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New Council Committee Assignments

June 7, 2014

By Mallory Ragan
CityDesk@lstribune.net

The city council has received their new committee assignments. Part of Allan Gray’s responsibilities, as mayor pro tem, is to assign councilmembers to the six committees. He requested areas of interest from all seven of his fellow councilmembers to aid in the process.

Councilmember Rob Binney expressed disappointment that the four-person committees do not include representatives from each of the city’s four districts, as he would have expected them to. Councilmember Bob Johnson disagreed, saying that it was more effective to have members who have a particular interest or expertise in the topics of the committee they serve.

Councilmember Diane Forte echoed the comments of Binney, her fellow district one representative. Referring to the community and economic development committee, on which neither of them will serve, she said of Gray, “I think you’re making a mistake and I think it’s a slap to district one.”

After stating her concerns, however, she appeared disinterested in Gray’s response, instead whispering to Johnson.

Gray noted that there was no evidence in the city’s charter of a requirement that each committee have equal district representation and that, in the end, the committees are recommending bodies. All decisions are still made by the full council.

The assignments were approved, with Councilmembers Binney, Forte, and Trish Carlyle voting against.

City Council Committee Assignments
*Denotes Chairperson
**Denotes Vice Chairperson

Community and Economic Development Committee
*Dave Mosby
**Diane Seif
Derek Holland
Allan Gray

Finance and Budget Committee

*Bob Johnson
**Diane Forte
Derek Holland
Allan Gray

City Council Rules Committee

*Bob Johnson
**Derek Holland
Trish Carlyle
Diane Seif

Environment and Natural Resources Committee

*Allan Gray
**Bob Johnson
Trish Carlyle
Rob Binney

Public Works Committee

*Rob Binney
**Dave Mosby
Diane Forte
Diane Seif

Legislative/Inter-Governmental Relations

*Derek Holland
**Trish Carlyle
Rob Binney
Mayor Randy Rhoads – Ex Officio member

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