subject matter under the purview of this committee.

l.     All budgeted contracts pertaining to the agencies under the jurisdiction of this committee.
 

Community Development / Human Services Committee

This standing committee has jurisdiction as follows:

a.    The planning functions of the city.

b.    Comprehensive development plans, land use plans in conjunction with the committee on zoning.

c.    Matters pertaining to the reformulation and development of neighborhoods and neighborhood structures within the city including but not limited to the community and urban redevelopment programs, the Atlanta Development Authority, and renewal communities program.

d.    Economic development matters.

e.    Housing and building code enforcement.

f.     Parks and recreation.

g.    Atlanta Housing Authority and ACORA Board.

h.    Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.

i.     Matters pertaining to health, education and welfare.

j.     All community services activities of the city.

k.    Consumer affairs.

l.     Civic center.

m.   Cultural affairs.

n.    Convention and tourism.

o.    All budgeted contracts pertaining to the agencies under the jurisdiction of this committee.

p.    Each of the standing committees shall, on a quarterly basis, conduct a review of the department/agencies over which it has purview. Such review shall include, but not be limited to review of management objectives, cost control mechanisms (i.e. financial-related audits, compliance audits, contractor/vendor audits, electronic data processing audits, performance audits and other special audits as needed) employee performance appraisal, and other areas that maybe of concern.

Zoning Committee

This standing committee has jurisdiction as follows:

a. The land subdivision ordinance of the city (part 15 of this Code).

b. The zoning ordinance of the city (part 16 of this Code).

c. Board of Zoning Adjustment.

d. Zoning Review Board.

e. Land plat amendments.

f. Metropolitan Atlanta River Protection Act (also under the purview of the committee on city utilities but all public hearings will be conducted by the committee on zoning.)

g. Cultural affairs, as it relates only to public art & murals.

h. All budgeted contracts pertaining to the agencies under the jurisdiction of this committee.


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