Council Committees

Title III, § 30.004 of the Sioux Falls Code of Ordinances states that the Council shall establish an audit committee, fiscal committee, land use committee, operations committee, and public services committee as standing committees of the Council. The Council Chair and Vice Chair shall appoint the members of each committee and shall designate the committee chair for each committee who shall serve as the presiding officer.

These committees are typically comprised of three or four members of the Council some of whom may serve on multiple committees. The Operations Committee is traditionally comprised of the Chair, Vice Chair, immediate past Chair and a member elected at-large by the City Council during their third regular meeting in May. This committee is responsible for the annual review of the City Council Procedures manual.

Audit Committee: Meets every two months at determination of Chair.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and audits include, but are not limited to: Landfill Cash Controls, Construction Contracts, Police Crime Lab, Transit, Great Plains & Museum, Public Facility Ticket Fee, Dakota Golf Management, Internal Auditor Professional Practices Framework and others.

Rick Kiley, Chair
Greg Neitzert
Curt Soehl
Alex Jensen

Dean Buckneberg, Citizen Member
Tony Goettsch, Citizen Member
Rose Grant, Citizen Member 

Fiscal Committee: First Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Public Facility Ticket Fee, Budget Review & Summary, Fleet Management, Water Reclamation State Revolving Fund (SRF) Notes, Street Construction Planning & Scheduling and others. 

Pat Starr, Chair
Christine Erickson
Curt Soehl
Janet Brekke

Land Use: Third Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Arterial Street & Water Distribution Platting Fees, Boulevards, Shape Sioux Falls, Off-Premise Signs (Billboards), Off-Sale Alcohol Sales and others. 

Janet Brekke, Chair
Rick Kiley
Curt Soehl
Greg Neitzert

Operations Committee: Meets quarterly at determination of Chair.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: City Council Travel Policy, City Council Procedures Manual, Elections, Council Recognitions, Staff Reports, SIRE, Comment Cards and others. 

Curt Soehl, Chair
Marshall Selberg
Greg Neitzert
Alex Jensen

Public Services Committee: Second Tuesday of the month.
Committee topics are approved by each committee’s chair. Examples of previous discussion topics and action items include, but are not limited to: Secondary Access Roads, Emergency Alert Strategies, Electronic Communication Device restrictions, Transportation Network Companies, Mobile Vending, 85th St. Interchange and others.

Marshall Selberg, Chair
Pat Starr
Alex Jensen
Christine Erickson