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City Council Committees

Agendas and Actions

Committees

The general dates and times for the City Council Committee meetings are listed under each meeting description below but are subject to change.

Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

The Active Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's area of responsibility includes individual Capital Improvement Program (CIP), Oversight of CIP Streamlining, ADA CIP Projects, Infrastructure Finance, Regional Transportation Improvement Program, Asset Management, Infrastructure Condition Assessment Monitoring and Implementation, Neighborhood Input on Infrastructure Needs and Priorities, Stormwater Infrastructure, Public Facilities Financing Plans, Development Impact Fees, Facilities Benefit Assessments, Wastewater Infrastructure, Water Infrastructure, City Facilities, Park Infrastructure, Multi-Year Capital Improvement Program Plan, Transportation Infrastructure, Public Works, Transportation Planning, Transit Services, Parking, Community Parking Districts, Municipal Airports, Walkability, Bicycle Programs, and ADA Compliance and Accessibility. The Committee’s responsibility includes individual infrastructure projects related to water, wastewater, storm water, and parks, except for projects related to Pure Water, which shall be the responsibility of the Committee on the Environment. 

Agendas and Actions for Infrastructure Committee

Members Kent Lee (Chair), Joe LaCava (Vice Chair), Monica Montgomery Steppe, and Marni von Wilpert
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 2:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

More Info

2023 Public Survey on 2023 ATI Committee Priorities

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee's area of responsibility includes oversight of the City's auditing, internal controls and any other financial or business practices as well as directing and reviewing the work of the City Auditor.

Agendas and Actions for Audit Committe-e

Members Stephen Whitburn (Chair), Vivian Moreno (Vice Chair), Stewart Halpern,  Andy Maffia, and Toufic Tabshouri.
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 9:00 a.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

Budget and Government Efficiency Committee

The Budget and Government Efficiency Committee's Area of Responsibility includes the Annual Budget, Financial Reports, Fees, Performance Measures and Analytics, Corporate Partnerships and Development, Fleet Services, Risk Management, Information Technology, Enterprise Resource Management, Purchasing and Contracting, Equal Opportunity Contracting, Living Wage, Prevailing Wage, Managed Competition, Revenue, San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System, Personnel, Consumer Protection, Civil Service, and Human Resources.

Agendas and Actions for Budget and Government Efficiency Committee

From January 18, 2006 – December 3, 2013, this Committee was named Budget and Finance Committee.

Members Monica Montgomery Steppe (Chair), Vivian Moreno (Vice Chair), Joe LaCava, and Kent Lee
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 9:00 a.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

More Info PDF icon Budget and Government Efficiency Committee (B&GE) Work Plan

Budget Review Committee

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.

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.

Agendas and Actions for Budget Review Committee

Members All members of the Council. The chair of the Committee of Budget and Government Efficiency shall serve as chair of this special committee and the Council President shall serve as vice chair.
When 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov
More Info

PDF icon Fiscal Year 2023 Departmental and Outside Agencies Budget Hearing Calendar

PDF icon Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget 

PDF icon Independent Budget Analyst Review of the Fiscal Year 2023 Proposed Budget

View Adopted Budget Archives

PDF icon Budget Process Key Dates

Community and Neighborhood Services Committee

The Community and Neighborhood Services Committee's area of responsibility includes Neighborhood Parks, Recreation Programs, Veterans Services, Special Event Permits, Senior Services, Volunteerism, Libraries, Maintenance Assessment Districts, Code Enforcement, and Child, Youth, and Family Services.

Agendas and Actions for Community and Neighborhood Services Committee

Members Jennifer Campbell (Chair), Sean Elo-Rivera (Vice Chair), Stephen Whitburn, and Raul Campillo
When  One to two Thursdays per month at 9:00 a.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Council Administration

619-533-4474

CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

More Info

Community and Neighborhood Services Committee Work Plan (2023)

Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

The Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee's area of responsibility includes Intergovernmental Relations, Interagency and Bi-National Agreements, International Trade, Foreign Trade Zones, San Diego Regional Airport Authority, Civic San Diego or Successor Agency, Port District, Educational Partnerships, City-wide Economic Development Programs and Strategy, Workforce Development, Commercial Marketing Districts, Business Improvement Districts, Tourism Marketing District, San Diego Convention Center Corporation, Incentive Programs, Regulatory Relief, Community Development Block Grants, Small Business Support, Worker Rights and Protections, Labor Standards, Job Quality Standards, Arts and Culture, and Open Data.

Agendas and Actions for Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

From January 30, 2012 – October 22, 2012, this Committee was named Economic Development and Strategies Committee.

Members Raul Campillo (Chair), Monica Montgomery Steppe (Vice Chair), and Kent Lee
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 2:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Council Administration

619-533-4474

CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

More Info

PDF icon Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (ED&IR) Work Plan

Environment Committee

The Environment Committee's area of responsibility includes the Clean Water Program, Water Management and Policy, 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, Stormwater Management and Policy, Climate Action Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan, Sustainability, Wastewater Management and Policy, Independent Rates Oversight Committee, Pure Water (including Indirect Potable Reuse/Direct Potable Reuse, Recycled Water, Graywater), San Diego County Water Authority, Shoreline Preservation, Wildlife Management, Environmental Services, and Environmental Policy.

Agendas and Actions for Environment Committee

From October 18, 2000 – November 6, 2013, this Committee was named the Natural Resources and Culture Committee.

Members Joe LaCava (Chair), Marni von Wilpert (Vice Chair), Jennifer Campbell, and Raul Campillo
When One to two Thursdays per month at 1:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov
More Info

PDF icon Environment Committee Work Plan

PDF icon 2022 Environment Committee Year-End Report

Land Use and Housing Committee

The Land Use and Housing Committee's area of responsibility includes Permanent Supportive Housing, Homeless Services, Affordable Housing, Real Estate Assets, Planning, Land Use, Land Development Code, General Plan, Community Plans, Coastal Overlay Zone, and Historical Issues/Mills Act.

Agendas and Actionsfor Land Use and Housing Committee

From January 1, 2014- December 31, 2018, this Committee was named Smart Growth and Land Use Committee.

From October 11, 2000 – December 3, 2013, This Committee was named Land Use and Housing.

Members Vivian Moreno (Chair), Joe LaCava (Vice Chair), Stephen Whitburn, and Kent Lee
When One to two Thursdays per month at 1:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov

More Info

PDF icon Land Use and Housing Committee (LU&H) Work Plan

Public Safety Committee

The Public Safety Committee's area of responsibility includes police, fire, lifeguards, homeland security, emergency medical services, gang prevention and intervention, graffiti abatement, and the Commission on Police Practices.

Agendas and Actions for Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee

From October 4, 2000 – October 30, 2013, this Committee was named the Public Safety and Neighborhoods Services Committee.

Members Marni von Wilpert (Chair), Monica Montgomery Steppe (Vice Chair), Jennifer Campbell, and Raul Campillo
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 2:00 p.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov
More Info

PDF icon Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee (PS&LN) Work Plan

Rules Committee

The Rules Committee's area of responsibility includes Rules of Council, City Charter, Open Government, Elections and Ballot Measures, Annexations, Boards and Commissions, Communications, Customer Service, Public Outreach, matters initiated by individual Councilmembers as provided in Rule 7.1, and Committee Composition and Responsibilities.

Agendas and Actionsfor Rules Committee

From January 9, 2013- November 6, 2013, this Committee was named Rules and Economic Development Committee.

From January 25, 2006 – November 14, 2012, This Committee was named Rules, Open Government and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

From October 2, 2000 – November 30, 2005, this Committee was named Rules, Finance, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

Members Sean Elo-Rivera (Chair), Monica Montgomery Steppe (Vice Chair), Joe LaCava, Kent Lee, and Vivian Moreno
When One to two Wednesdays per month at 9:00 a.m.
View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact Council Administration
619-533-4474
CouncilCommittee@sandiego.gov
More Info

PDF icon Rules Committee Work Plan

Select Committee on San Diego Housing Commission Oversight and Reform

The Select Committee on San Diego Housing Commission Oversight and Reform Area of Responsibility includes issues related to the relationship between the Housing Authority of the City of San Diego and the San Diego Housing Commission and the potential areas for reform identified by the Working Group in its memorandum dated December 21, 2021, including evaluation of San Diego Municipal Code section 98.0301, the respective roles and responsibilities of the Housing Authority and Housing Commission, including considering the composition, roles, responsibilities, and oversight structure of the Housing Authority and Housing Commission, evaluating the accountability of the Housing Commission to the Housing Authority and City, reviewing the role and responsibilities of the Housing Commission’s President and Chief Executive Officer, proposing legislative or policy changes, evaluating the impact and effectiveness of the existing structure, and engaging with impacted stakeholders.

Agendas and Actions for Housing Commission Oversight and Reform Committee.

Members Stephen Whitburn (Chair), Chris Cate (Vice Chair), Joe LaCava, Marni von Wilpert
When One to two Mondays per month at 9 a.m.
 View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.     
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building

Contact

 

Juan Carlos Leyva
Audit Committee Consultant
619-236-6642
LeyvaJC@sandiego.gov

PDF icon Select Committee Work Plan

More Info Public Comment Form for Housing Commission Oversight and Reform Committee meetings

 

Select Committee on Homelessness

Other Committees

Public Facilities Financing Authority

The Public Facilities Financing Authority is the primary financing authority of the City. The Authority meets as needed to authorize the issuance of bonds on behalf of the City.

Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority

The Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority (OM EIFD PFA) is the governing board of the district established pursuant to California Government Code sections 53398.50 - 53398.88  for the sole purpose of financing public facilities or other projects in Otay Mesa. The OM EIFD PFA meets the first Monday of each month at 10am in the City Council Committee Room, or as needed.

Housing Commission

The Housing Commission meets one or two Fridays per month at 9 a.m. at 1122 Broadway, fourth Floor, downtown San Diego. For specific dates, contact Debbie Levenson-Cruz at 619-578-7179. Members include Stefanie Benvenuto (Chair), Ryan Clumpner (Vice Chair), Dion Akers, Margaret, Johanna Hester, Kellee Hubbard, and Eugene "Mitch" Mitchell. The Housing Commission meets one or two Fridays per month at 9 a.m. at 1122 Broadway, fourth Floor, downtown San Diego. For specific questions regarding any item on the San Diego Housing Commission agenda, please contact SDHCdocket-info@sdhc.org or 619-578-7550. Agendas and reports are available at the San Diego Housing Commission Meetings page.

Inactive Committees

Ad Hoc Fire Prevention and Recovery Committee

As of Jan. 1, 2009, this Committee completed its one-year term. View archived Ad Hoc Fire Prevention and Recovery Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation of the 2008 meetings, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Charter Review Committee

As of May 18, 2016, this Committee completed its eighteen month term. View archived Charter Review Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at City TV24.

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee

The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee’s Area of Responsibility includes the City’s COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery, including considering policy proposals, proposing legislation, monitoring and evaluating the impact and effectiveness of regulations enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing oversight and recommendations on the distribution of COVID-19 relief funding and programs, and engaging with the Office of the Mayor, regional partners, residents and businesses.

Agendas and Actions for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee

Members Jennifer Campbell ( Co-Chair), Marni von Wilpert (Co-Chair), Stephen Whitburn, and Raul Campillo
When One to two Mondays per month at 9 a.m.
 View the Legislative Calendar for specific dates.     
Where City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building
Contact

Bridget Naso
COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee Consultant
619-236-6655
BNaso@sandiego.gov

More Info Public Comment Form for COVID-19 Response and Recovery Committee meetings

Government Efficiency and Openness Committee

As of Jan. 1, 2006, this Committee has merged with the Rules Committee. View archived Government Efficiency and Openness Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Select Committee on Homelessness

As of November 15, 2018, this committee completed its two-year term. View archived Select Committee on Homelessness Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

For other questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call 619-533-3984, or email BurchT@sandiego.gov