The four standing committees of the City Council are:
Budget and Finance
Ordinances and Administration
Planning and Development
Committee of the Whole
The Committee of the Whole is comprised of the entire City Council to deliberate a matter of interest and concern to the entire legislative body. Rather than referring the matter to three separate City Council Standing Committees, a Committee of the Whole is created as a fourth Standing Committee of the Council so that the Council can take up its deliberations in a committee-like atmosphere to consider a matter of importance to the Council as a whole.