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Record #: O2018-7999   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/31/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-32 by adding new Article XIV supplementing provisions regarding selection of depository banks and investment of City funds and modifying Chapter 2-92 by adding new Section 2-92-587 prohibiting city contractors from doing business with Saudia Arabia or related businesses
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Hopkins, Brian , Sawyer, Roderick T., Reilly, Brendan, O'Connor, Patrick
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 32 Dept. of Finance, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2018-7999.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
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, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been strongly implicated in the disappearance and murder of a Washington Post journalist and Saudi-Citizen, Jamal Khashoggi, at a Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018; and
WHEREAS, fifteen Saudi agents were waiting for Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate the moment he arrived, at about 1:15 p.m. on October 2 2018; and
WHEREAS, Khashoggi was going to the Saudi consulate to collect documents for his upcoming wedding; and
WHEREAS, senior Turkish officials have described an audio recording corroborating that Khahoggi's killers severed his fingers and later dismembered and beheaded him while he was still conscious; and,
WHEREAS, Turkish officials have also shared with the New York Times that Saudi consul, Mohammad al-Otaibi, is purported to have told the killers, "Do this outside. You will put me in trouble;" and,
WHEREAS, one of the men is said to have replied "Shut up, if you want to live when you return to Saudi Arabia;" and
WHEREAS, al-Otaibi has since been dismissed from his post and recalled to Saudi Arabia; and
WHEREAS, several of the fifteen men who arrived at the consulate just moments before Khashoggi have close ties Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (oi iP^ o> ±>**) (MBS); and
WHEREAS, Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, one of the men, is a Saudi diplomat and intelligence officer, who frequently traveled with MBS, including in the United States; and
WHEREAS, another suspect is Abdulaziz Mohammed al-Hawsawi, who works as one of MBS's personal bodyguards; and
WHEREAS, two other suspects, Thaar Ghaleb al-Harbi and Muhammed Saad A...

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