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Record #: R2019-604   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/24/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action: 7/24/2019
Title: Establishment of Special Legislative Committee on the Census
Sponsors: Harris, Michelle A.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2019-604.pdf

Pursuant to Rule 36 of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, a Special Committee of the City Council is hereby created, as follows:
SECTION 1. Definitions.
For purposes of this Resolution: "Census" shall mean the 2020 United States Census. "Chairman" shall mean the Chairman of the Committee.

"Committee" shall mean the Special Committee created by this Resolution, to be known as the Special Legislative Committee on the Census.

SECTION 2. Establishment.

The Committee is hereby established. The Committee shall be a Committee of the Whole, and shall include a member of the City Council elected as Chairman, who shall supervise such assistants and employees as provided for in the annual appropriation ordinance.

SECTION 3. Committee mission and functions.

The mission of the Committee shall be to strive to ensure a fair, complete, and accurate Census count of every individual living in Chicago.

Towards that end, the Committee, through its Chairman and assigned staff, shall: (i) serve as the primary Census-related informational, organizing, and planning resource for the members of the City Council, (ii) develop outreach materials for use by ward offices, (iii) offer training sessions and materials for Aldermen and their staff, (iv) research and respond to questions from Aldermen and their staff, (v) consider and implement such other Census-related assistance for the City Council as the Chairman deems useful, and (vi) carry out the foregoing functions in coordination with the City of Chicago Complete Count Committee.

SECTION 4. Termination and Committee Discharge.

This Resolution shall expire and be repealed of its own accord, without further action by the City Council, on October 1, 2020. Pursuant to Rule 38 of the Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, that date shall be deemed to be the date of the final report of the Committee, and from that date forward the Committee shall be deemed discharged.

Michelle A. Harris Alderman, ...

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