New Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane has finalized her choices for City Council committees, which hash out the details of public policy making its way through City Hall. Here's a look at the rosters, with specifics provided by the city's communications staff.
McFarlane continued the tradition of having the mayor chair the Budget and Economic Development Committee. District D representative Thomas Crowder will continue as co-chair, a position he filled in the last term. District C representative Eugene Weeks and first-term District A representative Randy Stagner round out the committee, which will meet at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
At-Large representative Russ Stephenson will chair the Comprehensive Planning Committee, a position McFarlane filled on the previous council. District E representative Bonner Gaylord will continue to serve on the committee along with Stagner. The committee’s regularly scheduled meeting time is 5 p.m. on the month’s second and fourth Wednesdays.
Weeks will chair the Public Works Committee. District B representative John Odom and Mr. Crowder also will serve on the committee, which will regularly meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
At-Large representative Mary-Ann Baldwin will continue to serve as the chair of the Law and Public Safety Committee, as she did for the previous council. Odom also will return to serve on the committee and will be joined by Stagner. The committee’s regular meeting time is 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays.
McFarlane formed a new committee to oversee IT and communications. Gaylord will serve as chair. Baldwin and Stephenson also have been assigned to the new panel. The committee will meet at 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.