2017 Committees

City Council Committee Meetings

  • Chair: Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods

    The Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee's area of responsibility includes police, fire, neighborhood parks, recreation programs, youth services, senior services, maintenance assessment districts, community development block grants, code enforcement, graffiti abatement, lifeguards, veteran’s services, libraries, homeless services, consumer protection, homeland security, volunteerism, special event permits, emergency medical services, gang prevention and intervention and citizens review board on police practices.

    Committee members include: Chris Cate (Chair), Barbara Bry (Vice Chair), Lori Zapf and Chris Ward.

    The Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building.

    District 6 Committee Consultant: Allen Young

  • Vice Chair: Committee on the Environment

    The Environment Committee's area of responsibility includes programmatic policy matters related to water, wastewater, and storm water, and parks. These encompass the Clean Water Program, water management and policy, pure water including Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), energy (solar, property assessed clean energy programs, green), multiple species conservation program, solid waste disposal, recycling, air quality standards, hazardous waste, regional parks, open space, public utilities, golf, utility undergrounding, franchise agreements, storm water management and policy, Climate Mitigation and Adaption Plan (CMAP), wastewater management and policy, independent rates oversight committee, indirect potable reuse/direct potable reuse, recycled water, graywater, San Diego County Water Authority, wildlife management, environmental services and environmental policy.

    Committee members include: David Alvarez (Chair), Chris Cate (Vice Chair), Chris Ward and Scott Sherman.

    The Environment Committee meets one to two Thursdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building.

    District 6 Policy Advisor: Ian Clampett

  • Member: Committee on Rules

    The Rules Committee's area of responsibility includes the permanent rules of council, open government, elections and ballot measures, annexations, boards and commissions, council initiated matters, communications, customer service and public outreach.

    Committee members include: Myrtle Cole (Chair), Mark Kersey (Vice Chair), Myrtle Cole and Chris Cate.

    The Rules Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9 a.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building.

    District 6 Policy Advisor: Jenna Harris

  • Member: Committee on Budget and Government Efficiency

    The Budget Review Committee's Area of Responsibility includes the review of six operating fund types (General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Debt Service and Tax Funds, Capital Project Funds, Enterprise Funds, and Internal Service Funds). The Committee has the responsibility to analyze, study, and evaluate the estimates of required expenditures proposed for inclusion in the Annual Appropriation Ordinance, and the annual budgets of the San Diego Housing Commission, Civic San Diego, San Diego Convention Center Corporation, and the City of San Diego, solely in its capacity as Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego. The Committee shall have the further responsibility to review and evaluate the tentative Capital Improvements Program. The Budget Review hearings are an opportunity for the City Council to obtain input from San Diego residents on spending priorities.

    Committee membres include: Barbara Bry (Chair), Scott Sherman (Vice Chair), Chris Cate and Georgette Gomez.

    Annual budget review meetings shall be set in accordance with California Government Code section 54954, no later than the ten weeks immediately preceding the introduction of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance subject to the provisions of Council Policy No. 000-02.

    The Budget Review Committee hearings are held at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 12th Floor, in the City Administration Building.

    District 6 Policy Advisor: Ian Clampett

  • Member: Committee on Smart Growth and Land Use

    The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee's area of responsibility includes planning, land use, affordable housing, general plan amendments, transportation planning, transit services, parking, municipal airports, land development code, real estate assets, walkability, bicycle programs, community parking districts, historical issues/mills act and community plans, coastal overlay zone and ADA compliance and accessibility.

    Committee members include: Scott Sherman (Chair), David Alvarez (Vice Chair), Chris Cate and Georgette Gomez.

    The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building.

    District 6 Policy Advisor: Ian Clampett

  • Member: Select Committee on Homelessness

    The Select Committee on Homelessness will primarily work to clarify and strengthen the City’s role in addressing homelessness.

    Detailed discussions will focus on current programs, new programs and solutions, funding mechanisms, various City departments’ efforts to address homelessness, and updating the City’s Comprehensive Homeless Council Policy 000-51, established in 1995.

    Committee members include Chris Ward (Chair), Georgette Gomez (Vice Chair), Lorie Zapf and Chris Cate.

    The Select Committee on Homelessness Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9:00 a.m. or 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building.

    Distict 6 Policy Advisor: Allen Young