The York City Council on Tuesday announced it will begin using a committee structure later this month.
"Too often we're faced with information we don't have enough time to read," said council President Carol Hill-Evans. "Committees will give us a chance to really discuss things."
The committees will include police, fire, public works, economic and community development, business administration, and rules and administrative code.
Creating the committees adheres to Rule No. 5 in the city's Rules and Procedures of Council, which requires the council to refer bills and resolutions to specific committees before voting on them.
Hill-Evans said the recent decision mirrors procedures in Harrisburg and Lancaster.
"I discussed it with other city council members, and everybody agreed it's time," she said.
The first committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 in City Council Chambers, 101 S. George St.
After that, meetings will continue to be held at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month in City Council Chambers.
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