Committees of Council
The composition of City Council is legislated under Part 3 of The City of Winnipeg Charter and consists of 15 Councillors and the Mayor. Each Councillor represents an individual ward while the Mayor is elected by a vote of the city-at-large.
Councillors have a dual role: they are members of Council (dealing with decisions affecting the whole city) and members of the Community Committees (dealing with local community issues).
Pursuant to the Charter, Council has the authority to establish committees of Council and Council may, by by-law delegate a power, duty or function to a committee of Council.
Section 63(1) of The City of Winnipeg Charter gives Council the discretion to establish standing committees of council and determine their respective duties and powers.
Under the City’s Organization By-law, council has established six Standing Committees:
- The Standing Policy Committee on Community Services
- The Standing Policy Committee on Finance and Economic Development
- The Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development
- The Standing Policy Committee on Public Works
- The Standing Policy Committee on Water, Waste and Environment
In addition to Standing Committees there are five Community Committees:
- Assiniboia Community Committee
- City Centre Community Committee
- East Kildonan-Transcona Community Committee
- Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee
- Riel Community Committee
There is no statutory requirement in The City of Winnipeg Charter for Community Committees, but Council has elected to continue the Community Committee operation and structure as described in the City’s Organization By-law No. 7100/97.
Each of the 15 Councillors represents a ward within the City of Winnipeg, with three wards comprising a Community Committee.
For Committee meeting dates and times, go to Schedules Of Meetings.