Standing Committees

There are 5 Standing Committees established by Council and comprised of members of Council. 

Civic Works Committee

You can contact the Civic Works Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0969 or by email at cwc@london.ca. The Civic Works Committee is a standing committee that reports directly to the Municipal Council.  The Committee hears delegations from the public, present reports and recommendations to City Council.

The City Clerk shall direct the following general matters to the Civic Works Committee for consideration and report to the Council:

  • Bicycle master plan
  • Bridges and overpasses
  • Drainage and flood control
  • Equipment acquisition and maintenance
  • Parking – assets and maintenance
  • Public transit (conventional and specialized)
    • London Transit Commission
    • Alternate modes (rapid transit, for example)
  • Roadways - planning, design and maintenance
  • Sewers
  • Sidewalks – planning, design and maintenance
  • Snow control
  • Specialized rail services
  • Street lighting
  • Tenders for infrastructure services projects approved as part of the annual budget
  • Traffic control
  • Transportation master plan and policies
  • Utilities (hydro, gas, telecommunications – operational)
  • Waste management
    • Recycling and composting
    • Garbage Collection and disposal
  • Wastewater
  • Water supply

Any other matters the City Clerk identifies as relevant to the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Members:

Councillor S. Lehman (Chair) Councillor M. Cassidy Councillor E. Peloza Councilor P. Van Meerbergen Councillor S. Lewis

 

Community and Protective Services Committee

You can contact the Community and Protective Services Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 0969 or by email at cpsc@london.ca. The Community and Protective Services Committee is a standing committee that reports directly to the Municipal Council. The Committee hears delegations from the public, present reports and recommendations to City Council.

The City Clerk shall direct the following general matters to the Community and Protective Services Committee for consideration and report to the Council:

Emergency services

  • Emergency management
  • Emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Fire services
  • Police services

Community services

  • Childcare and early learning
  • Dearness services (unless otherwise within the jurisdiction of the Dearness Home Committee of Management)
  • Housing and homelessness
    • Homeless support and emergency shelters
    • Social housing
    • Affordable housing
  • Local School Board liaison
  • Middlesex London Health Unit
  • Ontario Works
  • Parks, recreation and neighbourhood services
    • Aquatics
    • Arenas
    • Community centres
    • Community development/strengthening neighbourhoods
    • Community gardens
    • Community recreational and leisure programming
    • Golf
    • Parks and recreation master plan
    • Parks planning - design and development
    • Parks property management and maintenance
    • Special events coordination
    • Sports services
    • Storybook Gardens

Public safety

  • By-laws
  • Downtown surveillance cameras
  • Licensing
  • Enforcement (parking, noise, property standards, for example)

Culture (advisory and funding)

  • Art gallery and museum (Museum London)
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory funding
  • Library services

Any other matters the City Clerk identifies as relevant to the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Members:

Councillor S. Lewis (Chair) Councillor S. Hillier Councillor P. Squire Councillor M. van Holst Councillor M. Salih

Corporate Services Committee

You can contact the Corporate Services Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4599 or by email at csc@london.ca. The Corporate Services Committee is a standing committee that reports directly to the Municipal Council. The Committee hears delegations from the public, present reports and recommendations to City Council.

The City Clerk shall direct the following general matters to the Corporate Services Committee for consideration and report to the Council:

  • AODA (compliance and annual plan)
  • Appointments to or resignations from Advisory Committees after the initial appointments at the commencement of a Council term
  • Asset management (facilities maintenance and operations)
  • Civic protocol and recognitions
  • Corporate communications
  • Corporate information and archive management
  • Corporate management
  • Corporate security and downtown surveillance cameras
  • Council support services
  • Customer service (corporate plans and policies)
  • Finance
    • Annual development charges reporting
    • Assessment
    • Banking
    • Community grants
    • Debenture issuance
    • Financial monitoring and performance
    • Reserve funds – establishment and reporting
    • Taxation
  • Human resources
    • Benefits and compensation
    • Corporate training
    • Employment policies
    • Health and safety
    • Labour relations
    • Recruitment
  • Human rights
  • Information technology
  • Intergovernmental and community liaison
  • Legal services (except reporting matters directly related to the jurisdiction of another standing committee)
  • Legislative services
  • Municipal elections
  • Payroll
  • Purchasing (excluding tender or contract awards for matters falling within the jurisdiction of another standing committee)
  • Realty rervices
  • Risk management
  • Major public facilities
    • Budweiser Gardens (formerly John Labatt Centre)
    • Covent Garden Market
    • Centennial Hall
    • Eldon House
    • Grand Theatre
    • Western Fair

Any other matters the City Clerk identifies as relevant to the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Members:

Councillor A. Kayabaga (Chair) Councillor J. Helmer Councillor J. Morgan Councillor M. van Holst Councillor A. Hopkins

Planning and Environment Committee

You can contact the Planning and Environment Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 6479 or by email at pec@london.ca.

The Planning and Environment Committee is a standing committee that reports directly to the Municipal Council.  The Committee hears delegations from the public, present reports and recommendations to City Council.

The City Clerk shall direct the following general matters to the Planning and Environment Committee for consideration and report to the Council:

  • Area plans
  • Building approvals
  • Business improvement areas (BIA)
  • Community planning and community improvement plans
  • Condominium approvals
  • Conservation authorities
  • Development approvals
  • Environmental assessments (related to development)
  • Five-year official plan review
  • Growth management
  • Heritage – built
  • Land use planning
  • Natural heritage (environmentally significant areas)
  • Official plan
  • Planning approvals
  • Secondary area plans
  • Site plans
  • Subdivision approvals
  • Urban design
  • Urban forestry
  • Zoning

Any other matters related to the Planning Act, Ontario Heritage Act and Municipal Act, 2001 and other legislation applicable to planning and development and/or other matters the City Clerk identifies as relevant to the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Members:

Councillor M. Cassidy (Chair) Councillor J. Helmer Councillor A. Hopkins Councillor A. Kayabaga Councillor S. Turner

Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee

You can contact the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee by phone at 519-661-2489, extension 4599 or by email at sppc@london.ca.

The Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee is a standing committee comprised of the Mayor and all Council Members.  The Committee oversees the budget as well as other strategic initiatives. The Committee reports directly to the Municipal Council.

The City Clerk shall direct the following general matters to the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee for consideration and report to the Council:

Strategic Initiatives:

  • Asset management plan (policies and procedures)
  • Corporations with Share Capital (London Hydro and London-Middlesex Housing Corporation)
  • Annual general meetings
  • Board of Directors compensation
  • Dividends
  • Shareholder resolutions
  • Council’s strategic plan
  • Development charges (policy and by-law)
  • Governance
  • Appointment and resignation of members of Standing Committees, Special Committees, Boards, Commissions and Outside Agencies
  • Boundary adjustments (annexations and amalgamations)
  • Citizen appointments to advisory committees (at the commencement of a new Council term)
  • Council conduct
  • Governance model
  • Major corporate initiatives (for example, citizen engagement, Service London)
  • Anti-racism
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Anti-oppression

Budget:

  • Annual operating and capital budgets
  • Long-term financial plans and policies
  • Economic strategies, initiatives and emerging issues
  • Business retention and development
  • Governmental liaison related to economic development matters
  • Industrial land strategy
  • Investment strategy
  • Labour force retention and development
  • London Convention Centre corporation (conventions, meetings and events)
  • London economic development corporation
  • Southwest Economic Alliance (SWEA)
  • Tourism London (Tourism and Sports Attraction)
  • Culture plan
  • London Arts Council

Any other matters the City Clerk identifies as relevant to the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Members:

All members of Council make up the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee

The personal information contained in communications directed to City Council and its Standing and Advisory Committees is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 as amended and will be used to assist Council and Committee Members in their deliberations. Questions about this collection should be addressed to the City Clerk at 300 Dufferin Avenue, London, ON N6A 4L9 or by telephone 519-661-CITY (2489) ext. 4937.

Communications addressed to City Council and to its Standing and Advisory Committees become part of the public record and will be published on a public agenda and made available electronically through the City of London public internet website. The City will not accept anonymous communications sent to Council or to its Committees.

 

Last modified:Thursday, October 01, 2020