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Record #: O2012-8064   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/8/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 to establish Privatization, Transparency and Accountability Ordinance
Sponsors: Sawyer, Roderick T., Willie B. Cochran, Arena, John, Fioretti, Bob, Cullerton, Timothy M., Foulkes, Toni, Pope, John, Smith, Michele, O'Shea, Matthew J., Lane, Lona, Harris, Michelle A., Munoz, Ricardo, Pawar, Ameya, Zalewski, Michael R., Thompson, JoAnn, Chandler, Michael D., Hairston, Leslie A., Dowell, Pat, Burns, William D., Graham, Deborah L., Waguespack, Scott, Mell, Richard F., Beale, Anthony, Colón, Rey, Thomas, Latasha R., Sposato, Nicholas, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Cappleman, James, Cardenas, George A., Moreno, Proco Joe, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2012-8064.pdf
Related files: R2015-407

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has transferred many of the functions of City government to private contractors; and
WHEREAS, The justification for such privatization is the claim that services can be delivered at lower cost without impacting service availability or quality; and
WHEREAS, Solely relying on such justification fails to take into account broader consequences of privatization, such as the impact on the local labor market, wage levels, diversity in the workforce and other important social goals; and
WHEREAS, Recent experiences, such as the privatization of the City's parking meters and the Chicago Skyway, have raised significant concerns regarding both the short- and long-term consequences of privatization that is not properly scrutinized or regulated; and
WHEREAS, It is in the best interest of City government and City residents that there be greater oversight, disclosure and public discussion before privatization plans are finalized; now, therefore


Section 1. Chapter 2-92 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new sections 2-92-800 through 2-92-900 as follows: 2^92-800 Title and Purpose.

This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Privatization Transparency Ordinance." It is the puipose of this section and the policy of the City to ensure that the residents of the City receive high quality public services with due regard for cost to the taxpayers of the City and for both public and private sector workers who may provide such services.
2-92-810 Definitions.
Whenever used in sections 2-92-800 through 2-92-900 the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
"Privatization" means a contract or a lease between a City department and a person or firm regardless of whether the person or firm is a for-profit entity or a not-for-profit entity for any function, operation or service performe...

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