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Record #: O2017-5571   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 1-23-020 to prohibit City agencies, departments or officials from entering into contracts with commercial enterprises involved in erection of walls, fences or barriers along United States border
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Reboyras, Ariel, Santiago, Milagros, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Munoz, Ricardo, Maldonado, Roberto, Solis, Daniel, Cardenas, George A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Lopez, Raymond A., Moreno, Proco Joe
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 1 - General Provisions - Ch. 23 Qualifications Relating to City Business or City Benefits
Attachments: 1. O2017-5571.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Referred to Committee on Finance

Ordinance
Disassociating From Businesses Involved in the Construction of a Wall on the United
States Border


WHEREAS, the vast majority of the City of Chicago's residents, taxpayers, and visitors are descended from immigrants; and
WHEREAS, the city and the vast majority of its residents, taxpayers, and visitors greatly value and appreciate the contributions made to the city by immigrants, and likewise greatly value and appreciate the intrinsic and objective strength that social diversity gives to the city and its neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, the city and the vast majority of its residents, taxpayers, and visitors do not wish in any way to be associated with commercial enterprises that benefit from xenophobia, or that would profit from efforts to interfere with the city's long history of welcoming immigrants and immigrant families with open arms; now therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 1-23-020 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
1-23-020 Ineligibility to do business with the city.
Ineligibility due to a conviction. No natural person or business entity shall be eligible to do business with the city if such natural person, business entity or any controlling person of such business entity has ever been convicted or in custody, under parole or under any other non­custodial supervision resulting from a conviction in a court of any jurisdiction for the commission of a felony of any kind, or of a criminal offense of whatever degree, involving:

bribery or attempted bribery, or its equivalent under any local, state or federal law, of any public officer or employee of the City of Chicago or of any sister agency; or
theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit, or attempted theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit, or its equivalent under any local, state or federal law, against the City of Chica...

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