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Record #: R2022-685   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 6/22/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Final action:
Title: Call for hearing(s) on data necessary to develop measures to ensure minority- and women-owned business enterprises are included in private projects
Sponsors: Ervin, Jason C.
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Contracting Oversight and Equity
Attachments: 1. R2022-685.pdf
Committee on Contracting Oversight & Equity


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2017-2 was signed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on August 15. 2017; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2017-2 was received and filed by Clerk Anna Valencia on August 15, 2017; and

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is committed to enhancing the economic growth and
prosperity of minority and women-owned business enterprises ("M/WBEs");

WHEREAS, a diverse business community and work force strengthens the City's economy; and

WHEREAS, the City continues to address a legacy of segregation and discrimination
that is visible today in the concentrations of wealth and poverty that affect certain of the City's
community areas; and

WHEREAS, many parts of the downtown and surrounding areas, as well as many neighboring communities, are thriving, while other neighborhood communities, particularly on the south and west sides, are struggling with poverty and economic disinvestment; and

WHEREAS, the City remains committed to continuing its efforts to mitigate the effects of segregation and disinvestment, both as a moral obligation and a measure to enhance Chicago's position as a global city; and

WHEREAS, the City enacted MCC Section 5 2-92-650 et seq. to foster participation of M/WBEs in City construction contracts and enacted MCC Section 2-92-420 et seq. to foster participation of M/WBEs in City non-construction contracts for goods and services; and

WHEREAS, the City's M/WBE program has been effective in increasing opportunities for M/WBE's in the public spere, but they do not address hiring and contracting disparities in the private sector; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2017-2 directed the Department of Planning & Development (DPD) and the Plan Commission to encourage goals of 26% MBE and 6% WBE participation applicable to the total construction budget for each planned development; and

WHEREAS, DPD and the Chicago Plan Commission are directed to require applicants for planned development zoning...

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