Michelle is the chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. The Parks and Environment Committee’s primary focus is the natural environment, with a mandate to monitor, and make recommendations on the sustainable use of Toronto’s natural environment.
Michelle is a member of the Executive Committee. This committee makes recommendations on Council’s strategic policy and priorities, governance policy and structure, financial planning and budgeting, fiscal policy including revenue and tax policies, intergovernmental and international relations, Council and its operations, and human resources and labour relations.
Michelle is a member of the Budget Committee. Its mandate includes, but is not limited to, co-ordinating the preparation of the capital and operating estimates while the annual capital and operating budgets are being developed, making recommendations on the capital and operating budgets, and reviewing other matters that may have a significant impact on a future budget, upon request from the Executive Committee.
Michelle is a member of the Striking Committee. Its mandate is to make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of the at-large members of the Executive Committee, the members of the standing committees, and members of various special committees and other committees; make recommendations to Council on Council member appointments to fill the positions of representatives on agencies and public advisory committees; and to make recommendations to Council on the meeting schedule for City Council and Council Committees.
December 3, 2014 – 10:00 AM – Meeting 1 (Special) – Complete
Michelle is a member of the Scarborough Community Council (SCC). Based on a geographic area of the city, Community Council’s responsibilities include making recommendations and decisions on local planning and development, as well as neighbourhood matters including traffic plans and parking regulations. Community Councils report to City Council but they also have final decision-making power on certain items, such as fence by-law exemptions and appointments to local boards and Business Improvement Areas.
Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Corporations (ABCCs)
Many important services are administered on behalf of the City and the community through separate City agencies, boards, commissions and corporations (ABCCs) and other special purpose bodies (SPBs), each having its own relationship with City Council. Other services are administered through corporations that are partnered with the City.
ABCCs range in size and scope from large corporations with a lot of authority over their own operations, such as Toronto Hydro Corporation, to small community-based boards that rely on community involvement and volunteers to deliver programs.
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