Consisting of three members of the City Council & WPC Authority, and appointed by the Mayor, this subcommittee meets whenever a City Ordinance needs to be created, reconsidered or repealed. When called to review an ordinance or proposed ordinance, the Ordinance Committee generally meets approximately 30 minutes before a regular City Council meeting. Their meetings are open to the public.
The Ordinance Committee recommendations are forwarded to City Council, who, if in agreement, schedules a public hearing to solicit citizen input on the ordinance. Once passed, the new ordinance, ordinance amendment or repeal takes effect 30 days after being published in a local newspaper.