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Record #: SO2014-5872   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/30/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Annual Appropriation Ordinance Year 2014 amendment within Fund No. 0100 and amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2 and 3 by adding new Chapter 2-54 and modifying Section 3-32-050 regarding City Council Legislative Office of Minority- and Women-Owned Business Participation and Compliance and personal property lease transaction tax
Sponsors: Colón, Rey, Brookins, Jr., Howard
Topic: BUDGET & APPROPRIATIONS - Annual Appropriation Ordinance - Year 2014, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 54 City Council Legislative Office of Minority - Women-Owned Business Participation and Compliance, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 32 Chicago Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax
Attachments: 1. O2014-5872.pdf, 2. SO2014-5872.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
SUBSTITUTE

ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, racial minorities make up more than sixty percent (60%) of the population of the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, to reverse many years of discrimination against minority and women-owned businesses, the City of Chicago and its sister agencies have established goals for participation in public contracts by minority and women-owned business; and

WHEREAS, to the detriment of minority communities, the City of Chicago and sister agencies have fallen short of published goals for minority and women-owned business participation in public contracts; and

WHEREAS, without professional assistance, the City Council has been unable to effectively and objectively assess, monitor, and assure compliance with established goals for participation in public contracts; and

WHEREAS, the City Council is a duly-elected body, it is their obligation to provide oversight and monitoring of agencies that have unelected boards; and

WHEREAS, the creation of a City Council Legislative Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Participation and Compliance will enable the City Council to provide ongoing oversight of compliance with established goals for participation in public contracts; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has an obligation to identify funding for the City Council Legislative Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Participation and Compliance; and

WHEREAS, elimination of the exemption from personal property lease transaction taxes for car-sharing organizations is appropriate inasmuch as car-sharing organizations have changed from not-for-profit to for-profit entities; and

WHEREAS, elimination of the exemption from personal property lease transaction taxes for car-sharing organizations will generate additional annual revenue sufficient to effectively fund the City Council Legislative Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Participation and Compliance; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

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