Where a Committee exercises executive powers, it elects a Mayor to act as its Chairperson, but the Mayor does not have greater power than other members of the Committee. Like municipal council meetings, the meetings should be open unless it can be shown to be reasonable to exclude the public due to the nature of the agenda (S. 20 (2) of the Municipal Systems Act).
The Executive Committee (Mayor) must submit a report and recommendation to the Municipal Council before Council decides to:
- Adopt and Enforce a By-Law;
- Approve a Budget;
- Impose Rates, Taxes or Other Charges;
- Take out Loans;
- Approve the IDP; and
- Decide Human Resource issues such as the Hiring and Conditions of Service of the Municipal Manager and Heads of Administrative Departments.