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Record #: R2022-599   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 5/25/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Public Safety; Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation; Education and Child Development; Health and Human Relations
Final action:
Title: Call for joint hearing regarding summer community safety
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Taliaferro, Chris, Sposato, Nicholas, Scott, Jr. Michael, Sawyer, Roderick T.
Attachments: 1. R2022-599.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY Of CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

May 25, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Chairmen Taliaferro, Sposato, Scott and Sawyer, a resolution calling the Committee on Public Safety, the Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation, the Committee on Education and Child Development, and the Committee on Flealth and Human Relations to promptly convene a joint hearing regarding summer community safety.

Your favorable consideration ofthis resolution will be appreciated.|1010|
RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, it is essential for City residents and visitors that every neighborhood in Chicago is safe to live, work, and visit, and we must address current concerns regarding violence and crime with immediate comprehensive and sustainable solutions; and

WHEREAS, planning for safety for the summer of 2022 began in 2021; and

WHEREAS, community safety requires a whole-of-government approach in which all City departments fulfill their individual missions through a lens of community safety while focusing on the root causes of violence; and

WHEREAS, every resident can have a role to play in contributing to community safety;
and

WHEREAS, in August 2021, the City of Chicago established the Community Safety Coordination Center ("the CSCC") for purposes of bringing a whole-of-government approach to community safety; and

WHEREAS, the CSCC coordinates both City department and sister agency investments and resources in neighborhoods, in collaboration with community partners, all to address various community safety needs as identified in part by local residents at the block level; and
WHEREAS, the CSCC is focused on the 15 communities with the highest rates of violence since 2016 and CPD is focused on the 55 beats that account for 50 percent of violence in the last 13 months", and

WHEREAS, to date, overall homicides are down in 2022, year-over-year by over 10...

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