Function and Purpose
The standing committees shall function to inform and educate the Council on existing city programs and issues, to provide an opportunity to explore the implications of policy alternatives as part of the policy development process, and to serve in an advisory capacity to the Council as a whole in reviewing policy matters referred to them by the Council, and such other matters as the whole Council by simple majority vote may direct. The committees shall have no power or authority to commit the city or to take any binding action on their part without the express authorization of the Council as a whole. The committees shall be concerned primarily with policy matters and matters vested in the legislative body of the city and shall not become involved in the administration of the city government and city interests. (per RMC Chapter 2.32)
Parks & Human Services Committee
To review, analyze and recommend policies regarding parks facilities and recreational programs; coordination of education programs and facilities; programs and facilities for senior citizens, underprivileged and handicapped persons, minorities and low-income families; and, generally, areas involving the preservation, protection and advancement of human concerns.
Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.; Council Conference Room.
Planning and Public Works Committee
To review, analyze and recommend policies governing comprehensive and coordinated land use planning and management; energy; subdivisions and plats; preservation and protection of greenbelts, floodplains, shorelines and natural amenities; annexation and area planning; and, generally, the supervision and control of the development and land use process; street and right-of-way improvements, maintenance and operation; public utilities, including storm drainage, sanitary sewers, water, coordination with special purpose districts and other municipal utilities, and supervision over privately owned public utilities; public buildings and improvements; construction and building codes and regulations; and, generally, projects and facilities within the area of public works.
Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.; Council Conference Room.
Public Administration and Finance Committee
To review, analyze and recommend policies governing the function and operation of municipal government through its departments, boards, and appointive officers; personnel management policies, including salary and compensation plans, working conditions and employment benefits; maintenance of public records and documents; public relations and information; inventory and control of municipally owned property; comprehensive municipal insurance coverage; and, generally, policy areas dealing with public administration; financial policy; analysis of and advice on the budget process, proposed budgets and other financial programs with respect to overall city policy; Council rules and procedures, matters relating to conflict of interest, questions and code of ethics for public officials; campaign practices and expenditures; and, generally, matters relating to the conduct of municipal affairs, its rules and ethics.
Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.; Council Conference Room.
Public Safety Committee
To review, analyze and recommend policies affecting law enforcement and fire protection; animal control; civil defense; and public health and safety.
Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.; Council Conference Room.
Regional Affairs Committee
To review and discuss issues affecting Redmond in a regional context, and in relation to other municipal, county, regional, state and federal governments and agencies.
Meets as needed.