@jonrss - I agree with you in principle but I think in practice there can be a lot of unnecessary and redundant subcommittees. I worked for the city government for about 10 years and I saw countless examples of bureaucratic waste. At one point I served on a subcommittee that was tasked with finding the cheapest possible traffic cones. This committee had ten members on it and we met weekly. Frankly, it was a huge waste of everyone's time. They should have just given the job to one person and told them to figure it out. Management by committee often leads to bad management.