City Council Committees are the 3 major legislative committees in the City of Santa Fe legislative process. All ordinances, resolutions, contracts, agreements, and other important city business must go through the City Council Committees before being heard by the Governing Body.

 

Ordinance 2019-32: An Ordinance Amending Section 2-1.4 SFCC 1987 to Clarify when Committee Appointments Shall be Made and to Clarify which Committees are Composed Entirely of Members of the Governing Body; Amending Section 2-1.13 SFCC 1987 to Establish the Purpose of the Finance Committee, Consolidate the Public Works Committee and the Public Utilities Committee, and Create the Quality Of Life Committee; Repealing Section 2-1.16 SFCC 1987; Amending References to the Public Utilities Committee and Replacing them with the Public Works and Utilities Committee; and Amending the Reference to the Public Works Committee and Replacing it with the Public Works and Utilities Committee.

 

The Quality of Life Committee

The Finance Committee

The Public Works and Utilities Committee

 

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The Quality of Life Committee


The Quality of Life Committee works to ensure that all residents of Santa Fe have access to the physical, environmental, social, and economic resources they need to thrive. The committee solicits public comment and study and makes recommendations to the Governing Body on policies related to the committee's jurisdiction. The committee works to improve the well-being, health, and safety of all residents and visitors. It seeks to support equitable access to health and human services, employment, housing, education, arts, and culture so that residents from every part of the city and of every income, age, religion, gender, ethnicity, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental handicap, and veteran or immigration status enjoy a high quality of life in Santa Fe. 

 

Members

Chair Jamie Cassutt

Councilor Lee Garcia

Councilor Amanda Chavez

Councilor Michael Garcia

Councilor Renee Villarreal

 

The Finance Committee


The Finance Committee shall provide continuing oversight of the operations of the city’s finances and shall solicit public comment and study and make recommendations to the Governing Body concerning the city’s annual operating and capital budgets, the issuance of debt instruments, and financial operating policies, and rules and regulations. The committee may report to the Governing Body the cost of implementation for any order, ordinance, program or other initiative pending before the body. The committee shall have the opportunity to review all matters concerning appropriations, city budget, loans, previously unbudgeted expenditures, and financial issues related to all city-owned or leased facilities.

 

Members

Chair Carol Romero-Wirth

Councilor Jamie Cassutt

Councilor Signe Lindell

Councilor Chris Rivera

Councilor Renee Villarreal

 

Staff Liaison:

Carolynn Roibal
clroibal@santafenm.gov
505.955.6531

 

 

The Public Works and Utilities Committee


The Public Works and Utilities committee shall provide continuing oversight over the operations of the city’s water, wastewater, and solid waste collection and disposal utilities; solicit public comment; and study and make recommendations to the Governing Body concerning franchise agreements, the public works and public utilities annual operating budgets, capital improvements, the issuance of debt instruments, operational policies, and rules and regulations. The committee shall provide continuing oversight of the development, maintenance, operations, and construction of roadways and related infrastructure, facilities, parking, stormwater infrastructure, property assets, and multimodal transportation, including transit, air travel, and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The committee oversees the capital planning and project delivery for all city departments.

 

Members

Chair Chris Rivera

Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth

Councilor Lee Garcia

Councilor Michael Garcia

Councilor Amanda Chavez

 

Staff Liaisons:

Emily Pisula
ekpisula@santafenm.gov
505.955.6979

Jamie-Rae Diaz
jldiaz@santafenm.gov
505.955.4233