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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson is the Co-Chair of the Homelessness and Poverty Committee and the Vice-Chair of the Planning, Land Use and Management Committee. He also sits on the following committees: Economic Development; Housing; Personnel and Animal Welfare; Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods.


Homelessness and Poverty Committee


The Homelessness and Poverty Committee oversees all matters pertaining to homelessness; poverty; and provides a concurrent review of all financing, planning, and housing-related matters, including permanent supportive housing, transitional shelters, and temporary shelters.



Planning, Land Use and Management Committee


The Planning and Land Use Management Committee oversees all land use planning matters including but not limited to the General Plan, Community Plans, subdivisions, zoning, conditional uses, variances, interim control ordinances, moratoriums; population estimates; growth management; code enforcement except residential code enforcement on existing housing; slum housing abatement; building permit appeals; and construction and maintenance standards and testing.



Economic Development


The Economic Development Committee oversees all City issues related to business attraction, retention, and growth; industrial and commercial development; and all matters pertaining to conventions and tourism.


Housing Committee


The Housing Committee oversees all housing matters including grants, review or concurrent review of bonds and subsidies for housing from all sources, including the Housing Trust Fund; Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) funds; rent control; residential code enforcement on existing housing, slum housing abatement and the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP); community development programs; day laborer programs; and immigrant affairs.



Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee


The Personnel and Animal Welfare Committee oversees all matters directly related to the wages, hours and working conditions of City employees; management and labor relations; employment methods; review of City pensions and retirement provisions; and review of personnel health benefits.



Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods


The Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee oversees all matters relating to City ethics, rules and elections. The committee handles the scheduling of ballot measures and other election matters; campaign practices; Charter amendments; conflicts of interests; the City’s lobbyist ordinance; Code of Ethics; Council District boundaries; Council rules and policies; election practices; voter registration and fraud; the U.S. Census; redistricting, including for LAUSD; school governance and school board ethics; official City positions with respect to legislation, rules, regulations or policies proposed or pending before a local, state, government body or agency; liaise with legislative offices in Sacramento and Washington D.C. and other government entities outside the City.