Councilmember Paul Koretz Committees
As required by the City Charter and established by Resolution, the Council is organized into fifteen committees to facilitate adequate consideration of matters subject to its attention. All members are appointed by the President of the City Council. Each Council Member is the Chair of one committee and a member of two others. Special ad hoc committees may be established and function in accordance with the authority creating them.
Committees meet at a set time, or upon call of the Chair. Through reports and hearings, Committees obtain information on matters under consideration and make recommendations to the Council in the form of signed written reports which are summarized on an Agenda by the City Clerk for the information of individual Council Members, City departments, and the public.
Councilmember Koretz serves on the following committees:
Chair, Personnel & Animal Welfare (PAW):
As Chair, Councilmember Koretz oversees policies and matters pertaining to the Employee Relations Board, the Personnel Department, Employee Relations, and Animal Services including wages, hours, and working conditions in addition to regulation of animals.
Budget & Finance, Member:
In this committee, the Councilmember helps to review, analyze, and make recommendations on all matters pertaining to the City's annual budget. During the Annual Budget Hearing process, Councilmember Koretz considers the Mayor's Proposed Fiscal Year Budget and makes recommendations along with reviewing agendas, memos, reports and summaries throughout the fiscal year.
As the Vice-Chair, Councilmember Koretz works with the Transportation Department, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority on a number of policies and matters including public transportation, traffic, parking enforcement, traffic signalization and control.
Vice Chair, Energy, Climate Change & Environmental Justice:
As a member of the Energy & Environment Committee, the Councilmember has introduced legislation to help Los Angeles become more sustainable and resilient. The committee manages the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and LA Sanitation on various matters including fees, rates, tariffs, recycling, sanitation systems, energy, water supply, water conservation, and environmental impacts of proposed Council actions.
Arts, Parks & River, Member:
The Committee hears from a number of departments such as Cultural Affairs, Library, Recreation and Parks, Zoo and more on matters such as mental health, youth development, health, arts funding, cultural tourism, and recreation around the L.A. River.