Many items brought before the entire Council are referred to a working committee for review. Upon completion of that review, the committee makes a recommendation to the entire Council for a vote at a subsequent Council meeting. Committee reports are presented under "Unfinished Business" on the agenda.
Upcoming Council committee meetings are announced during the Council meeting. A recorded schedule is available to view on cable T.V. channel 21 within the Renton City limits or on the City of Renton Public Meetings calendar. All committee meetings are open to the public.
Committee of the Whole
Meets for work session Mondays prior to the Council meeting in the Council Chambers
Example Topics: regional issues; policy issues; monitoring proposed local, state and federal legislation; labor negotiations; joint meetings with boards and commissions; budget review; emergency ordinances and resolutions; other items referred by Council.
Chair: Armondo Pavone
Community Services Committee
Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: parks, recreation, golf course, community centers, general services, facilities, library, senior services, human services, appointments to boards and commissions.
Chair: Carol Ann Witschi
Vice-Chair: Ryan McIrvin
Member: Ruth Pérez
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: financial reports, computer/information systems, insurance issues, claims/vouchers review, organizational and personnel issues and reports.
Chair: Don Persson
Vice-Chair: Ed Prince
Member: Carol Ann Witschi
Planning & Development Committee
Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: building regulations, zoning, planning, annexations, land use appeals.
Chair: Ed Prince
Vice-Chair: Randy Corman
Member: Ryan McIrvin
Public Safety Committee
Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: fire-related issues, police-related issues, emergency communications, public safety facilities.
Chair: Randy Corman
Vice-Chair: Don Persson
Member: Ed Prince
Meets the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 4:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: streets, airport, HOV/mass transit, signals/lighting.
Chair: Ruth Pérez
Vice-Chair: Carol Ann Witschi
Member: Don Persson
Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in the 7th Floor Council Conference Room of City Hall
Example Topics: water utility, wastewater (sewer) utility, surface water (storm drainage) utility, garbage, recycling, flood control.
Chair: Ryan McIrvin
Vice-Chair: Ruth Pérez
Member: Randy Corman
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