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Record #: R2017-502   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 6/28/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Call for City departments and agencies to cease negotiations with current contractors seeking amendments, extensions or new gate and use agreements at Chicago O'Hare and Midway International Airports pending review of MBE/WBE compliance
Sponsors: Maldonado, Roberto, Moreno, Proco Joe, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Villegas, Gilbert, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Mitts, Emma, O'Connor, Patrick, Scott, Jr. Michael, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Moore, David H., Curtis, Derrick G., Foulkes, Toni, Lopez, Raymond A., Quinn, Marty, Moore, Joseph, Silverstein, Debra L., Ervin, Jason C., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Munoz, Ricardo
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Aviation, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Law
Attachments: 1. R2017-502.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") encourages those doing business with the City ("City Partners") to take affirmative action to ensure that businesses owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged persons opportunities provide goods and services to City Partners; and
WHEREAS, certain City Partners operating at the Airports reference the Federal Aviation ("FAA") Administration Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (the "ACDBE Program"); and
WHEREAS, the FAA may set lower goals or set 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
WHEREAS, on October 23, 2016, Alderman of the 26th Ward, Roberto Maldonado transmitted a letter to the Commissioner of the Department of Aviation, Ginger Evans, requesting responses to twelve questions related to the opportunities afforded to businesses owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged persons by City Partners that use facilities at Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("O'Hare") and Chicago Midway International Airport ("Midway") (collectively "the Airports"); and
WHEREAS, the City Council has not received information in response to the inquiries about City Partners operating at the Airports; and
WHERAS, the City Council should be fully informed of the affirmative action efforts, if any, that City Partners operating at the Airports are taking to ensure that businesses owned by minorities, women and disadvantaged persons opportunities provide goods and services to such City Partners;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
The City Council hereby demands that the Department of Aviation, the Department of Law, and all other City employees, agents, and contractors to cease negotiations with any City Partner seeking amendments to, extensions of, or new gate and use agreements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("O'Hare") and Chi...

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