Council Committees are the policy review and means of discussion for the City Council, created to assist in examining issues that come before the Council in greater depth and detail. Committees study issues and develop recommendations for consideration by the Council. Committees do not take binding action on behalf of the City.
There are two types of committees, standing and ad hoc. Standing committees are permanent bodies with jurisdiction over specific ongoing policy areas such as finance and public safety. Ad hoc committees are temporary committees established to investigate and advise the Council on short-term issues and problems.
There are four standing subcommittees of the Tumwater City Council. All meetings are held in the Council Chambers at Tumwater City Hall and are open to the public. Meeting dates and times vary. See the City Calendar for the current meeting schedule.