Get Involved with Standing Advisory Committees
The Clarkston City Council formed the Standing Advisory Committees in February of 2016 to study and create policy recommendations that benefit the community. The Council intends to engage the public in the process of studying and creating policy recommendations.
Each SAC shall have two or three members from the City Council (including the Mayor) and one to three members from the general public.
Each member of a SAC shall have one vote when a question is called in a meeting of such SAC.
Read on to learn more about the adopted Standing Advisory Committees:
Public Safety and Legal Committee- Chair-Ytererenickia Bell, Vice-Chair-Awet Eyasu
Matters pertaining to public safety generally and penal ordinances of the City, agencies or organizations established by ordinance that touch upon law enforcement issues and/or the interaction between communities and public safety or law enforcement personnel.
Transportation and Environment Committee-Chair-Awet Eyasu, Vice-Chair-Laura Hopkins
Matters pertaining to transportation generally, MARTA, CSX, traffic engineering and control, parking facilities, storm water, environmental contaminations and pollutions, bicycles and bike paths, pedestrian travel, green spaces, parks and recreation, clean energy, sanitation and recycling.
Housing and Infrastructure Committee-Chair-Jamie Carroll, Vice-Chair-Laura Hopkins
Matters pertaining to urban development issues such as eminent domain, urban redevelopment plans, planning functions, comprehensive development plans and land use plans set forth by the City, the development, redevelopment, and improvement of single-family and multifamily housing stock within the City, sewage and waste disposal, public streets and bridges, housing code enforcement and cable television franchises.
Community Development & Civic Innovation Committee-Chair-Debra Johnson, Vice-Chair-Ytererenickia Bell
Matters pertaining to the planning functions of the City, comprehensive development plans and land use plans, health, education and welfare of citizens, community service activities, consumer affairs and cultural affairs.
Business & Economic Development Committee-Chair-Susan Hood, Vice-Chair-Ytererenickia Bell
Matters pertaining to the City's marketing, civic engagement and innovation efforts with a goal of attracting new business and residents to the City, welcoming new residents to the City, developing new approaches to engage with residents in the community, identify and grow the overall role of civic entrepreneurship in the City, and generally promote the City in a positive light.
Equity, Inclusion, and Opportunity Committee-Chair-Laura Hopkins, Vice-Chair-Awet Eyasu
Matters pertaining to the City’s continued desire and commitment to being a welcoming, all-inclusive, equitable community where all can participate in their City government regardless of who they are, where they are from, what their beliefs are. This committee will dedicate its efforts to ensure constant, equal, and transparent access for all.