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Series s00030 - Special Committee on Consolidation of By-laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City

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Special Committee on Consolidation of By-laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City

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s00030

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  • 1921 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Consolidation of By-Laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City

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1 cm of textual records.

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(1921)

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The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873 by a charter granted by the legislature of Manitoba. At incorporation, the City established a committee system of government: while Council was the governing body for the City, it was in committee that civic policies were formed and executed. The initial task for the first and all subsequent Councils was to strike standing committees for the Council year. In addition to standing committees, Council established special committees to investigate and manage various projects, issues and questions placed before the City. Special committees were typically struck by a Council motion that outlined committee composition and responsibilities.

The Special Committee on Consolidating of By-Laws Defining Duties of Council and Committees and Officers of the City was appointed by Council in January of 1921. The committee consisted of the chairmen of standing committees to which department heads reported regarding the work of the city.

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City Clerk's Department.

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of information gathered from departments relating to proposed amendments to by-laws defining duties of council, committees and civic officers. Reports from department heads outline their primary responsibilities and the number of staff under their jurisdiction, as well as duties that may be more suitably assigned to another department. Included are several departmental organization charts and rough minutes of the committee.

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Related groups of records within the same fonds:
Special Committees, Minutes.

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f0001-0063

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