Many people have never heard of the city's Executive Committee. And among those who have, there are some misconceptions about Executive Committee's role in the city government.
During the last municipal election, there was even one council candidate who suggested that the Executive Committee is a shadowy cabal of elite councillors — the mayor's cronies — who work in secret like puppet masters, pulling all the strings behind the scenes, making all the important decisions.
"Not many people know that," said this candidate.
They don't know that because it isn't true.
Here then is a short primer on what Executive Committee is actually all about. It's mostly true.
This CIty Hall WTF? was originally broadcast as part of the Sep 14 2017 QCIB meeting, "Dango Much Fun."