Governance and Policy Committee
1. The Governance & Policy Committee will:
a. Provide an opportunity for Council to lead the governance processes;
b. Develop a comprehensive governance and policy framework to support Council;
c. Ensure Council’s intentions, directions and expected outcomes are captured in their governance and policy framework;
d. Review Council’s governance and policy bank and make recommendations and enhancements;
e. Identify priorities for updating Council’s governance and policy framework and suggested timing;
f. Review Council’s Committee structure and recommend changes to Committee mandate and role;
g. Only consider agenda matters which are not addressed or fully addressed by current City policy;
2. All governance issues being placed before Council must first be considered by the Governance & Policy Committee ensuring that the committee is advisory to Council.
3. Matters of information only will not be added to the agenda of the Governance & Policy Committee.
4. The Committee is not intended to replicate the meetings of Council but rather shall provide a more informal forum for the discussion of governance matters.
For complete terms of reference please visit the Committees Bylaw 3576/2016 (pdf)