Committees

 

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.

Public Safety and Legal Administration Committee

This standing committee has jurisdiction as follows:

a. The public safety, generally;

b. Department of police.

c. Department of fire.

d. Department of corrections.

e. Office of emergency management services.

f. Licenses issued under the police powers of the city.

g. All matters pertaining to findings of discrimination under the human relations ordinances of the city.

h. All matters pertaining to the drafting, implementation and supervision of all penal ordinances of the city.

i. All matters pertaining to the operation of the courts of the city and, with respect to municipal court, all matters pertaining to the number of judges and their salaries.

j. Duties of the solicitors and the salary of the solicitor and assistant solicitors.

k. The number of assistant public defenders and the salary of the public defender and all assistant public defenders.

l. The duties of the public defenders and assistant public defenders.

m. The number of court officers pro hac vice.

n. The law department.

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.

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.

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