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00:00:01 >>[GAVEL]
00:00:02 >> THE COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER. THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:06 >> ALDERMAN LAURINO HOPKINS DOWELL KING HAIRSTON SAWYER MITCHELL
00:00:21 HARRIS BEALE SADLOWSKI-GARZA THOMPSON CARDENAS -HELLO? CARDENAS QUINN
00:00:38 BURKE LOPEZ FOULKES DAVID MOORE CURTIS O'SHEA COCHRAN BROOKINS
00:00:53 MU OZ ZALEWSKI SCOTT SOLIS MALDONADO BURNETT ERVIN TALIAFERRO
00:01:12 REBOYRAS SANTIAGO WAGUESPACK MELL AUSTIN RAMIREZ-ROSA VILLEGAS MITTS
00:01:29 SPOSATO LAURINO O'CONNOR NAPOLITANO REILLEY SMITH TUNNEY CAPPLEMAN
00:01:46 ARENA
00:01:47 >> YOU GET NO RESPECT
00:01:49 >> SORRY. >>[INAUDIBLE] [OFF MIC] PAWAR OSTERMAN JOE MOORE
00:02:02 SILVERSTEIN. YOUR HONOR, WE HAVE A
00:02:03 QUORUM PRESENT. ALDERMAN SAWYER IS HERE.
00:02:07 WE STILL HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.
00:02:10 >> THERE'S A METAPHOR THERE.
00:02:13 >>[GAVEL]
00:02:17 >> WE HAVE A QUORUM. PLEASE, RISE. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL
00:02:23 BE RECITED BY ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN.
00:02:26 >>[PLEAGE OF ALLEGIANCE]
00:02:42 >> PLEASE, REMAIN STANDING. THE INVOCATION WILL BE DELIVERED BY
00:02:50 SENIOR RABBI EDWIN GOLDBERG, THE SENIOR RABBI AT TEMPLE SHALOM OF
00:02:54 CHICAGO
00:02:55 >> GOOD MORNING. AS THE SENIOR RABBI, THE ONLY REFORM SYNAGOGUE IN
00:03:00 WRIGLEYVILLE, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE
00:03:01 CITY CHICAGO ON THE OUTSTANDING
00:03:03 PERFORMANCE OF THE CHICAGO CUBS AND
00:03:04 PRESENT ON BEHALF OF LAKEVIEW TEMPLE
00:03:10 SHALOM A CHICAGO CUBS KIPPAH TO OUR MAYOR. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:03:20 >> WHERE WERE YOU FOR MY BAR MITZVAH? THANK YOU.
00:03:38 >> SECOND BAR MITZVAH. BEING A MAN OF
00:03:39 THE CLOTH, I WANT TO QUOTE FROM THE BIBLE
00:03:40 THE BOOK OF PROVERBS I THINK THIS IS APT. HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE
00:03:41 HEART GROW SICK BUT A DESIRE FULFILLED IS A TREE OF LIFE. WE HOPE
00:03:42 FOR THE BEST BUT ON A DARKER NOTE I'M ALSO AWARE THAT JEWS THROUGHOUT
00:03:43 THE WORLD THIS WEEK ARE READING ABOUT AN
00:03:44 ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE WORLD
00:03:46 WHO DECIDE TO BUILD A TOWER TO REACH THE HEAVENS IN ORDER TO MAKE A
00:03:47 GREAT NAME FOR THEMSELVES. AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW THIS TOWER OF BABEL
00:03:54 IS DESTROYED. GOD DESTROYS IT. I AM ALSO
00:03:55 SURE THE BUILDING CODES BACK THEN
00:04:05 WEREN'T LIKE THEY ARE TODAY. WHY DOES
00:04:06 GOD DESTROIT? IHE ANCIENT RABBIS LIVING
00:04:07 DURING THE ROMAN RULE BELIEVED THAT THE BUILDERS CARED FAR MORE FOR
00:04:08 PROGRESS ON THE TOWER THAN THEY VALUED HUMAN LIFE. WE ARE TOLD IF
00:04:15 BRICK WOULD FALL TO BE COLLECTIVE MOURNING BUT IF A WORKER FELL TO HIS
00:04:16 DEATH THE ONLY RESPONSE WAS CONCERNED LESS THE PACE OF THE BUILDING
00:04:26 SLOWED DOWN. THOUSANDS OF YEARS LATER WE MUST REMEMBER PROGRESS
00:04:27 ITSELF, NOT TO MENTION WINNING FOR ITS OWN SAKE, IS NOT THE POINT OF
00:04:28 LIFE. BRINGING EACH OTHER ALONG THIS IS THE POINT. AS WE SAW IN RIO
00:04:35 THIS SUMMER WHEN THAT RUNNER FELL DOWN AND HER COMPETITION STOPPED TO
00:04:36 HELP HER UP. WE HUMANS ARE CAPABLE OF SO MUCH KINDNESS AND
00:04:42 COMPASSION. SO MY HOPE AND PRAYER FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO, OUR NATION,
00:04:43 AND OUR WORLD DURING THESE ANXIOUS DAYS IS THAT ARE KINDER MORE
00:04:45 HOPEFUL AND COMPASSIONATE SPIRITS WILL WIN OUT. AT THE END OF THE
00:04:49 DAY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COMPETITION OR RACE OF ALL. MAY IT COME
00:04:56 TO PASS. AMEN.
00:04:57 >> AMEN.
00:05:20 >>[GAVEL]
00:05:28 >> RESOLUTIONS.
00:05:29 >> A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR. WHEREAS, ON JULY 16,
00:05:35 2016 CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER CINDY
00:05:36 GUERRA, STAR NUMBER 1095, WAS OFF-DUTY AND
00:05:41 ATTENDING A FAMILY GRADUATION PARTY IN ORLAND PARK ILLINOIS AND AS
00:05:48 THE PARTY WAS INTERRUPTED WHEN A YOUNG GUEST MAN UP TO SERGEANT
00:05:49 GUERRA AND SAID THAT HER BROTHER WOULD GO DOWN A SLIDE INTO A
00:05:56 SWIMMING POOL WAS LYING MOTIONLESS AT THE POLLS BOTTOM AND THAT SHE
00:05:57 WAS UNABLE TO RAISE HIM UP TO THE SURFACE. WHEREAS RELYING ON HER
00:06:10 INSTINCTS POLICE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AS A LIFEGUARD SERGEANT
00:06:11 GUERRA DROVE INTO -- DOVE INTO THE 12 FOOT DEEP POOL FULLY CLOTHED AND
00:06:12 PULLED THE BOY FROM THE BOTTOM. WHEREAS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OTHER
00:06:19 GUESTS, SERGEANT GUERRA WAS ABLE TO LIFT THE BOYS LIMP BODY ONTO THE
00:06:20 POOL DECK WHERE SHE REALIZED HE WAS NOT READING WAS IN FULL CARDIAC
00:06:23 ARREST. WHEREAS AGAIN RELYING ON HER INSTINCTS TRAINING AND
00:06:36 EXPERIENCE SERGEANT GUERRA REACTED IMMEDIATELY BY PERFORMING CPR ON
00:06:37 THE BOY. WHEREAS DESPITE WHAT SEEMED TO BE A BLEAK SITUATION SERGEANT
00:06:38 GUERRA KEPT PERFORMING CPR AND ULTIMATELY SAVED THE BOYS LIFE. THROUGH
00:07:08 HER HEROIC EFFORTS HE HAD REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS BREATHING ON
00:07:09 HIS OWN BEFORE THE PARAMEDICS ARRIVED. WHEREAS SERGEANT GUERRA IS A
00:07:10 22 YEAR VETERAN OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO FORMERLY WORKED
00:07:11 IN THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT AND NOW WORKS IN THE OFFICE OF
00:07:12 NEWS AFFAIRS AND WHEREAS THANKS TO HER QUICK THINKING AND ACTIONS
00:07:13 SERGEANT GUERRA SAVED THE BOYS LIFE AND HE WAS RELEASED FROM
00:07:14 HOSPITAL SHORT TIME LATER WITH NO LASTING INJURIES. WHEREAS SERGEANT
00:07:15 GUERRA'S QUICK ACTIONS AND CALM EFFECTIVE RESPONSE EXEMPLIFIED THE
00:07:16 DEDICATION TO DUTY AND COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY INHERENT IN ALL
00:07:20 MEMBERS OF CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT, BOTH ON AND OFF DUTY, NOW,
00:07:31 THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE, THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY
00:07:32 COUNCIL THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLED THIS FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER 2016
00:07:45 DO HEREBY EXPRESS OUR ADMIRATION AND GRATITUDE TO CHICAGO POLICE
00:07:46 OFFICER CINDY GUERRA FOR HER HEROIC ACTIONS. IT BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED
00:07:47 THAT A SUITABLE COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:07:48 BE PRESENTED TO SERGEANT GUERRA AND
00:07:52 PLACED ON PERMANENT RECORD IN HER PERSONNEL FILE AS A TOKEN OF OUR
00:07:53 GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:08:06 >> ALDERMAN BURKE
00:08:08 >> I MOVE A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR THE
00:08:10 IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:08:12 >>[GAVEL] HEARING NO OBJECTION SO ORDERED. WITH EXPERIENCE IN LIFE
00:08:19 AND EXPERIENCE IN THE PROFESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TEACHES US MANY
00:08:24 THINGS. MOSTLY IT TEACHES THE VALUE OF DUTY, THE VALUE OF COURAGE AND
00:08:30 THE VALUE OF HONOR. TO PROTECT AND SAVE LIVES AT A MOMENTS NOTICE
00:08:37 WHEN DANGER THREATENS. SERGEANT GUERRA AS YOU'VE HEARD IN THE CLERK'S
00:08:44 READING OF THE RESOLUTION, IS A 22 YEAR VETERAN OF THE CHICAGO
00:08:51 POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PRESENTLY ASSIGNED TO THE OFFICE OF THE
00:08:56 SUPERINTENDENT.UNDOUBTEDLY IN HER CAREER SHE'S WITNESSED MANY THINGS.
00:09:01 RESPONDED TO E-MAIL YOU AND SEES AND CONFRONTED DANGER AT A MOMENTS
00:09:14 NOTICE.BUT THIS PAST SUMMER DURING A MOMENT OF CELEBRATION AND
00:09:15 RELAXATION WHILE ATTENDING A GRADUATION PARTY IN NEW ORLEANS PARK
00:09:18 SERGEANT GUERRA WAS ALERTED TO A GRAVE THREAT INVOLVING A TEENAGER. A
00:09:30 TEENAGE BOY WAS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS LYING AT THE BOTTOM OF A 12 FOOT
00:09:31 DEEP SWIMMING POOR UNCONSCIOUS AND NOT BREATHING. IN THOSE TENSE AND
00:09:37 FRIGHTENING MOMENTS WHEN PANIC AND FRIGHT COULD EASILY OVERTAKE THE
00:09:41 AVERAGE PERSON, THE EVER VIGILANT POLICE OFFICER OR FIREFIGHTER OR
00:09:47 EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER IS TRAINED IN CRISIS RESPONSE. SERGEANT
00:09:52 GUERRA UTILIZING HER TRAINING TOLD INTO THE HOLE, PULLED THE
00:09:59 UNCONSCIOUS BOY OUT OF THE WATER AND APPLY THE EMERGENCY CPR. AFTER A
00:10:05 FEW TENSE MINUTES THE BOY REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. SERGEANT GUERRA
00:10:12 LIKE SO MANY OF HER CONTEMPORARIES, BOTH PRESENT AND PAST,
00:10:16 UNDERSTANDS THAT A POLICE OFFICER'S DUTY DOES NOT END WITH THE CHANGE
00:10:21 IN SHIFT OR THE APPOINTED HOUR TO RETURN HOME. WHEN HUMAN LIFE IS AT
00:10:32 STAKE IS A 24-7 JOB THAT MUST BE PERFORMED IN A CALM AND SKILLED
00:10:45 MANNER. IN FACT, MR. PRESIDENT LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL
00:10:46 BACKS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A COP. THE TRUE ESSENCE OF HEROIC SERVICE
00:10:48 AND LIFE-SAVING ACTION FOR A FELLOW CITIZEN. THE DRAMATIC AND
00:10:56 COURAGEOUS ACTION UNDERTAKEN BY SERGEANT GUERRA ONCE AGAIN
00:11:00 UNDERSCORES THE DEDICATION TO DUTY THAT IS SO OFTEN IGNORED OR TAKEN
00:11:06 FOR GRANTED BY OUR FELLOW CITIZENS. SO THIS MORNING MR. PRESIDENT
00:11:16 I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO JOIN WITH YOU AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE
00:11:17 CITY COUNCIL IN OFFERING APPRECIATION TO SERGEANT GUERRA AND OFFERING
00:11:22 CONGRATULATIONS AS WELL FOR THIS BRAVE AND SELFLESS ACT. IT IS ALSO
00:11:30 IMPORTANT, I BELIEVE, THAT JOINING HER TODAY ARE HER FAMILY MEMBERS
00:11:38 WHO CAN WITNESS FIRSTHAND THE APPRECIATION OF A GRATEFUL CITY THAT WE
00:11:44 HAVE FOR THEIR MOM. WHAT AN INSPIRATION SHE MUST BE NOT ONLY FOR HER
00:11:52 COLLEAGUES BUT FOR HER FAMILY AND WE ARE SO PLEASED THAT WE CAN, BY
00:12:00 THIS GESTURE, SHOW TO THEM WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CHICAGO COP. SHE IS
00:12:09 NO 19 FEET TALL COP. SHE IS THERE 24-7. CONGRATULATIONS. MAY GOD
00:12:15 CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME AND
00:12:20 KEEP SAFE THE BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN OF OUR CHICAGO POLICE PINUS POLICE
00:12:28 DEPARTMENT IN THE NATION DID THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT
00:12:31 >> ALDERMAN
00:12:32 >> I TO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. AS CHAIRMAN BURKE JUST
00:12:45 REITERATED, 24-7 VERY PROUD OF WHAT YOU DO. IN YOUR SPARE TIME.
00:12:46 POLICE OFFICERS WORK 24 HOURS A DAY. WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT YOU'RE
00:12:49 STILL WITH US AND YOUR CONTINUE WITH US FOR AS LONG AS YOU WOULD LIKE
00:12:53 TO. ONE THING I WANT TO POINT OUT IS WE HAVE SOMEONE FROM NEW ORLEANS
00:12:59 PARK HERE. YOU CAN'T RECRUIT HER. WE NEED HER HERE AT THE 35TH AND
00:13:05 MICHIGAN. SHE'S GOING TO BE HERE FOR A WHILE. THANK YOU.
00:13:07 >> ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO
00:13:15 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:13:16 RESOLUTION SHOULD SERGEANT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. THANK YOU FOR
00:13:19 YOUR SERVICE WHEN YOU'RE NOT WORKING AS WELL AS THE PARENTS OF THREE
00:13:21 IT'S GOOD TO KNOW THAT THERE'S CONSTANT SERVICE EVEN WHEN YOU'RE NOT
00:13:31 IN UNIFORM. HE MAKES A LOT OF CITIZENS IN THE CITY FEEL COMFORTABLE
00:13:32 AND FEEL SAFE AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT, WHAT YOU DAY DO DAY
00:13:36 IN AND DAY OUT YOU PEOPLE JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND. TO BE OFF AND STILL
00:13:40 BE WORKING, THAT'S AN INCREDIBLE TRIBUTE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GET
00:13:47 THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO SERGEANT DID THANK YOU VERY MUCH
00:13:48 MR. PRESIDENT.
00:13:50 >> ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO
00:13:58 >> I TO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE PREP RESOLUTION AND IT WAS AN HONOR
00:14:07 WORKING DURING MY TIME WITH THE CHICAGO LIEBERMAN IN THE WAY THAT
00:14:13 DISH. I WANT TO SAY YOU ARE A HERO. SUPERINTENDENT JOHNSON JUST THIS
00:14:14 PAST WEEK HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT HIMSELF IN HIS BUDGET BEFORE
00:14:15 THIS COUNCIL AND HE SPOKE ABOUT THE HERO THAT ARE ON THE CHICAGO
00:14:20 POLICE DEPARTMENT AND HE GAVE SOME ELEGANT STORIES TO REMIND US THAT
00:14:24 WE ARE MONKEY ROSE. AND I REMINDED HIM OF A COUPLE FOLKS THAT IN MY
00:14:35 WARD, THE RESPONDED TO A CALL THAT IN FACT CAME ACROSS THE SAME
00:14:36 SITUATION WHERE THEY HAD PERFORMED CPR AND BROUGHT THE LITTLE CHILD
00:14:38 BACK TO LIFE. YOUR ACTIONS ARE VERY HEROIC. YOUR YOU WERE OFF DUTY
00:14:48 AND IT'S PROBABLY DIFFICULT TO JUMP IN A 12 FOOT POLE AND PULL
00:14:50 ANYBODY OUT. I WANT TO SAY THAT YOURSELF LISTLESS AND YOUR HEROIC
00:14:59 ACTIONS WILL BE REMEMBERED AND I KNOW YOUR FAMILY ARE VERY PROUD OF
00:15:00 YOU. JUST AS WE ARE. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.
00:15:01 >> ALDERMAN SPOSATO
00:15:05 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT I TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION. I
00:15:08 REMEMBER THE SERGEANT BACK IN THE DAYS AND FOR THE SHORT TIME I HAD
00:15:19 TO DEAL WITH I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT GOD
00:15:20 IS GOING TO LEAVE IT AND HELP ATTACK SOMEONE. YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT
00:15:21 PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME AND THANK GOD FOR THAT. RATE JOB AND I'M VERY
00:15:22 PROUD OF YOU AND THE CPD MAYBE NOT AS PROUD OF YOUR SON OVER THE THAT
00:15:32 GUYS FACES DEMOCRAT FROM STOCKPILING SO MUCH. CONGRATULATIONS ONCE
00:15:33 AGAIN AND WE WILL SEE YOU AROUND.
00:15:34 >> ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? SERGEANT,
00:15:40 CONGRATULATIONS AND APPRECIATION ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CITY COULD
00:15:47 OBVIOUSLY, THAT MOMENT WAS THE WORST YEAR FOR A PARENT AND YOU WERE
00:15:48 THERE TO DO SOMETHING GET IT'S BEEN NOTED ALREADY. YOU ARE NOT ON
00:16:01 DUTY NOT ON CALL NOT IN UNIFORM BUT YOU EITHER PUBLIC SPIRITEDNESS
00:16:02 AND LET ALL YOUR TRAINING THAT IS THE TRUE FACE OF THE CHICAGO POLICE
00:16:03 DEPARTMENT AND WE DISAPPOINT LIKE THAT THAT'S NEEDED YOU WERE THERE
00:16:11 TO HELP A FAMILY COULD HELP A YOUNG ADOLESCENT. I DO KNOW WHY YOUR
00:16:12 SON IS MY LINK IT IS THAT A DAY OFF OF SCHOOL AND IT'S A GREAT DAY.
00:16:13 HE SAID THAT EARLIER SO I GIVE HIM A LOT OF CREDIT PARTIES ALSO VERY
00:16:21 VERY VERY PROUD OF HIS MOTHER. AS WE ALL ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. ON
00:16:22 BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
00:16:26 AND NOT JUST IN THIS INSTANCE WITH YOUR LONG CAREER OF SERVING THE
00:16:27 PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO. >>[APPLAUSE]THE
00:17:07 >> RESOLUTIONS.
00:17:37 >>[GAVEL]
00:17:40 >> IN RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR ALDERMAN SO LEASE AND
00:17:45 ALDERMAN THOMPSON. WHEREAS, OR NARDO BERNIE-IS THE FOUNDER AND
00:17:50 PRESIDENT OF THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE HASSLE. AND ESTHER WANT IS
00:18:02 ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. CASTLE IS THE LARGEST WAS, RENTS A SOCIAL
00:18:03 SERVICE AGENCY IN THE MIDWEST DEDICATED TO SERVING THE NEEDS OF
00:18:04 CHINESE AMERICANS. WHEREAS BERNIE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN HONG KONG IN
00:18:11 18 SHE MOVED TO SIOUX CITY IOWA TO EARN A BA IN SOCIOLOGY FROM BRIAR
00:18:16 CLIFF UNIVERSITY AND LATER A MASTERS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK FROM
00:18:17 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS MISSOURI. WHEREAS ESTHER WAS
00:18:21 FLUENT IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE CANTONESE MANDARIN AND [INAUDIBLE] HOLD
00:18:33 A BA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND AN MA FROM THE UNIVERSITY
00:18:34 OF CHICAGO SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION AND A MEMBER OF
00:18:35 THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE ACADEMY OF
00:18:36 CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKERS. AND WHEREAS IN 1979 BERNIE ESTHER AND THEIR
00:18:49 FRIENDS BEGAN BUILDING THE CHINESE AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE IN AN
00:18:50 EFFORT TO HELP NEW IMMIGRANTS OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF THE NEW
00:18:51 CULTURE AND LANGUAGE. WHEREAS, UNDER BERNIE'S LEADERSHIP CASTLE HAS
00:19:10 GROWN FROM A ONE-PERSON SHOP IN 1979 WITH AN ANNUAL BUDGET OF $32,000
00:19:11 TO A $13.5 MILLION AGENCY PROVIDING CHILD SERVICES, ELDER SERVICES
00:19:12 EMPLOYMENT TRAINING SERVICES, FAMILY COUNSELING AND HOUSING AND
00:19:15 FINANCIAL EDUCATION TO OVER 17,000 CLIENTS OF ALL AGES IN BACKGROUNDS
00:19:27 EACH YEAR. WHEREAS BERNIE IS AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY MEMBER SERVING AS
00:19:28 THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MAYOR'S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ASIAN AFFAIRS AND WAS
00:19:29 THE FIRST AGENT APPOINTED TO THE BOARD TO THE UNITED WAY OF CHICAGO,
00:19:30 AND THE CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. SHE ALSO SERVED ON GOVERNOR'S AGING
00:19:34 ADVISORY COUNCIL AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THE GREATER CHICAGO BOARD.
00:19:39 WHEREAS, BERNIE AND ESTHER GIVE GENEROUSLY OF THEIR TIME. BERNIE'S A
00:19:44 BOARD MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS THE NATIONAL
00:19:58 ASIAN PACIFIC CENTER ON AGING. ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT AND
00:19:59 REFUGEE RIGHTS AND THE COUNSEL FOR THE ILLINOIS DEPT. ON AGING.
00:20:00 BERNIE IS ALSO FOUNDING MEMBER OF CHINESE IMMIGRANT SERVICE AGENCIES
00:20:02 NETWORK INTERNATIONAL. AND ESTHER IS A BOARD MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL
00:20:04 COALITION FOR ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COALITION
00:20:07 OF AFRICAN ARAB ASIAN EUROPEAN AND LATINO IMMIGRANTS OF ILLINOIS THE
00:20:13 COALITION FOR LIMITED IMAGE SPEAKING ELDERS AND THE CHICAGO JOBS
00:20:18 COUNSEL. WHEREAS >>[COUGH] WHEREAS, BERNIE HAS OWNED MANY AWARDS
00:20:39 FOR HER WORK, INCLUDING THE ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD FROM BRIAR CLIFF
00:20:40 UNIVERSITY IN 1988, THE COMMISSIONER'S TEAM AWARD FROM THE SOCIAL
00:20:41 SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IN 1997, THE LUMINARY SENIOR AWARD FROM THE
00:20:42 CHICAGO DEPT. ON AGING A MUCH WAY 02, COMMUNITY ORGANIZER TRAILBLAZER
00:20:50 AWARD FROM RAINBOW PUSH COALITION, 2004, THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI
00:20:51 AWARD FROM THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK AT WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2006, THE
00:21:07 EDWARD J WILLIAMS COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD FROM HARRIS BANK 2010,
00:21:08 THE CHAMPION OF CHANGE AWARD AS PART OF PRESIDENT OBAMA'S WINNING THE
00:21:09 FUTURE INITIATIVE, HONEY 12, THE OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD
00:21:10 FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS, HONEY 12, THE YWCA
00:21:23 RACIAL JUSTICE TOWARD 2012, THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM'S JANE ADDAMS
00:21:24 MAKING HISTORY AWARD FOR DISTINCTION IN SOCIAL SERVICE 2013, THE
00:21:25 REMARKABLE WOMAN AWARD BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE 2013, WASHINGTON
00:21:31 UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD, 2015, THE FIFTH THIRD BANK
00:21:40 COMMUNITY LEADER AWARD 20 15TH OF ILLINOIS TREASURER MICHAEL ERIC
00:21:41 OUTSTANDING LEADER AWARD, 2016, AND THE BRIARCLIFFE UNIVERSITY
00:21:42 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD 2016, AND WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 WOMEN
00:21:47 OF INFLUENCE BY TODAY'S CHICAGO WOMAN. AND, WHEREAS IN 1987 MAYOR
00:22:06 HAROLD WASHINGTON AWARDED ESTHER THE MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON WOMEN'S
00:22:07 AFFAIRS WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARD. IN 24 THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COALITION
00:22:08 OF CHICAGO PRESENTED THE COMMUNITY SERVICES AWARD TO HER IN
00:22:09 RECOGNITION OF ESTHER'S OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATED SERVICES
00:22:15 TO THE ASIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF ILLINOIS. WHEREAS, BERNIE ISN'T
00:22:16 ESTHER'S DEDICATION TO SERVING OTHERS WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND
00:22:21 COMMITMENT TO THE WELFARE OF OTHERS, AND THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ARE
00:22:26 TRULY EXEMPLARY NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND
00:22:27 MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO GATHERED HERE ON
00:22:32 THIS FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER WHEN HE 16 DO HEREBY THANK BERNARDO LOWE
00:22:37 ONE AND ESTHER WANT FOR THEIR INVALUABLE SERVICE AND BE IT FURTHER
00:22:40 RESOLVED SUITABLE COPIES OF THIS RESOLUTION BE PRESENTED TO BERNARDO
00:22:48 LOWE WANT AND ESTHER WONG AS A TOKEN OF HER ON HER GRATITUDE AND
00:22:52 RESPECT. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:23:17 >> THANK YOU. ALDERMAN BURKE
00:23:18 >> I MOVE THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE RULES ARE THE IMMEDIATE
00:23:19 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION HE WAS HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO
00:23:20 ORDERED
00:23:23 >> MR. PRESIDENT AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL, CHICAGO
00:23:25 IS SO OFTEN IT'S BEEN SAID IS THE CITY OF DIVERSE CITY. A CITY OF
00:23:32 NEIGHBORHOODS WITH A RICH MULTI-CULTURAL MOSAIC THAT REFLECTS THE
00:23:37 CUSTOMS AND HONORED TRADITIONS OF DISTANT LANDS. NOWHERE IS THIS
00:23:44 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR MORE EVIDENCE THAN IN THE HISTORIC AND THRIVING
00:23:48 SOUTHSIDE CHINATOWN COMMUNITY CENTERED ALONG WENTWORTH AVENUE AND
00:23:56 22ND ST. CHICAGO'S CHINESE-AMERICANS WE SETTLED FROM HARRISON STREET
00:24:00 IN THE SOUTH LOOP BACK IN 1912. THEY FORMED THE HEART OF A DYNAMIC
00:24:08 AND COLORFUL BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL CENTER THAT ENDURES TO THIS
00:24:12 VERY DAY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM. IT IS INDEED ONE OF THE CITY'S GREAT
00:24:17 FIRST ATTRACTIONS DRAWING VISITORS TO ITS FAMED RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS
00:24:23 FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD COULD IT IS ALSO A
00:24:27 PLACE OF RESIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT,, A DREAM COME I PROMISE AND A
00:24:34 DESTINATION POINT FOR IMMIGRANT PEOPLES IN SEARCH OF NEW BEGINNINGS.
00:24:39 SINCE 1979, CHINESE IMMIGRANTS TAKING STAKING THEIR CLAIM IN CHICAGO
00:24:44 AND IN SEARCH OF THE PROMISE OF OPPORTUNITY THAT BENEFITED IN THE
00:24:47 SERVICES OF THE CHINESE-AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE, FOUNDED BY BERNARD
00:24:57 LOWE WANT AND ASSISTED BY ESTHER WONG, BERNIE'S FAITH IN THE FUTURE,
00:25:09 ARE LIMITLESS ENERGY, HER TIRELESS EFFORTS, AND UNSWAYED BRING
00:25:10 DEDICATION TO ASSISTING THE NEWLY ARRIVED AND MAKING AND OFTEN
00:25:12 DIFFICULT AND SOMETIMES PAINFUL TRANSITION HAS MADE A POSITIVE
00:25:16 DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF LITERALLY TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
00:25:24 FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS THE CHINESE-AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE IS THE
00:25:32 TODAY LARGEST SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY OF ITS KIND IN THE MIDWEST.
00:25:33 SERVING PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND ECONOMIC BACKGROUNDS.
00:25:43 CHICAGO IS EXCEPTIONALLY PROUD OF THE WORK THAT BERNIE AND ESTHER
00:25:44 HAVE DONE ON BEHALF OF SENIORS AND CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND SO MANY
00:25:50 OTHERS TO OVERCOME LANGUAGE BARRIERS,, DIFFICULT SOCIAL ADJUSTMENTS
00:25:55 AND HOUSING AND FINANCIAL ISSUES THAT ARISE IN THEIR LIVES. THROUGH
00:26:10 THE JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE CHINESE-AMERICAN SERVICE
00:26:11 LEAGUE, NEW RESIDENTS CAN MAKE THE SEAMLESS AND EASY TRANSITION INTO
00:26:12 THE WORKFORCE AND LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. TO DATE OVER 250 STAFF
00:26:15 MEMBERS VOLUNTEERS, ARE THERE TO AID AND ASSIST IN FILLING THE
00:26:21 IMPORTANT MISSION AT THE CHINESE-AMERICAN SERVICE LEAGUE HAS CARVED
00:26:24 OUT HERE IN THIS GREAT METROPOLIS. YES, THE SERVICE LEAGUE HAS COME A
00:26:31 LONG WAY FROM ITS MODEST BEGINNINGS AND SHOULD BE HONORED AND
00:26:37 CONGRATULATED ON ITS FOUR DECADES OF SERVICE. AS THE CATALYST OF THIS
00:26:42 LIFE AFFIRMING AGENCY, BERNIE AND ESTHER HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AND
00:26:48 HONORED BY SO MANY LOCAL AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR
00:26:55 OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP. THEREFORE, IT IS ONLY RIGHT THAT THIS MORNING
00:26:59 THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL JOINED TOGETHER IN
00:27:05 PRESENTING THIS RESOLUTION TO CONGRATULATE BERNIE AND ESTHER FOR THE
00:27:10 OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP THAT THEY HAVE EXHIBITED BY HELPING
00:27:16 THE NEWEST CITIZENS TO ACHIEVE AND REALIZE THEIR OWN AMERICAN DREAM
00:27:19 IN THE GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO. YES, ESTHER AND BERNIE, YOU, TOO, ARE
00:27:25 PART OF THE REASON THAT THE MAYOR EMANUEL CONTINUES TO PROCLAIM THAT
00:27:31 CHICAGO IS INDEED THE MOST AMERICAN OF AMERICAN CITIES.
00:27:42 CONGRATULATIONS. GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HEALTH. MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS
00:27:43 YOU AND YOURS FOR MANY MANY YEARS TO COME IN YOUR GREAT WORK. THANK
00:27:44 YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:27:48 >> ALDERMAN SOLIS
00:27:51 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I, TOO, WANT TO STAND UP AND SUPPORT
00:27:59 THIS RESOLUTION. I THINK IF WE LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, 37+ YEARS, 32,000
00:28:07 TO BEGIN THE ORGANIZATION NOW AT 13.5 MILLION, WE HAVE
00:28:08 BRICK-AND-MORTAR WE HAVE A SENIOR CASTLE BUILDING, WE HAVE A SENIOR
00:28:13 OFFICE BUILDING, WE CAN READ ABOUT THIS. WE CAN LISTEN ABOUT THIS AND
00:28:17 WE CAN BE IMPRESSED, BUT I'VE BEEN SO FORTUNATE MR. PRESIDENT, SO
00:28:24 ACTUALLY HONORED THAT I AM THE ALDERMAN OF CHINATOWN AND I GET TO SEE
00:28:30 AND EXPERIENCE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS THE PRODUCT ABOUT WHAT ERNIE AND
00:28:37 ESTHER HAVE DONE. SO I THINK THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO FOCUS ON IS THE
00:28:39 HUMAN SIDE. I LOOK-I'VE BEEN TO THEIR CHEF CLASSES AND THERE'S BEEN
00:28:50 HUNDREDS OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT ENTRAINED THEIR THAT NOW HAVE JOBS AND
00:28:51 SOME OF THE FINEST RESTAURANTS IN OUR CITY THAT ARE SUPPORTING
00:28:52 FAMILIES, THAT HAVE THEIR KIDS IN THE SCHOOLS AND THEN YOU LOOK AT
00:28:55 THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE LEARNED ENGLISH OR THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE
00:28:57 THAT ARE BECOME HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE THAT ARE BECOME CITIZENS NOW HAVE
00:29:05 A GREAT HONOR OF VOTING IN THE GREATEST DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD.
00:29:11 EMPHASIZING THAT RIGHT. YOU LOOK AT THE DAYCARE PROGRAM THAT THEY
00:29:12 HAVE FOUR CHILDREN IN CHINATOWN. THEN PROBABLY THE ONE AREA THAT
00:29:20 MOVES ME THE MOST IS THE DIGNITY AND THE HOUSING THAT THEY PROVIDE
00:29:21 ARE SENIOR CITIZENS EVERY YEAR. I GO TO CASTLE AND I SEE HOW THESE
00:29:30 MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE NOW IN THEIR 60, 70S, 90S AND EVEN AT SOME
00:29:37 POINT IN THEIR 100TH AND THEIR DIGNITY THE LIVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE
00:29:38 THEY'RE LIVING IN THOSE HOMES. SO THE HUMAN SIDE AND WHAT I BEEN
00:29:42 HONORED AND PRIVILEGED TO SEE IT BEING THAT ALDERMAN, BERNIE AND
00:29:46 ESTHER, YOU ARE THE BATMAN AND ROBIN. YOU ARE A TREMENDOUS GROUP OF
00:29:58 LADIES THAT HAVE CERTAINLY MADE YOUR MARK IN THIS CITY AND
00:29:59 I WOULD BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU AND I KNOW THERE'S THOUSANDS OF
00:30:06 PEOPLE THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY FOR THE GREAT WORK YOU HAVE DONE. THANK
00:30:07 YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:30:09 >> ALDERMAN THOMPSON
00:30:18 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I DO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:30:19 RESOLUTION NO TO CONGRATULATE BERNIE AND ESTHER ON ALL YOUR WORK. I
00:30:25 WAS THANK YOU NOT ONLY FOR THE WORK YOU'VE DONE FOR CHINESE
00:30:26 IMMIGRANTS BUT FOR ALL CHICAGO. YOUR WORK AT CASTLE HAS MADE CHINATOWN
00:30:30 THE GREATEST CHINATOWN IN AMERICA COULD I KNOW ALDERMAN SOLIS ALWAYS
00:30:36 TALKED ABOUT MAKING CHINATOWN THE GREATEST IN AMERICA AND WITH YOUR
00:30:40 WORK AND COOPERATION AND HELP YOU ARE MAKING IT AND YOU'VE MADE IT
00:30:47 THE BEST IN AMERICA. I APPRECIATE LIKE ALDERMAN SOLIS, THE VISITS TO
00:30:51 CASTLE DURING VISITING WITH THE SENIORS THAT YOUNG KIDS AT DAYCARE.
00:30:59 WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH SOME OF THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
00:31:00 FOR TEENAGERS THIS YEAR AND OF COURSE THE COOKING CLASSES THAT YOU
00:31:03 HAVE. WORLD RENOWNED. YOU HAVE AN EVERLASTING IMPACT ON CHINATOWN AND
00:31:10 BRIDGEPORT MY CONSTITUENTS AND THE ENTIRE CITY. I WISH YOU BOTH THE
00:31:24 BEST ANY RETIREMENT FROM CASTLE AND THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR LIFE. I
00:31:25 KNOW YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY AND MOST
00:31:26 IMPORTANTLY, I APPRECIATE YOUR FRIENDSHIP. THANK YOU AND ALL THE BEST.
00:31:39 >>[APPLAUSE]
00:31:40 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL
00:31:41 >> YES, THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO, RISE TO BE ASSOCIATED
00:31:42 WITH THIS RESOLUTION. I WANTED TO JUST CONGRATULATE BOTH ESTHER AND
00:31:43 BERNIE FOR THEIR WORK AT CASTLE. CASTLE IS A BEACON OF HOPE AND A
00:31:49 CENTER FOR ENERGY COMMUNITY CENTER FOR MANY IS MY CONSTITUENTS MY
00:31:50 CHINESE CONSTITUENTS WHO LIVED IN HILLIARD HOME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH
00:31:52 FOR SERVICE IN THEM. I JUST WANT TO ALSO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO
00:32:06 BERNIE IN A MORE PERSONAL WAY BECAUSE I'VE KNOWN HER FOR A LONG TIME.
00:32:07 WE GO BACK TO HER DAYS WITH THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY
00:32:08 COUNCIL AND YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LEADERSHIP OF GREATER CHICAGO
00:32:23 GET YOUR WOMAN WITH BOUNDLESS ENERGY AND GREAT COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE
00:32:24 AND THE CITY OF CHICAGO. AT THIS HONOR IS WELL-DESERVED.
00:32:25 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:32:26 >> ALDERMAN BURNETT
00:32:28 >> MR. PRESIDENT I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION AND
00:32:35 COMMEND BOTH LADIES FOR THEIR COMMITMENT NOT ONLY TO CHINATOWN. I
00:32:40 HAVE TO TELL YOU, MAYOR, EVERYWHERE I GO I SEE THESE LADIES. THEY ARE
00:32:47 INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING ALL OVER THE CITY. THEY MAKE SURE THAT THE
00:32:52 CHINESE COMMUNITY IS REPRESENTED AND THAT THEY ENGAGED WITH
00:32:57 EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I JUST WANT TO THANK
00:32:59 YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT. I KNOW MANY MAYORS HAVE USED YOU ALL ON MANY
00:33:17 COMMITTEES FOR DIFFERENT THINGS THAT THE CITY HAS BEEN DOING OVER THE
00:33:18 YEARS. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR DEDICATION FOR VOLUNTEERING
00:33:19 EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN HELPING US TO MAKE THIS CITY WHEN OF THE
00:33:22 GREATEST CITIES IN THE NATION. IN THE WORLD. SO GOD BLESS YOU ALL ON
00:33:24 YOUR RETIREMENT ONE THING GOOD ABOUT YOUR CULTURE, YOU ALWAYS LOOK SO
00:33:30 YOUNG COULD YOU LOOK TOO YOUNG TO BE RETIRING. BUT I KNOW EVEN THOUGH
00:33:38 YOU MAY BE RETIRED FROM YOUR POSITION, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE
00:33:39 FOR ALL THE PEOPLE WHO COME HERE TO MOVE TO CHICAGO DON'T KNOW THEIR
00:33:43 WAY AROUND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WHO DON'T KNOW HOW TO
00:33:49 SPEAK ENGLISH. YOU WILL STILL BE THERE TO HELP THEM SO GOD BLESS YOU
00:33:50 ALL AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:33:53 >> ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? IF NOT, ESTHER AND
00:34:02 BERNIE, I ALSO WANT TO KNOW-BERNIE AND I HAVE A JOKE. HE KNOWS WHAT I
00:34:12 AM ABOUT TO SAY. WHEN YOU GET TAKEN AROUND THE HOUSING CENTER
00:34:13 LANGUAGE THE JOB TRAINING, AND THEY GET TOLD WHAT TO DO THERE'S NO
00:34:15 JEWISH MOTHER HAS ANYTHING ON BERNIE. SHE'S LIKE OUTDOES IT SETS A
00:34:18 WHOLE NEW BAR. I DO WANT TO SAY, ON A SERIOUS NOTE THOUGH, IN
00:34:26 ALDERMAN BURKE AND EVERY ALDERMAN ALLUDED TO THIS OR POINTED IT OUT.
00:34:31 YOU KNOW, YOU ARE A TESTAMENT TO AN IMMIGRANT CULTURE THAT PAYS
00:34:39 TRIBUTE TO YOUR PARENTS OR YOUR GRANDPARENTS WHO MADE THE JOURNEY TO
00:34:42 THIS COUNTRY AND THEN TO THE MOST AMERICAN OF AMERICAN CITIES, THE
00:34:46 CITY OF CHICAGO. I MEAN I'M COMING UP ON A 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MY
00:34:53 GRANDFATHER AT 13 YEARS OLD WHO CAME HERE FROM EASTERN EUROPE IN
00:34:55 PURSUIT OF A DREAM. IN PURSUIT OF DOING SOMETHING FOR THEIR FOR HIS
00:35:03 CHILDREN AND HIS GRANDCHILDREN. YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO CHINESE-AMERICAN
00:35:08 COMMUNITY THAT CALLS CHICAGO HOME BUT ALSO TO THE VALUES OF PAYING
00:35:13 TRIBUTE TO ALL THE SACRIFICE ALL THE STRUGGLE THAT PROCEEDED AND THEN
00:35:16 GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THOSE ONE HOUSING, JOB TRAINING, WAYNE WHICH
00:35:24 SKILLS, EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER AND A TRANSITION TO A NEW ADOPTED
00:35:26 HOME. THAT YOU ARE FORTUNATE TO COME TO AMERICA, FORTUNATE TO COME TO
00:35:37 CHICAGO AND THAT YOUR LIFE WOULD BE DEDICATED TO MAKING SURE THAT
00:35:38 THAT PATH AND THE JOURNEY THAT OTHERS THEN PURSUED WAS A WELL-WORN
00:35:43 PATH AND AN EASIER PIECE OF TRANSITION. YOU GAVE SOMETHING BACK IT
00:35:44 WAS GIVEN TO YOU. I CAN'T THINK OF A HIGHER WAY THAT WE AS A
00:35:48 COUNTRY SPEAK ABOUT IN A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND
00:36:01 WHAT IT DOES IN MY VIEW. IT KEEPS THE AMERICAN DREAM ALIVE. BECAUSE
00:36:02 IT'S RENEWED ALWAYS WITH ANOTHER GENERATION OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT
00:36:03 BEING HERE IN THIS COUNTRY IS A GIFT. THAT GIFT REQUIRES AN
00:36:14 APPRECIATION AND TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK AND SO AS WE PAY TRIBUTE TO
00:36:15 YOUR SERVICE WE ARE ALSO PAYING TRIBUTE TO A SET OF VALUES.
00:36:18 EMBOLDENED ENSHRINED AND HELD UP BY IMMIGRANTS WHO COME TO THIS
00:36:23 COUNTRY WHETHER THEY TRAVELED THE PACIFIC, THE ATLANTIC OR THE RIO
00:36:28 THERE COST A LOT OF REAL ESTATE TO COME IN THE ASPIRATION TO GIVE
00:36:35 THEIR CHILDREN A SET OF IDEAS NOT JUST A PIECE OF GROUND. I WANT TO
00:36:40 THANK YOU FOR MAKING CHICAGO A BETTER CITY BECAUSE YOU'VE CONTRIBUTED
00:36:45 AS A WAY OF SAYING, THANK YOU. SO, POSSIBLY WANT TO SAY THANK YOU,
00:36:50 BACK. >>[APPLAUSE]
00:37:46 >>
00:38:02 >>[GAVEL]
00:38:03 >> MDM. CLERK
00:38:07 >> A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN TALIAFERRO.
00:38:18 WHEREAS MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER WERE DEEPLY SADDENED TO LEARN THAT
00:38:19 HER FORMER COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN SAMUEL FRY WERE READ OUT OF THE 29TH
00:38:22 WARD PASSED AWAY ON SEPTEMBER 28 2016 AT THE AGE OF 78. WHEREAS
00:38:34 ALDERMAN BURRELL WAS BORN IN AND OUT OF ALABAMA TO WILLIE AND EVA MAE
00:38:35 BURRELL ON SEPTEMBER 18 1938, AND WAS THE OLDEST OF NINE CHILDREN AND
00:38:47 WHEREAS AFTER GRADUATING FROM NORTH CENTER HIGH SCHOOL IN 1957
00:38:48 ALDERMAN BURRELL ENLISTED IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND TO COMPLETING
00:38:50 ARMY WARFARE TRAINING AT FORT BENNING GEORGIA MEDICAL TRAINING AT
00:38:56 FORT SAM HOUSTON TEXAS, HE SERVED AS AN ARMY PARAMEDIC. WHEREAS
00:39:04 ALDERMAN BURRELL WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICE IN 1960,
00:39:05 AND THEN RELOCATED TO CHICAGO TO BEGIN HIS CAREER PUBLIC SERVICE AS A
00:39:08 CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY BUS OPERATOR. WHEREAS AFTER MOVING TO
00:39:16 CHICAGO ALDERMAN BURRELL "WITH UGLY ACT OF JOINING A NUMBER OF
00:39:17 AFRICAN-AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE PAN AFRICAN
00:39:26 STUDENTS ORGANIZATION, THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY, THE NAACP, AN
00:39:27 INDEPENDENT POLITICAL MOVEMENTS ON CHICAGO'S WEST SIDE. WHEREAS
00:39:30 ALDERMAN BURRELL MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE ROSIE IN 1966. THE
00:39:44 COUPLE WENT ON TO HAVE NINE CHILDREN TOGETHER. WHEREAS WHILE IN
00:39:45 CHICAGO ALDERMAN BURRELL BEGAN HIS EDUCATION IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
00:39:52 AT DEVRY UNIVERSITY AND IN 1977 HE WAS CERTIFIED AS A MASTER
00:39:53 MECHANIC ELECTRICIAN AND LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER COULD ALDERMAN BURRELL
00:40:01 SUBSEQUENTLY RECEIVED A DEGREE IN FINANCE RUM ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY.
00:40:02 WHEREAS DURING HIS TIME IN CHICAGO ALDERMAN BURRELL OH POSITIONS WITH
00:40:05 NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS AND GENERAL MOTORS ELECTROMOTIVE DIVISION AND
00:40:10 WHEREAS IN 1984 ALDERMAN BURRELL JOINED MAYOR HAROLD WASHINGTON TO
00:40:24 REFORM ADMINISTRATION. WHEREUPON HIS POLITICAL CAREER BEGAN TO
00:40:25 FLOURISH. HE WAS ELECTED AS ALDERMAN AT THE 29TH WARD IN 1990 SERVING
00:40:29 UNTIL 1999. WHEREAS DURING HIS TIME IN OFFICE ALDERMAN BURRELL
00:40:41 DOUBTED UNITED VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK WHICH REGISTERED MORE THAN
00:40:42 50,000 VOTERS FOR THE 1992 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION WHICH CAUSED THE
00:40:43 PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL CHAPTER OF VIENNA AA CP TO HELL HIM AS A
00:40:44 FREEDOM FIGHTER. WHEREAS ALDERMAN BURRELL WORKED FOR THE CITY UNTIL
00:40:46 2002 WHEN HE FOUNDED POLO BURRELL ELECTRIC AND ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING
00:40:55 COMPANY AND WHEREAS ALDERMAN BURRELL WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR
00:40:56 HIS STRONG WORK ETHIC DEDICATION AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO
00:40:58 AFRICAN-AMERICAN PROGRESS IN CHICAGO. WHEREAS ALDERMAN BURRELL LEAVES
00:41:04 TO CHERISH HIS MEMORY IS LOVING AND DEVOTED WIFE ROSIE. DAUGHTERS,
00:41:11 CHEVRON JOY, JOHN, MY ASIA, GARY, SONS WILLIAM EDWARD AND SAM, ERIKA,
00:41:20 BROTHERS WILLIE, DOROTHY, BILL, ELLEN, AND CHARLES BARBARA, SISTERS,
00:41:27 MADDIE AND GAIL, TIMOTHY AMONG MANY GRANDCHILDREN RATE GRANDCHILDREN,
00:41:34 NIECES, NEPHEWS, AND A HOST OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE WAS PRECEDED IN
00:41:37 DEATH BY HIS PARENTS WILLIE AND EVA MAE BURRELL. BROTHERS JAMES AND
00:41:42 JESSE BURRELL AND CHILDREN WERE WELL, LINDEN AND LINDA AND MARK
00:41:49 BURRELL. WHEREAS, ALDERMAN BURRELL TOUCHED THE LIVES OF ALL THE NEW
00:41:57 THROUGH HIS ACTIVISM IS VISION ADVOCACY AND DEDICATION TO HIS CITY HE
00:41:58 WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED BY THE MEMORY OF HIS CHARACTER WILL LIVE ON IN
00:42:12 THOSE WHO KNEW AND LOVED HIM. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE,
00:42:13 THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:42:14 ASSEMBLED THIS FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER 2016 DO HEREBY MOURN THE PASSING
00:42:23 OF ALDERMAN SAMUEL FRY BURRELL AND YOU HEREBY EXTEND OUR MOST SINCERE
00:42:24 CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT
00:42:26 SUITABLE COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE PRESENTED TO THE FAMILY OF
00:42:31 ALDERMAN BURRELL IS A SIGN OF OUR HONOR GRATITUDE AND RESPECT.
00:42:43 >> ALDERMAN BACHARACH
00:42:44 >> MR. PRESIDENT I MOVE A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR THE MEETING
00:42:45 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION
00:42:47 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION SO ORDERED
00:42:51 >> I RISE THIS MORNING TO RISE WITH ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO AND OTHER
00:42:55 MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AS WE MOURN THE PASSING OF ALDERMAN SAM
00:43:00 CORRELL AND EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO HIS WIDOW ROSIE, AND FAMILY. ON
00:43:04 THE LOSS OF THEIR CARING AND DEVOTED FATHER. AS A RESOLUTION POINTS
00:43:11 OUT, THE ALDERMAN WAS BORN IN ALABAMA DURING A TIME OF SEGREGATION
00:43:17 AND DESPAIR IN THE DEEP SOUTH. HE ARRIVED HERE IN CHICAGO IN 1962
00:43:24 EMBARK ON A LONG AND SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN BOTH THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND
00:43:30 PUBLIC LIFE. THOSE OF US WHO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING WITH HIM IN
00:43:35 THIS BODY REMEMBER HIM AS A QUIET DIGNIFIED AND THOUGHTFUL MAN WITH A
00:43:39 GENEROUS AND CARING SOUL. HE WAS, INDEED PASSIONATE AND DEEPLY
00:43:45 COMMITTED TO THE STRUGGLE TO ACHIEVE CIVIL RIGHTS TO HIS ACTIVE
00:43:49 INVOLVEMENT IN THE NAACP, THE PAN AFRICAN STUDENTS ORGANIZATION, AND
00:44:00 OTHER GROUPS BUILDING ON THE POWERFUL MESSAGE AND LEGACY OF REVEREND
00:44:01 DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING. IN THOSE DEFINING YEARS OF PROFOUND SOCIAL
00:44:04 AND CULTURAL CHANGE, HERE AND OUR NATION AND THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES,
00:44:10 SAM WAS AN INSPIRING CATALYST FREE QUALITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE. HE
00:44:15 WILL BE REMEMBERED AS AN INDEPENDENT THINKING PROGRESSIVE LEADER
00:44:20 DEDICATING MUCH OF HIS TIME AND EFFORT TO EMPOWERING COMMUNITY
00:44:26 RESIDENTS THROUGH THE UNITED VOTER'S REGISTRATION WEEK A HIGHLY
00:44:29 SUCCESSFUL AND EFFECTIVE GRASSROOTS WEST SIDE ORGANIZING CAMPAIGN
00:44:34 THAT HE HELPED TO FOUND. SAM COMMITTED HIS RESOURCES TO IMPROVING THE
00:44:42 INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE PUBLIC PARKS AND NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY FOR
00:44:44 RESIDENTS OF THE 29TH WARD. AND A DECADE OF SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF
00:44:50 THIS BODY. THUS, ALDERMAN SAM BURRELL HAS ENTERED GOD'S KINGDOM
00:44:55 GUIDED BY THE LOVE OF HIS FAMILY AND THE DEEPEST RESPECT OF HIS
00:44:59 FRIENDS AND FORMER CONSTITUENTS IN THE AUSTIN COMMUNITY WHO MOURN HIS
00:45:05 PASSING AND KEEP HIS MEMORY ALIVE. THEY GOT NOW GRANT TO SAM THE
00:45:14 REWARD OF EVERLASTING PEACE. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT.
00:45:16 >> ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO
00:45:20 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT. I, TOO, RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:45:26 RESOLUTION DID IT WAS INDEED AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO STAND TODAY AND
00:45:28 THINK THE FAMILY GOOD THE 29TH WARD FROM THE WEST SIDE OF CHICAGO, IS
00:45:38 STRONGER BECAUSE OF ALDERMAN BURRELL. THE 29TH WARD, THE BUSINESSES
00:45:46 THAT ENCOMPASS THAT WORK IS STRONGER BECAUSE OF ALDERMAN BURRELL. THE
00:45:50 SENIORS ENJOY BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE BECAUSE OF ALDERMAN BURRELL. BUT
00:45:56 MOST IMPORTANT COME I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO MS. ROSIE AND TO THE
00:46:00 SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF ALDERMAN BURRELL. I THINK ALL OF US CAN ATTEST
00:46:03 TO THE FACT THAT IT IS DIFFICULT BEING AN ALDERMAN. A LOT OF TIMES IT
00:46:11 SPENT AWAY FROM OUR HOUSES. A LOT OF TIME IS SPENT AWAY FROM OUR
00:46:16 LOVED ONES. PEOPLE THAT WE CARE THE MOST ABOUT. I CAN HONESTLY SAY IT
00:46:20 IS INDEED A SACRIFICE TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT BUT I THINK THE FAMILIES
00:46:24 FEEL THAT SACRIFICE AS WELL. ALDERMAN BURRELL WAS 22 YEARS OLD WHEN
00:46:38 HE CAME BACK FROM THE ARMY AND DECIDED TO EMBARK UPON A LIFE OF
00:46:39 PUBLIC SERVICE. THAT IS NOT AN EASY TASK TWO EMBARK UPON. WE DO SO
00:46:43 WITH CONSIDERATION OF KNOWING THAT OUR FAMILY MAY NOT SEE US AS MUCH
00:46:47 AS THEY WOULD LOVE AND I WOULD SPEAK INTO SAM A LITTLE EARLIER AND I
00:46:55 WAS TELLING HIM THE EFFECT THAT MY SERVING AS ALDERMAN HAS ON MY
00:46:56 DAUGHTER WHO IS 16 YEARS OLD. I CAN IMAGINE SAM'S SON AND DAUGHTERS
00:47:07 HAVING TO NOT SEE HIM AS MUCH. SO WE HAVE TO TAKE THAT SPECIAL TIME
00:47:08 TO GIVE TO OUR CHILDREN AND I ALSO CAN IMAGINE THE TIME THAT ENSURING
00:47:15 THAT ALDERMAN BURRELL HAD A STRONG WORD A WORD HE COULD BE PROUD OF
00:47:26 THAT HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME AWAY FROM HIS WIFE AS WELL. SO I STAND
00:47:27 HERE THIS MORNING AND I THANK YOU. I THANK YOU FOR THE TIME YOU
00:47:28 SACRIFICED SO THAT THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT LIVE WITHIN THE 29TH
00:47:32 WARD CAN HAVE A BETTER LIFE AS WELL. I THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF
00:47:39 MY HEART BECAUSE I HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIT IN THE SEAT THAT WAS
00:47:46 FORMERLY SAT IN BY YOUR FATHER AND BY YOUR HUSBAND AND I'M PROUD TO
00:47:53 DO THAT AND I HOPE THAT MY SERVICE WILL BE AS HONORABLE AS SAM
00:47:54 BURRELL COULD THEY DO SO MUCH TO THE FAMILY. HE GAVE A GREAT SERVICE
00:48:01 TO THE 29TH WARD. THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT FOR JOINING ME IN THIS
00:48:02 RESOLUTION.
00:48:03 >> ALDERMAN MOORE
00:48:07 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT I DO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:48:09 RESOLUTION AND GIVEN MY CONDOLENCES TO THIS WONDERFUL FAMILY. I HAD
00:48:16 THE PERSONAL OPPORTUNITY OF MEETING MR. BURRELL IN THE EARLY TO
00:48:18 THOUSANDS AND NEVER FORGOT WHEN HE GOT WITH ME BECAUSE FOR SOME
00:48:24 REASON PEOPLE WERE NOT RETURNING HIS PHONE CALL TO OPPOSE ANY NAMES
00:48:28 BUT WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET SOME AFRICAN-AMERICAN
00:48:29 CONTRACTS ON THESE LIGHTING CONTRACTS AND SO I WAS ABLE TO PUSH AND
00:48:39 HELP HIM GET IN FRONT OF SOME PEOPLE WHERE HE HELPED HIM THAT
00:48:43 CONTRACTS ARE NOT. I DON'T KNOW I THINK HE DID THAT ON HIS OWN BUT
00:48:46 MS. BURRELL, I GIVE YOU MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. KEEP KEEPING IN MY
00:48:51 PRAYERS BUT KNOWING THAT HE LEAVES A LEGACY ESPECIALLY WITH HIS
00:49:00 FAMILY LIKE BILL LITTLE AS WAS DONE SO MUCH FOR THE CHICAGO HOUSING
00:49:01 AUTHORITY WHICH IN TURN FOR THE CITY AND HELPING US DO THE THINGS
00:49:04 WHICH WE NEEDED TO DO [INAUDIBLE] WHEN HE WAS OVER THERE ONE OF THE
00:49:09 SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THE CITY WHERE COMES TO FINANCIAL DEALS AND SO HE
00:49:12 LEAVES A LEGACY THAT PEOPLE LIKE HIM AND THE REST OF HIS FAMILY. SO I
00:49:20 STAND WITH YOU AND I KEEP YOU ALL IN MY PRAYERS. JUST TELL YOU
00:49:24 ENCOURAGE GOD MAKES NO MISTAKES IN THAT LATE HOUR HE WILL BE THERE TO
00:49:28 COMFORT YOU GET THANKS SO MUCH.
00:49:31 >> ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WAS TO BE RECOGNIZE? ALDERMAN BURNETT
00:49:37 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR. PRESIDENT I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO RISE IN
00:49:42 SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. I AM VERY
00:49:50 BLESSED. I'VE HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING A LITTLE WHILE WITH MR.
00:49:55 BURRELL AND I LOOK AT HIM AS A MENTOR. SAM, AS ALDERMAN BURKE SAID
00:50:04 BEFORE ME, HE WAS A QUIET GUY. VERY DIGNIFIED. VERY RESPECTABLE BUT
00:50:09 VERY PASSIONATE IN WHAT HE BELIEVED IN. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT HE DID
00:50:23 NOT LIKE OR HE FELT VERY STRONG ABOUT YOU WOULD KNOW ABOUT IT BECAUSE
00:50:24 HE IS USUALLY JUST COOL AND CALM AND QUIET BUT IF IT SOMETHING THAT
00:50:25 WAS REALLY BUGGING HIM HE WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT. HE WOULD DO IT
00:50:29 IN A MOST RESPECTABLE WAY EVEN IF YOU DISAGREED WITH HIM YOU RESPECT
00:50:42 HIM. BECAUSE HE WAS JUST THAT TYPE OF PERSON. I THINK THAT HE DID A
00:50:43 GREAT JOB IN REPRESENTING THE 29TH WARD. HE WAS ABLE TO BE ABLE TO BE
00:50:49 INDEPENDENT BUT AT THE SAME TIME BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THE WARD
00:50:53 WHICH IS A UNIQUE TYPE OF TIGHTROPE TO WALK ON. TO BE ABLE TO BE
00:51:03 INDEPENDENT BUT STILL BE ABLE TO BRING THINGS HOME TO PEOPLE IN YOUR
00:51:07 WARD . HE WAS VERY GOOD AT THAT BECAUSE HE HAD THE RESPECT OF EVER
00:51:08 MAYOR HE WORKED WITHY.. MOSTLY MAYOR DALEY IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN. AND
00:51:17 HE WAS ABLE TO DO THINGS FOR PEOPLE IN THE WARD. HE DID A GOOD JOB
00:51:19 WITH ALL OF HIS CHILDREN. I KNOW SOME OF YOU. I DO NOT KNOW IT WAS
00:51:27 NINE OF YOU GUYS DID I THOUGHT I KNEW ALL OF YOU GUYS BUT THERE'S
00:51:29 NINE OF YOU. I DON'T KNOW ALL OF YOU ALL BUT THE ONES I DO KNOW
00:51:35 CARRIED THAT SAME DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND THAT SAME SENSE OF WORKING
00:51:39 HARD AND GETTING THINGS DONE AND TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE IN OUR
00:51:44 COMMUNITY. I WOULD SAY THAT WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
00:51:49 HAVE SAM BURRELL IN THIS COUNCIL AND IN OUR LIVES. THANK YOU ALL
00:51:56 VERY MUCH FOR SHARING HIM WITH OSGOOD GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
00:51:59 >> ANYBODY ELSE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED? SORRY. ALDERMAN DOWELL
00:52:08 >> THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT I, TO WANT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS
00:52:09 RESOLUTION. MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN MY
00:52:14 LIFE I WAS A RESIDENT OF THE 29TH WARD. ALDERMAN BURRELL WAS MY
00:52:20 ALDERMAN WHEN I WORKED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING. I REMEMBER THE
00:52:23 ALDERMAN BECAUSE HE WAS AS ALDERMAN BURNETT SAID, HE WAS COOL, VERY
00:52:31 CALM, WITH A GREAT SMILE A SENSE OF HUMOR AND VERY INQUISITIVE AND
00:52:38 PASSIONATE ABOUT THE THINGS THAT HE WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH IN THE 29TH
00:52:43 WARD. I JUST WANT TO SAY TO THE FAMILY AGAIN, MY CONDOLENCES.
00:52:49 ALDERMAN BURRELL WAS A REALLY FINE GENTLEMAN AND A GREAT PUBLIC
00:52:53 SERVANT. I WANT TO GIVE YOU MY CONDOLENCES ON BEHALF OF MY COMMUNITY.
00:52:57 THANK YOU.
00:52:58 >> ANYBODY ELSE? TO THE BURRELL FAMILY ON THE CITY OF CHICAGO WE
00:53:06 EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT SAM'S LIFE, ARMY, OPERATOR,
00:53:17 ALDERMAN, HOUSING, WHERE EVER HE WENT HE WAS INVOLVED IN PUBLIC
00:53:20 HOUSING OR RATHER PUBLIC SERVICE IN GIVING SOMETHING BACK AND CLEARLY
00:53:24 OBVIOUSLY HE ALSO MADE SURE HIS CHILDREN TO UP WITH THAT VALUES AND
00:53:29 THAT SENSE OF GIVING SOMETHING. YES, HE LEFT AN IMPRINT ON THE 29TH
00:53:38 WARD BUT WHEN IT COMES TO VOTER REGISTRATION, CIVIL RIGHTS, HOUSING,
00:53:40 THE PARKS, HIS PASSION AND DEDICATION TO THE GREATER GOOD WAS FELT
00:53:48 THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CHICAGO. FIRST AND FOREMOST, AUSTIN BUT ALSO
00:54:01 THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT HE CHOSE
00:54:02 CHICAGO AS HIS OWN. FORTUNATE HE WANTED WITH HIS NEW HOME TO MAKE A
00:54:03 DIFFERENCE. SO OUR CONDOLENCES ARE FELT FROM THE ENTIRE CITY ON ON
00:54:05 BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE CITY I WANT TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE APPRECIATE
00:54:11 HIM AND WHEN HE GAVE TO ALL OF US. THANK YOU. >>[APPLAUSE] ALDERMAN
00:54:16 BURKE MOTION
00:54:18 >> ALDERMAN BURKE MOTION
00:54:23 >> MR. PRESIDENT MOVED THE ADOPTION OF THIS DEATH RESOLUTION BY
00:54:27 RISING BOTH.
00:54:29 >> ALL RISE, PLEASE.
00:54:38 >> >>[MOMENT OF SILENCE]
00:54:48 >> AMEN.
00:54:49 >>
00:54:50 >>[GAVEL]
00:54:51 >> >>[APPLAUSE]
00:55:08 >>ALDERMAN BURKE
00:55:45 >> I MOVE THOSE OTHER TWO RESOLUTIONS BE ADOPTED IN THE OMINIBUS
00:55:52 UNLESS THERE'S OBJECTION
00:55:53 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:55:54 >>[GAVEL]
00:55:55 >> MDM. CLERK COMMUNICATIONS
00:55:56 >> A SERIOUS ARGUMENT ADDITIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR TO THE
00:56:04 HONORABLE CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHICAGO. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, OTHER
00:56:13 QUESTION THE BUDGET DIRECTOR AND TRANSMIT HEREWITH TAX LEVY WORDED
00:56:14 SPEECHES FOR 2017 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE BE
00:56:15 APPRECIATED SINCERELY MAYOR -- LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THE PRESENT
00:56:31 BUDGET DIRECTOR AND TRANSMITTED HEREWITH THE REVENUE EVENTS FOR
00:56:32 FISCAL YEAR 2017 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE STUDENTS WE
00:56:33 APPRECIATE IT. TRULY YOURS WALK EMANUEL COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. LADIES
00:56:40 AND GENTLEMEN REQUEST OF THE BUDGET APPROACH HAS BEEN HERE WITH
00:56:41 REVENUE ORDINANCE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION
00:56:46 -DID I JUST READ THIS? HOLD ON.RAISING JUDGMENT AT THE REQUEST OF
00:57:18 THE CONTROL AUTHORIZING THE AGREEMENT OF 2016 PROPERTY TAX LEVIES.
00:57:19 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCES APPRECIATED VERY TRULY
00:57:20 YOURS ROBERT EMANUEL FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. LADIES AND
00:57:26 GENTLEMAN AT THE REST OF THE COMMISSIONER PENNY IN THE MOMENT I
00:57:27 TRANSMIT HEREWITH EVINCES AUTHORIZING THE SCOPE OF SERVICES BUDGET
00:57:31 AND MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT FOR VERY SPECIAL SERVICE. YOUR FAVORABLE
00:57:32 CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCES BE APPRECIATED YOUR VERY TRULY YOURS
00:57:36 SIGNED ROB EMANUEL REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. LADIES AND
00:57:43 GENTLEMEN THE REST OF THE COMMISSIONER PLANNING AND HIM I TRANSMIT
00:57:44 HEREWITH IS BEEN AUTHORIZING THE COST L TAX THAT IS FOR PROPERTIES IN
00:57:50 THE GOLDEN RENTAL MARKET THEY MARKED THIS TO GET FAVORABLE
00:57:51 CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE WE APPRECIATED SIGNED ROBERT EMANUEL
00:57:56 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN REQUEST OF
00:57:57 THE COMMISSION OR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT I TRANSMIT HEREWITH
00:58:14 ORDINANCE AUTHORIZED AMENDMENT TO BE WAS THAT WE DEVELOPMENT
00:58:15 AGREEMENT WITH GREEN LIGHT ON 87TH LLC. FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
00:58:16 THIS ORDINANCE WILL BE APPRECIATED TRULY WAS ROBERT EMANUEL REFERRED
00:58:17 TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. LADIES AND I'M OTHER PARTS OF THE
00:58:18 COMMISSION PLAN INVOLVEMENTTHE AUTO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I JUST KNOW
00:58:48 THE CODE CORRECTION SPEED IS 27 AND FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE
00:58:54 ORDINANCE VERY TRULY YOURS ROBERT EMANUEL. REFER TO GOVERNMENT
00:59:00 OPERATIONS. >>[COUGH]LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT A ORDINANCE
00:59:18 REGARDING THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE MENTORING PROGRAM. YOUR FAVORABLE
00:59:19 CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE WE APPRECIATED YOURS SIGNED ROB
00:59:22 EMANUEL REFER TO GOVERNMENT AND OPERATIONS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I
00:59:23 TRANSMIT HEREWITH TOGETHER WITH ALDERMAN THOMPSON A ORDINANCE
00:59:28 AMENDING [INAUDIBLE] MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING A BID PROFIT. YOUR
00:59:32 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION WILL BE APPRECIATED ROBERT EMANUEL REFERRED
00:59:42 TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS WITH SOME OF THE PRESENT BUDGET BUT I
00:59:43 TRANSMIT HEREWITH A ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING VALIDATION OF MOTOR FUEL
00:59:52 TAX FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 AND A ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ASSOCIATED
00:59:53 INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY YOUR
00:59:54 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCES BE APPRECIATED SIGNED ROB
00:59:56 EMANUEL REFERRED TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS. THAT IS A JUDGMENT AT THE
01:00:18 REQUEST OF COMMISSION OF DEVELOPMENT I TRANSMIT THE ORDINANCES
01:00:19 AUTHORIZING SALE OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
01:00:20 THE ORDINANCES WE APPRECIATED TRULY YOURS ROB EMANUEL REFERRED TO
01:00:21 COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE IT IS AND HIM AND THE REQUEST OF
01:00:22 FLEET DOES OF THE MANAGEMENT I TRANSMIT A SPEED IS EXECUTION OF A
01:00:23 LEASE RENEWAL AGREEMENT WITH [INAUDIBLE] FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
01:00:24 THE SPEED AS WE APPRECIATED SIGN ROB EMANUEL EMANUEL. REFER TO REAL
01:00:27 ESTATE A PROGRESSIVE TRANSPORTATION I TRANSMIT THE ORDINANCE
01:00:37 AUTHORIZING THE FUSION OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL GROOM OF THE STRUGGLE
01:00:38 TRANSIT AUTHORITY REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF FACILITIES AND LAND
01:00:40 RAN STATION FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE OBVIOUSLY APPRECIATED
01:00:45 SIGNED ROB EMANUEL MANAGER REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC
01:00:47 LIGHT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REST OF THE CORP. COUNSEL AND
01:00:56 BUDGET DIRECTOR, I TRANSMIT HEREWITH ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
01:00:57 EXECUTION OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITS TO
01:00:59 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THE ORDINANCE WE APPRECIATED SIGNED ROBERT
01:01:04 EMANUEL MAJOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND
01:01:11 AUDIT. THIS SENTIMENT ARE YOU WITH TRANSMIT VERY SPECIALS SERVICE
01:01:12 ATTITUDE FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THESE BOMBS WE APPRECIATED SIGNED
01:01:19 ROBERT EMANUEL REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. WHEN HIS
01:01:20 ADJUSTMENT OF APPOINTED SIMON GORDON AS A MEMBER THE BOARD OF
01:01:21 COMMISSIONERS THE STRUGGLE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS FOR TERM
01:01:29 EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND A RISING JULY 1, 2019 TO SEE TIFFANY IN
01:01:30 FERGUSON THIS TERM HAS EXPIRED. FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION WILL BE
01:01:33 APPRECIATED. TRULY YOURS ROB EMANUEL REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:01:37 HUMAN RELATIONS. I, CITY CLERK SUSANNA MENDOZA HEREBY INFORMED AS TO
01:01:41 BECAUSE OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS WERE FILED IN MY OFFICE RELATING
01:01:46 TO THE RISK PERSPECTIVE SUBJECTS DESIGNATED AS FOLLOWS: NOTIFICATION
01:01:54 OF SALE OF CITY OF CHICAGO BY FAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS ROSENWALD
01:01:55 COURTS APARTMENTS PROJECT THE RACE 2016 A AND SERIES 2016 B.
01:02:03 INSPECTOR GENERAL FOLLOW-UP INQUIRY OF 2015 AUDIT REGARDING THE
01:02:08 HUNDREDS OF FAMILY AND SUPPORT SERVICES SELECTION OF HOMELESS SERVICE
01:02:11 PROVIDERS. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S QUARTERLY REPORT FOR THE. ENDING
01:02:15 SEPTEMBER 30, 2016. I, CITY CLERK SUSANNA MENDOZA ALSO INFORMED THE
01:02:24 CITY COUNCIL BUT ALL THOSE MATTERS WHICH WERE CONSIDERED WITH THE
01:02:25 CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2016 AND WHICH WERE REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO
01:02:34 BE PUBLISHED IN BOOK OR PAMPHLET FORM WERE ONE OR MORE NEWSPAPERS,
01:02:35 WERE PUBLISHED IN PAPER FORM ON NOVEMBER 1, 2016 BY BEING PRINTED IN
01:02:42 FULL TEXT PRINTED PAMPHLET COPIES OF THE JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS
01:02:43 OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I ALSO INFORMED THE CITY
01:02:49 COUNCIL THAT THE CALL FOR THE SPECIAL MEETING AND THE DOCUMENTS
01:02:51 RELATING THERETO WHICH WERE CONSIDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER
01:02:53 11 WHEN HE 16 AND WHICH WERE REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO BE BOOK IN PUBLIC
01:03:03 OR ONE OR MORE NEWSPAPERS WERE PUBLISHED IN PAPER FORM ON NOVEMBER 1,
01:03:11 2016 BY BEING PRINTED IN FULL TEXT PRINTED PAMPHLET COPIES OF THE
01:03:12 JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:03:21 I ALSO INFORMED THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE ORDINANCE REPEALING THE
01:03:22 JANUARY 13 AND MAY 18, 2016 ORDINANCES WHICH AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE
01:03:25 OF CITY OF CHICAGO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS SERIES 2016 AND THE
01:03:33 REISSUANCE OF CITY OF CHICAGO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS SERIES 2016
01:03:40 LEVY AND COLLECTION OF A DIRECT ANNUAL TAX ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTIES
01:03:41 IN THE MEMO OF SECTIONS 2- 0 TO 1 AND TWO 32 130 OF THE
01:03:50 MUNICIPAL CODE OF CHICAGO WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON
01:03:51 OCTOBER 15, 2016 AND WHICH WAS REQUESTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL
01:03:56 PAMPHLET FORM WAS PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL PAMPHLET FORM ON OCTOBER 7
01:04:01 2016. I ALSO INFORMED THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE ORDINANCES
01:04:08 AUTHORIZING THE POSITION OF TAX LEVIES APPROVAL OF YOUR
01:04:10 TWENTYSOMETHING BUDGETS AND AUTHORIZATION OF SERVICE PROVIDER
01:04:12 AGREEMENTS FOR SPECIAL SERVICE AREA NUMBERS ONE,-2015 THREE, FOUR,
01:04:30 SEVEN, 13, 19, 20, 23, 24, 35-2015, 45, 49, 54, 55, 59, 63 AND 64
01:04:33 WHICH WERE PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5, 2016 AND WHICH
01:04:40 WERE REQUESTED BY TO BE PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL PAMPHLET FORM WERE
01:04:41 PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL PAMPHLET FORM ON OCTOBER 18 19TH AND 20 2016. I
01:04:51 ALSO INFORMED THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE ORDINANCES AUTHORIZING THE
01:04:52 IMPOSITION OF TAX LEVIES APPROVAL OF YOUR 2016 BUDGETS AUTHORIZATION
01:04:58 OF SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS AND AMENDMENT OF THE YEAR 2016
01:04:59 APPROPRIATION LEVY AN AGREEMENT ORDINANCE FOR SPECIAL SERVICE AREA
01:05:10 NUMBERS 16 MY 33, AND 34 WHICH WERE PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON
01:05:11 OCTOBER 15, 2016 IN WHICH WERE REQUESTED TO BE PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL
01:05:14 PAMPHLET FORM WERE PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL PAMPHLET FORM ON OCTOBER 19,
01:05:17 2016. I ALSO TRANSMIT HERE WITH THEM FOLLOWING MISCELLANIES TO
01:05:22 MITIGATIONS AND REPORTS REQUIRED CITY COUNCIL ACTION. ZONING REQUEST
01:05:29 BECAUSE IT IS IN THE PARTICULAR AREAS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ZONING
01:05:30 REMARKS AND BUILDING STANDARDS. CLAIMS AGAINST THE CITY OF CHICAGO
01:05:33 WHICH ARE REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. TAX LEVY REQUIREMENTS FOR
01:05:46 YEAR 2017 AND THE AMENDED TAX LEVY REQUIREMENTS FOR YEAR 2016 FOR
01:05:47 POLICEMAN'S AND ANNUITY BENEFIT FUNDS OF CHICAGO WHICH IS REFERRED TO
01:05:48 THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:05:56 >> COMMITTEE REPORTS. FINANCE CHAIRMAN BURKE.
01:05:59 >> MADAM PRESIDENT, ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA IS A ORDINANCE
01:06:06 AUTHORIZING DONATION OF OBSOLETE AMBULANCE TO MEANNESS ABOUT EIGHT OF
01:06:12 [INAUDIBLE] MEXICO. THIS IS INITIATED BY ALDERMAN CARDENAS OF THE
01:06:18 FOURTH WARD AND APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE COMMITTEE DID IF THERE'S
01:06:19 NO OBJECTION I MOVE THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY ROLLCALL
01:06:21 VOTES.
01:06:26 >> THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
01:06:27 >> ALDERMAN MORENO HOPKINS DOWELL AYE KING AYE HAIRSTON AYE SAWYER'S
01:06:38 GOT MITCHELL AYE HARRIS AYE BEALE AYE SADLOWSKI-GARZA AYE THOMPSON AYE
01:06:49 DID THOMPSON-THANKS CARDENAS AYE QUINN AYE BURKE AYE LOPEZ AYE
01:06:56 FOULKES AYE DAYTON MORE MOORE AYE O'SHEA AYE COCHRAN AYE BROOKINS AYE
01:07:08 MU OZ AYE ZALEWSKI AYE SCOTT AYE SOLIS AYE MALDONADO AYE BURNETT AYE
01:07:19 ERVIN AYE TALIAFERRO AYE REBOYRAS AYE SANTIAGO AYE KEN M SCOTT AYE
01:07:29 MELL AYE AUSTIN AYE RAMIREZ-ROSA AYE VILLEGAS AYE ALDERMAN MITTS AYE
01:07:38 SPOSATO AYE O'CONNOR AYE NAPOLITANO AYE RIELLY AYE SMITH AYE TRENT
01:07:48 TUNNEY AYE ARENA AYE CAPPLEMAN AYE [INAUDIBLE] OSTERMAN AYE ALDERMAN
01:07:57 JOSEPH MOORE AYE SILVERSTEIN AYE ALDERMAN SMITH IS HERE. AYE, I AM
01:08:06 SORRY. ALDERMAN SMITH MOORE AYE SILVERSTEIN GOOD OH TIM L
01:08:17 ALDERMAN ARENA AYE ALDERMAN BEALE AYE BROOKINS SCOTT AUSTIN MITTS.
01:08:42 >> THERE ARE 43 AYE. NO SAN DIEGO THE MATTER IS PASSED. ALDERMAN
01:08:51 MORENO ON A MOTION TO RECONSIDER?
01:08:56 >> MADAM PRESIDENT I SEEK TO A MOVE TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE.
01:09:04 >> THANK YOU. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OPPOSED? THE MOTION FAILS.
01:09:09 >>[GAVEL] >> CHAIRMAN BURTON
01:09:11 . >> NUMBER TWO YOUR HONOR IS A RESOLUTION
01:09:15 REGARDING THE ROCK ISLAND PROJECT. THIS WAS APPROVED BY UNANIMOUS
01:09:27 VOTE OF THE COMMITTEE INVESTORS OBJECTION I MOVE THE CONCURRENT OF
01:09:28 THE RECKLESS BY THE SAME ROLLCALL WHICH APPLY TO NUMBER ITEM NUMBER
01:09:29 ONE ON THE AGENDA.
01:09:34 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED BECAUSE HE WAS ITEMS OF 34 AND
01:09:36 FIVE ARE REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS DENOTED. AGAIN,
01:09:46 THESE APPOINTMENTS WERE APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE COMMITTEE AND
01:09:59 UNLESS THERE'S AN OBJECTION I MOVED TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION
01:10:00 BY THE SAME ROLLCALL WHICH IS APPLIED TO NUMBER ITEM NUMBER ONE ON
01:10:01 THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER. HE WAS
01:10:02 HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:10:03 >>[GAVEL]
01:10:04 >> ITEM NUMBER SIX INCLUDES TWO ORDERS AUTHORIZING GUTTURAL
01:10:06 APARTMENT TO ENTER INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH CASE OF [INAUDIBLE]
01:10:13 VS. CITY AT ALL. IN THE AMOUNT OF $2 MILLION AND THE CASE OF PATRICE
01:10:21 ROBINSON VS. THE CITY AND JOHN NORMAN IN THE AMOUNT OF $500,000. THE
01:10:30 COMMITTEE VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO AUTHORIZE THE SETTLEMENT. I MOVED TO
01:10:38 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLLCALL
01:10:39 WHICH IS APPLIED TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA IN THE SAME LAST
01:10:40 MOTION BB TO RECONSIDER WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO
01:10:47 BE SHOWN BY THE CLERK AS VOTING, NO, ON ITEMS 6A AND THAT ALDERMAN
01:10:56 KING BE SHOWN AS ABSTAINING FROM VOTING UNDER PROVISIONS OF RULE 14
01:11:02 ON ITEMS SIX A. WITH THOSE TWO EXCEPTIONS, THEN I WOULD MOVE THE
01:11:19 ADOPTION OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLLCALL
01:11:20 WHICH WAS APPLIED TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE
01:11:21 SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER GET
01:11:22 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:11:24 >>[GAVEL]
01:11:25 >> ITEM 7 IS A ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING CLASS C REAL ESTATE INCENTIVE
01:11:32 CLASSIFICATION FOR PROPERTY AT 917 W. 18TH ST. IN THE 25TH WARD.
01:11:45 AGAIN, THIS WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE COMMITTEE AND I MOVE
01:11:46 CONCURRENT ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME
01:11:47 ROLLCALL WHICH APPLIED TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA AT THE SAME
01:11:48 LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:11:49 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:11:50 >> WITH REGARD TO ITEM EIGHT AND NINE MADAM PRESIDENT, I WOULD MAKE
01:11:53 THE SAME MOTION TO CONCUR ON THE RECORDATION OF THE COMMITTEE AND
01:12:00 APPLY THE SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER THOSE APPLY TO ITEM NUMBER
01:12:01 ONE ON THE AGENDA.
01:12:04 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:12:05 >>
01:12:12 >>[GAVEL]
01:12:13 >> LIKEWISE WITH ITEM 10 AND 11 I WOULD MOVE THIS A MOTION TO
01:12:14 APPROVE THE SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER ON ITEMS 10 AND 11 UNLESS
01:12:22 THERE'S AN OBJECTION.
01:12:23 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:12:24 >>[GAVEL]
01:12:26 >> ITEM 12 YOUR HONOR IS 19 ORDINANCES INCLUDING APPROVALS OF LEVIES
01:12:32 OF TAXES APPROVAL SERVICE PROVIDER AGREEMENTS APPROVAL OF THE 4017
01:12:39 BUDGETS FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF
01:12:40 CHICAGO. I MOVED TO APPLY THE SAME LAST MOTION TO APPROVE AND THE
01:12:42 SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT I BE SHOWN AS
01:12:50 ABSTAINING UNDER VISIONS OF RULE 14 ON ITEMS 12 D AND 12 M.
01:13:02 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:13:04 >>[GAVEL]
01:13:05 >> MOVING ON, YOUR HONOR, TO ITEM NUMBER13. THIS IS A ORDINANCE
01:13:23 AUTHORIZING THE SEATING OF TAX EXEMPT BOND TO THE CHICAGO HOUSING
01:13:36 AUTHORITY FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE
01:13:37 RECORDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLLCALL WHICH APPLIED TO
01:13:38 ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA WITH THE SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER
01:13:39 WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT I BE SHOWN AS ABSTAINING UNDER PROVISIONS OF
01:13:51 RULE 14.
01:13:52 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:13:53 >>[GAVEL]
01:13:54 >> ITEM NUMBER 14 IS A ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A REDEVELOPMENT
01:13:56 AGREEMENT FOR SENIOR APARTMENTS LLC IN THE 27TH WARD. LOCAL ALDERMAN
01:14:08 , ALDERMAN BURNETT IS STRONGLY IN FAVOR THAT'S MESSIEURS OBJECTION I
01:14:09 WILL TO CONCUR ON THE RECORDATION WITH GOOD BY THE SINGLE CALL LIKE
01:14:10 TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON THE AGENDA WITH THE SAME LAST MOTION TO
01:14:11 RECONSIDER.
01:14:15 >> HEARING NO OBJECTIONS AWARDED
01:14:16 >>[GAVEL]
01:14:17 >> I WOULD LIKE TO APPLY THE SAME MOTION YOUR HONOR TO ITEM 15 THAT
01:14:22 WAS APPLIED TO ITEM 13. THIS SHOWS ME AS ABSTAINING UNDER RULE 14.
01:14:29 OTHERWISE TO APPROVE BY THE SAME MOTION APPLIED TO ITEM NUMBER ONE ON
01:14:50 THE SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:14:51 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:14:52 >>[GAVEL]
01:14:53 >> ITEM 16-20, YOUR HONOR GUY MOVE BE ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY IF THERE'S
01:14:54 NO OBJECTION.
01:14:55 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:14:56 >>[GAVEL]
01:14:57 >> YOUR HONOR I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK MOMENTARILY TO ITEM NUMBER TWO
01:14:58 AND I NOTE THAT BECAUSE THERE IS A MENTION OF AN APPEAL IS PENDING IN
01:15:01 THE ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT, THAT I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT THE ROLL
01:15:07 CALL AND I AM ABSTAINING UNDER PROVISIONS OF RULE 14 ON A MATTER.
01:15:14 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:15:15 >>[GAVEL]
01:15:16 >> I BELIEVE THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE,
01:15:17 YOUR HONOR
01:15:18 >> THANK YOU. ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN COMMITTEE ON LICENSING CONSUMER
01:15:29 PROTECTION.
01:15:33 >> TO THE PRESIDENT MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL AM REPORTING FOR THE
01:15:34 COMMITTEE ON LICENSE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. WE HELD A MEETING ON
01:15:37 OCTOBER 26 2016 TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE. ORDINANCES.
01:15:51 OH-26-7336 A ORDINANCE TWO AND CHAPTER 4-244 AND 10-8 OF THE
01:15:52 MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING HEADLIGHT RESTRICTIONS SPONSORED BY MANU
01:16:08 EMANUEL CURED SEVERAL ORDINANCES REGARDING MORATORIUMS, IN WORDS
01:16:09 FOUR, EIGHT, EIGHT, 27, 30 AND 30 SECONDS THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WERE
01:16:14 CONCURRED BY A VOICE VOTE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE LICENSE COMMITTEE ON
01:16:15 OCTOBER 26 ONE HE 16 MADAME PRESIDENT I MOVE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL
01:16:30 CONCURRED IN THE RECOMMENDATION OF A LICENSE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME
01:16:31 ROLLCALL AS ITEM NUMBER ONE OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REPORT AND
01:16:32 THE SAME UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:16:33 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO WATERED.
01:16:34 >>[GAVEL]
01:16:35 >> THANK YOU.
01:16:36 >>ALDERMAN BURNETT COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.
01:16:50 >> THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT. REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
01:16:55 PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY, FOR WHICH A MEETING WAS HELD ON
01:17:01 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016. BEFORE THE COMMITTEE THERE WERE 266
01:17:04 ITEMS. THERE WERE 250 ROUTINE TRAFFIC ITEMS THAT PASSED AND 16
01:17:11 ROUTINE ITEMS THAT DID NOT PASS. IF THERE'S NO OBJECTIONS, I MOVE FOR
01:17:20 THE PASSAGE OF THE ORDINANCES IN THE OMNIBUS. THAT CONCLUDES MY
01:17:21 REPORT. THANK YOU.
01:17:22 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:17:24 >>[GAVEL]
01:17:27 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY. HE IS MADAM
01:17:34 PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL REPORTING. COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC
01:17:35 SAFETY WHICH HELD A MEETING ON OCTOBER 24 2016, I HEREBY RECOMMEND
01:17:44 THE FOLLOWING HEREBY PASS. THE APPOINTMENT OF STEVE FLOREZ IS A
01:17:45 MEMBER OF CHICAGO POLICE FORCE. LET THEM PRESIDENT IF THERE'S NO
01:17:55 OBJECTION I MOVE FOR PASSERSBY THE LAST FAVORABLE VOTE ON THE
01:17:56 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO
01:17:57 RECONSIDER.
01:17:58 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:17:59 >>[GAVEL]
01:18:01 >> ALDERMAN O'SHEA TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
01:18:11 >> THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT. REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
01:18:18 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER THE ONE
01:18:21 EFFECT 2016. THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES PASSED BY A MAJORITY OF THE
01:18:27 MEMBERS PRESENT. PAGES 1-14 INCLUDE 161 ORDINANCES FOR GRANTED
01:18:34 PRIVILEGE INTRODUCED BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN. PAGE 15 INCLUDES 13
01:18:40 ORDINANCES FOUR CANOPIES INTRODUCED BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN. PAGES 16
01:18:51 THROUGH 19 INCLUDE FIVE AMENDMENT AND 31 ORDINANCES FOR MISCELLANEOUS
01:18:52 ITEMS INTRODUCED BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN. PAGE 20 INCLUDES A ORDINANCE
01:18:58 TO REPEAL AN HONORARY STREET SIGN IN THE 42ND WARD. PAGE 21 INCLUDES
01:19:05 A ORDINANCE FOR A RESUBDIVISION LOCATED IN THE 27TH WARD. PAGE 22
01:19:12 ITEM 1, INCLUDES A ORDINANCE FOR VACATION LOCATED IN THE FOURTH WARD.
01:19:23 PAGE 22 ITEM 2 INCLUDES A ORDINANCE GREAT DEDICATION AND ITEM 3
01:19:24 INCLUDES A ORDINANCE FOR A VACATION BOTH LOCATED IN THE 23RD WARD.
01:19:29 PAGE 22 ITEM 4 INCLUDES A ORDINANCE FOR A VACATION LOCATED IN THE
01:19:36 31ST WARD. PAGE 22 ITEM 5 INCLUDES A ORDINANCE FOR VACATION AND
01:19:38 DEDICATION LOCATED IN THE 45TH WARD. I REQUESTED THESE MATTERS BE
01:19:42 PLACED ON THE OMNIBUS. THIS CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
01:19:47 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:19:50 >>[GAVEL]
01:19:51 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS.
01:19:55 >> MADAM PRESIDENT I MOVE FOR THE MINUTE IMMEDIATE SUSPENSION OF THE
01:20:00 ROLES FOR THE MEETING CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION. WILL THE CLERK
01:20:05 READ THE RESOLUTION
01:20:06 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:20:08 >>[GAVEL]
01:20:12 >> WHEREAS, DANIEL SANTANA CFD ENGINEER WILL RETIRE ON NOVEMBER 21,
01:20:33 2016 AFTER SERVING 27 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING MERITORIOUS SERVICE TO THE
01:20:40 RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND WHERE IS DANIEL GRADUATED FROM
01:20:48 LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL IN 1972 AND LATER GRADUATED FROM SOUTHERN
01:20:49 ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY AT EDWARDSVILLE AND WHEREAS DANIEL FLEXIBILITY
01:20:50 AND WRESTLING EARNED HIM EIGHT IS POSITIONED IN THE 19 SEVEN AND
01:20:54 PAN-AMERICAN GAMES AND IN 1981 WHEN THE SILVER MEDAL AT THE CENTRAL
01:20:59 AMERICAN GAMES AND IN FEBRUARY 2014 HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE SI YOU
01:21:06 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME AND WHEREAS FROM 1981 TO 1989 KENYA WAS
01:21:11 EMPLOYED AT THE COOK COUNTY ASSESSOR'S OFFICE AND WHEREAS ON HIS
01:21:23 DREAM OF BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER DANIEL GRADUATED IN MAY 1990 FROM THE
01:21:24 CHICAGO FIRE ACADEMY AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER WAS ASSIGNED TO TRUCK 25
01:21:25 IN ROGERS PARK. IN MARCH OF 2014 DENNY WAS PROMOTED TO ENGINEER. HE
01:21:47 ALSO WORKED AT TRUCK 56 AND ENGINE 110 AND ENGINE ONE AWAITS. WHEREAS
01:21:48 ALL SERVING AS A FIREFIGHTER DANIEL'S PASSION FOR WRESTLING PROMPTED
01:21:49 THEM TO TEACH YOUNG ADULTS THE ART OF WRESTLING BECAME A CHICAGO
01:21:50 PUBLIC SCHOOL WRESTLING COACH. DURING THE YEARS OF 1990-1994 WAS THE
01:21:51 ASSISTANT COACH OF LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. IQ 94-1999 HE WAS THE
01:21:52 ASSISTANT COACH AT MATHER HIGH SCHOOL. FROM 1999 UNTIL 2005 HE WAS
01:21:56 THE HEAD COACH OF WHAT PSYCHOLOGY PREP. WHEREAS DANIEL. THE LOVE OF
01:22:03 HIS LIFE EVELYN, ALLIE, AND THROUGH HIS MARRIAGE HAVE THREE CHILDREN
01:22:13 SELENA, US AND JASON. WHEREAS THROUGHOUT HIS MANY YEARS OF SERVICE
01:22:14 DANIEL HAS SERVED THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY WITH FAIRNESS COMPASSIONATE
01:22:20 DEDICATION AND A WILLINGNESS TO HELP AND VOLUNTEER, HE HAS EARNED
01:22:21 THEIR SPEC AND ADMIRATION THOSE FIRST KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONAL
01:22:22 ATTENTION WHEN HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT
01:22:28 RESOLVED THAT WE, THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE CITY
01:22:30 OF CHICAGO GATHERED HERE THIS DATE OF NOVEMBER THIS FIRST DAY OF
01:22:34 NOVEMBER 2016 DO HEREBY EXTEND TO DANIEL SANTANA ARE SINCERE AND
01:22:46 GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR HIS OUTSTANDING RECORD AND PERSONAL AND
01:22:47 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND OUR BEST WISHES TO HIM AND HIS FAMILY ON
01:22:50 HIS RETIREMENT. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED A SUITABLE COPY OF THIS
01:22:51 RESOLUTION BE PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION TO DANIEL SANTANA.
01:22:58 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS >>[APPLAUSE]
01:23:05 >> MADAM PRESIDENT HE IS HERE WITH US TODAY SO HE SHOULD STAND UP.
01:23:11 MADAM PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL GOING TO TO PRESENT THIS
01:23:12 RESOLUTION FOR SEVERAL REASONS. FIRST, I WANT TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE
01:23:16 KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR SINCE WE WERE 12 YEARS OF AGE. SECOND, AND WAS A
01:23:23 LEADER IN HIS EARLY AGE WEATHER WAS GOING TO [INAUDIBLE] ON FRIDAY
01:23:28 EVENINGS SOCIAL OR, MEETING HIM AT FIVE IN THE MORNING TO DO OUR
01:23:35 PAPER ROUTE. I QUIT AFTER A MONTH. THIRD, DURING HIGH SCHOOL DANNY
01:23:42 WAS NOT ONLY A TRUE INSPIRATION TO EVERYONE. HE SHOWED HIS LEADERSHIP
01:23:43 ON THE GRIDIRON ON THE MATH AND ALSO ON THE BASEBALL DIAMOND. WHILE
01:23:47 THAT SI YOU GINNY NOT ONLY WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME BUT
01:23:53 ALSO REPRESENTED PUERTO RICO ON THE PAN AM GAMES AND CENTRAL AMERICAN
01:23:57 GAMES IN THE SPORT OF WRESTLING. HERE AT HOME, DANNY AND I WERE
01:24:01 COACHED IN BASEBALL BY PROBABLY THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON IN THE
01:24:06 GAME AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET THAT. WHEN WE BEAT MEXICO HERE IN
01:24:11 CHICAGO. WE BEAT MEXICO HERE IN CHICAGO. FOLLOWING HIS CAREER IN
01:24:25 SCHOOLS GINNY WANT TO BE PART OF THE JOB THAT WOULD ENGAGE HIMSELF
01:24:26 WITH THE PUBLIC. NOW, 27 YEARS LATER HE DECIDES TO STEP BACK AND
01:24:30 HOPEFULLY ENJOY HIS FAMILY AND VISIT HIS TWO OTHER CHILDREN IN
01:24:34 COLLEGE. GINNY, YOU ARE CERTAINLY MEANT A LOT TO ME AND MY FAMILY AND
01:24:38 THOSE WE COACHED THROUGHOUT OUR CAREER. ELLIE, SELENA, A LIST AND
01:24:46 JASON, THANK YOU FOR SHARING GINNY WITH US. WE LOVE YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
01:24:57 >> ALDERMAN LAURINO
01:25:03 >> THANK YOU MADAM CHAIRMAN I SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION IS WHAT DID I
01:25:04 JUST WANT TO QUICKLY MENTION IF YOU DON'T KNOW MR. SANTANA I MET
01:25:10 HIM TODAY BUT CONGRATULATIONS AND JUST LEARNED OF HIS WRESTLING
01:25:18 CAREER WHICH EVOLVED AS A COMBO SHARES OF A FORMER WRESTLER MY WHOLE
01:25:19 LIFE THAT HAS GOT TO BE THE BEST ONE. WHEN HUNDRED 50 POUNDS FROM PAN
01:25:20 AM GAMES I MADE UP THAT MARKET CLOSE BUT NOT THAT FAR. ANYBODY THAT
01:25:22 THE COMMERCE THAT GETS KUDOS I BELIEVE FROM THIS COUNSEL INDEFINITELY
01:25:28 FOR ME. CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
01:25:31 >> ALDERMAN MALDONADO.
01:25:33 >> THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT. I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT I'VE KNOWN THE
01:25:40 SANTANA FAMILY FOR MANY MANY DECADES. GINNY'S BROTHER MANNY, USED TO
01:25:46 BE A ROOM EIGHT OF MY BROTHER AND ALDERMAN REBOYRAS AS WELL. WHEN I
01:25:52 FIRST CAME FROM CLEAR TO RICOH. I TRUST IN THEIR DEPARTMENT FOR
01:26:02 SEVERAL MONTHS. IT WAS SO DIFFICULT ON WEEKENDS TO BE ABLE TO WALK
01:26:03 THROUGH THAT APARTMENT BECAUSE THE PARTIES WERE SO WILDAND CHARLIE
01:26:09 THE EARNING EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING ALL YOU COULD SEE WERE BODIES
01:26:13 LAYING DOWN >>[LAUGHING] IN THE LIVING ROOM.BUT I GUESS I KNOW FROM
01:26:19 THOSE EXPERIENCES A GREAT POLICE OFFICER CAME ABOUT WITH MANNY
01:26:24 SANTANA AND A GREAT FIREMAN. FIREFIGHTER AS WELL. SO CONGRATULATIONS,
01:26:29 DANNY. >>[APPLAUSE]
01:26:31 >> ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO.
01:26:40 >> THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT I, TOO, RISE TO SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION
01:26:41 ENGINEER SANTANA, CONGRATULATIONS WHAT COMES OF THE FIRED UPON A LOT
01:26:45 PEOPLE THINK OF THE FIREMAN IN THE OFFICERS AS WELL THE RUN INTO THE
01:26:49 FIRE AND HOW COURAGEOUS AND HEROIC THAT IS BUT THEY FORGET HOW HARD
01:26:57 AND DIFFICULT DEPOSITION IS AS AN ENGINEER TO MAINTAIN THAT RIG AND
01:26:59 TO KNOW THAT ALL YOUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE INSIDE AND THEIR LIVES REST
01:27:03 ON THE WAY YOU WORK THAT PANEL. I TOOK THE ENGINEER EXAM AND I TOOK A
01:27:08 CLASS IN THE SUBURBS AND THEY DO NOT REALIZE THE HAND SIGNALS THAT WE
01:27:18 SAY IN CHICAGO, SEND MORE WATER OR YOU ARE DONE. THERE'S IS A LITTLE
01:27:19 BIT MORE TECHNICAL, BUT I KNOW YOUR MEN AND WOMEN AT THE FIREHOUSE
01:27:23 ARE GOING TO MISS YOU BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN HAVING A
01:27:36 GREAT ENGINEER TO KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO EVERY FIRE SAFE AND
01:27:37 YOU'RE GOING TO GET THAT OUT OF EVERY FIRES. SO CREDIT TO YOUR
01:27:38 CAREER. CONGRATULATIONS. ENJOY THE TIME NOW WITH YOUR FAMILY AND I
01:27:44 SAY THAT TO EVERYONE WHO RETIRES DON'T GO OUT AND GET SIX MORE JOBS.
01:27:45 JUST ENJOY YOUR LIFE NOW. THANK YOU MDM. PRESIDENT.
01:27:46 >> ALDERMAN SPOSATO
01:27:56 >> THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT I, TOO, SUPPORT THIS RESUME DAN, GOOD
01:27:57 LUCK TO GET YOUR YOUNG MAN THAT A LOT OF TIME AHEAD OF YOU. LIKE MY
01:27:58 COLLEAGUE SAID JUST RETIRE. YOU ARE LATE BLOOMER 11 LET MYSELF WHEN
01:28:01 YOU CAME ON IT YOU'RE STILL A YOUNG MAN COULD I KNOW YOU WERE NOT AN
01:28:08 ENGINEER FOR VERY LONG BUT THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR THE
01:28:09 CITY AND GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS. THINK YOU MADAM
01:28:10 PRESIDENT.
01:28:12 >> MR. SANTANA THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE FINE WORK YOU'VE DONE
01:28:19 ON BEHALF OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPT. AND THE ENTIRE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:28:20 WE ARE ALL GRATEFUL. ALDERMAN REBOYRAS ON EMOTION SPEWS LOVELY PASS
01:28:25 ON THE OMINIBUS
01:28:27 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:28:28 >>[GAVEL]
01:28:29 >> BUT THE CALENDAR, ALDERMAN BURKE
01:28:36 >> YOUR HONOR I ASKED LEAVE TO ADD CERTAIN MATTERS TO THE AGREED
01:28:42 CALENDAR FOR ALDERMAN DOWELL ARENA, FOR MYSELF REBOYRAS AUSTIN DOWELL
01:28:53 HARRIS AND WITH THOSE ADDITIONS, YOUR HONOR, I MOVE THE-PARDON ME-AND
01:29:03 ALSO A RESOLUTION FROM ALDERMAN MICHELLE SMITH. WITH THOSE ADDITIONS
01:29:14 AT YOUR HONOR I LIKE TO MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR AS
01:29:18 AMENDED.
01:29:19 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED
01:29:22 >>[GAVEL]
01:29:25 >> NEW BUSINESS. THAT MDM. CLERK WILL CALL THE WORDS BEGINNING WITH
01:29:29 THE FIRST.
01:29:30 >> CLAIMS THREE PERMITS LICENSE EXCEPTIONS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
01:29:44 ON FINANCE. ZONING AMENDMENT BIRD TO THE COMMITTEE ZONING THEM AGAIN
01:29:50 [INAUDIBLE]. TRAFFIC REGULATIONS TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS AND TRAFFIC
01:29:59 SIGNS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.
01:30:01 GRANT THE PRIVILEGE BY THE PUBLICLY REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:30:09 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. EXCEPTIONS FROM PHYSICAL BARRIER
01:30:10 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL DRY WAY OF AXIS TO PARKING FACILITIES
01:30:13 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN
01:30:27 MORENO IS PREPARED PERMITS FOR SIGNED TABLETS FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:30:28 ZONING LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS STANDARDS. ALDERMAN HOPKINS PROPOSED
01:30:29 SPEEDERS OR MUNICIPAL CODE 17-17-311 CONCERNING LIMITATIONS ON
01:30:46 ROOFTOP FEATURES IN OUR DISTRICT REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING
01:30:47 LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS IN. ALDERMAN TANG PROPOSED ORDER FOR SIGNS
01:30:48 1154 S. CLARK ST. FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING LANDMARKS AND
01:30:49 BUILDINGS IN THE ALDERMAN SAWYER PROPOSED SPEEDERS [INAUDIBLE]
01:30:50 JOSEPHINE WADE. FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN
01:30:53 [INAUDIBLE] 3101 S. CALIFORNIA AVE. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AT,
01:30:59 CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT. ALDERMAN FOULKES A RESOLUTION
01:31:12 HONORING JOY AND CONSTANTLY REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:31:13 TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WOULD GET ALTMAN POGUE'S PROPOSED SPEEDERS
01:31:14 HONORING STREET DESIGNATION FOR HONORING STREET DESIGNATION IT SEEMED
01:31:19 TO CHANDLER WAY REFERRED TO THE
01:31:20 COMMITTEE TRANSPORTATION OF PUBLIC WAY.
01:31:38 ALDERMAN FOULKES HAS A PROPOSED SPEEDERS FOR HONORING STREET
01:31:39 DESIGNATION ALDERMAN JOINED HOUSE AND WAIT FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:31:40 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN FOULKES IS A PROPOSED
01:31:44 RESOLUTION FOR HONORING STREET DESIGNATION REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
01:31:56 ON STREET AND PUBLICLY GET ALTMAN POGUE FOR HONORING STREET
01:31:57 DESIGNATION GENE CHANDLER WAY REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:31:58 TRANSPORTATION PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN O'SHAY PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR A
01:32:05 CLOSE TRAFFIC TO CLOSE A PORTION OF W. 118TH ST. S. WESTERN AVE. OPEN
01:32:07 AVENUE FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. PREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN
01:32:12 STOP TRAFFIC SAFETY. ALDERMAN O'SHEA PERMITS FOR SINUS ON WAS OF 18
01:32:15 WAY WEST 98 STRAIGHT OVER TO COMMITTEE ON
01:32:20 >> [INAUDIBLE] TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS AND PORTIONS OF WEST
01:32:32 EIGHT SUBJECT FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
01:32:33 ALDERMAN SOLIS HONORING [INAUDIBLE] REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:32:39 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN MALDONADO IS IT STREET
01:32:43 DESIGNATION [INAUDIBLE] REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
01:32:50 AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN BURNETT HAS PROPOSED SPEEDERS HONORING
01:32:52 STREET DESIGNATION [INAUDIBLE] REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:32:56 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN BURNETT HAS A PROPOSED
01:32:58 SPEEDERS URSINUS UNWANTED 77 WITH WALKIE AVE. REFERRED TO THE
01:33:05 COMMITTEE ON ZONING ON BUILDING STANDARD. ALDERMAN BURNETT HAS
01:33:06 PROPOSED RESOLUTION FOR TAXES AND A PROPERTY AT 317 N. FRANCISCO
01:33:13 AVENUE AND 325 N. FRANCISCO AVE. FOR ADJUSTMENT ECONOMIC AND
01:33:16 TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT. ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO HAS HONORING STREET
01:33:21 DESIGNATION AND REVEREND DOCTOR IRA REFERRED TO THE COMMUNITY
01:33:29 TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO PROPOSED ISSUANCE
01:33:30 FOR SIGNED SIDEBOARDS FOR TO THE COMMITTEE ON BOAT BUILDING STANDARD.
01:33:36 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS HAS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR HONORING STREET
01:33:41 DESIGNATION AS [INAUDIBLE] WAGERED LET ME SPELL THAT ONE OUT.
01:33:55 SWIETOKRZYSKI WAGERED REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE TRANSPORTATION AND
01:33:59 PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK PROPOSE ORDINANCE
01:34:06 [INAUDIBLE] TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL -- OF N. MAKI AVE. FOR
01:34:11 JUDGMENT LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION. ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK
01:34:19 PROPOSE ORDER FOR SIGNED AND SENT ONCE FOR 27 N. CLAIBORNE AVE. GET
01:34:24 REFERRED TO THE CAN ON ZONING LANDMARKS AND BUILDINGS STANDARDS.
01:34:26 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS HAS A RESOLUTION FOR [INAUDIBLE] TRANSPORTATION AND
01:34:36 PUBLIC WAGERED ALDEN VILLEGAS HAS PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING STREET
01:34:37 DESIGNATION IS HONORING FRED -- REFERRED TO THE
01:34:46 COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY. ALDERMAN YEE-RILEY HAS
01:34:47 PROPOSED ORDERS FOR ISSUANCE UPON SIGNED SIDEBOARDS REFERRED TO
01:34:49 [INAUDIBLE] OSTERMAN HAS PROPOSED [INAUDIBLE] PRESENT FOR THE NORTH
01:34:55 SHORE GENERAL. REFER TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:34:56 LANDMARK AND BUILDINGS STANDARDS.
01:34:58 >> ALDERMAN SMITH AND OTHERS HAVE OPPOSED RESOLUTION CALLING FOR
01:35:14 SUPPORT OF THE HOUSE HOUSE BILL 42 AND SENATE BILL 2356 AND URGE THE
01:35:15 ONLY GENERAL SUMMARY TO ADOPT RESEARCH DOGS AND CATS ADOPTION PACT.
01:35:20 REFER TO THE MODERN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
01:35:24 >> ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.
01:35:29 >> YOUR HONOR I BELIEVE I'VE ALREADY SENT OUT A MOTION TO THE CLERK
01:35:38 I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY CHANGES OR MODIFICATIONS.
01:35:40 >> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE JOURNAL SIGNIFY BY SAYING AYE
01:35:46 OPPOSED? THE MOTION IS CARRIED.
01:35:47 >>[GAVEL]
01:35:48 >> UNFINISHED BUSINESS?
01:35:51 >> YOUR HONOR, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
01:35:55 >> MISCELLANEOUS-ALDERMAN TUNNEY
01:36:05 >> IN MATTER OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'VE
01:36:06 UNFINISHED BUSINESS TO DO IN CLEVELAND. I DOES ONE PUT THAT ON THE
01:36:07 RECORD. THANK YOU. >>[APPLAUSE]
01:36:08 >> OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH [INAUDIBLE] WIDTH NO DOUBT ABOUT IT THE CUBS
01:36:17 ARE ON THEIR WAY. >>[LAUGHING] EXCUSE ME IF I AM NOT TOO GOOD A
01:36:25 CAPPELLA.
01:36:29 >> OKAY. WE ARE AT MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
01:36:43 >> NOT THAT I AM AWARE OF, YOUR HONOR
01:36:44 >> DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING?
01:36:45 >> YOUR HONOR I SENT UP A ORDINANCE TO THE CLERK PROVIDING FOR
01:36:51 ADOPTION OF A ORDINANCE SETTING THE NEXT MEETING FOR NOVEMBER NINTH.
01:36:54 >> MDM. CLERK PLEASE READ THE ORDINANCE
01:36:57 >> ALDERMAN BURKE HAS A STINT SETTING THE DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT
01:37:05 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR WEDNESDAY,
01:37:06 NOVEMBER 9 2016 AT 10 AM A.M. IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBER IN CITY
01:37:11 HALL.
01:37:12 >> PLEASE TAKE ROLL CALL ON THE OMNIBUS
01:37:18 >>[ROLL CALL]
01:37:33 >>
01:37:44 >>ON THE OMNIVOROUS THERE ARE 44 AYE AND NO NAY'S. THE MATTER IN THE
01:38:11 OMNIBUS ARE PASSED. ALDERMAN-ALDERMAN YEE-RILEY. A MOTION TO
01:38:25 RECONSIDER?
01:38:26 >> SO MOVED.
01:38:29 >> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED?. OKAY. THE MOTION FAILS.
01:38:39 >>[GAVEL]
01:38:40 >> ALDERMAN ERVIN ON THE MOTION.
01:38:56 >> THANK YOU MADAME PRESIDENT I MOVE WE GO OUT OF REGULAR ORDER OF
01:38:57 BUSINESS IN ORDER TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED
01:38:59 EXECUTIVE BUDGET.
01:39:01 >> ON THE MOTION TO GO OUT OF THE REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS ALL
01:39:02 THOSE IN FAVOR SAY, AYE. OPPOSED? COULD THE MOTION PASSES.
01:39:09 >>[GAVEL]
01:39:16 >> WE WILL STAND AT EASE FOR 5 MIN.
01:39:19 >>[GAVEL] >>[RECESS]
01:51:14 >>[GAVEL]
01:51:15 >> IT IS 5 MIN. TO NOON AND WE ARE BACK IN SESSION. INTERPRETERS FOR
01:51:22 THE HEARING IMPAIRED AND FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING WITNESSES ARE
01:51:27 AVAILABLE. THE CLERK WILL READ THE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN
01:51:30 ENGLISH FOLLOWED BY SPANISH TRANSLATION. WITH THE HEARING IMPAIRED
01:51:36 INTERPRETER BE PLEASE SIGN THE NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING WHILE THE
01:51:38 CLERK READS IT.
01:51:40 >> THE FOLLOWING OFFICIAL NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUDGET
01:51:50 DOCUMENT THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR THE YEAR 2017 WAS PUBLISHED IN THE
01:51:53 CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ON OCTOBER 24 2016. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
01:52:07 THAT THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
01:52:09 BEGINNING JANUARY 1 2017 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2017 WAS RECEIVED IN
01:52:17 THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK FOR MAYOR BOB EMANUEL ON 11TH 2016 AND
01:52:23 WAS SUBMITTED BY THE ROB EMANUEL BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF CITY OF
01:52:30 CHICAGO AND SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 11 2016. THE
01:52:39 BUDGET DOCUMENT IS IN PAMPHLET FORM AND HAS BEEN CONVENIENTLY
01:52:40 AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK AND THE
01:52:45 HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY CENTER THE CITY OF CHICAGO. PUBLIC NOTICE
01:52:48 ZERO BY FURTHER GIVEN THAT A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE EXECUTIVE BUDGET
01:52:53 WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2016 AT 11 AM IN THE CITY COUNCIL
01:53:07 CHAMBER SECOND-FLOOR CITY HALL 121 N. LASALLE STREET CHICAGO
01:53:08 ILLINOIS. DATED AT CHICAGO ILLINOIS THIS 24TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2016
01:53:14 SIGNED SUSANNA A MENDOZA CITY CLERK CITY OF CHICAGO. >>[COUGH]
01:53:28 >> >>[FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
01:55:36 >> WORTHY CLERK PLEASE ANNOUNCE A SPANISH THAT SPANISH INTERPRETERS
01:55:40 ARE AVAILABLE AND WILL BE HEARING-IMPAIRED INTERPRETER ASSIGNED THAT
01:55:41 HE IS AVAILABLE.
01:55:45 >> >>[FOREIGN LANGUAGE]
01:55:56 >> ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO TESTIFY SHOULD SIGN ONE OF THE WITNESS
01:56:16 SLIPS PROVIDED BY THE SERGEANT OF ARMS GOOD PLEASE, NOTE SPECIFICALLY
01:56:21 ON YOUR SLIP THE TOPIC YOU WISH TO ADDRESS AS WE WILL SEE TO GROUP
01:56:25 SPEAKERS BY TOPIC. THE SERGEANT OF ARMS WILL COLLECT THE SLIPS, BRING
01:56:31 THEM TO THE ROSTRUM AND THE FIRST WITNESS IS THE REPRESENTATIVE OF
01:56:35 THE CIVIC FEDERATION, MR. LAWRENCE MAISEL. THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS A
01:56:49 LONG TIME HISTORY AND TRADITION OF BEING OUR FIRST WITNESS AT OUR
01:56:50 PUBLIC HEARINGS AND I THINK HE IS HERE TO SUPPORT OUR BUDGET TODAY.
01:56:53 >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU VICE CHAIRMAN ERVIN AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF
01:57:19 THE CITY COUNCIL HERE TODAY I AM LAWRENCE MISSILE PRESIDENT OF THE
01:57:20 CIVIC FEDERATION 122-YEAR-OLD NONPARTISAN GOVERNMENT RESEARCH
01:57:21 ORGANIZATION. OUR MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF THE MAJOR CORPORATIONS
01:57:22 INSTITUTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRMS WITH GREATER CHICAGO
01:57:23 REGION. GREATLY APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT AND TESTED BY
01:57:26 THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET. OUR FULL ANALYSIS HAS BEEN
01:57:30 DELIVERED TO THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND TO THE STAFF AND IS
01:57:34 AVAILABLE ON HER WEBSITE FOR FREE. FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE IT. THE
01:57:40 CIVIC FEDERATION DOES SUPPORT THE PROPOSED $8.2 BILLION BUDGET
01:57:43 BECAUSE WE FIND THAT IT CONTINUES THE WORK THAT THIS COUNCIL AND
01:57:47 THIS MAYOR HAVE ADDRESSED OR BEGUN ADDRESSING THE CITIES UNFUNDED
01:57:56 PENSION LIABILITIES. THIS BUDGET WILL ALSO MAKE SIGNIFICANT
01:57:57 IMPROVEMENTS OVER PAST FINANCIAL PRACTICES. DESPITE SETBACKS, IN
01:58:00 RECENT COURT WILL LEANS, REGARDING EFFORTS TO REFORM THE PENSION
01:58:20 FUNDS, AND THE AUTHORITY PENSIONS FUNDS NOW HAVE A PROPOSED DEDICATED
01:58:21 FUNDING SOURCE. HOWEVER, THE REFORMS FOR THE INVISIBLE EMPLOYEES AND
01:58:22 LABOR FUND MUST STILL BE PASSED BY THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND
01:58:23 WILL NEED THE ENACTMENT BY GOVERNOR ROUND. THE CIVIC FEDERATION HAS
01:58:29 CONCERNS ABOUT THE UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDING THIS AND SO MANY OTHER
01:58:30 THINGS IN SPRINGFIELD THAT AFFECT THIS GOVERNMENT IN SO MANY OF US.
01:58:32 AS WE DETAIL IN OUR ANALYSIS, THE CIVIC FEDERATION SUPPORTS MAYOR
01:58:39 EMANUEL'S AGREEMENT TO END SCOOP AND TOSSED BY 2019. THIS BUDGET
01:58:46 ACTUALLY SHOWS A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT OF SCOOP AND TOSS AGAIN THIS
01:58:47 YEAR. THE INCLUSION IN THIS BUDGET OF LARGE EXPENSES, LARGE EXPENSES
01:59:02 ESPECIALLY JUDGMENTS AND SETTLEMENTS INTO THE OPERATING BUDGET IS A
01:59:03 SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT RATHER THAN BORROWING FOR THOSE EXPENSES IN
01:59:04 NOT ALLOWING THE FULL BUDGETARY IMPACT OF THOSE ACTIONS. THE CITY'S
01:59:06 PLAN TO INVEST THE 7% TAX ON PAPER AND PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS IS
01:59:21 SUPPORTED BY THE CIVIC FEDERATION. WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS A BENEFICIAL
01:59:22 TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND IT'S A TAX THAT CAN EASILY BE AVOIDED BY
01:59:23 CITIZENS WHO SEEK TO USE THEIR OWN RECYCLABLE BAGS. THE PROPOSED
01:59:25 CHANGES TO LOADING ZONE POLICIES AND PARKING METER CHANGES A
01:59:27 REASONABLE GIVEN THE CITIES NEED TO CONTROL THAT SPACE AND THE CITY'S
01:59:32 NEED FOR FINANCIAL RESOURCES. OVERALL, THE CIVIC FEDERATION FINDS
01:59:36 THAT THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS IN MUCH BETTER SHAPE THAN IT WAS JUST A
01:59:45 FEW YEARS AGO. BUT THERE REMAINS A GREAT DEAL OF WORK THAT HAS TO BE
01:59:47 DONE. CIVIC FEDERATION HAS CONCERNS ABOUT THIS BUDGET GET ONE OF THE
01:59:56 LARGEST CONCERNS WE HAVE IS REGARDING THE DRAMATIC INCREASE IN POLICE
01:59:59 STAFFING AND HOW THAT WILL BE PAID FOR GOING FORWARD. THE ONLY
02:00:04 REVENUE THAT IS BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR THAT IS THE ONE-TIME REVENUE
02:00:06 SOURCE OF THE TIF SURPLUS TO THE CITY'S CONTINUED STRUCTURAL DEFICIT
02:00:13 WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS EFFECTIVELY REDUCED BY 80%, STILL
02:00:21 EXISTS. WE NEED MORE DETAIL ON HOW THE CITY IS GOING TO GO FORWARD
02:00:31 ESPECIALLY THE LONG-TERM PENSION FUNDING PLAN. YES, WE'VE IDENTIFIED
02:00:32 REVENUE SOURCES THAT WILL CARRY US FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS HOPEFULLY
02:00:45 BUT WE NEED TO BE EXAMINING IN THIS BODY NEEDS TO BE EXAMINING
02:00:46 WHETHER THAT MONEY IS SUFFICIENT TO STABILIZE THOSE FUNDS EACH YEAR
02:00:47 AND HOW THE CITY WILL PAY FOR IT ONCE THE RAMP OF FIVE YEARS IT HAS
02:00:48 ENDED. THE CITY OF CHICAGO GOVERNMENT STILL HAS A VERY HIGH DEBT
02:00:51 BURDEN AND THAT IS GOING TO CONTINUE UNDER THIS BUDGET. DUE TO THE
02:01:01 FUNDING UNCERTAINTY OF THE STATE BUDGET IMPASSE IS HARD TO PROJECT
02:01:02 WHAT OTHER AREAS THE CITY CAN COUNT ON FROM THE STATE OF ILLINOIS.
02:01:10 ONE AREA THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN ADVANCE OF THE
02:01:11 ELECTION, IS THE CIVIC FEDERATIONS CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROPOSED
02:01:12 AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD PROPOSE TO LOCKBOX ALL
02:01:21 TRANSPORTATION FUNDS. THIS GOVERNMENT AND MANY OTHER GOVERNMENTS
02:01:22 AROUND THE STATE WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE LOCKBOX AND WORKS IN THIS
02:01:26 GOVERNMENT AND MANY OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DO USE