Advisory committee or task force
The purpose of the Governance Committe is to review historical information on governance, report and make recommendations to Council on models of government reform.
To create a governance structure in Niagara that will better meet the needs of the community.
To provide potential directions to proceed with governance reform in Niagara.
The structure of the Governance Committee is:
- The Mayor and three City councillors
- Two St. Catharines Regional councillors
- Three citizens
All Members of the Governance Committee have voting privileges.
- Provide historical information to date on the issue of governance for all members
- Review and improve co-ordination and communication among upper and lower tier municipalities in the Region of Niagara
- Consider changes to reduce the overlap and duplication of present service delivery
- Create an enhanced accountability, transparency and accessibility model for both levels of government
- Evaluate potential models for a future governance structure in Niagara, considering structural change through boundary adjustments, amalgamations and annexations, changes in representation, size and composition of council, mode of election, functional changes in service delivery
- Work together to make recommendations for City council's consideration
Term of council to January 2015.
Mayor Brian McMullan
Coun. Jeff Burch
Coun. Peter Secord
Coun. Mat Siscoe
Regional Coun. Alan Caslin
Regional Coun. Bruce Timms
Citizen representatives: Mike Sullivan, Dr. John McTavish and Brett Sweeney
Meeting Schedule & Location(s)
City Hall, 4:30 p.m., third Wednesday of every month.