Role of Council Committees
The City Council committees are structured for the purpose of expediting the policy-making and legislative functions of the Council. They are organized to more equally distribute the responsibilities and work load among all seven Council members. This affords an opportunity for a greater degree of specialization into each area of responsibility assigned to each councilor.
Although the Council is strictly the legislative and policy-making body of the City government, these policy-making responsibilities should parallel the administrative needs of the City as closely as possible. Legislative decisions are often made on the basis of administrative knowledge and background. The scope of municipal policy is so broad that administrative organization offers a logical guide for legislative and policy considerations.
The Council, due to its power of inquiry and investigation, cannot escape some involvement in administrative and executive matters, just as the Mayor, due to his leadership and position, is an inevitable participant in policy decisions. Yet, the primary function of the Council is guiding municipal policy, and the work of committees is basically oriented toward this objective by facilitating decisions more efficiently through policy-area specialization.
The committee organization attempts to divide and group the main Council responsibilities into the most logical and equal combinations as possible. While the organization and title of each committee parallels administrative needs, there is absolutely no intent to imply that these committees are charged with administrative authority.
The following committees are hereby established by the Tuscaloosa City Council:
|STANDING COMMITTEES||CHAIRPERSON||VICE CHAIRPERSON||MEMBER||ALTERNATE|
Tuesday - Weekly - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Weekly - 2:30 p.m.
|Kip Tyner||Cynthia Almond||Phyllis Odom||Raevan Howard|
1st and 3rd Tuesday - 4 p.m.
|Eddie Pugh||Phyllis Odom||Sonya McKinstry||Cynthia Almond|
1st Tuesday - 5 p.m.
|Cynthia Almond||Kip Tyner||Raevan Howard||Lee Busby|
Tuesday - Weekly - 3:15 p.m.
|Sonya McKinstry||Lee Busby||Eddie Pugh||Phyllis Odom|
4th Tuesday - 4 p.m.
|Raevan Howard||Eddie Pugh||Lee Busby||Kip Tyner|
3rd Tuesday - 5 p.m.
|Phyllis Odom||Raevan Howard||Kip Tyner||Sonya McKinstry|
5th Tuesday - 4 p.m.
|Lee Busby||Sonya McKinstry||Cynthia Almond||Eddie Pugh|
All meetings are held in the Daugherty Conference Room in Tuscaloosa City Hall unless otherwise noted.
These meetings are noticed in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Law, Act 2005-40
(Ala. Code Sec. 36-25A-1).