Cork City Council’s new Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs) met yesterday afternoon for the first time for an information and briefing session in advance of their first official meetings.
The SPCs are committees of council that advise and assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of policy of a strategic nature. The SPCs make recommendations to full Council, and final policy decisions rest with full Council.
The SPCs are comprised of Elected Members of Council and sectoral representatives, which include representatives from trade unions, business and employers, community groups, and the agricultural sector, amongst others.
Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. John Sheehan said: “We were delighted to welcome the newly formed Strategic Policy Committees to City Hall yesterday. Working together, the sectoral representatives and the councillors will bring their valuable and differing experience to the table in the formulation and review of policy and all of this helps to inform the future of Cork.”
The new Strategic Policy Committees are as follows:
- Environment, Water and Amenity
- Strategic, Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning
- Roads and Transportation
- Community, Culture and Placemaking
- International Relations and Tourism.
The first official meetings of the new Strategic Policy Committees will take place next week.