SPCs are committees which set the policy direction of the Council. There are currently five SPCs in Cork City, which broadly correspond with the main services offered by the Council:
Role of Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs)
SPCs give Councillors and other relevant bodies (including the PPN) an opportunity to be involved in Council policy-making from the early stages. The Council is and remains the decision-making Authority. SPCs, as committees of the Council, advise and assist the Council in the formulation, development and review of policy. SPCs do not deal with routine operational matters regarding the delivery of Council services. They are strategic in nature and, as such, only deal only with policy matters.
SPCs usually meet about 4 times a year.
Membership of SPCs
Each Committee has 9 members, 6 members of Council and 3 from sectoral interests. Currently Cork City PPN holds one seat on each SPC, with the exception of TAC SPC, which has not invited any representation from the PPN.
Agriculture / Farming
Development / Construction
Business / Commercial
Community / Voluntary (PPN)
Environment / Conservation (PPN)
Social inclusion (PPN)