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Committee assignments and reporting departments, divisions and agencies. Ordinances, resolutions and initiatives are typically assigned to a standing committee in accordance with the following:

Finance Committee Councilmember Elizabeth C. Brown, Chairperson
Committee Members: Tyson, M. Brown, and Hardin

City Auditor: Income tax; bond and note sales.
City Treasurer: Banking, lockbox contracts, etc.
Department of Finance and Management: Director’s office, including the Divisions of Facilities Management and Construction Management; Asset Management, including Real Estate and Fleet Management; Financial Management Division, including Purchasing, Budget, Performance Management; authorized strength ordinances; grants and capital improvements.

Recreation & Parks Committee Councilmember Elizabeth C. Brown, Chairperson
Committee Members: Dorans, M. Brown, and Hardin

Recreation & Parks Department: Director’s Office; Division of Golf; Planning & Design.

Education Committee Councilmember Elizabeth C. Brown, Chairperson
Committee Members: M. Brown, Favor, and Hardin

Department of Education: Director’s office; policy, initiatives and strategies related to education, including evaluation of education programs, performance measures, and goals; City partnerships with Columbus City Schools and all schools serving Columbus residents.

Public Safety Committee Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown, Chairperson
Committee Members: Tyson, Remy, and Hardin

Department of Public Safety: Director's Office and Divisions of Police, Fire, and Support Services, including Weights & Measures and Licensing.
City Attorney: Police Legal Advisor, Prosecutor Division, & Zone Initiative.
Other: Collective bargaining agreements and salary ordinances for safety personnel.

Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee Councilmember Mitchell J. Brown, Chairperson
Committee Members: Remy, Tyson, and Hardin

Human Resources Department: Office of Veterans’ Affairs.
Department of Development: Veterans’ housing.
Recreation and Parks: Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Other: Age-Friendly Columbus

Public Utilities Committee Councilmember Robert A. Dorans, Chairperson
Committee Members: E. Brown, M. Brown, and Hardin

Department of Public Utilities: Director's Office and Divisions of Power, Sewerage and Drainage, and Water. Services include drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, municipal power, and maintenance of city-owned streetlights, power lines, water lines, and storm water, sanitary and combined sewer systems.

Neighborhoods Committee Councilmember Robert A. Dorans, Chairperson
Committee Members: Favor, Tyson, and Hardin

Department of Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Pride, Community Relations Commission, Area Commissions, and Neighborhood Liaisons

Technology Committee Councilmember Robert A. Dorans, Chairperson
Committee Members: M. Brown, Favor, and Hardin

Department of Technology: Director’s office; citywide technology infrastructure, Columbus government television, information services, web, telephone, and mail services, and telecommunications advancements.
Department of Neighborhoods: 311 Call Center

Public Service & Transportation Committee Councilmember Shayla D. Favor, Chairperson
Committee Members: M. Brown, E. Brown, and Hardin

Department of Public Service: Director's Office; Divisions of Traffic Management, Design and Construction, Infrastructure Management, & Parking Services.

Housing Committee Councilmember Shayla D. Favor, Chairperson
Committee Members: Remy, Dorans, and Hardin

Department of Development: Divisions of Housing and Code Enforcement; land bank parcel conveyances; Residential Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs); demolition assessments and code enforcement; Historic Preservation Office; Housing Services; Affordable Housing Trust Fund; fair housing.
Department of Finance & Management: Consolidated Plan, including CDBG funds.

Criminal Justice & Judiciary Committee Councilmember Shayla D. Favor, Chairperson
Committee Members: Tyson, Dorans, and Hardin

City Attorney: Criminal justice reform efforts, administration, Civil Division, Claims Division, Real Estate Division, and settlements.
Municipal Court Judges
Municipal Court Clerk

Economic Development Committee Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, Chairperson
Committee Members: Favor, Dorans, and Hardin

Department of Development: Legislation and initiatives related to the Director’s Office, including the Division of Planning (i.e. residential and neighborhood development issues, area plans, neighborhood and land use/management plans, annexations, and commercial overlays); job creation, downtown and regional economic development; economic development incentives (tax abatements, Enterprise Zone Agreements, TIFs); economic development agreements (EDAs); Tax Incentive Review Council (TIRC); Commercial Community Reinvestment Areas (i.e. non-residential); regionalization and shared services, intergovernmental cooperative agreements.

Environment Committee Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, Chairperson
Committee Members: Dorans, E. Brown, and Hardin

Sustainable Columbus: multi-departmental initiatives focused on reducing negative impacts on the environment, including internal and external partnerships and select programs which promote conservation, green development, renewable energy and alternative transportation; Get Green Columbus.
Department of Public Service and Transportation: Division of Refuse Collection, RecyColumbus, and
Keep Columbus Beautiful.
Department of Development: Green Columbus Fund
Other: MORPC: Center for Energy & Environment; Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio

Administration Committee Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy, Chairperson
Committee Members: E. Brown, Tyson, and Hardin

City Council: City Clerk
Human Resources Department: Divisions of Labor Relations, including Drug Free Workplace, Occupational Health & Safety, Citywide Training & Employee Development, Employee Resources, and Employee Benefits & Risk Management; employee compensation, salary ordinances and collective bargaining agreements for non-safety related city personnel; Employee Assistance Program.
Civil Service Commission

Zoning Committee Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, Chairperson
Committee Members: All Members - E. Brown, M. Brown, Dorans, Favor, Remy, Tyson, and Hardin

Department of Building and Zoning Services: Rezonings and variances; land use.

Health & Human Services Committee Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, Chairperson
Committee Members: Remy, E. Brown, and Hardin

Department of Development: Grants, Emergency Human Services Fund, social service contracts.
Health Department: Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Planning & Preparedness, Environmental Health, Community Health, Maternal/Child Health; Opiate Action Plan; Occupational Health & Safety.
Office of the Mayor: Homeless advocacy; CelebrateOne.
Community Shelter Board

Workforce Development Committee Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, Chairperson
Committee Members: Dorans, E. Brown, and Hardin

Department of Development: Legislation and initiatives related to job training, career and technical education, job placement, skill development and internship programs (i.e. Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio and OhioMeansJobs)

Building and Zoning Policy Committee Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, Chairperson
Committee Members: Dorans, Remy, and Hardin

Department of Development: Growth strategies and zoning reform
Department of Building and Zoning Services: Administration

Small & Minority Business Committee Council President Shannon G. Hardin, Chairperson
Committee Members: Favor, Remy, and Tyson

Department of Development: Small business development, minority business development, entrepreneurial development, small business incentives, small business and technology incubators (e.g. Rev1, Columbus State SBDC, etc.); special improvement districts (SIDs).
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Rules & Reference Committee Council President Shannon G. Hardin, Chairperson
Committee Members: E. Brown, Favor, and Dorans

All Departments: Approval and placement of legislation on the agenda; Columbus City Code changes; Mayor’s appointments.