Marietta City Council Committees

Standing Committees
The members of Marietta City Council sit on various committees which are responsible for bills that are referred to their respective committees. There are seven standing committees, including Finance and Taxation, Streets and Transportation, Water, Sewers and Sanitation, Public Lands, Buildings and Parks, Employee Relations, Police and Fire and Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing. After a bill is introduced to the committee, it is discussed, deliberated and then a vote of recommendation to send it to the city law director to prepare for legislation. Then the legislation is sent back to council where it is voted on in its original form and at this point amendments to the legislation may be made from the floor.


Assignments
The president of council shall promptly following election appoint all council members to the standing committees. Committees shall be composed of at least three members, who shall serve for the term of the president of council. All members of council may attend and participate in committee meetings, but only the committee chairman, two members of the committee or any three members of council may request the legislation be prepared by the city law director after deliberation.


Finance and Taxation
The Finance and Taxation Committee is responsible for all financial matters of the city of Marietta, including passing a balanced budget annually and approving city expenditures and appropriations. In addition to committee meetings, the committee conducts audit meetings on the financial health of the city of Marietta. The Finance Committee oversees and approves fiscal matters relating to city departments.

Chair: Thomas Vukovic

Members: Michael McCauley and Sarah Snow


Streets and Transportation
The Streets and Transportation Committee handles all matters relating to city streets and public transportation and limousine and taxi operations. The Streets Committee handles the approval of new and improvements to transportation infrastructure and operations.

Chair: Kathleen Downer

Members: Roger Kalter and Michael McCauley


Water, Sewers and Sanitation
The Water, Sewers and Sanitation Committee is responsible for all matters related to Marietta's water supply, sewage disposal, and the municipal collection of solid waste. This committee handles all issues pertaining to the city's sewage rates and approval of sewer taps outside the city.

Chair: Michael McCauley

Members: Kathy Downer and Steve Thomas

Public Lands, Buildings and Parks
The Public Lands, Buildings and Parks Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to public parks, buildings, parking lots, playgrounds and public recreation. In addition, it handles the sale, lease and purchase of all city-owned properties.

Chair: Roger Kalter,

Members: Sarah Snow and Thomas Vukovic


Employee Relations
The Employee Relations Committee handles all matters pertaining to all city employees including creating and setting the wages, benefits and union contract approvals. The committee is also charged with approving the city's organizational chart.

Chair: Cindy Oxender

Members: Steve Thomas and Thomas Vukovic


Police and Fire
The Police and Fire Committee is responsible for the oversight of matters pertaining to the Marietta Police and Fire Departments. In addition, it is responsible for enacting laws for all matters related to the city' public safety.

Chair: Steve Thomas

Members: Kathleen Downer and Cindy Oxender

Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing
The Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to the city's community development, economic development, zoning, annexation and housing. The committee oversees the appropriation and expenditure of Marietta's Community Development Block Grants which fund programs like police patrols, community housing programs and ADA and senior services.

The committee also works to improve the city's sustainable practices and promote environmental awareness and improvement to our natural resources as well as all matters emanating from the City Planning Commission, and city planning and zoning issues.

Chair: Sarah Snow

Members: Roger Kalter and Cindy Oxender

Non-Specific Matters
All subject matter not pertaining to a specific standing committee will be assigned by the president of council to any standing committee or special committee to be named by the president of council.


Assignments

The following members of council will serve as members or as liaisons to the various city boards and commissions, many of these assignments are automatic due to the committee appointments:


TRAFFIC COMMISSION ( Chapter 151 ) Kathy Downer, Member ( Non-Voting )

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD ( Chapter 152 )
Cindy Oxender, Member

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CEMETERY ENDOWMENT FUND ( Chapter 154 )
Tom Vukovic, President of the Board
Nancy Johnson, Secretary of the Board
Josh Schlicher, Member

STORM WATER TASK FORCE COMMISSION ( Chapter 155 )
Kathy Downer, Member

RECREATION COMMISSION ( Chapter 157 )
Roger Kalter, Ex Officio Member

DISABILITIES ADVISORY COMMISSION ( Chapter 159 )
Steve Thomas, Ex-Officio Member

BRICK STREETS COMMISSION
Kathy Downer, Member

TREE COMMISSION
Roger Kalter, Member

The following members of council will serve as representatives to the various special assignments:

INVESTMENT BOARD
Tom Vukovic, Chairman
Sarah Snow

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Tom Vukovic, Chairman
Michael McCauley
Sarah Snow

INCOME TAX BOARD OF REVIEW
Tom Vukovic

SPECIAL UTILITIES COMMITTEE
Michael McCauley, Chairman
Steve Thomas
Cindy Oxender

SOLID WASTE DISTRICT POLICY ADVISORY BOARD
Michael McCauley, Council Representative

CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU
Sarah Snow, Council Representative

MAIN STREET MARIETTA
Cindy Oxender, Council Representative

ARMORY SQUARE
Roger Kalter, Council Representative

MARIETTA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Josh Schlicher, Council Representative

ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE
Josh Schlicher, Council Representative