Mission Statement:To re-examine C.A.R.'s “2-tier,
3-track” system to create a more efficient policy and legislative body. To
report recommendations to the Board of Directors in 2008.
The members include: Annette Graw,
Chair Robert Bailey Kevin
James Irving Art
Ann Pettijohn Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo
The Task Force met in person at the January and June 2008 meetings, and met
again by conference call in April 2008, May 2008 and August 2008. The
Task Force members reviewed and discussed existing policy formation
committees and structures, and reviewed background materials from staff.
Summary of Recommendations
1. The existing Public Policy Committee process at C.A.R. is too complex,
with multiple overlapping committees that impedes efficient and effective
decision making, and needs to be reorganized.
2. The Committee structure should reorganized as shown in the accompanying
chart, with four policy committees and two level of government committees
that will handle the same issues now addressed by more than a dozen
The Public Policy Reorganization Task Force meeting is a closed meeting and
not available for public review.