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Record #: R2017-670   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/26/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Call for Corporation Counsel, Chief Procurement Officer and City Comptroller to address nature, structure and implementation of automated enforcement program
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Beale, Anthony
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Finance, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Law, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Procurement Services
Attachments: 1. R2017-670.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

Committee on Finance

 

 

 

RESOLUTION

 

 

 

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6(a); and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to this authority, the City of Chicago has undertaken the automated enforcement of its red light and speeding ticket laws; and

 

WHEREAS, in the course of that enforcement, it has retained third parties such as IBM to administer those programs; and

 

WHEREAS, the City's processes and procedures have resulted in legal claims exposing the city to hundreds of millions of dollars; and

 

WHEREAS, this City council endeavors to explore the circumstances arising from these processes in order to prevent them from occurring again; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

 

That the Corporation Counsel, the Chief Procurement Officer, and the City Comptroller appear before the Committee on Finance to address the nature of the automated enforcement program, its structure, and the respective roles of those charged with implementing it.

 

 

 

 

Edward M. Burke Alderman, 14th Ward

Antho/fy Beale Alderman, 9th Ward