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Record #: O2015-7779   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/21/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2 by establishing new Chapter 2-174 entitled "City of Chicago Equal Access Initiative"
Sponsors: Moore, David H., Villegas, Gilbert, Napolitano, Anthony V., Moreno, Proco Joe, Foulkes, Toni, Curtis, Derrick G., Sawyer, Roderick T., Moore, Joseph, Lopez, Raymond A., Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Arena, John, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Silverstein, Debra L., Mitchell, Gregory I., Zalewski, Michael R., Munoz, Ricardo, Scott, Jr. Michael, Mitts, Emma, Reilly, Brendan, Sposato, Nicholas, Tunney, Thomas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 174 City of Chicago Equal Access Initiative
Attachments: 1. O2015-7779.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
Sponsored by
THE HONORABLE DAVID MOORE
Co-sponsored by
THE HONORABLE GILBERT VILLEGAS

ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE CITY OF CHICAGO EQUAL ACCESS IMTIATTVE

BE IT ORDAINED, Pursuant to City of Chicago's home rule authority under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, by the City Council of the City of Chicago ("City Council") that Title 2, City Government and Administration, Chapter 2-174, Section 2-174-005 through 2-174-030 are hereby inserted into a newly
created Article , entitled the "City of Chicago Equal Access Initiative" and are thereafter
amended and renumbered as follows:

ARTICLE _. CITY OF CHICAGO EQUAL ACCESS INITIATIVE

2-174-005. DECLARATION OF POLICY.

It is the policy of the City of Chicago (the "City") to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to their race, religion, color, age, disability, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, membership in the military reserves, creed, ancestry, arrest or conviction record, or use or nonuse of lawful products away from work. In adhering to this policy, the City complies with the Illinois Human Rights Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable statutes and regulations relating to equal employment opportunities. The City Council hereby declares that the City of Chicago is a Majority Minority City where almost 62% of the City's population and therefore taxpayers are minority — African Americans make up 32.9% of the City's population and Hispanics make up 28.9% of the City's population. The City is an employer that values the diversity of its employees and as such seeks to achieve the goal of hiring and maintaining an overall City workforce of 60% minority in every City department including the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department. This policy represents the City's commitment to a nondiscriminato...

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