Comprised of all members of Council, this Committee provides a forum for informal discussion of issues (generally in a workshop format) related to the City’s Strategic Goals and business planning priorities, including, but not limited to:
- Significant long-range planning policies encompassing community, parks and transportation planning
- Council’s Business Plan
- Council’s governance policy and structure, and organizational reviews
- Strategic community issues
- Intergovernmental relations
Additionally, for the purposes of the City’s Emergency Program Bylaw Number 4092, 2010 (PDF), this Committee serves as the City’s Emergency Program Planning Committee.
Section 141 of the Community Charter provides that the Mayor may establish Standing Committees of Council for matters considered to be better dealt with by Committee and may appoint persons to those Committees. In addition to Council-in-Committee, the Mayor has established a Finance Standing Committee and Strategic Priorities Standing Committee to address high-level strategic budget and policy decisions. The Mayor serves as Chair of both Committees, and the current Acting Mayor (according to the approved schedule) serves as Vice-Chair.