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Record #: R2016-739   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/5/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on minority recruitment and employment practices at Chicago Transit Authority
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Dowell, Pat, King, Sophia D., Moore, David H., Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Austin, Carrie M., Sawyer, Roderick T., Ervin, Jason C., Mitts, Emma, Mitchell, Gregory I., Foulkes, Toni, Munoz, Ricardo, Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Attachments: 1. R2016-739.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on Budget and Government Operations
October 5, 2016 City Council Meeting

RESOLUTION


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is the third largest city in the United States with an estimated population of roughly 2.7 million; and

WHEREAS, at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, 32.9 percent of Chicago's overall population identified as black; and

WHEREAS, to date, the estimated black population of Chicago still constitutes roughly one-third ofthe city's population; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has a vested interest in the continued development and growth of Minority Owned Business Enterprises, as codified in 2-92-650 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, as amended to be in compliance with the decision in Builders Ass'n of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, (298 F. Supp. 2d 725 (N.D. III. 2003) and adopted by Chicago City Council in May 2004; and

WHEREAS, the stated intent ofthe ordinance seeks to provide a level playing field and equal access for all contractors and subcontractors to participate in city contracting opportunities with the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Transit Authority is subject to the requirements of 2-92-650 of the Municipal Code of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, despite such legal directives, based on the demographics ofthe CTA and many companies with whom they contract, inadequacies exist in the hiring and employment protocol ofthe Chicago Transit Authority and businesses awarded contracts by the Board; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Transit Authority receives taxpayer money towards the development, operation, profitability, and sustainability ofthe Chicago transit system; and

WHEREAS, the projected public funding for the Chicago Transit Authority in 2015 was $757.1 million dollars from Chicagoans through the Chicago Real Estate Transfer Tax and sales tax, among

WHEREAS, the 2016 operating budget for the Chicago Transit Authority was more than 1.4 billion dollars; and

WHEREAS, in 2015, 88 percent of of operating revenue came directly from ...

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