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Record #: O2021-2865   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/25/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code 2-92-660, 2-92-670 and 2-92-780 regarding minority-owned and women-owned (MBE/WBE) business participation in City construction contracts
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2021-2865.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
IOKI I I.IGHIT'OOT
MAYOR

June 25,2021










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF Cl IICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Chief Procurement Officer and the Corporation Counsel, 1 transmit herewith an ordinance amending the Municipal Code regarding Minority-owned and Women-owned business enterprises (M/WBE) participation in the City's construction contracts.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly your:

ORDINANCE


BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Article VI of Chapter 2-92 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-92-660 Findings of discrimination.

The City Council, after considering evidence presented to the Budget Committee, including evidence presented at trial in Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. City of Chicago, Number 96 C 1122 (N.D. III.), during May and June 2003 (the "B.A.G.C. Trial"); statistical evidence, not available during the B.A.G.C. Trial, of continuing discrimination against Blacks, Hispanics and women in the Chicago construction marketplace; the report of the Mayoral Task Force on M.B.E.A/V.B.E. as well as additional anecdotal evidence of discrimination against minorities and women in the Chicago construction marketplace; and the testimony of experts and anecdotal witnesses; and receiving and considering written reports and submissions, adopts the following findings as a strong basis in evidence supporting a narrowly tailored, remedial affirmative action program in city the City's construction contracting:
the City of Chicago seeks to provide a level playing field and equal access for all contractors and subcontractors to participate in eity the City's contracting opportunities;
the GCity has a significant impact upon the area economy through its contracting functions;
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