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Record #: R2016-331   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action:
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at November 8, 2016 election regarding independent oversight and management of Chicago O'Hare and Midway International Airports
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Munoz, Ricardo, Scott, Jr. Michael, Santiago, Milagros, Arena, John, Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Curtis, Derrick G., Moreno, Proco Joe, Willie B. Cochran, Cardenas, George A., Reilly, Brendan, Villegas, Gilbert, Sposato, Nicholas, Mell, Deborah, Napolitano, Anthony V., Maldonado, Roberto, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, O'Shea, Matthew J., Osterman, Harry, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Ervin, Jason C., Foulkes, Toni, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Pawar, Ameya
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2016-331.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Aviation May 18, 2016 City Council Meeting


WHEREAS, the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) which, "administers all aspects
of...Chicago O'Hare and Midway International..." is established and governed by Illinois State
Law through 65 ILCS 5/11 and 70 ILCS 5/2.7; and

WHEREAS, Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International airports are among the world's busiest airports; and

WHEREAS, more than 90 million travelers utilize Chicago's airports every year; and more than 1 million operations and 1.5 million tons of cargo are processed by Chicago's airports each year; and

WHEREAS, the stated purposes ofthe CDA include, " [ejnsure safe and efficient travel through O'Hare and Midway International Airports...[e]nhance economic activity and job creation of O'Hare and Midway International Airports...[m]anage airport tenant and concessions license agreements; ground transportation facilities; financial administration; research, planning and development activities...[and to] [integrate airport-specific, sustainable planning and practices in design, construction, operations, maintenance and daily airport functions..."; and

WHEREAS, O'Hare and Midway airports substantially impact the economic health of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois, generating more than $45 billion in annual economic activity and providing 540,000 jobs; and

WHEREAS, O'Hare and Midway airports support more than 6,500 service and business contracts worth more than $2.7 billion; and

WHEREAS, more than 7,800 contracted workers provide support services essential to the successful and safe operation of Chicago and Midway airports; and

WHEREAS, the people of Chicago have a vested interest in ensuring that O'Hare and Midway airports establish preferences for contractors that exhibit the highest standards and records of legal and regulatory compliance, especially with regards to labor practices and compliance with federal and state discrimination laws; and

WHEREAS, the peop...

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