Standing Committees

Standing Committees

The League has six standing committees comprised of mayors and councilmembers from each congressional district in the state. The committees convene each year at League headquarters to hear from state and federal resource advisors and to recommend any pertinent legislative considerations to the Committee on State and Federal Legislation for the upcoming Regular Legislative Session.

Committee on Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR)

FAIR reviews and recommends policy on fiscal matters affecting municipalities, including municipal administration, intergovernmental mandates, personnel policies, liability, public records retention/destruction, workers and unemployment compensation and revenues and finance. The committee also reviews trends relating to extraterritorial authority and consolidation of jurisdictions as well as other potential threats to the integrity of local government.

Committee on Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR)

EENR reviews and recommends policy on environmental issues, energy initiatives and quality of life considerations, including water and air quality, solid waste, hazardous/toxic wastes and pollution control. The committee also reviews trends relating to hazardous and solid waste disposal and air and water pollution as well as garbage disposal methods, regional disposal areas, incineration, land fill and rodent and vector control.

Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Communication (TIC)

TIC reviews and recommends policy on transportation and infrastructure programs and their revenue sources and allocations as well as public works programs, particularly those related to infrastructure development. In addition, the committee reviews and recommends policy on public and private utilities, including telecommunications, and matters relating to municipal rights of ways and franchise authority.

Committee on Public Safety (PS)

PS reviews and recommends policy on public safety issues, including crime prevention, law enforcement, fire prevention and protection, emergency medical services, emergency management and response, motor vehicle safety and animal control. The committee also reviews trends relating public safety training and legal issues pertaining to law enforcement.

Committee on Human Development (HD)

HD reviews and recommends policy on social service and educational issues affecting municipalities. The committee also reviews ways municipalities may improve the local environment for health care, mental health programs, juvenile and senior citizen programs, develop training and employment opportunities, welfare reform and Medicare/Medicaid programs.

Committee on Community and Economic Development (CED)

CED reviews and recommends policy on factors affecting the physical development of cities and towns, including commercial, industrial and economic development; tourism and recreation; housing, planning and zoning; code enforcement, enterprise zone development and regulation; and downtown redevelopment.