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Record #: O2012-8075   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/15/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 12/12/2012
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Cook County regarding animal care job training and volunteer services by non-violent detainees at Cook County Department of Corrections facility at 2741 S Western Ave
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2012-8075.pdf, 2. O2012-8075.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR


November 15, 2012









TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Executive Director of Animal Care and Control, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the renewal of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the County of Cook regarding detainee services.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") and the County of Cook (the "County) are home rule units of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to their respective government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Illinois authorizes and encourages units of local government to contract or otherwise associate among themselves to obtain or share services and to exercise, combine, ortransfer any power or function; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office (the "Sheriff") seeks to reduce recidivism at the Cook County Department of Corrections ("CCDOC") by providing meaningful work and skills to inmates that will enhance employment opportunities upon release; and

WHEREAS, the City's Commission on Animal Care and Control (the "Commission") is mandated to provide a clean and healthy environment for animals temporarily housed at its facility at 2741 South Western Avenue (the "Facility"); and

WHEREAS, the Commission is further responsible for humanely interacting with and handling dogs, cats, other domestic animals, reptiles and wildlife temporarily housed at the Facility; and

WHEREAS, non-violent CCDOC inmates in need of job skills are available on a voluntary basis to receive training to clean and feed animals at the Facility; and

WHEREAS, the Commission recognizes the opportunity to utilize detainee volunteers to ...

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