The purpose of a Strategic Policy Committee is to formulate, develop, monitor and review policies which relate to the functions of Dublin City Council and to advise the council accordingly.
Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2009 - 2014
Dublin City Council considered and approved a Strategic Policy Committee Scheme in September 2009. The scheme can be viewed here.
This scheme was amended by the City Council on the 4th October by the adoption of a motion to amend the name of the Transportation and Traffic SPC to Transport and Traffic SPC. The revised scheme can be viewed here.
The scheme was further amended by the City Council on the 10th January 2011 by the adoption of a motion to amend the name of the Financial Development & General SPC to Finance SPC. The revised scheme can be viewed here.
The scheme was further amended by the City Council on the 4th April 2011 to increase the number of City Council Members on the Housing, Social & Community Affairs SPC by one to thirteen, making the overall membership of this SPC nineteen. The revised scheme can be viewed here
The Scheme was further amended on the 5th December 2011 by the City Council to provide for the replacement of one of the sectoral organisations on the Environment & Engineering SPC. The revised scheme can be viewed here
This Scheme was further amended by the City Council on the 1st October 2012 to change of name from Economic Development, Planning & International Affairs to Economic Development, Planning & International Relations SPC, and updating of the areas of responsibility for the Arts, Culture, Leisure & Youth Affairs SPC. The revised scheme can be viewed here.
The Scheme was amended yet again on the 4th March 2013 by a change of name and responsibilities for both the Housing SPC and the Arts, Culture, Leisure & Youth Affairs SPC due to the transfer of the responsibility for community affairs from the Housing Department. An additional 2 councillor members was added to the Arts, Culture, Leisure & Youth Affairs SPC and an additional sectoral organisation was ratified to nominate a sectoral member to this SPC also. The revised scheme can be viewed here.
A hard copy of the scheme is available on request.
Representation is drawn from the City Council, Sectoral Interests and the 3 Pillars (see Appendix C of Scheme). An additional Pillar, Environmental, has been established in addition to the existing Pillars.
Dublin City Council has 6 Strategic Policy Committees
The 6 Strategic Policy Committees (SPC) are:
Strategic Policy Committee Membership
5 Strategic Policy Committees consists of 15 members and the 6th has 18 members.
- Two thirds of these are your City Councillors
- One third of these are representatives of sectoral interests.
Corporate Policy Group
The members of the Corporate Policy Group are:
- The chairperson of each of the Strategic Policy Committees (above)
- The Lord Mayor