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Record #: R2017-497   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action:
Title: Call for implementation of voluntary program to expand contracting opportunities for local businesses owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged certified companies in connection with airport operations
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Sawyer, Roderick T.
Attachments: 1. R2017-497.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

WHEREAS, at the time of the 2010 United States Census, 68.2 percent of the population of City of Chicago ("Chicago") identified as minority;
WHERAS, at the time of the 2010 United States Census, 32.9 percent of Chicago's overall population identified as African American or black, and 29.8 percent of Chicago's overall population identified as Hispanic or Latino, and 5.5 percent identified as Asian;
WHEREAS, it is critical that minorities have opportunities to provide gGods and services to municipal government of Chicago and to entities that do business with or benefit from business arrangements with the municipal government ("City Partners");
WHEREAS, it is the goal of the Chicago Municipal Code Section 2-92-650 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) ((N.D. III. 2003) and adopted by Chicago City Council in May 2004 ("Ordinance") to provide a level playing field and equal access for all contractors and subcontractors to participate in contracting opportunities with the municipal government Chicago; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago municipal government grants leases and licenses allowing certain City Partners, including but not limited to airlines, to use facilities at Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("O'Hare") and Chicago Midway International Airport ("Midway") (collectively "the Airports"); and
WHEREAS, certain City Partners that benefit from leases and licenses to use facilities at the Airports are subject to regulation by the Federal Aviation Administrations' ("FAA");
WHEREAS, certain City Partners operating at the Airports reference the FAA Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (the "ACDBE Program");
WHEREAS, the FAA may impose lesser obligations for City Partners to enter contracts with minorities, women and disadvantaged persons than the award goals established by Chicago Municipal Ordinance Section 2-92-430 ("City Goal"); and

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