Councilman Simplot serves on three City Council Subcommittees, one of which he chairs:
- Parks, Arts, Families & Seniors Subcommittee, chair
Provides policy guidance on issues related to parks, arts, families and seniors, including issue areas of sister cities, and arts and culture.
- Neighborhoods, Planning and Development, Housing & Homeless Subcommittee, member
Provides policy guidance related to: neighborhoods, housing, homeless, historic preservation, planning, zoning, and development reviews including site plan, permitting and inspections.
- Finance, Efficiency, Innovation & Sustainability Subcommittee, member
Provides policy guidance on issues related to: innovation and efficiency including: right sourcing proposals; leading the development and implementation of innovations; focusing on best practices and government efficiency; introducing new ideas to improve programs, services, and procedures; adapting successful systems from other organizations. This subcommittee will also address sustainability issues including alternative energy, energy efficiency, entrepreneurism in sustainability, and the use sustainability principles in all of the city’s services including in non-energy areas.