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Record #: O2016-6491   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 1-8-120 concerning commemoration of Indigenous People's Day in conjunction with annual celebrations of Columbus Day
Sponsors: Pawar, Ameya, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 8 Corp Seal & Emblems
Attachments: 1. O2016-6491.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

Committee on Budget & Government Operations

City Council Meeting September 14, 2016

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, Indigenous people continue to make important contributions to the United States and specifically the City of Chicago; and

 

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago should recognize indigenous people and their role in the country's history; and

WHEREAS, Establishing a day to recognize indigenous people is appropriate and necessary to ensure that they are not forgotten; now, therefore,

 

 

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

 

 

SECTION 1.  The recitals above are hereby incorporated by reference.

 

 

SECTION 2.  Chapter 1-8 ofthe Municipal Code is hereby amended by adding the language underscored below:

 

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(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

 

 

1-8-110 Commemoration of city founder.

 

In conjunction with annual celebrations of its date of incorporation, the City of Chicago shall commemorate and promote public awareness of the life and accomplishments of its founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable.

 

1-8-120 Commemoration of indigenous people-In conjunction with annual celebrations of Columbus Day on the second Monday in October, the City of Chicago shall celebrate Indigenous People's Day to commemorate and promote public awareness of the accomplishments and contributions of indigenous people.

 

 

SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and approval.