Mayor to Reorganize Committees Tuesday
Left, City Council Members chat with each other prior to a council meeting in March. (City-Times photo)
Mayor Andrew Halverson this week will reorganize aldermanic appointments to the city’s standing committees, board and commissions- something the mayor’s office performs after each aldermanic election.
The council will also nominate and elect a Council President- a spot held for the past year by Alderman Jerry Moore.
Committees, boards and commissions meet monthly prior to full council meetings and serve as a first stop for many issues brought before the city. Items considered by those bodies range from the simple- such as approving bartender licenses and temporary road closures for area races- to more signification issues like the Bus. 51 overhaul and city employee pay plan.
Some committees are arguably more well-known such as finance, personnel and public protection and encourage public attendance, typically discussing the details and hearing public input before an audience. Other lesser-known bodies, such as the Library Board and Airport Advisory Committee, are also open to the public but often have shorter-reaching implications.
The change could mean new members and chairpersons for the finance, personnel and public protection committees, as well as the Police & Fire Commission, Library Board and other committees.
The full council will meet 6 PM on Tuesday, April 15 in the city conference room. The meeting is open to the public.