Tuesday, March 10, 2015

City Council Committees and Commissions to resume

"Council Advisory Committees and Commissions are an invaluable resource for Council.  Many of the decisions Council makes are made having received first received feedback or recommendations from our Committees and Commissions." : Mayor Bill McKay

At its regular meeting held March 2, Nanaimo City Council voted to establish the names and functions of the following 12 Advisory Committees and Commissions:

* Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability
* Core Services Review Committee
* Design Advisory Panel
* Grants Advisory Committee
* Nanaimo Culture and Heritage Commission
* Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation Nominating Committee
* Parks and Recreation Commission
* Planning and Transportation Advisory Committee
* Safer Nanaimo Advisory Committee
* Social Planning Advisory Committee
* South Downtown Waterfront Committee
* Youth Advisory Council

The following committees were dissolved:
* Development Process Review Committee
* Governance Steering Committee

Staff were also directed to explore opportunities to create the following two new committees:
* Green/Red Tape Committee
* Intergovernmental Committee

Committees and Commissions play an important role in providing advice to Council pertaining to policy, planning and provision of services. While meetings may vary, most Committees and Commissions meet once per month.

Residents interested in sitting on either a Committee or Commission, which are open to the public should watch for notices from the City advertising openings.


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