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Record #: O2021-2824   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 7/21/2021
Title: First amendment of intergovernmental agreement with Cook County Sheriff's Office and County of Cook extending term for lease of surplus equipment under RENEW program in exchange for participation by Sheriff's Work Alternative Program (SWAP) workforce in City projects
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2021-2824.pdf, 2. O2021-2824 (V1).pdf

WHEREAS, the Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1970, Article VII, Section 10, authorizes units of local government to contract or otherwise associate among themselves in any manner not prohibited by law or ordinance; and

WHEREAS, the provisions of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, (5 ILCS 220/1 et seq.), authorize and encourage intergovernmental cooperation; and

WHEREAS, the County of Cook (the "County") and the City of Chicago (the "City") are units of government within the meaning of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, 1970, Article VII, Section 10, having power and authority to enter into an intergovernmental agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office (the "Sheriff's Office") operates an alternative sentencing program called the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program ("SWAP"), in which participants are court ordered to participate in community service projects, including cleaning parks, viaducts and streets; and

WHEREAS, the Sheriff's Office operates another alternative sentencing program called the Restoring Neighborhoods Workforce Program ("RENEW), in which participants deconstruct, clear and secure vacant and abandoned properties in Cook County, which are often hotbeds of criminal activity; and

WHEREAS, the City, County and Sheriff's Office entered into that certain "Intergovernmental Agreement for the Lease of Surplus Equipment By and Between The City of Chicago, The Cook County Sheriff, and The County of Cook" as of June 29, 2018 (the "Agreement") for the City to provide the Sheriff's Office surplus equipment to use for the RENEW program in exchange for the use of SWAP crews for City projects; and

WHEREAS, the term of the Agreement began on June 29, 2018 and remained effective for a term of two (2) years with an automatic renewal of one (1) additional year for a total of three (3) years; and

WHEREAS, the City, County, and Sheriff's Office wish to amend the Agreement to extend the original term of the Agreement by ...

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