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Record #: O2017-237   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/25/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-50-040 by authorizing Commissioner of Family and Support Services to develop, administer and coordinate programs and related support services for minors and young adults suffering emotional stress as result of exposure to gun violence
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Santiago, Milagros, Waguespack, Scott, Moreno, Proco Joe, Reboyras, Ariel, Taliaferro, Chris, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Maldonado, Roberto, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 50 Dept. of Family and Support Services
Attachments: 1. O2017-237.pdf
Related files: R2019-362



WHEREAS, many ofthe children and young adults in the City are and have been exposed to a rising tide of homicide and other forms of violence associated with the discharge of firearms; and
WHEREAS, despite their status as innocent witnesses, such children and young adults suffer and potentially will suffer debilitating consequences of such violence, including post­traumatic stress and other emotional and social disorders; and
WHEREAS, a number of faith-based entities, non-profit entities, and business entities in and outside of the City are in a position to help deliver or support the delivery of services and supports to such children and young adults; and
WHEREAS, the City Council and other aspects of City government are well situated to cast a broad net in terms of capturing and coordinating financial and other resources that will result in the direct delivery of services and supports to such children and young adults; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 2-50 ofthe Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
2-50-040 Commissioner of family and support services - Powers and duties.
The duties and powers of the commissioner shall be as follows:
To plan, initiate, supervise and coordinate programs and projects, with or without federal or state assistance, which provide or expand human opportunity, assistance, counseling, or other related guidance and development services for residents, with special emphasis upon their needs, aspirations and welfare;
To provide human services, including, but not limited to, crisis intervention services, and planning, coordination and review of all family and support services provided by the City of Chicago;
To cooperate with the mayor, the city council, city departments, agencies and officials in formulating and executing comprehensive programs (1)...

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