Committee of Council



Committee of Council includes all members of Council who discuss and debate the issues that have been presented to the Committee. The purpose is to promote discussion by using less strict rules than those used in a formal Council meeting.  
 
Committee of Council reports to City Council. Any recommendations made in Committee meetings must be presented to Council for approval, or further discussion at a Council member's request. 

Composition:          Standing committees are comprised of the Members of Council, except the Mayor who shall be an ex-officio Member of such committee

 

Term of Office:        Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2022, or until successors are appointed

 

Established by:      Procedure By-law 160-2004, as amended

 

Meetings:                  As approved by Council in the annual schedule of meetings, and in accordance with the Procedure By-law

 

Reports to:               City Council

 

Supported by:         City Clerk’s Office

 

Committee Structure/Responsibilities:

 

The Committee of Council will be divided into four sections, representing the three former committees and the addition of a new Public Works and Engineering Section (matters formerly within the jurisdiction of the Planning & Infrastructure Services Committee):

 

·   Community Services Section – shall consider and make recommendations to Council for matters:

a) within the jurisdiction of the City's Community Services Department, including recreation services, Service Brampton, corporate buildings, property services and real estate;

b) transit services and fire services;

 

· Corporate Services Section – shall consider and make recommendations to Council for matters related to services to the Corporation, including finance, administration, information technology, human resources, legal services, public relations and communications;

 

· Economic Development and Culture Section – shall consider and make recommendations to Council for matters related to economic development, including tourism, film, arts and culture services, Small Business Enterprise Centre, competitive policy and business research, and advancing the City’s strategic economic development priorities;

 

· Public Works and Engineering Section – shall consider and make recommendations to Council for matters within the jurisdiction of the City’s Public Works and Engineering Department, including public works and infrastructure, engineering, construction and maintenance.

 

If a particular committee agenda does not have any specific business for a particular section, then the committee will consider only the sections with business on the meeting agenda. The order of business consideration for these four sections may vary, based on the Approval of the Agenda motion approved at the start of each meeting.

 

The Committee of Council will include the following Chair and Vice-Chair positions:

 

· Chair, Community Services Section

o   Vice-Chair, Community Services Section

 

· Chair, Corporate Services Section

o   Vice-Chair, Corporate Services Section

 

· Chair, Economic Development and Culture Section

o   Vice-Chair, Economic Development and Culture Section

 

· Chair, Public Works and Engineering Section

o   Vice-Chair, Public Works and Engineering Section​