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Record #: R2021-1127   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 10/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Final action: 5/23/2022
Title: Call for hearing(s) on Department of Assets, Information and Services regarding current data sharing practices and tools and establishment of plan to improve and implement effective data sharing platforms
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Assets, Information and Services, - COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Development
Attachments: 1. R2021-1127.pdf
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Chicago City Council October 14, 2021

RESOLUTION CALLING FOR HEARING(S) WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ASSETS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES (AIS) IN RELATION TO DATA SHARING ISSUES

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago ("City") is responsible for the protection and promotion of public health, safety, welfare, and economic and structural conditions, among others, that allow businesses, communities, and residents to thrive; and

WHEREAS, The largest department supporting such responsibilities is the Department of Assets, Information and Services ("AIS"), that provides operation, maintenance, and repair support for City-owned and leased vehicles, and the operation, maintenance and repair of City buildings and properties. AIS is also responsible for custodial services, security coverage, graphic services, mail service, relocation services, document storage and management, energy procurement, and environmental engineering technical support; and

WHEREAS, Additionally, AIS is the department held responsible for the coordination of technology business processes and solutions, providing networks, databases, software, and technical support for all City departments. Communications and information crucial to the city's function, efficiency, and internal transparency; and

WHEREAS, AIS provides an array of resources, including but not limited to Information Technology (IT), where AIS has designated a Data Science team that is further divided into four units, including Advanced Analytics, Open Data, Business Intelligence, and Data Management, intended to store, analyze, research, visualize, publish and liberate data for city users and the public; and

WHEREAS, According to the proposed 2022 Budget, AIS will be receiving close to $75 million in funding for the Bureau of Information Technology, an amount comparative to similar sized cities that have devoted independent departments for such allocated funds; and
WHEREAS, This past summer the Committee on Economic, Capital and Technology Developme...

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