City Council Committees

The council President, chosen by the nine members of Council for a two-year term, assigns legislation to one of the Council's six standing committees. The primary function is to review all proposed legislation and to recommend adoption, consideration, or rejection by the entire council, either as written or with amendments. Committees usually meet on the Thursday prior to each monthly council meeting. Call (585) 428-7538 for details about specific meetings.

Committees

Finance

Committees Charge: to review legislation from the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Finance, the Library, the Mayor's Office (Office of the Mayor, Communications, Office of Public Integrity, Law, Information Technology, Department of Human Resource Management and the Office of Innovation).

Neighborhood and Business Development

Committee Charge: to review legislation from the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development, including legislation involving economic development, neighborhood, commercial and residential development, legislation regarding Neighborhood Services Center, Zoning and Map Amendments, and the Rochester Land Bank. 

Parks and Public Works

Committee Charge: to review legislation from the Department of Environmental Services, including street and water projects, and legislation involving city parks and facilities.

Public Safety, Youth and  Recreation

Committee Charge: to review legislation from the Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Communications Department, and Recreation and Youth Services Departments.

Arts and Culture 

Committee Charge: to review legislation from varying departments that specifically pertains to special events, projects, programs or services that develop and encourage arts and culture within our city.

 Ad Hoc Committees:

Education Ad-Hoc Committee (3-3-3):