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Record #: O2018-2765   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action: 3/28/2018
Title: Establishment of work group to maximize diversity in project participation associated with new lease and license agreements with various air carriers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Sponsors: Dowell, Pat, Sawyer, Roderick T., Villegas, Gilbert, Willie B. Cochran, Mitts, Emma, Scott, Jr. Michael
Topic: AIRPORTS - O'Hare
Attachments: 1. O2018-2765.pdf

WHEREAS, In the first quarter of 2018 the City Council approved a new form of Use and Lease Agreement that will substantially govern airline operations at O'Hare International Airport ("New Use and Lease Agreement"). The execution of the New Use and Lease Agreement by the City of Chicago and the signatory airlines marks an historic moment for the economic growth of our City, and this unprecedented opportunity deserves the City's full attention; and

WHEREAS, It is the goal of the Mayor and the City Council to ensure diversity, inclusion, and maximization of capacity-building opportunities arising from this transformative agreement; and

WHEREAS, In furtherance of the goal, the City should fully leverage all of its locally focused MBE/WBE participation objectives, bid preferences including those for veterans and people with disabilities, and programs to provide opportunities for small, local, and historically disadvantaged businesses; and
WHEREAS, These programs include the Small Business Initiative 1, Small Business Initiative 2, and the Medium Business Initiative, which were created by the Mayor and the City Council and are designed to provide opportunities at the prime contractor level to small through mid-sized local firms of all sizes and backgrounds that are emblematic ofthe rich diversity of our City; now, therefore,

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated into and made a part of this Ordinance.
SECTION 2. (a) The Commissioner of Aviation ("Commissioner") and the Chief Procurement Officer ("CPO") shall convene a working group of City officers and employees who, in the Commissioner's and CPO's judgment, will bring expertise, experience and perspective to effectively address the issues described herein. The working group shall include representatives ofthe City Council, including but not limited to participation by African American, Latino, and women representatives and a represe...

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