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Record #: R2017-40   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/25/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Public Safety; Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Call for City of Chicago to undertake comprehensive gun violence prevention plan
Sponsors: Cardenas, George A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Foulkes, Toni, Curtis, Derrick G., Osterman, Harry, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Moreno, Proco Joe, Maldonado, Roberto, Mell, Deborah, Lopez, Raymond A., Moore, Joseph, Pawar, Ameya, Cappleman, James, Taliaferro, Chris, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Santiago, Milagros
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2017-40.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

WHEREAS, The scourge of gun violence has caused serious harm to the people and communities ofthe great City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, According to a study released by the University of Chicago, the murder rate in Chicago jumped dramatically in 2016 to 27.7 homicides per 100,000 residents; and

WHEREAS, Chicago's murder rate is far outpacing most other U.S. cities, including the four other largest in the U.S.: New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, and Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, There were more than 4,300 shooting incidents in Chicago in 2016; and

WHEREAS, Homicides, shootings, and robberies involving a gun all saw double-digit percentage increases; and
WHEREAS, Gun violence negatively affects the physical, mental, and emotional health of all people and hurts all neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Gun violence disproportionately affects young people and people of color;

WHEREAS, Today's survivors of gun violence may perpetuate the cycle of gun violence themselves; and

WHEREAS, Cities that treat violence like an infectious disease by intervening in specific neighborhoods and treating individuals with a public health approach have seen significant reductions in gun violence; and

WHEREAS, Our residents have a right to healthy living, which includes safe neighborhoods that are free of gun violence; and

WHEREAS, The mission of public health is the attainment of positive physical, mental, and social well-being; and

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Chicago recognizes the City's current gun violence crisis is a public health issue that must be addressed with a coordinated public health response; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Members ofthe City Council of the City of Chicago, assembled this twenty-fifth day of January, 2017, do hereby:
Call upon the City of Chicago to undertake a comprehensive gun violence prevention plan in order to reduce the physical, mental, and emotional cost of gun violence; and
Call upon the Department of Public ...

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