Council Committees are defined in the BC Community Charter as:
(a) a select committee of a council,
(b) a standing committee of a council, or
(c) any other body established by a council that is composed solely of council members;
Standing committees of council
141 (1) The mayor must establish standing committees for matters the mayor considers would be better dealt with by committee and must appoint persons to those committees.
(2) At least half of the members of a standing committee must be council members.
(3) Subject to subsection (2), persons who are not council members may be appointed to a standing committee.
Select committees of council
142 (1) A council may establish and appoint a select committee to consider or inquire into any matter and to report its findings and opinion to the council.
(2) At least one member of a select committee must be a council member.
(3) Subject to subsection (2), persons who are not council members may be appointed to a select committee.