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Record #: R2021-1077   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action: 5/24/2023
Title: Call for establishment of Latino advisory council "Hispanic Inclusion Plan"
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Tabares, Silvana, Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Rodriguez, Michael D., Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Maldonado, Roberto, Reboyras, Ariel, Cardona, Jr., Felix , La Spata, Daniel
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2021-1077.pdf
Related files: R2023-766
Committee on Contracting Oversight & Equity
Chicago City Council October 14,2021


WHEREAS, The Chicago City Council Latino Caucus ("Latino Caucus") is committed to the furtherance of economic opportunity and upward mobility for all Chicago Latinos; and

WHEREAS, The Latino Caucus relies on external economic reportings of the Chicago Latino community because they lack reliable tracking operations at the City of Chicago ("City"); and

WHEREAS, The 2020 U.S. Census revealed that Latinos are the second-largest racial or ethnic group in Chicago, contributing to approximately 31% of Chicago's total population; and

WHEREAS, On September 29, 2021, during the 2022 Budget Hearings, the City's Department of Procurement Services stated that only 13% of the City's contracting opportunities were awarded to Latinos in 2020; and

WHEREAS, The City's contracting opportunities awarded to Latinos in 2020 not only fail to reflect the total Latino population in Chicago, it reveals that Latinos were the least equitably awarded group to contract with the City in 2020; and

WHEREAS, The State of Illinois released a "Hispanic/Latinx FY2020 Employment Plan Report" ("Hispanic; Report") finding that: (1) women make up more than half of the Hispanic/Latinx new hires; (2) the total Hispanic/Latinx employees increased slightly from 6.5% in 2019 to about 7% in 2020; and (3) there is a strong need for more connections and partnerships with Hispanic/Latinx advocacy and career development groups throughout the state about awareness, creation, and building relationships with jobs; and

WHEREAS, Such findings aforementioned collectively support the need for the City to hold greater priority on parity, equity, and accountability for the Chicago Latino community; and

WHEREAS, The Latino Caucus believes that parity and equity within the Latino community can be achieved through actualized initiatives developed by th...

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