New City Council sets governance structure for 2014-2018 term


City Council today considered and approved recommendations related to the Council and Committee structure, policies, procedures and other governance matters associated with the 2014-2018 Term of Council.


Council’s Standing Committees and Sub-Committees will be as follows:


  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
  • Audit Committee (new)
  • Community and Protective Services Committee
  • Environment Committee
  • Finance and Economic Development Committee and two associated Sub-Committees: the Information Technology Sub-Committee and the Member Services Sub-Committee. The former Audit Sub-Committee is now a Standing Committee while the former Debenture Committee and the Governance Renewal Sub-Committee are eliminated.
  • Planning Committee and its associated Built Heritage Sub-Committee
  • Transit Commission
  • Transportation Committee


Council also approved the establishment of the following Advisory Committees:


  • Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Arts, Culture, Heritage and Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee
  • French Language Services Advisory Committee


The former Community Services Advisory Committee is eliminated as its mandate is being accomplished through other means consistent with the City’s Public Engagement Strategy.


A Nominating Committee comprised of Mayor Jim Watson as Chair and 11 Councillors, will meet on December 9 to consider the composition of the various committees and boards and make recommendations to be considered by City Council on December 10.


Council also directed the City Treasurer to present a Budget Directions Report on December 10 with a plan for how the 2015 budget will be carried out, including a timetable.

OttawaStart Staff


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