Record #: SO2019-9497   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 12/18/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Health and Human Relations; Workforce Development
Final action: 3/15/2023
Title: Establishment of Human Service Workforce Advancement Agreement (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, Hadden, Maria E.
Attachments: 1. SO2019-9497.pdf, 2. O2019-9497.pdf
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago (City) is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the 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 of the 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 Departments) 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 through DPH and DFSS, the City has determined to provide many such services, at the expense of the City and taxpayers, by contracting with Service Providers to ensure the a...

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