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Record #: O2019-9497   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Health and Human Relations; Workforce Development
Final action:
Title: Establishment of Human Service Workforce Advancement Ordinance
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Napolitano, Anthony V., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Lopez, Raymond A., Cardenas, George A., Sposato, Nicholas, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Silverstein, Debra L., Hairston, Leslie A., Gardiner, James M. , Scott, Jr. Michael, Curtis, Derrick G., King, Sophia D., Ervin, Jason C., Dowell, Pat, Austin, Carrie M., Nugent, Samantha , Burnett, Jr., Walter, Mitts, Emma, Taylor, Jeanette B. , Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Taliaferro, Chris, Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Coleman, Stephanie D. , Maldonado, Roberto, Martin, Matthew J. , Rodriguez, Michael D., Cardona, Jr., Felix , La Spata, Daniel , Sawyer, Roderick T., Harris, Michelle A., Tabares, Silvana, Reboyras, Ariel
Attachments: 1. O2019-9497.pdf
December 18th, 2019 . Chicago Council Meeting
Referred to Joint Committee on Workforce Development and Health and Human Relations


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, within specified limits, the City has the general right to exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection ofthe public health, safety and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the City intends to ensure the uninterrupted provision of essential health and social services to City residents and communities with the greatest need who rely or can become reliant on these services that are funded and/or administered by the City through the Chicago Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) (the Department(s)) but are provided by private service providers (Service Providers) with which the City contracts; and

WHEREAS, DFSS administers social services and programs and has the mission to connect City residents and families, particularly those most in need, to resources that build stability, support their well-being, and empower them to thrive; and

WHEREAS, DPH administers health services and programs and has as its mission to promote and improve the health of the City's citizens and communities by implementing policies and providing or arranging for the provision of services to residents and communities within the City that have the greatest need; and

WHEREAS, the City has determined that the provision of such services to its citizens and communities is necessary for the proper functioning of the City as healthy, safe, cohesive, and economically sustained; and

WHEREAS, by and throug...

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