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00:00:05 >> IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE GRACIOUS, THE MERCIFUL. PRAISE BE TO
00:00:10 GOD. LORD OF ALL THE WORLD'S.
00:00:13 THE GRACIOUS, THE MERCIFUL, MASTER OF THE DAY OF JUDGMENT.
00:00:18 BE ALONE DO WE WORSHIP AND THEE ALONE DO WE SEEK HELP.
00:00:24 GUIDE US ON THE STRAIGHT PATH.
00:00:27 THE PATH OF THOSE UPON WHOM YOU HAVE BESTOWED YOUR BLESSINGS. NOT
00:00:32 UPON THOSE WHO HAVE INCURRED BY WRATH NOR WHO HAVE GONNA STRAY.
00:00:42 OH, OUR LORD, GRANT US IN THIS WORLD AND THEREAFTER AND PROTECT US
00:00:49 AND DO NOT HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE FOR THOSE THINGS WHICH WE COULD NOT
00:00:57 BEAR AND GRANT US FROM YOUR FORGIVENESS AND HAVE MERCY ON US. BOW
00:01:05 TO OUR MASTER SO HELP US AGAINST ALL EVIL.
00:01:11 OUR LORD, LET NOT OUR HEARTS BECOME PERVERSE AFTER YOU HAVE GUIDED
00:01:19 US AND BESTOWED MERCY ON US.
00:01:22 OH MY LORD, INCREASE ME MY KNOWLEDGE AND GRANT ME OF ALL THE GOOD
00:01:26 THAT YOU HAVE TO GRANT.
00:01:29 MY LORD, ALLOW US TO DEAL WITH EQUITY AND JUSTICE, AND ALLOW US TO
00:01:37 FULFILL OUR OBLIGATIONS AND OUR DUTIES. AMEN.
00:01:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: RESOLUTIONS.
00:02:01 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR ALDERMAN REBOYRAS
00:02:06 AND ALDERMAN TUNNEY.
00:02:08 WHEREAS ON MARCH 6, 2017, CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER MARTIN RIOS STAR
00:02:17 NO. -- WAS WALKING HIS DOG ON A PATH WHEN HE SAW A MAN COLLAPSE.
00:02:26 HE RUSHED TO THE MAN'S SIDE AND SAW HE WAS NOT BREATHING AND
00:02:36 WHEREAS HE IMMEDIATELY STARTED TO PERFORM CPR AND INSTRUCTED
00:02:42 BYSTANDER TO CALL 911. WHEREAS HE RELIED ON HIS TRAINING AND
00:02:50 CONTINUED TO PERFORM CPR WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF A NURSE AND
00:02:56 TRANSPORTED HIM TO THE HOSPITAL.
00:02:58 WHEREAS THE MAN WAS LISTED IN CRITICAL CONDITION WHEN HE ARRIVED AT
00:03:04 THE HOSPITAL AND HE WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED IF THE OFFICER HAD NOT
00:03:10 ADMINISTRATION CPR WHEN HE DID.
00:03:12 OFFICER RIOS TOOK CONTROL TO ENSURE THE MAN RECEIVED CRUCIAL
00:03:17 EMERGENCY CARE.
00:03:18 AND THROUGH HIS SKILL AND EXPOSURE, OFFICER RIOS SAVED THE MAN'S
00:03:22 LIFE AND THE MAN HAS SURVIVED SUCCESSFULLY FROM A HEART ATTACK.
00:03:27 WHEREAS THE OFFICER FROM THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO
00:03:33 CURRENTLY SERVICE IN THE PUBLIC SAFETY UNIT HAS RECEIVED AWARDS
00:03:41 INCLUDING THE CRIME REDUCTION AWARD AND THE PRESIDENT ELECTION
00:03:46 AWARD.
00:03:47 AND HE EXEMPLIFIED THE DUTY AND COMMITMENT WITH ALL THE MEMBERS OF
00:03:56 THE CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF POLICE. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED
00:03:59 THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THIS DAY OF
00:04:07 JUNE, 2017 DO HEREBY APPRECIATE THE GRATITUDE.
00:04:12 AND BE SUITABLE THAT THIS COPY WILL BE PLACED IN THE PERSONNEL FILE
00:04:21 AS A TOKEN OF OUR GRATITUDE AND ESTEEM.
00:04:27 >> CHAIR RECOGNIZES ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:04:31 MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE
00:04:34 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:04:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:04:38 >> YOUR HONOR, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL, EACH DAY IN
00:04:46 THIS METROPOLIS UNFORESEEN AND CHALLENGING SITUATIONS CONFRONT THE
00:04:51 MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WHO ARE SERVING ON THE FRONT
00:04:55 LINES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
00:04:56 ONE NEVER KNOWS WHAT THE NEXT EMERGENCY OR CRISIS MIGHT BE.
00:05:01 IT MATTERS NOT WHETHER THE OFFICERS ARE ON OR OFF DUTY.
00:05:08 THE PROFESSION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT DEMANDS 24/7, AND BY NATURAL
00:05:20 INSTINCT, POLICE OFFICERS WHO ASSUME THE OATH AND RESPONSIBILITY OF
00:05:26 THE PROFESSION KNOW THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO REMAIN VIGILANT AND
00:05:31 PREPARED AND BE ABLE TO RESPOND AT ALL TIMES.
00:05:36 THAT FEELING IS IN BREAD AND AS WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY TIMES IN THIS
00:05:46 CHAMBER AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF WOMEN AND MEN SERVE AND
00:05:51 PROTECT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE ON OR OFF DUTY.
00:05:56 SO, TODAY IT IS INDEED AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO COMMEND OFFICER
00:06:02 MARTIN RIOS WHO POINTS OUT AS A 19-YEAR VETERAN OF THE DEPARTMENT
00:06:08 WHO WAS OFF DUTY AND SIMPLY WALKING HIS DOG WHEN HE SPOTTED WHAT
00:06:13 APPEARED TO BE A BICYCLIST WHO HAD SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK WHILE ON
00:06:19 THE BIKE PATH NEAR BELMONT AVENUE.
00:06:25 OFFICER RIOS WHO IS CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO ATTACHED SERVICES UNIT
00:06:31 RACED OVER TO THE MAN AND BEGAN PERFORMING CPR.
00:06:37 HE WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE NEARBY A NURSE FROM LEURY CHILDREN'S
00:06:46 HOSPITAL ALEXIS KANE WHO ALSO RESPONDED TO THIS LIFE THREATENING
00:06:51 SITUATION AND AIDED HIM IN THE CPR THAT THEY ADMINISTERED TO THE
00:07:03 STRICKEN MAN.
00:07:04 ENGINE 55 OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS DISPATCHED BY THE OMC AND
00:07:10 GOING WITH THE AMBULANCE TEAM WHILE NURSE KANE AND OFFICER RIOS
00:07:17 WERE CONTINUING TO ADMINISTER CPR.
00:07:20 IT WAS 10 MINUTES OF PRESSURE FILLED AID THAT NURSE KANE AND
00:07:31 OFFICER RIOS WERE ADMINISTERING UNTIL THE ENGINE 55 ARRIVED AND A
00:07:41 DEFIBRILLATORS WAS APPLIED TO THE VICTIM. THE VICTIM WAS MOVED TO
00:07:47 THE HOSPITAL AND WAS TREATED FURTHER.
00:07:52 OFFICER RIOS, AS THE RESOLUTION POINTS OUT HAS EARNED MANY TRIBUTES
00:07:58 AND ACCOLADES OVER HIS 19-YEAR CAREER. AND IT REALLY IS AN HONOR
00:08:03 FOR THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS OF COUNCIL TO BE ABLE TO CONGRATULATE
00:08:09 OFFICER RIOS AND NURSE KANE FOR WHAT THEY DID TO SAVE THIS VICTIM.
00:08:17 THEIR QUICK ACTION UNDOUBT EDLY SAVED THE MAN'S LIFE AND THEY ARE
00:08:33 GREAT HUMAN BEINGS AND EVERYDAY HEROES IN PEOPLE'S LIVES.
00:08:38 CONGRATULATIONS.. GOOD LUCK AND MAY YOU BOTH CONTINUE TO ENJOY THE
00:08:45 BLESSINGS OF THE GOOD LORD AND MAY GOD CONTINUE AND WATCH OVER AND
00:08:50 KEEP SAFE AND SOUND NOT ONLY THE WOMEN AND MEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENTS
00:08:55 HERE IN CHICAGO, BUT THE DEDICATED MEMBERS OF THE NURSING
00:09:02 PROFESSION TO KEEP OUR FELLOW CITIZENS HEALTHY. CONGRATULATIONS AND
00:09:10 GOOD LUCK.
00:09:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
00:09:15 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:09:19 MR. RIOS DIDN'T THINK ABOUT WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY DOG NOW.
00:09:23 HIS MISSION WAS TO SAVE THAT PERSON'S LIFE . IT'S CRITICAL IN THE
00:09:28 FIRST 20 SECONDS THAT YOU SAVED HIM.
00:09:29 ON BEHALF OF THE 30TH WARD, MY FAMILY, I WANT TO THANK YOU, MR.
00:09:34 RIOS AND THE NURSE THAT WAS HERE ALSO FOR WHAT YOU DID. THIS IS
00:09:38 WHAT WE SHOULD BE READING ABOUT EVERYDAY.
00:09:40 THANK YOU.
00:09:42 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TUNNEY?
00:09:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, I OBVIOUSLY RISE NOT ONLY AS A SPONSOR BUT
00:09:55 AS AN ENTHUSIAST OF OFFICER RIOS.
00:10:01 OFF DUTY I KNOW THE BELMONT PATH THAT AND I KNOW HOW BUSY IT IS AND
00:10:08 YOU ARE HERE TO RELAX AND ENJOY.
00:10:11 I ALMOST THOUGHT IT WAS A FIRE DEPARTMENT ACCOMMODATION. BUT I
00:10:17 REALIZE YOU ARE CROSS TRAINED AND THERE FOR THE COMMUNITY.
00:10:19 THESE ARE THE EXAMPLES OF RESTORING TRUST IN OUR COMMUNITY FROM OUR
00:10:22 POLICE DEPARTMENT AND OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:10:25 THIS IS AS ALDERMAN REBOYRAS SAID, IT SHOULD BE ON THE FRONT PAGE.
00:10:30 BUT I WANTED TO REALLY COMMEND YOU AND NURSE KANE FOR YOUR VALIANT
00:10:37 EFFORT OF SAVING HIS LIFE, BUT FOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR ALL OF US
00:10:44 IN THE MODUS OF SERVE AND PROTECT.
00:10:50 WE SHOULD SAY THE RISING STAR AND I WANT TO SAY GOOD LUCK AND THANK
00:10:56 YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
00:10:58 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CURTIS.
00:11:03 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:11:05 IT'S NOT EVERYDAY THAT A PUBLIC SERVANT IS RECOGNIZED FOR WHAT HE'S
00:11:12 DONE AND I KNOW BEING A POLICE OFFICER IS A THANKLESS JOB. I WANT
00:11:17 TO THANK YOU FOR NOT ONLY BEING A PUBLIC SERVANT BUT ALSO BEING
00:11:26 THERE FOR OTHERS.
00:11:29 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:11:30 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MALDONADO?
00:11:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:11:36 RESOLUTION.
00:11:37 I KNOW THAT POLICE OFFICERS, FIREFIGHTERS, THEY ARE 24/7 ON THEIR
00:11:41 JOB. BUT THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE I HAVE KNOWN
00:11:45 OFFICER RIOS FOR MORE THAN 18 YEARS.
00:11:50 USED TO LIVE IN HUMBOLDT PARK BUT NOW ALDERMAN TUNNEY HAS PROMISED
00:11:56 ME HE'S GOING BACK TO HUMBOLDT PARK. CONGRATULATIONS.
00:12:00 [ LAUGHTER ]
00:12:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THAT WAS A REAL GOOD SPIRIT TO THAT.
00:12:07 ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
00:12:08 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:12:09 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:12:14 OFFICER RIOS ONLY A HERO WILL TAKE HEROIC ACTS.
00:12:20 YOU INDEED ARE A HERO. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SAVING THIS MAN'S
00:12:24 LIFE. I KNOW HE THANKS YOU AS WELL. YOUR FAMILY MUST BE VERY PROUD
00:12:29 OF YOU. THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS VERY PROUD OF YOU AND WE
00:12:33 IN THIS CHAMBERS ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AS WELL. THROUGHOUT YOUR
00:12:36 CAREER, CONTINUE TO ACT AS A HERO AND YOU WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE
00:12:43 EVERYONE IN THIS CITY'S SUPPORT.
00:12:45 THANK YOU FOR DOING AN INCREDIBLE JOB IN THIS CITY. THANK YOU.
00:12:48 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:12:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO.
00:12:53 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:12:55 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:12:59 OFFICER RIOS, THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO WEAR THAT UNIFORM. THANK
00:13:03 YOU FOR TAKING THE OATH FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THANK YOU FOR
00:13:09 TAKING THE MOTTO WHEN YOU SERVE AND PROTECT.
00:13:14 YOU ARE ALWAYS ON DUTY AND YOUR JOB AND YOUR MIND IS ALWAYS READY
00:13:21 TO PROTECT.
00:13:22 THANK YOU, FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:13:23 THANK YOU FOR THAT.
00:13:26 FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:13:31 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: OFFICER MALDONADO?
00:13:33 >> THANK YOU; MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:13:38 RESOLUTION. THANK YOU FOR BEING AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT
00:13:42 TIME. YOU WERE PUT THERE FOR A REASON. YOU WERE TRAINED 24/7 ALL
00:13:47 THE TIME.
00:13:48 SO, GLAD YOU DID WHAT YOU DID.
00:13:49 I'M GLAD THE GOOD LORD PUT YOU THERE AND YOU SAVED SOMEBODY.
00:13:53 I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:13:57 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SMITH?
00:14:00 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:14:02 THANK YOU, YOU ARE A FINE MEMBER OF OUR 19TH DISTRICT POLICE FORCE
00:14:08 WHO WE REALLY COUNT ON EVERYDAY TO KEEP US SAFE.
00:14:11 I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE ENGINE COME 55 WHICH RESPONDED AFTER YOU
00:14:17 DIRECTED THE SCENE TO GET PEOPLE TO DO THE RIGHT THING IN AN
00:14:22 EMERGENCY.
00:14:23 THE ENGINE COMPANY 55 IS LOCATED JUST SOUTH.
00:14:28 IT'S REALLY A TESTAMENT WITH THE GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP THE
00:14:31 POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT HAVE.
00:14:32 WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR HOW YOU TOOK COMMAND OF THE SCENE. THANK
00:14:35 YOU VERY MUCH.
00:14:38 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
00:14:42 >> THANK YOU, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:14:43 THANK YOU FOR BEING A HERO AND FOR CARING FOR OTHER PEOPLE.
00:14:53 DEALS DEVANED GO.
00:14:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: IF THERE ARE NO OTHER SPEAKERS, ON BEHALF OF
00:15:00 THE CITY, OFFICER, ON BEHALF OF THE FAMILY, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE
00:15:05 YOU. THERE ISN'T EVER AN OFF DUTY OFFICER. YOU KNEW YOU HAD TO TAKE
00:15:15 CONTROL OF THE SITUATION. WE RECOGNIZE POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS WHO
00:15:25 CALL TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS. BUT IT'S A TESTAMENT THAT HE IS HERE
00:15:29 WITH HIS WIFE.
00:15:30 THAT SPEAKS VOLUMES OF WHAT YOUR SELFLESS ACT DID. THERE IS NOTHING
00:15:35 MORE TO ADD TO IT BUT IN THE STATEMENT THAT YOU HELPED. YOU WERE
00:15:42 THERE AND TOOK CONTROL OF THE SITUATION AND HELPED.
00:15:44 I WANT TO SAY ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:15:46 THANK YOU.
00:15:50 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:16:31 [ APPLAUSE ] RESOLUTIONS?
00:17:01 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR. ALDERMAN REBOYRAS,
00:17:06 LAURINO, O'SHEA, QUINN, MALDONADO, PAWAR AND THOMPSON.
00:17:09 WHEREAS IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON OF MAY 30, 2017, THE CHICAGO FIRE
00:17:17 DEPARTMENT AMBULANCE 43, ENGINE COME 22 DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE ON
00:17:24 THE CITY'S NORTH SIDE.
00:17:29 WHEREAS APPEARING ON REQUESTING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE NEARBY ALSO
00:17:33 RESPONDED TO HELP IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE. WHEREAS ARRIVING ON THE SCENE
00:17:45 ENGINE 22 ARRIVED TO A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AND A MAN HAD BEEN
00:17:53 BLEEDING. THE RESPONDING FIREFIGHTERS APPLIED A TOURNIQUET TO THE
00:17:56 MAN'S LEG TO STOP THE BLEEDING. ASSISTING THE MAN WHOSE LIFE WAS
00:18:02 IMPERILLED BY A WOUND.
00:18:06 WHEREAS PARAMEDICS ARRIVED AND BEGAN ADMINISTERING LIFE EFFORTS TO
00:18:14 SAVE THE MAN'S LIFE. WHEREAS THEY ADMINISTERED ADVANCED LIFE
00:18:19 SUPPORT CARE TO THE VICTIM OF THE TRAGEDY ACCIDENT WHILE PREPARING
00:18:25 HIM FOR A TRAUMA PATIENT FOR THE HOSPITAL. THEY FOLLOWED AMBULANCE
00:18:30 43 TO THE HOSPITAL WITH THE INJURED MAN AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS.
00:18:42 THEY PROVIDED THE CRITICALLY INJURED PATIENT IS THE EXACT TYPE OF
00:18:47 TEAMWORK NEEDED TO SAVE A LIFE UNDER DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES.
00:18:52 WHEREAS THE CITY OF CHICAGO OWES A DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO OFFICERS
00:19:03 AND ENGINE COMPANY 22 AND TO PARAMEDIC CHARLES AND ENGINE 43 AND
00:19:17 PARAMEDIC NICHOLAS O'CONNOR OF BIKE TEAM ONE.
00:19:19 AND TO PARAMEDIC IN CHARGE, AND PARAMEDIC JOSEPH PETERS FOR THEIR
00:19:27 SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS IN AIDING THE VICTIM IN A TERRIBLE MOTORCYCLE
00:19:33 ACCIDENT.
00:19:34 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:19:36 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THIS DAY OF JUNE,
00:19:45 2017, DO HEREBY RECOGNIZE THE OFFICERS AND WHO IN KEEPING WITH THE
00:19:50 HIGHEST TRADITION OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT DID EXCEL IN THEIR
00:20:02 PROFESSION AND SKILL AND BE IT RESOLVED THAT A COPY BE PLACED TO
00:20:08 THE ENGINE COMPANY AND BIKE TEAM ONE AND A COPY WILL BE PLACED IN
00:20:15 THEIR PERSONNEL FILE AS A TOKEN OF OUR ESTEEM APPRECIATION.
00:20:27 >> ALDERMAN BURKE?
00:20:30 >> YOUR HONOR, MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES
00:20:31 FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:20:32 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:20:42 >> YOUR HONOR, THESE OFFICERS ALWAYS RESPOND TO THE SKILL OF THEIR
00:20:47 PROFESSION.
00:20:48 THEY DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF OTHERS WITH NO EXPECTATION OF
00:20:52 RECOGNITION OR ACCOLADE.
00:20:54 BUT TRULY FIND THEIR GREATEST SATISFACTION IN SAFETY OF OTHERS.
00:21:00 THEY MAN THE FRONT LINES OF DANGER AND DRAMATIC EVENTS EACH AND
00:21:07 EVERYDAY.
00:21:08 PARAMEDICS AND FIREFIGHTERS ARE TRUE HEROES, TRUE HEROES FOR THE
00:21:13 WORK THEY PERFORM.
00:21:14 BUT AS FREQUENTLY THE CASE, WE TOO OFTEN TAKE THEM FOR GRANTED.
00:21:19 THAT'S WHY THE MAYOR AND THESE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TAKE
00:21:26 SUCH PLEASURE IN RECOGNIZING AND EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO THESE
00:21:33 MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:21:44 THE SEVERELY MOTORCYCLE DRIVER WAS GOING TO BLEED OUT BUT FOR THE
00:21:51 SKILL THAT IS APPARENT IN THESE MEMBERS OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:21:56 THEY USED COMBAT APPLICATION TOURNIQUET IN ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT TO
00:22:01 STOP THE BLEEDING. AND THEY TOOK CONTROL AND STABILIZED THE VICTIM
00:22:07 AND THE ACCIDENT SCENE UNTIL AN AMBULANCE ARRIVED TO TRANSPORT THE
00:22:13 VICTIM TO NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
00:22:16 OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT IS RICH IN TRADITION WITH A LEGACY OF DUTY,
00:22:23 VALOR AND HONOR WHICH ARE BEST REFLECTED IN THE WORK OF ITS
00:22:29 EVERYDAY HEROES LIKE THE PARAMEDICS, FIREFIGHTERS WE HONOR HERE
00:22:35 THIS MORNING. THEY SHOW THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO THINK ON THEIR FEET
00:22:41 TO ADMINISTER IMMEDIATE CARE AND TO SAVE LIVES WHEN THOSE LIVES ARE
00:22:46 HANGING IN THE BALANCE. SO, ON BEHALF OF THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS
00:22:52 OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I AM PLEASED TO JOIN WITH THEM IN EXPRESSING
00:22:56 THANKS AND THE HOPE THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS THEM IN FACT
00:23:02 ALL THE BRAVE WOMEN AND MEN OF OUR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:23:05 KEEP ALL OF OUR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS SAFE FROM HARM. GOOD LUCK AND
00:23:10 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:23:11 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:23:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
00:23:15 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS.
00:23:17 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. THESE
00:23:20 ARE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS OF THESE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE HERE BEFORE
00:23:26 US. I COMMEND YOU BECAUSE IT'S ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE. I KNOW
00:23:31 THAT. I COMMEND EACH ONE OF YOU, RIVERA, FIREFIGHTER SCOTT, ALONZO
00:23:39 AND ERIC OF ENGINE COME 22, AND TO PARAMEDICS IN CHARGE DON OF
00:23:49 AMBULANCE 43 AND ZIT MAN WHO LIVES IN THE 30TH WARD AND PARAMEDIC
00:23:56 IN CHARGE CHRIS, AND JOSEPH PETERS OF MEDIC 1. CONGRATULATIONS ON
00:24:03 BEHALF OF MY CITIZENS IN THE 30TH WARD AND FAMILIES. THANK YOU.
00:24:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
00:24:16 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:24:18 RESOLUTION.
00:24:19 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL AND INCREDIBLE TEAMWORK AND
00:24:23 A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO LIEUTENANT RIVERA.
00:24:28 THANK YOU.
00:24:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MALDONADO?
00:24:34 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. IT IS
00:24:35 TRUE THE CITY OF CHICAGO OWES A GREAT DEBT TO ALL OF YOU, BUT A
00:24:46 SPECIAL THANKS TO LARRY WHO HAPPENS TO LIVE IN THE 26TH WARD. THANK
00:24:52 YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.
00:24:53 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN THOMPSON.
00:24:56 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I'M HONORED, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF
00:25:06 THIS RESOLUTION TO EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS AND GRATITUDE TO OUR
00:25:11 FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS.
00:25:12 IT'S NOT ALWAYS THAT WE SAY THANKS IN APPRECIATION TO OUR FIRST
00:25:20 RESPONDERS TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO FOR RISKING YOUR LIVES EVERYDAY.
00:25:28 I WANT TO THANK THE OFFICERS FROM MY WARD WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THIS
00:25:32 INCIDENT AND I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE MEMBERS OF ENGINE
00:25:45 23 AND PARAMEDICS.
00:25:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN QUINN?
00:25:48 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:25:51 RESOLUTION.
00:25:52 THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE AND THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR WHAT YOU
00:25:55 WILL DO IN THE FUTURE TO THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO.
00:25:58 THANK YOU.
00:25:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SMITH.
00:26:00 >> I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE HONOREES TODAY.
00:26:06 THIS HORRIBLE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN OUR WARD RIGHT NEAR THE PARK,
00:26:11 AND WE REALLY OWE A HUGE DEBT OF GRATITUDE TO ALL OF YOU. ENGINE
00:26:17 COMPANY 22 IS THE COMPANY THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST PLACES COMPANIES
00:26:22 IN OUR WARD.
00:26:25 USUALLY IT'S LITTLE KIDS GETTING TO GO VISIT THE FIRE STATION AND
00:26:29 CLIMBING THE TRUCKS WHEN SOMETHING IS NOT HAPPENING OR COMING TO A
00:26:32 BLOCK PARTY.
00:26:33 THESE OFFICERS ARE ALWAYS KIND AND GENEROUS TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE
00:26:42 CARE FOR THEM BY HELPING TO REFURBISH THE PARK BEHIND THE
00:26:51 FIREHOUSE, AND THEY REPAY US EVERYDAY WITH THEIR WONDERFUL KIND
00:26:58 SERVICE.
00:26:59 THEIR SERVICE IN THIS TERRIBLE ACCIDENT IS REMINISCENT OF THE FACT
00:27:03 THAT AT LEAST BY LAW WE ALL BELIEVE THAT ENGINE COMPANY 22 WAS ON
00:27:08 THE SCENE OF THE CHICAGO FIRE. AT LEAST WE THINK, I DON'T KNOW IF
00:27:13 IT'S ABSOLUTELY TRUE, BUT WE THINK IT'S TRUE.
00:27:16 FOR THAT AND ALL OF YOUR SERVICE TO US, WE ARE FOREVER GRATEFUL .
00:27:21 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:27:22 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO.
00:27:26 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:27:28 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU
00:27:31 HERE ALL THE TIME. REGULARLY THERE'S NO WAY THEY CAN RECOGNIZE THE
00:27:35 PEOPLE EVERYDAY, THE MEN AND THE FIREMEN.
00:27:42 THIS IS WHAT THEY DO EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK.
00:27:45 THEY HAPPENED TO BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME. GOOD JOB.
00:27:49 KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY LIVES YOU
00:27:53 WILL BE SAVING FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:27:58 GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU.
00:28:00 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:28:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO.
00:28:07 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. GREAT JOB TO MY
00:28:12 BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM THE FIRE COMPANY.
00:28:14 DAY IN AND DAY OUT YOU DO THIS.
00:28:17 IT'S SO GOOD TO KNOW THAT THE BEST TRAINED MEN AND WOMEN ARE OUT
00:28:22 THERE THAT NOT ONLY SHOW UP TO FIRES THAT EVERYONE THINKS ABOUT
00:28:26 HERE, BUT SHOWS UP TO A SCENE ON A STREET TO A LIFE THAT IS HELD
00:28:32 TOGETHER BY A THREAD AND YOU ARE THERE TO SAVE IT.
00:28:35 I SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT KNOWING THAT YOU ARE OUT THERE AND I WANT TO
00:28:38 THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
00:28:41 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:28:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO.
00:28:47 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:28:50 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. I PERSONALLY WANT TO
00:28:55 CONGRATULATE ALL THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS RESOLUTION AND THANK
00:29:00 AMBULANCE 43, ENGINE COMPANY 22 AND BIKE TEAM 1 FOR THEIR FANTASTIC
00:29:09 WORK.
00:29:10 I WAS JUST SPEAKING WITH MY COLLEAGUE ABOUT THE GREAT WORK THAT YOU
00:29:14 DO.
00:29:15 IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE HONORING YOU TODAY. THANK YOU.
00:29:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN WISHING TO BE RECOGNIZED?
00:29:21 IF NOT, FIRST LET ME SAY TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS THAT ALDERMAN --
00:29:34 O'SHEA IS ALSO A SPONSOR OF THIS RESOLUTION. IF HE WERE HERE, HE
00:29:40 WOULD SAY HIS OWN WORDS BECAUSE HE APPRECIATES WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.
00:29:48 ENGINE COMPANY 22, AMBULANCE 43 AND BIKE TEAM 1, A TEAM, YOU HAD
00:29:56 ONE OPERATION AND ONE GOAL. THAT IS A RESULT OF THE BEST TRAINING
00:29:59 AND THE BEST FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE BEST VALUES TO DEDICATION WHEN
00:30:03 YOU COMES TO SERVICE.
00:30:05 ALL THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WHO OPERATED AS A SINGLE TEAM IN A
00:30:09 MOMENT OF CRISIS. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE ARE A BETTER CITY. THANK
00:30:14 YOU.
00:30:15 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:32:00 >> RESOLUTIONS.
00:32:02 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR.
00:32:07 A PLACE THAT IS MAKING MORE DELICIOUS CUISINE FOR EVERYONE AND
00:32:14 WHERE THESE AWARDS ARE SELECTED BY EXPERT JUDGES TO SELECT WINNERS
00:32:19 FROM CATEGORIES, SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AND JOURNALIST AND MEDIA AND
00:32:23 RESTAURANT DESIGN AND GRAPHIC AS WELL AS FOR AWARDS FOR LIFETIME
00:32:26 AND HUMANITARIAN ACHIEVEMENT.
00:32:28 WHEREAS ON MAY 1, 2017, THE FOUNDATION OF JAMES BEARD AWARDED THOSE
00:32:39 OF CHICAGO. THROUGH HIS AWARD-WINNING EMMY NOMINATED TELEVISION
00:32:47 PROGRAM ON MEXICAN COOKING ON THE BRAVO NETWORK AND SERVING AS THE
00:32:56 CHEF HONORING MEXICAN PRESIDENT PHILLIP CALDERA.
00:33:07 AND WON CHEF OF THE YEAR, NATIONAL CHEF OF THE YEAR, HUMANITARIAN
00:33:13 OF THE YEAR, BEST FOOD AND DRINK AND BEST INTERNATIONAL BOOK FOR
00:33:18 MEXICO 1 DAY AT A TIME. AND IN 2007 FOR FRONT ERA GRILL.
00:33:29 WHERE THEY OPENED THE MEXICAN RESTAURANT.
00:33:30 TOPOLOBAMPO AND THE MENU AND THE DESCRIPTIVE CATEGORIES RATHER THAN
00:33:48 TRADITIONAL DISHES.
00:33:53 THEY DESERVE ACCOLADES FOR TOPOLOBAMPO TO RECEIVING BEST AWARD IN
00:33:59 1991, SEVERAL PREVIOUS NOMINATIONS FROM THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
00:34:04 AND FOR THE NEXT SIX CONSECUTIVE YEAR WHERE HE WON THE JAMES BEARD
00:34:14 NOMINATION FOR TOPOLOBAMPO AND NAMED THE BEST RESTAURANT IN THE
00:34:19 UNITED STATES.
00:34:20 WHEREAS CHEF STARTED AS A YOUNG AGE AS A DESIRE TO BRING FAMILY AND
00:34:25 FRIENDS TOGETHER RESULTING IN THE COMPLETION OF CULINARY SCHOOL IN
00:34:31 2001. WHEREAS MS. BROOMBERG BEGAN HER LOVE OF HOUSTON AND BECAME
00:34:40 THE FIRST FEMALE CHEF. WHEREAS MS. BROOMBERG TRANSITIONED TO
00:34:46 CHICAGO AND BECAME A CHEF AT THE FINE ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND BECAME
00:34:54 THE CHEF BY 2010. WHERE THE EXECUTIVE CHEF WAS AWARDED ONE STAR FOR
00:35:00 THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS. WHEREAS MS. BROOMBERG IS KNOWN FOR HER
00:35:08 TELEVISION SUCCESSES THROUGH TRAVEL AND CULTURE.
00:35:12 WHEREAS SHE IS A PARTNER OF MONTE VERDE WHERE SHE OPENED IN
00:35:18 NOVEMBER 2015 WITH BUSINESS PARTNER MEG. WHEREAS MONTE VERDE'S
00:35:26 MENUS OF CLASSIC ITALIAN DISHES KNOWN FOR BOUNDARY PUSHING AND
00:35:35 INGREDIENTS AND WHEREAS TRIED TO CULTIVATE A SPECIAL PLACE FOR ALSO
00:35:42 MONTE VERDE'S HARDWORKING STAFF.
00:35:44 AND INCLUDING ONE OF FOOD AND WINE'S AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS AND
00:35:53 BON APETIT.
00:35:54 THE WORTH THE WAIT AWARD IN THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE AWARD AND NAMED
00:36:02 CHICAGO'S BEST RESTAURANT IN THE MAGAZINE.
00:36:05 AND RECEIVING AN AWARD FROM THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION FOR BEST
00:36:13 CHEF. WHEREAS THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER ARE PROUD OF CHICAGO'S
00:36:19 REPUTATION OF THE CULINARY DESIGNATION AND DELIGHTED THAT TWO
00:36:26 OF OUR CULINARY STARS HAVE RECEIVED THIS AWARD.
00:36:30 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:36:32 CITY COUNCIL OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THE DAY OF JUNE, 2017, DO HEREBY
00:36:39 EXPRESS OUR WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS TO RICK AND TO TOPOLOBAMPO FOR
00:36:47 THE BEST RESTAURANT AWARD AND BE IT RESOLVED THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE
00:37:02 THIS COMMENDATION.
00:37:03 >> ALDERMAN BURKE?
00:37:04 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE
00:37:05 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:37:06 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:37:08 >> YOUR HONOR, CHICAGO IS ONE OF THE GREATEST DINING CAPITOLS OF
00:37:16 THE WORLD INCLUDING SOME OF THE FINEST CULINARY CHEFS THAN ANYWHERE
00:37:21 IN THE GLOBE. IT'S OFTEN SAID THAT TOURIST IN OUR METROPOLIS SAY IF
00:37:29 YOU SEE CHICAGO, YOU SEE THE WORLD. IT'S A TESTAMENT TO OUR RICH
00:37:33 DIVERSITY IF IT'S NOT THAT IF YOU DINE IN CHICAGO, YOU WILL ALSO
00:37:39 TASTE THE GOURMET DELIGHTS OF THE WHOLE WORLD.
00:37:42 THIS MORNING, WE ARE DELIGHTED TO WELCOME TO THIS HISTORIC CHAMBERS
00:37:49 TWO OF CHICAGO'S FINEST DINING ESTABLISHMENTS ON WINNING THE
00:37:56 PRESTIGIOUS JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS.
00:37:59 GIVEN THE THOUSANDS OF FINE DINING AND GUEST CAUSAL RESTAURANTS IN
00:38:07 CHICAGO, THE JAMES BEARD AWARD IS AN EXCEPTIONAL HONOR. SARAH
00:38:12 BROOMBERG IS THE PARTNER OF MONTE VERDE RESTAURANT AT 1020 MADISON
00:38:18 STREET IN THE WEST LOOP. SHE WAS THE FIRST TIME NOMINEE OF THE BEST
00:38:24 CHEF OF GREAT LAKES AFTER OPENING MONTE VERDE IN 2013. SHE SERVED
00:38:32 UP GREAT ITALIAN FOOD.
00:38:35 THAT'S INTERESTING, IS IT NOT, MR. PRESIDENT, SINCE SARAH GREW UP
00:38:39 IN A RANCH IN TEXAS.
00:38:43 A PLACE NOT GENERALLY KNOWN AS A FINE ITALIAN FOOD.
00:38:52 SINCE THEN, SARA HAS EARNED AN -- ACCLAIMED AWARD AT MONTE VERDE.
00:39:05 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM SARAH.
00:39:09 IT'S OFTEN SAID OF RICK BAY LAS AFTER OPENING TOPOLOBAMPO HE HELPED
00:39:21 TO REINVENT COOKERY IN THE U.S..
00:39:24 AS ONE CAN IMAGINE THE CHICAGO EXPERIENCE AS THE VIENNA HOTDOG AND
00:39:32 CRACKERJACK WHICH WERE CREATED IN THE 1893 WORLD'S FAIR. AND YES,
00:39:39 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF DINING IN RICK'S
00:39:44 PRIVATE DINING ROOM ON CLARK STREET, AND YES, I HAVE SAMPELED THOSE
00:39:50 VERY TASTY DRINKS THAT HE SO GENEROUSLY PROVIDES TO HIS DINERS.
00:39:57 AND WE ALL KNOW THAT RICK'S RESTAURANTS HAVE GRANT CONSISTENTLY TIE
00:40:04 IN EVERY MAJOR NATIONAL RANKING FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE, WONDERFUL
00:40:10 FOOD AND GREAT DRINKS.
00:40:18 THE TOPOLOBAMPO, WHILE NOT A NEW RESTAURANT ON OUR SCENE HAS
00:40:24 UNDERGONE SIGNIFICANT RENOVATION AND ENHANCEMENT AND THUS EARNING A
00:40:29 2017 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD.
00:40:33 CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR BOTH RICK AND SARAH FOR TAKING
00:40:38 THEIR RIGHT FULL PLACES IN THIS YEAR'S WINNER'S CIRCLE. WE WISH
00:40:45 THEM THE CONTINUED SUCCESS AND GOOD LUCK AS THEY ARE INDEED ICONIC
00:40:51 PARTS OF THE CHICAGO SCENE.
00:40:53 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, RICK, SARAH, GOOD LUCK.
00:40:57 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TUNNEY?
00:41:00 >> MR. MAYOR, GOOD MORNING.
00:41:04 FROM ONE CHEF TO ANOTHER, I GREW UP IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO KNOWN IS
00:41:11 CHOW TOWN NOT BECAUSE OF IT'S BACKYARD, BUT BECAUSE OF IT'S GREAT
00:41:17 STEAK HOUSES. OF THE CUISINE REFLECT THE DIVERSITY OF OUR
00:41:23 NEIGHBORHOOD. IF YOU TAKE THE TOP OFF, IT'S THE REST OF OUR
00:41:33 CAPITAL. I WANT TO SAY IT'S NOT ONLY FOR EMPLOYMENT BUT YOU
00:41:42 REVITALIZED OUR AREA.
00:41:45 RICK, FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND SARAH FROM THE WEST MADISON
00:41:52 CORRIDOR.
00:41:53 IT'S AN AMAZING RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP NEIGHBORHOODS GROW. I HAVE
00:41:56 ASKED OUR RESTAURANT TOURIST TO LOOK AT OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS OUTSIDE
00:42:00 OF THE TYPICAL ONES AND THAT THEY ARE THE PIONEERS TO BRINGING BACK
00:42:05 THIS RETAIL AND SERVICES.
00:42:08 AS YOU KNOW, COMPETITION IS VERY STIFF.
00:42:12 RESTAURANT FAILURE RATE I STILL BELIEVE 80% FAIL IN THE FIRST 3
00:42:16 YEARS. THAT'S A DAUNTING CHALLENGE AND I KNOW THE INVESTMENTS YOU
00:42:21 PUT INTO YOUR INFRASTRUCTURE NOT ONLY TO KEEP RELEVANT, BUT TO
00:42:26 REALLY MAINTAIN IN A VERY COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT.
00:42:28 I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR AND HIS TEAM FOR PROMOTING CHICAGO,
00:42:35 AND RECEIVING THE JAMES BEARD AWARDS.
00:42:38 THIS WAS ALWAYS A NEW YORK ACCOLADE THAT WHERE THESE EVENTS WERE
00:42:43 HELD. I BELIEVE WE HAVE A 5-YEAR DEAL ON HOSTING THE AWARDS.
00:42:49 I WAS LUCKY TO GO LAST YEAR. I DIDN'T GET TO GO THIS YEAR.
00:42:55 BOTH, RICK AND SARAH.
00:42:56 I CAN'T GET INTO YOUR RESTAURANT. I HAVE TO WAIT A FEW MORE YEARS.
00:43:00 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THAT'S WHAT THE RESOLUTION IS FOR TO HELP
00:43:05 YOU GET A RESERVATION.
00:43:06 >> THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO SAY IS BEING IN THE RESTAURANT
00:43:12 BUSINESS, IT'S MORE THAN COOKING. IT'S ESTABLISHING YOURSELF IN A
00:43:17 VERY COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT, AND BOTH OF YOU HAVE DONE SO WELL ON
00:43:24 PROMOTING SOCIAL MEDIA AND SUCH AND THAT IS A DIFFERENT WORLD, BUT
00:43:28 YOU BOTH ARE TRAIL BLAZERS IN HOW TO PROPOSAL.
00:43:33 I CAN'T HONESTLY AT LEAST IN RICK'S CASE -- I CAN'T THINK BEYOND
00:43:40 MORE THAN 5 MINUTES. BUT I WISH YOU HEALTH AND GOOD FORTUNE.
00:43:47 THANK YOU.
00:43:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT.
00:43:51 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:43:55 I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MR. BAYLESS AND HIS WIFE.
00:44:02 THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THANK YOU FOR MOVING
00:44:05 THE RESTAURANT TO THE WEST LOOP THAT IS DOING VERY WELL. FOR THOSE
00:44:09 OF YOU WHO HAVEN'T BEEN TO THE LOOP ON RANDOLPH, YOU NEED TO
00:44:13 CHECKOUT HIS RESTAURANT THERE.
00:44:18 IT'S BY FAR BETTER THAN ALL THE RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:44:21 WE JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OF
00:44:29 CHICAGO, MR. BAYLESS NOT ONLY DO YOU TEACH A LOT OF PEOPLE CULINARY
00:44:35 ART AND TRY TO ENHANCE EVERYONE'S SKILLS BUT ALSO HELPING US IN
00:44:41 ANYWAY THAT YOU CAN TO ENHANCE CULINARY ART IN THE COMMUNITY OF
00:44:47 CHICAGO.
00:44:48 WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND AS A MATTER OF FACT IN
00:44:51 MY WARD YOU DID NOT ONLY OPEN UP A RESTAURANT, YOU BOUGHT A
00:44:56 BUILDING. YOU HAVE MADE A BIG INVESTMENT IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
00:45:01 YOU BENEFIT US IN A BIG BIG WAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:45:07 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
00:45:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. JUST TO REPEAT THE WORDS OF THE
00:45:18 ALDERMAN.
00:45:19 IT'S GREAT THAT YOU CAN COME TO CHICAGO.
00:45:25 I AM BLESSED, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:45:27 I AM BLESSED BECAUSE I HAVE A WARD THAT IS VERY UNIQUE. I HAVE
00:45:36 LITTLE ITALY, CHICAGO, AND NEEDLESS TO SAY, I HAVE GAINED ABOUT 17
00:45:43 POUNDS.
00:45:44 BUT, MONTE VERDE, SARAH, WHEN I MET YOU IN 2016 AND YOU TOLD ME YOU
00:45:50 WERE OPENING UP THE RESTAURANT ON MADISON STREET.
00:45:55 I SAID GO TO MADISON STREET, GO TO MONTE VERDE AND YOU ARE GOING TO
00:45:59 HAVE A TREMENDOUS EXPERIENCE WITH SOME VERY UNIQUE ITALIAN FOOD.
00:46:05 RICK, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I HAVE BEEN TO YOUR RESTAURANT.
00:46:10 THEY ARE FANTASTIC. AGAIN, CHICAGO IS BLESSED. WE ARE THE PLACE OF
00:46:26 THE WORLD FOR FOOD.
00:46:30 >>
00:46:31 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MOORE?
00:46:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. AS INDICATED YOU DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE
00:46:37 CHICAGO TO SAMPLE FOOD FROM LITERALLY EVERY CORNER IN THE WORLD. IN
00:46:42 FACT, I CAN BE BROKE.
00:46:43 YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE PARK TO SAMPLE FOOD IN EVERY
00:46:53 CORNER IN THE WORLD. COME UP TO MY AREA AND TRY IT.
00:46:58 MY WIFE IS A GREAT FAN OF YOURS. I TEXTED HER A MINUTE AGO TELLING
00:47:07 HER WE WERE HONORING YOU TODAY AND SHE SAID, DID THEY BRING FOOD?
00:47:16 WELL, DID YOU?
00:47:17 [ LAUGHTER ]
00:47:18 HER FAVORITE RESTAURANT IS TOPOLOBAMPO.
00:47:21 I USED YOUR RESTAURANT TO PROPOSE TO HER 9 YEARS AGO.
00:47:25 IT'S REALLY WORKED OUT REALLY WELL SO FAR AND I THINK YOU CLAIM A
00:47:31 LOT OF THE CREDIT. THIS YOU FOR COMMITTING TO OUR CITY AND YOUR
00:47:36 AWARD AND HELPING TO BRING THE JAMES BEARD AWARD TO THE CITY OF
00:47:39 CHICAGO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:47:42 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MORENO?
00:47:44 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:47:46 RESOLUTION.
00:47:47 THANK YOU RICK AND SARAH FOR YOUR INVESTMENT IN OUR CITY AND TO
00:47:51 RICK BAYLESS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PARK.
00:47:56 I WANTED TO ALSO NOTE, MR. PRESIDENT, NOT ONLY OF THE ACCOLADES,
00:48:02 BUT TO SHOW THE ENTREPRENEURIAL AND CONNECTIVITY AND QUICKLY
00:48:13 LEARNED ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND CHANGED THE CONCEPT.
00:48:18 LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS SO WELL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN
00:48:21 THE PARK AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. THANK YOU.
00:48:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN FOULKES.
00:48:32 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. THE LAST TIME YOU
00:48:35 WERE HERE WITH YOUR WIFE YOU WERE ELECTED THE GOLD MEDAL. I WAS
00:48:43 ELECTED IN 2007, AND EAT ONLY A BAKER, BUT I'M A CAKE DECORATOR.
00:48:49 AND I THOUGHT THEY DON'T KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS AND HOW HARD
00:48:52 THAT JOB IS.
00:48:55 I WAS SILENT AT THAT TIME.
00:48:57 I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING CULINARY TO THE NEXT LEVEL. I
00:49:02 VISITED YOUR RESTAURANT AND YOU CAME OUT OF THE KITCHEN AND I WAS A
00:49:06 BIG SHOT. I WAS IN THE BASEMENT AND YOU TOOK PICTURES. THANK YOU
00:49:11 VERY MUCH FOR THAT.
00:49:12 THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK. IT'S HARD AND PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE YOU
00:49:16 ARE STANDING ON YOUR FEET FOR LONG HOURS. BUT YOU'VE TAKEN US
00:49:24 CULINARY ART PEOPLE TO ANOTHER LEVEL. THANK YOU FOR THAT.
00:49:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SANTIAGO?
00:49:31 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THIS RESOLUTION AND
00:49:35 I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF IT AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE MR. BAYLESS
00:49:40 FOR THIS GREAT RECOGNITION, AND I HAVE BEEN TO SOME OF YOUR
00:49:43 RESTAURANTS AND I HAVE TO MAYBE WAIT AN HOUR OR SO, SO SOMETHING
00:49:49 GOOD MUST BE HAPPENING IN THOSE KITCHENS.
00:49:53 SO, THAT SHOULD BE SOMETHING TO COMMEND YOU FOR IT AND CONGRATULATE
00:49:57 YOU. IF YOU CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO, YOU CAN COME
00:50:02 A LITTLE FARTHER WEST TO THE 31ST WARD AND I WILL RECEIVE YOU WITH
00:50:10 OPEN ARMS. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR WIFE.
00:50:16 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT WAS AROUND 1977 AND I WAS WORKING
00:50:22 IN THE CULINARY FIELD IN SAN FRANCISCO AND I CAME TO TOPOLOBAMPO.
00:50:27 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:50:29 IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE. I WAS ALSO AT CHARLIE TROTTERS AND YOU
00:50:36 ARE MY FAVORITE HANDS DOWN.
00:50:39 SO I JUST REALLY WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND CHEF SARAH.
00:50:43 WE ARE A BETTER CITY HAVING YOU IN OUR BORDERS HERE. WE HAVE TO GET
00:50:50 OUT HERE AND HAVE ANOTHER GOOD MEAL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:50:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CAPULMAN?
00:50:56 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:50:58 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. ONE OF MY FIRST JOBS,
00:51:02 I'M ALSO A TRANSPLANT FROM CHICAGO AS WELL, FROM TEXAS, HOUSTON. I
00:51:10 WAS A SOCIAL WORKING AS AN IMMIGRANT AND A LOT OF ETHIOPIANS AND
00:51:19 FROM VIETNAM WITH 22 DIFFERENT DIALECTS SPOKEN.
00:51:24 MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED THEY LONGED FOR THEIR
00:51:27 FOOD SO WE HAD A LOT OF RESTAURANTS FROM THOSE IMMIGRANT
00:51:32 COMMUNITIES AND THOSE ARE INCREDIBLE RESTAURANTS. I GREW UP ON
00:51:37 MEXICO FOOD AND CAJUN, BAYTOWN HOUSTON AREA.
00:51:42 SO WE HAVE THE MEXICAN FOOD.
00:51:46 THE CLOSEST THING I CAN FIND TO CAJUN FOOD IS ETHIOPIAN.
00:51:54 THANK GOD WE HAVE A LOT OF ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANTS. YOU MAKE CHICAGO
00:51:59 WHAT IT IS.
00:52:00 THANK YOU.
00:52:02 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. I THINK EVERYONE HAS
00:52:05 TALKED ABOUT HOW GREAT YOUR FOOD IS IN THE RESTAURANT AND ALL OF IT
00:52:10 IS TRUE, BUT I ALSO REMEMBER THAT YOU ALSO LIKE TO MENTOR AND THE
00:52:16 CHEFS, A COUPLE OF KIDS FROM MY COMMUNITY THAT WERE PART OF YOUR
00:52:21 MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AND ACTUALLY THEY MAYBE CHEFS BY NOW AS PART OF
00:52:29 YOUR CULINARY PROGRAM. THAT IS TO ME BETTER THAN THAN YOUR FOOD
00:52:33 BECAUSE WE ARE SPEAKING TO THE NEXT GENERATION AND SPEAKS VOLUMES
00:52:36 OF YOUR COMMITMENT TO NOT ONLY THE HERITAGE THAT YOU SERVE AND THE
00:52:40 CULTURE THAT YOU REPRESENT, BUT ALSO THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THAT
00:52:45 ARE COMING INTO YOUR CULINARY PROGRAM AND PLACES. KEEP DOING THAT.
00:52:51 WHAT A PHENOMENAL PERSON YOU ARE, YOU REPRESENT CHICAGO TRULY AND
00:52:56 YOU ARE ONE OF OUR OWN.
00:52:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: NO OTHER ALDERMAN TO SPEAK. RICK AND SARA, I
00:53:06 RECOGNIZE THE FACT THAT YOU COULD HAVE BEEN HERE ALONE, AND MY
00:53:11 HUNCH OF THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOU IS THAT WORK WITH YOU WHICH IS A
00:53:18 FINE ESTABLISHMENT AND AS CHEFS, YOU CAN'T DO WITHOUT A TEAM AND I
00:53:24 WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE PEOPLE THAT HELP MAKE YOUR
00:53:29 ESTABLISHMENT WORLD RENOWN AND SPEAKS VOLUME OF THE CULTURE YOU
00:53:33 HAVE CREATED AND AS A BUSINESS. I DO WANT TO SAY, AS THE CITY OF
00:53:37 CHICAGO WE HAVE THE BEST HERE. AS WE BROUGHT JAMES BEARD, 2 WEEKS
00:53:43 AGO THE MAGAZINE LISTED CHICAGO AS THE BEST PLACE IN AMERICA.
00:53:53 YOU ARE MAKING THAT HAPPEN IN OUR CITY. AND ALSO SINCE YOU PUT YOUR
00:53:58 RESTAURANTS IN PARTICULAR AREAS, YOU CAN SEE THE ECONOMIC
00:54:00 DEVELOPMENT AND THE OPERATION THAT'S HAPPENING AROUND THEM. CHICAGO
00:54:03 IS A CULINARY CAPITAL THAT NOT ONLY DRINKS AND FOOD IS THE FACE OF
00:54:17 THE CITY.
00:54:18 THIS IS WHY WHEN YOU RECEIVE THE RECOGNITION, I ALSO WANT THE CITY
00:54:21 COUNCIL TO RECOGNIZE YOU ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US WHETHER WE'VE
00:54:25 GOTTEN ENGAGED AT THE RESTAURANT.
00:54:29 I KNOW ALDERMAN MOORE, YOUR WIFE HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW IF IT'S BEEN
00:54:37 GREAT. AT LEAST YOU GOT A MEAL. ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US, WE'VE ALL
00:54:43 HAD SPECIAL MOMENTS AT YOUR RESTAURANTS AND YOU REPRESENT THE BEST
00:54:46 THAT IS HAPPENING IN CHICAGO AND IT'S HAPPENING THROUGHOUT THIS
00:54:50 CITY BECAUSE AS A CITY OF DIVERSIFYERS, WE MIX THEM IN A WAY THAT
00:55:00 NO OTHER CITY CAN. WE OWE YOU AND PUT IT BEHIND YOU.
00:55:20 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:55:21 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:55:42 [ APPLAUSE ]>>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
00:57:19 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION
00:57:21 OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION. AND
00:57:25 ASK THE CLERK TO PLEASE READ THE RESOLUTION.
00:57:27 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:57:29 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR, ALDERMAN AUSTIN,
00:57:35 BURKE, LAURINO AND SOLIS, O'CONNOR. WHEREAS ALEXANDER HOLT
00:57:41 ANNOUNCED SHE WILL STEP DOWN TO PURSUE OTHER PROFESSIONAL ENDEAVORS
00:57:48 AND INFORMED BY THIS EVENT BY ALDERMAN BURKE AND LAURINO AND
00:57:57 PATRICK O'CONNOR. WHEREAS SHE RECEIVED HER DIPLOMA AND STUDY AT THE
00:58:02 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN AND EARNED HER DEGREE IN CITY OF
00:58:08 CHICAGO AND SERVED FOR 10 YEARS AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE
00:58:12 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT. WHEREAS IN 2002, MS. HOLT WAS NAMED 2002
00:58:21 BUDGETING DIRECTOR AND SERVED 2 YEARS IN THIS TRADITION AND
00:58:25 RECEIVED PUBLIC POLICY IN LAW AND EARNED HER BACHELORETTE FROM THE
00:58:33 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. AND SHE SPECIALIZES IN REAL ESTATE LAW AND
00:58:39 PUBLIC LAW AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSACTION. AT THE REQUEST OF
00:58:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: SHE PERFORMED IN THAT POSITION SINCE THAT
00:58:51 TIME. WHEREAS MS. HOLT CONTINUES TO BE A KEY MAJOR FOR THE BUSINESS
00:58:56 ECONOMIC COUNCIL AND WHEREAS USING HER PEN, MS. HOLT HAS GUIDED THE
00:59:17 BUDGET OFFICE.
00:59:18 AND HAS PUT THE CITY'S BUDGET FUNDS ON STABLE FINANCIAL STANDING
00:59:29 AND USED HER TRAINING WIT AND CHARM TO CHART THIS ON THE JOURNEY.
00:59:39 WHILE SHE ENJOYS YOGA AND SEWING. AND SHE ENJOYS LITTLE BUNNIES.
00:59:47 AND WHEREAS SHE AND HER HUSBAND LOOK FORWARD TO TRAVELING AND
00:59:52 SPENDING LAZY DAYS ON THEIR BOAT FREE TO ENJOY ANOTHER BUDGET
01:00:00 SEASON.
01:00:01 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
01:00:04 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THIS DAY OF JUNE,
01:00:09 2017, TO HONOR HER AND EXTEND HER OUR BEST WISHES OF FUTURE SUCCESS
01:00:15 IN ALL OF HER ENDEAVORS AND A SUITABLE COPY BE GIVEN TO HER AND
01:00:26 THAT THE FORCE BE WITH HER ALWAYS.
01:00:30 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
01:00:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I HOPE YOU CAN GIVE ME MORE TIME TO
01:00:39 TALK ABOUT ALEX AND ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.
01:00:42 THIS IS IN REGARDS TO WHERE WE HAD CONTAMINATED LAND AND TO WATCH
01:00:49 HER IN ACTION TO HELP AND ASSIST US WITH THAT CONTAMINATED LAND
01:00:53 THAT WAS JUST LEFT IN OUR COMMUNITY I WANT TO SAY THAT WAS ONE
01:00:59 DILIGENT WOMAN. THANK YOU FOR THAT.
01:01:03 WHEN I BECAME THE BUDGET CHAIRMAN AND WORKED WITH HER AS HER
01:01:09 POSITION AND BUDGET DIRECTOR, SHE WAS SHORT AND FIERCE. I THOUGHT,
01:01:13 WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH THIS LITTLE WOMAN. I HAVE TO SAY ON THE
01:01:18 BUDGETS THAT WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER ON, ALEX, THEY HAVE BEEN VERY
01:01:24 CHALLENGING BUT YOU HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. YOU HAVE STOOD UP
01:01:29 FOR THINGS THAT WERE EXTREMELY HARD FOR US BUT THE RIGHT THING TO
01:01:33 DO IN ORDER TO STABILIZE THE CITY OF CHICAGO. THAT TOOK COURAGE. WE
01:01:38 KNEW IT WAS THE EDGING OF THE MAYOR TO GIVE YOU THE COURAGE. BUT TO
01:01:43 HAVE THE COURAGE WITHIN YOURSELF TO KNOW THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT
01:01:46 THING TO DO.
01:01:47 I'M GLAD THAT I HAD AND OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU EVEN THOUGH I
01:01:51 WAS FUSSING AND CUSSING MOST OF THE TIME.
01:01:55 WE CAN'T DO THIS, WE CAN'T DO THAT.
01:01:58 BUT CHAIRMAN, THIS IS HOW WE CAN GET IT DONE. I'M GRATEFUL THAT I
01:02:04 HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH SUCH AN INDIVIDUAL THAT IS
01:02:09 SUPER INTELLIGENT, BUT MOSTLY DILIGENT.
01:02:12 I DIDN'T KNOW THAT YOU KNEW HOW TO SEW.
01:02:18 WE'LL HAVE TO GET TOGETHER ON THE QUILTING. I DON'T THINK I WANT TO
01:02:26 BE WITH THE BUNNIES. BUT ALEX TO SAY THAT YOU ARE LEAVING, I CAN
01:02:38 SAY THAT I'M GLAD THAT I CAN CALL YOU A FRIEND.
01:02:45 YOU ALSO BECAME A FRIEND OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND MADE UP WHOLE.
01:02:48 THANK YOU FOR THAT.
01:02:50 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:02:53 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, I'M PLEASED TO JOIN THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BUDGET OF
01:02:58 THE COMMITTEE IN HONORING THIS RESOLUTION IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO A
01:03:02 TRULY REMARKABLE CITY OFFICIAL.
01:03:05 IT'S NEVER EASY FOR CITY GOVERNMENT TO LOSE A VALUABLE AND CAPABLE
01:03:12 PERSON WHO HAS LED BY EXAMPLE AND CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO ENSURE
01:03:17 FUTURE WELL BEING OF HER FELLOW CITIZENS.
01:03:24 BUT TODAY WITH EXTREME RELUCTANCE, WE RECOGNIZE HER DEPARTURE AND
01:03:32 SAY FAREWELL TO A FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE.
01:03:38 WHEN WE STOP TO CONSIDER CHICAGO'S FINANCIAL PICTURE IN 2011, THE
01:03:46 YEAR THAT ALEX ASSUMED HER DUTIES AS BUDGET DIRECTOR AND WHERE WE
01:03:51 STAND TODAY, IT HAS BEEN TRULY A REMARKABLE AND TRANSFORMATIVE
01:04:03 PICTURE.
01:04:04 THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT HAS SHRUNK BY $600 MILLION.
01:04:08 LET ME REPEAT THAT.
01:04:12 THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT HAS SHRUNK BY $600 MILLION.
01:04:20 IT WAS HER DIRECTION AND GUIDED HAND THAT LED TO THE SHORING OFF OF
01:04:30 THE CITY'S PENSION PLANS AND ESTABLISHED AN EQUITABLE ROAD MAP THAT
01:04:37 OVER TIME WILL LEAD THE FINANCIAL ROLE OF THIS CITY. ALEX NOW WRAPS
01:04:44 UP 20 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO -- IN A
01:04:53 VARIETY OF CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS THAT HAVE RISEN OUT OF THIS
01:04:59 RESOLUTION. AND SHE HAS BECOME A KEY COMPETITIVE MEMBER OF THE
01:05:06 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS OF CHICAGO. WHAT ALEX HAS DONE FOR
01:05:10 CHICAGO OVER THE PAST 2 DECADES AND THE DEPTH OF HER
01:05:14 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE AREAS OF FINANCE AND THE
01:05:19 ENVIRONMENT WILL BE LONG REMEMBERED BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS BODY.
01:05:27 SO, I'M PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO JOIN WITH THE MAYOR AND THE OTHER
01:05:32 MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL THIS MORNING IN EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO
01:05:39 ALEX AS I HAVE TOLD HER MANY TIMES IN THE PAST, YOU WILL NEVER HEAR
01:05:49 THE PHRASE "THANK YOU" IN THIS BUILDING.
01:05:52 I'M HAPPY TO SAY THIS MORNING THERE IS THE EXCEPTION TO THIS
01:05:57 GENERAL RULE WHEN EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF THIS BODY CAN STAND ALONG
01:06:02 WITH THE MAYOR TO SAY, THANK YOU, ALEX FOR 20 REMARKABLY MEMORABLE
01:06:09 AND PRODUCTIVE YEARS IN CITY GOVERNMENT.
01:06:13 AS YOU LEAVE THIS HISTORIC BUILDING AND IN THIS HISTORIC CHAMBERS,
01:06:18 YOU CARRY WITH YOU THE GOOD WISHES AND THE BLESSINGS OF THE CHICAGO
01:06:24 CITY GOVERNMENT AND EVERYONE ASSEMBLED IN THIS CHAMBER TODAY.
01:06:28 CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK.
01:06:30 I HOPE YOU WILL NOT BE A STRANGER TO THIS BUILDING AS TIME GOES ON.
01:06:36 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:06:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
01:06:43 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:06:49 RESOLUTION.
01:06:50 I'M INTERESTED IN READING THIS RESOLUTION THAT YOU HAVE AN
01:06:59 AFFECTION FOR BABY BUNNIES BECAUSE I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE ALEX
01:07:05 BECAUSE I FIND YOU SMALL AND POWERFUL. YOU CERTAINLY STEERED THIS
01:07:11 SHIP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU.
01:07:16 I WISH YOU THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
01:07:19 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR?
01:07:24 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:07:29 RESOLUTION. WE HAVE TWO OF MY FAVORITES FROM OKLAHOMA.
01:07:40 ONE IS GARTH BROOKS.
01:07:43 IF YOU KNOW A BUDGET DIRECTOR, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER YOURSELF LUCKY
01:07:48 IF THAT BUDGET DIRECTOR IS ALEX.
01:07:54 IF YOU HAVE SERVED WITH OTHERS, YOU WILL KNOW IT'S NOT BEEN AS OPEN
01:08:00 AND COLLABORATIVE AS IT HAS BEEN WITH HER TENURE. SHE HAS REALLY
01:08:06 HELPED WORK AND RIGHT THIS SHIP IN THIS CITY THAT NEEDED SOME HELP.
01:08:12 I OFTEN THOUGHT THAT THERE MUST BE SOME IRISH IN HER BACKGROUND
01:08:16 BECAUSE WHEN YOU WENT TO SEE HER ABOUT THINGS THAT WERE RELATED TO
01:08:23 BUDGET.
01:08:24 SHE COULD TELL YOU TO GO TO HADES AND YOU COULD LOOK FORWARD TO THE
01:08:28 TRIP.
01:08:29 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:08:31 THERE IS A SCIENCE BEHIND THAT AND SHE HAS PERFECTED IT.
01:08:35 I HAVE BEEN VERY IN INQUISITIVE ASKING ALEX WHAT HER NEXT MOVE WILL
01:08:43 BE AND I WOULD LIKE HER TO TELL ME, BUT SHE DOESN'T KNOW.
01:08:50 I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO FINDING OUT WHAT ENTITY OR WHAT BUSINESS OR
01:08:54 WHAT OTHER PLACE THAT SHE GOES TO WORK IS GOING TO GET HER BECAUSE
01:08:59 CLEARLY SHE IS SOMEONE THAT WILL BE HIGHLY PRIZED.
01:09:02 SHE HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER AND SHE OFFERS IT IN A VERY PLEASANT WAY
01:09:12 WHICH I JUST THINK IS A REMARKABLE THING SOMETIMES FOR GOVERNMENT.
01:09:17 I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY THE BEST. I WISH THAT ALL OF YOUR FUTURE
01:09:26 ENDEAVORS ARE SUCCESSFUL AND CAN BE ENJOYABLE AND I HOPE OUR PATHS
01:09:32 CROSS AS WE BOTH FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING. CONGRATULATIONS ON
01:09:36 A GREAT CAREER.
01:09:38 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE?
01:09:41 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:09:42 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:09:46 FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SAY THAT, YES, ALL OF OUR POSITIONS ARE
01:09:55 NORMALLY THANKLESS POSITIONS, BUT I HAVE TO RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE
01:10:04 WITH KEN AND BURKE SAYING WE NEVER SAY THANK YOU TO YOU BECAUSE I
01:10:10 KNOW I DID BECAUSE I LIKED THE WAY YOU TREATED ME PERSONALLY
01:10:14 WHETHER I AGREED WITH THE NUMBERS, WHETHER I DISAGREED, BUT YOU
01:10:18 ALWAYS TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN AND I ALWAYS THANKED YOU FOR THAT.
01:10:25 I APPRECIATE THAT SO MUCH.
01:10:26 WHEN WE ARE IN THESE POSITION, YES, THEY ARE CHALLENGING, BUT IT'S
01:10:32 NOT ALWAYS EASY TO WORK WITH PEOPLE SERVING THE PUBLIC BECAUSE WHEN
01:10:36 I SEE YOU AS A TRUE SERVANT, YOU PROBABLY COULD HAVE GONE ANYWHERE
01:10:45 AND MADE MUCH MUCH MORE MONEY AND THE PUBLIC DOESN'T REALIZE THAT.
01:10:51 BUT YOU ARE A TRUE SERVANT.
01:10:54 THERE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN SERVING AND BEING THE BEST TO THE PEOPLE
01:10:57 AND BEING LOYAL TO THE PEOPLE YOU WORKED FOR.
01:11:00 YOU DID THAT BALANCE VERY WELL. I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU WILL BE
01:11:05 MISSED.
01:11:06 I THINK I READ IN HERE SOMEWHERE THAT YOU STILL SERVE ON THE
01:11:11 MAYOR'S ECONOMIC COUNCIL, HOPEFULLY. AND JUST TRULY APPRECIATE YOU
01:11:21 FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE IN THIS CITY AND AS SOMEONE SAID,
01:11:29 A VERY HONEST PERSON.
01:11:31 YOU HAVE A GREAT SPIRIT.
01:11:36 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HARRIS?
01:11:38 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:11:39 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL
01:11:48 WOMAN AND TOUGH AS NAILS.
01:11:50 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TEACHING ME AND HELPING ME.
01:12:01 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
01:12:05 OUT OF EVERYBODY, I'M GOING TO REALLY MISS YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
01:12:09 FOR EVERYTHING.
01:12:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO? .
01:12:14 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:12:15 I ALSO RISE IN RISE IN SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION.
01:12:23 ALEX, AS I KNEW 6 YEARS AGO THE BUDGET WAS GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT
01:12:31 TASK. IT SEEMS I BOTHERED YOU A LOT IN THE LAST 6 YEARS, PROBABLY
01:12:40 EVERYBODY ELSE BUGGED YOU. I REALLY APPRECIATE WORKING WITH YOU AND
01:12:43 GOD BLESS YOU AND EVERYTHING YOU DO IN THE FUTURE. I'M SURE YOU
01:12:48 WILL LAND ON YOUR FEET WELL. GOOD LUCK.
01:12:51 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:12:52 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SCOTT?
01:12:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:12:58 RESOLUTION. AS A FRESH ALDERMAN IT'S OFTEN A DAUNTING TASK TO LEARN
01:13:04 AND CATCH UP WITH ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE BUDGET,
01:13:06 AND TO BE ABLE TO CALL THE DIRECTOR AND HER ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS
01:13:14 DIRECTLY AN FRANKLY EVEN WHEN THEY SEEM OUT OF THE BOX, EVEN WHEN
01:13:18 THEY SEEM A LITTLE OFF KILTER, I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS
01:13:24 SPECIAL. MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES TALKED ABOUT HOW YOU ARE FAIR AND
01:13:28 TOUGH AND YOU WOULD ALWAYS LEAVE WITH A SMILE. I KNOW I ASKED A TON
01:13:31 OF THINGS THAT COULD NOT GET DONE, BUT YOU ALWAYS SAID, YOU KNOW,
01:13:37 IT CAN'T GET DONE, BUT LET'S LOOK AT IT ANOTHER WAY AND I ALWAYS
01:13:43 APPRECIATE YOUR FRANKNESS, YOUR HONESTY AND WALKING ME THROUGH MY
01:13:47 FIRST BUDGET. WITH THAT, I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. MAYBE 1 DAY I
01:13:52 WILL BE A STAR WARS BUFF AS WELL AND MAYBE WHEN THE NEXT MOVIE
01:13:59 COMES OUT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT. THIS YOU FOR YOUR COMPASSION FOR
01:14:03 THIS CITY AND FROM ALL OF THIS BODY, THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK.
01:14:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI?
01:14:14 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:14:16 RESOLUTION.
01:14:17 ALEX I SAID IT TO YOUR BACK AND YOUR FACE. FROM MY TIME HERE, YOU
01:14:23 ARE THE BEST DIRECTOR. YOUR WORD IS YOUR VINE. THANK YOU.
01:14:27 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SMITH?
01:14:32 >> ALEX, YOU ARE VERY SMART AND ORGANIZED AND VERY KIND IN THE FACE
01:14:42 OF MANY MANY BAD OF THIS CITY AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU. I
01:14:46 ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT YOU ARE OPEN MINDED TO A NEW IDEA EVEN IF IT
01:14:52 DOESN'T NECESSARILY ORIGINATE IN YOUR OWN DEPARTMENT.
01:14:59 I'M VERY INTERESTED IN YOU AND I'M THRILLED THAT YOU ARE GOING TO
01:15:05 GO FORWARD. YOU HAVE DEDICATED YOURSELF TO OUR CITY AND I HOPE YOU
01:15:09 GET SOME TIME OFF IN THE MONTHS AHEAD AND GET TO RELAX AND
01:15:16 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:15:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MOORE?
01:15:18 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. LIKE ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR AND
01:15:27 ZALEWSKI. I HAVE SEEN MANY BUDGET DIRECTORS COME AND GO. I WON'T
01:15:32 SAY ANYTHING DISPARAGING ABOUT THE OTHER DIRECTORS BUT I WILL SAY
01:15:35 SOMETHING ABOUT ALEX HOPE.
01:15:37 MR. MAYOR, SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT PERSON. WE HAD SOME VERY
01:15:43 DIFFICULT DECISIONS TO MAKE -- OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BUT I WAS
01:15:51 COMFORTABLE IN KNOWING THAT YOU WERE ALWAYS VERY HONEST AND YOU
01:16:00 TOOK THE CITY'S FINANCES VERY VERY SERIOUSLY AND YOU KNEW IT WAS
01:16:05 TIME TO BE HONEST WITH THE PUBLIC AND COUNCIL, AND OVER THE LAST 6
01:16:12 YEARS NOW, WE HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO WRITE TO RIGHT THE CITY'S
01:16:20 FINANCIAL SHIP. WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO GO, BUT I ALWAYS SAY WHENEVER
01:16:26 I HAD ANY DOUBTS WHATSOEVER, THEY WERE ERASED BECAUSE I KNEW THAT
01:16:32 YOU WERE BEING HONEST AND YOUR TALENT IN FINDING THE BEST WAY TO
01:16:37 CLOSE THAT GAP, TO HELP SAVE OUR PENSION FUNDS, HELP SAVE THE
01:16:42 RETIREMENTS OF THOUSANDS OF CITY EMPLOYEES AND RETIREES; AND TO
01:16:49 ONCE AGAIN HELP US REGAIN OUR CREDIT. THEY WERE DUE TO YOUR
01:16:55 TALENTS, TO YOUR INTEGRITY AND TO THE HARD WORK.
01:16:58 YOU WILL BE SORELY MISSED, BUT, KNOWING THE MAYOR, I KNOW HE'LL BE
01:17:07 CALLING ON YOU BECAUSE AS SOMEONE ONCE SAID, THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA
01:17:12 YOU CAN CHECKOUT BUT YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE ESPECIALLY WITH EMANUEL.
01:17:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
01:17:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:17:31 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:17:34 I APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND HELPING ME UNDERSTAND WHAT THE
01:17:38 NUMBERS WERE.
01:17:39 I APPRECIATE THAT.
01:17:40 THANK YOU FOR YOUR STAFF WHO WERE DOING THE SAME FOR ME AS WELL.
01:17:46 BUT I DO THINK YOU ARE GOING TO MISS THIS FUN.
01:17:49 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:17:51 AS SHE SMILES. BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, YOUR HARD
01:17:57 WORK AND PUTTING THESE NUMBERS TOGETHER FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS. I
01:18:02 CERTAINLY APPRECIATE IT.
01:18:03 YOU WILL BE MISSED.
01:18:05 THANK YOU.
01:18:06 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
01:18:08 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:18:09 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:18:12 LET ME JUST SAY THAT ALDERMAN BURKE MADE A GREAT POINT IN TERMS OF
01:18:18 HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE STAYED WITH THE CITY. THERE SHOULD BE A
01:18:23 PARAGRAPH IN THERE THAT SAYS "IN SPITE OF" NOT GETTING THE
01:18:33 COOPERATION. SECONDLY, LIKE ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR SAID, IT'S OKAY TO
01:18:38 GO TO HADES, BUT YOU CAN EXPLAIN IT TO CONSTITUENTS WHO EXPECT IT
01:18:43 AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WAYS TO ACCOMPLISH THINGS. LASTLY, YOU ALWAYS
01:18:52 FOLLOWED UP WITH WHATEVER QUESTIONS WE HAD. WITH THAT, I WANT TO
01:18:58 AGREE WITH ALDERMAN -- O'CONNOR AND MOORE THAT YOU ARE ONE OF THE
01:19:03 BEST. THANK YOU.
01:19:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
01:19:07 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION AND
01:19:12 CONCUR WITH ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID.
01:19:16 YOU KNOW, I'M A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED ALEX NOT BECAUSE YOU ARE
01:19:22 LEAVING, BUT YOU MAKE US ALL FEEL SO SPECIAL. I THOUGHT I WAS THE
01:19:26 ONLY ONE, MAN. WHAT'S UP? I THOUGHT YOU TREATED ME SPECIAL BUT I
01:19:34 SEE WE ARE ALL SPECIAL.
01:19:38 YOU HAVE THIS PERSONALITY WHERE YOU MAKE EVERYONE FEEL IMPORTANT.
01:19:42 I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YOU ARE VERY HUMBLE AND VERY SOFT-SPOKEN BUT
01:19:48 VERY EFFECTIVE.
01:19:49 YOU GET THINGS DONE, YOU MAKE THEM HAPPEN. YOU WOULD TELL US WHEN
01:19:53 SOMETHING IS GOING ON AND THERE IS CHALLENGES LIKE WITH
01:19:59 ORGANIZATIONS IN OUR WARD AND YOU SAY, HEY, I CAN'T DO THAT, BUT
01:20:02 LET ME SEE IF I CAN FIGURE OUT SOMETHING ELSE. YOU TRY TO MAKE
01:20:07 THINGS HAPPEN FOR US. YOU MADE US LOOK GOOD IN YOUR 6 YEARS OF
01:20:12 BEING HERE. WE ARE GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH.
01:20:15 I KNOW ALL OF YOUR STAFF LOVES YOU. YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER WHEN YOU
01:20:21 WERE WITH BILL ABLE, ENVIRONMENT YEARS AGO, YOU WERE QUIET,
01:20:31 BEHIND-THE-SCENES, BUT MAKING THINGS HAPPEN. YOU HAVE DONE THAT
01:20:35 WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION. WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE
01:20:38 FOR US. I DON'T CARE IF YOU DID ALL OF THOSE THINGS FOR EVERYBODY
01:20:42 ELSE, I STILL FEEL LIKE I'M THE ONLY ONE.
01:20:45 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:20:49 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
01:20:51 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:20:52 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. ALEX, THANKS FOR YOUR
01:20:58 HARD WORK OVER THESE YEARS, WHILE THE BUDGET THAT YOU EXTENDED WAS
01:21:02 NOT ONE THAT I ALWAYS AGREED WITH, YOU ALWAYS BROUGHT US
01:21:07 INFORMATION THAT NO SUGAR COATING AND TOLD US EXACTLY WHERE WE WERE
01:21:10 AND I THINK THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING A BUDGET DIRECTOR CAN
01:21:15 DO IS TO BE STRAIGHT AND HONEST WITH A SITUATION WE WERE IN
01:21:23 FINANCIALLY. I STAND IN FRONT OF THE TESTIMONY WITH COUNCIL AND I
01:21:27 DID REALIZE THE CORRELATION THAT THE FASTER YOU SPOKE, THE LESS
01:21:31 LIKELY I WAS GOING TO LIKE THE ANSWER. THAT WAS MY OBSERVATION. BUT
01:21:37 SERIOUSLY THIS CITY IS BETTER FOR YOUR SERVICE. WE ARE IN A BETTER
01:21:41 PLACE THAN 6 YEARS AGO THROUGH THAT SERVICE. I HAVE THE UTMOST
01:21:47 RESPECT FOR YOU AS A PERSON AND THE INTELLECT YOU BRING TO BEAR FOR
01:21:52 THE PROBLEMS WE FACED. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:21:54 >>
01:21:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
01:21:58 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION. MORE
01:22:01 IMPORTANTLY I HEARD MY COLLEAGUES SAY A LOT, BUT THANK YOU FOR THE
01:22:08 COMPETENCE. BUT I KNOW WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DIRECTORS WHO WE CALL TO
01:22:13 THIS ACCOUNTING BUT YOU TOOK YOUR JOB IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER
01:22:18 AND YOU TOOK THIS CITY AND THE MAYOR IN THIS CASE TO PUT OUT A
01:22:22 BUDGET THAT IS REALISTIC AND FUTURISTIC AT THE SAME TIME. WE ARE IN
01:22:27 A BETTER PLACE OBVIOUSLY, WE HAVE A LOT OF CHALLENGES AHEAD OF US.
01:22:31 THANK YOU FOR TAKING US TO THIS POINT.
01:22:34 I'M SURE SAMANTHA WILL TAKE IT FROM HERE AND WE'LL HELP HER.
01:22:39 THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT YEARS OF SERVICE TO THIS CITY AND THE LAST
01:22:42 6 YEARS IN THE BUDGET DEPARTMENT. I ALWAYS WANTED TO COME SEE YOU
01:22:48 AND TELL YOU THAT I JUST CAME MEETING THE GENEROUS EMMANUEL AND YOU
01:22:55 WOULD HAVE SAID, I I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.
01:23:01 BUT I HAVE HAD THE BEST TIME WORKING WITH YOU.
01:23:05 THANK YOU.
01:23:06 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REILLY?
01:23:07 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:23:10 RESOLUTION.
01:23:11 IN KEEPING WITH THE STAR WARS, LOSING YOU IS LIKE LOSING -- THAT'S
01:23:18 HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE HERE. I THINK EVERYBODY RECOGNIZES THE GREAT
01:23:24 WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE AS YOU HAVE CREATED BUDGETS AND FISCAL
01:23:29 MOVES, I HAVE GIVEN YOU A COUPLE OF MIGRAINES, BUT I HAVE ALWAYS
01:23:35 HAD A GREAT AND TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR YOU AND TRUST IN YOUR
01:23:41 JUDGMENT AND TOUGH IN NEGOTIATING BUT YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN
01:23:47 TRANSPARENT AND HONEST AND WE DONT SEE THAT TOO MUCH IN GOVERNMENT
01:23:55 THIS DAY. I HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR YOU AS A PROFESSIONAL AND ALSO A
01:24:00 HUMAN BEING. I'M GOING TO MISS YOU A LOT, MY COLLEAGUES WILL.
01:24:04 STAY IN TOUCH AND I WILL GO TO THAT MOVIE WITH YOU AND MICHAEL
01:24:13 SCOTT.
01:24:14 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:24:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CAPULMAN?
01:24:17 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:24:22 RESOLUTION. I ALREADY TOLD ALEX WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NEWS, I WAS
01:24:26 UPSET. I THINK ONE OF THOSE REASONS IS BECAUSE AS DO EACH OF THE
01:24:33 BUDGETS, YOUR BRILLIANCE ALWAYS STOOD OUT.
01:24:36 IT WAS A VERY COMPLEX DIFFICULT TASK AND THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE
01:24:42 GIVING YOU GRIEF, AND THE WAY YOU HANDLED THAT WITH SUCH STRENGTH
01:24:50 AND CALMNESS.
01:24:51 IT REALLY HELPED US GET THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT PROCESS. I THINK
01:24:54 ONE OF THOSE REASONS FOR THAT IS YOUR UNDERLYING STRONG PASSION FOR
01:25:02 BEING A PUBLIC SERVANT AND THAT CAME THROUGH AND THAT'S WHERE I SAW
01:25:06 YOUR STRENGTH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.
01:25:09 I WANT TO STAY IN TOUCH.
01:25:11 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:25:14 >> ALDERMAN O'SHEA?
01:25:15 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I DIDN'T REALIZE WE HAD THAT MUCH STAR
01:25:20 WARS GEEKS IN THE BUILDING. ALEX, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP,
01:25:26 FOR YOUR PATIENCE, FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
01:25:30 I WILL MISS YOU, MORE THAN ANYTHING I WILL MISS YOUR FRIENDSHIP.
01:25:35 I HOPE OUR PATHS CROSS AGAIN. GOD BLESS YOU GOD BLESS YOU.
01:25:42 >> ALDERMAN MALDONADO?
01:25:43 >> THANK YOU , MR. PRESIDENT. ALEX IT'S AMAZING HOW MANY ACCOLADES
01:25:48 YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM THOSE OF US THAT YOU HAVE TO SAY NO ALL THE
01:25:54 TIME.
01:25:55 THAT TAKES THIS PERSON A SPECIAL PERSONALITY AND WHAT COMES TO MY
01:26:00 MIND IS HONESTY. YOU WERE VERY HONEST, VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD WHEN
01:26:04 YOU HAD TO SAY NO TO US OR WHEN YOU HAD TO JUSTIFY YOUR DECISIONS
01:26:13 WITH RESPECT TO THE BUDGET. I'M SURE THAT HONESTY IS THROUGHOUT THE
01:26:20 REST OF YOUR LIFE. I HOPE YOU DO ENJOY YOUR LIFE BECAUSE LIFE COULD
01:26:24 BE SHORT AND THERE ARE MANY MORE THINGS TO DO THAN BE IN GOVERNMENT.
01:26:31 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:26:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SANTIAGO?
01:26:35 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. ALEX, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT
01:26:39 YOU ARE GOING TO BE MISSED. I REMEMBER 2 YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST
01:26:44 STARTED AND EVERYTHING WAS KIND OF COMPLICATED AND YOU WERE ALWAYS
01:26:48 SO ACCESSIBLE AND SO WILLING TO HELP. YOU ALWAYS TOLD ME, ALDERMAN,
01:26:53 WHATEVER YOU NEED, ANY QUESTION, JUST COME TO ME AND LET ME KNOW
01:26:57 AND WE'LL BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP YOU. I REALLY REALLY
01:27:00 APPRECIATE THAT.
01:27:02 YOU ARE AN EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT PERSON, AND THIS ADMINISTRATION
01:27:07 I'M SURE IS GOING TO MISS YOU. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST. EVERY TIME
01:27:15 WE WORKED THROUGH THE LENGTHY BRIEFINGS OF THE BUDGET YOU ALWAYS
01:27:29 HAD THE ANSWER AND ALWAYS FOUND TIME TO HELP ME THROUGH THE
01:27:33 PROCESS. MANY I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT. YOU ARE GOING TO BE
01:27:37 MISSED. I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST, BUT I'M GOING TO ASK YOU, WILL
01:27:45 YOU MISS US?
01:27:46 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:27:47 I SAW YOU GO LIKE THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:27:50 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:27:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO OTHER SPEAKERS,
01:27:55 ALEX, I CAN'T SAY WHAT SOME OTHER ALDERMAN HAVE SAID COMPARING YOU
01:28:01 TO OTHER BUDGET DIRECTORS BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN THE ONLY BUDGET
01:28:04 DIRECTOR THAT I HAVE HAD IN MY ADMINISTRATION. I CAN SAY WITH
01:28:08 ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT AS YOU WALK OUT, THE WORLD FOR CHICAGO'S
01:28:14 FINANCES ARE DIFFERENT THAN WHEN YOU WALKED IN. WHEN WE BOTH WALKED
01:28:23 IN MAY 2011, AS ALDERMAN BURKE NOTED THE DEFICIT IS DOWN BY $600
01:28:31 MILLION.
01:28:32 AND THE PENSION IS STABILIZED. WE DID IT EFFECTIVELY IN A WAY WHERE
01:28:37 WE DIDN'T RUIN THE ECONOMY WHERE PEOPLE WANTED TO SLASH THE BUDGET
01:28:42 AND OTHERS DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT.
01:28:51 WE HAVE THE RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WHICH SPEAK TO WORK AS WE
01:28:56 WOULD DEAL WITH THE CHALLENGES AND OUT OF A WAY FROM HINDERING THE
01:29:03 ECONOMY. YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT CONSISTENTLY HOW WHERE OUR
01:29:10 HEALTHCARE COST ARE AND IN THE LAST YEARS, IT CREATED THE OUTLOOK
01:29:15 ON THIS CITY. THAT'S A TESTAMENT TO THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE.
01:29:19 IT'S NOT BEEN POPULAR. YOU GUYS DON'T KNOW THIS AS YOU TALK ABOUT
01:29:24 MISSING ALEX. WHEN WE USED TO HAVE OUR BUDGET MEETING THAT WOULD
01:29:29 START ABOUT NOW AND START TO EASE UP, YOU CAN TELL WHAT TYPE OF
01:29:35 MEETING IT WAS GOING TO BE WHEN ALEX HAD ON A BLACK OUTFIT
01:29:47 OR GRAY OUTFIT.
01:29:50 I USED TO TEASE HER ABOUT THAT ALL THE TIME BECAUSE IT WAS AN
01:30:00 INDICATION OF WHERE OUR WHOLE DISCUSSION WAS GOING TO GO. YOU HAVE
01:30:04 BEEN ON MY SIDE OFF THIS ECONOMIC -- BUT WE DID IT IN A WAY THAT IS
01:30:15 SENSITIVE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CITY. IT'S BEEN NOTED AND I WANT TO
01:30:19 UNDERSCORE IT WHICH IS WHEN WE PRESENT NUMBERS TODAY THROUGHOUT OUR
01:30:23 BUDGET, WE HAVE ELIMINATED THE IDEA OF USING ONE TIME REVENUE
01:30:29 SOURCES. WE'VE ELIMINATED TAKING MONEY OUT OF THE RESERVES.
01:30:33 TAKING MONEY OUT OF THAT RAINY DAY FUND. THEY MAY NOT AGREE WITH
01:30:37 THE CHOICES THAT ARE MADE AND THE CHOICES THAT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE
01:30:41 TOGETHER, BUT THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT THE VERACITY AND THE KINDS
01:30:48 OF THOSE NUMBERS AND THE OPENNESS TO TODAY'S SUGGESTION. THAT'S
01:30:53 SPOKEN ON EVERYBODY ON BEHALF OF HERE. I WILL KNOW ANOTHER BUDGET
01:30:59 DIRECTOR, BUT I KNOW SOMEBODY THAT WHO CAN WALK OUT OF THIS OFFICE
01:31:04 WITH HER HEAD HIGH, LEFT AN IMPRINT IN THE PLACE CALLED HOME AND
01:31:11 MAKE IT A BETTER CITY. YOU DID ASK ME WHEN YOU LEFT AND THIS IS MY
01:31:16 PAYBACK TO YOU. TO NOT EMBARRASS YOU AND GIVEN ALL THE TIMES YOU
01:31:24 TORTURED ME DURING THESE BUDGET DISCUSSIONS I JUST CAN'T DO THAT
01:31:29 ALEX BECAUSE NOW I GET TO TORTURE YOU IN A SMALL WAY. USUALLY WE
01:31:33 HAVE SOMEONE COME UP TO GIVE THEM A RESOLUTION, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO
01:31:37 COME UP SO I CAN GIVE YOU SOME FLOWERS.
01:31:44 [ APPLAUSE ]
01:32:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL.
01:32:46 >> YOUR HONOR.
01:32:47 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, THE HEARING ON THE OMNIBUS.
01:32:51 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:32:55 >> COMMUNICATIONS?
01:32:56 >>CLERK: COMMUNICATION FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO. LADIES AND
01:32:58 GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE. YOUR FAVORABLE
01:33:06 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:33:07 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:33:08 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:33:09 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
01:33:12 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AN EXECUTION OF A MULTIFAMILY LOAN.
01:33:20 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED SIGNS
01:33:22 BOARD AND STANDARDS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
01:33:24 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER ON
01:33:29 DEVELOPMENT.
01:33:30 I TRANSMIT HERE WITH A SETTLEMENT.
01:33:33 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:33:34 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:33:37 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:33:40 FINANCE.
01:33:41 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE.
01:33:46 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED VERY
01:33:47 TRULY YOURS.
01:33:48 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:33:58 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:33:59 IS APPRECIATED VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:34:00 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:34:04 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WITH TRANSITION AND DEVELOPMENT, I
01:34:10 TRANSFER A PROPERTY LOCATED ON WEST FULLERTON.
01:34:15 AUTHORIZATION AND PROVISION OF TAX CREDIT.
01:34:24 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:34:26 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:34:35 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:34:37 IS APPRECIATED.
01:34:38 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:34:39 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:34:40 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
01:34:41 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE FOR
01:34:47 PROPERTY LOCATED AT 432 NORTH DEARBORN, YOUR FAVORABLE
01:34:53 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:34:54 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:34:56 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:34:58 FINANCE.
01:35:00 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, REGARDING A MUNICIPAL CODE.
01:35:08 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:35:09 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:35:11 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
01:35:16 TRANSPORTATION.
01:35:19 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SUBLEASES.
01:35:22 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:35:23 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:35:25 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:35:26 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:35:32 >> REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
01:35:42 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:35:43 IS APPRECIATED VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:35:44 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON BUDGET
01:35:48 AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
01:35:49 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH ORDINANCES OF SALE OF
01:35:56 PROPERTY.
01:35:57 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:35:58 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:36:00 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:36:01 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
01:36:02 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:36:22 IS APPRECIATED.
01:36:23 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
01:36:31 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:36:32 IS APPRECIATED.
01:36:33 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:36:34 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:36:36 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE OF THE
01:36:41 MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING QUALIFIED DOMESTIC PARTNERS.
01:36:44 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:36:45 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:36:46 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:36:53 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND AUDIT.
01:36:57 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:37:00 IS APPRECIATED.
01:37:01 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:37:02 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:37:03 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND AUDIT.
01:37:04 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE COMMISSIONER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT,
01:37:11 I TRANSMIT HERE WITH THOMPSON, LOPEZ, MUNOZ, SCOTT, BURNETT,
01:37:17 LAURINO, THE ASSOCIATED ZONING MAP AMENDMENT REGARDING INDUSTRIAL
01:37:21 QUARTERS.
01:37:22 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:37:23 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:37:24 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON JOINT
01:37:30 COMMITTEE OF ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS AND COMMITTEE
01:37:32 ON FINANCE.
01:37:33 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT AN APPOINTMENT IN VARIOUS
01:37:38 SERVICE AREAS.
01:37:39 APPOINTMENTS WILL BE APPRECIATED. YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
01:37:41 THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
01:37:46 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, REQUESTING AN ORDINANCE TO AUTHORIZE
01:37:52 EXECUTION ON FACILITY LEASE ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES AT THE AIRPORT.
01:38:00 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED VERY
01:38:01 TRULY YOURS.
01:38:02 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:38:03 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON COMMITTEE ON AVIATION AND FINANCE.
01:38:12 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:38:13 IS APPRECIATED REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
01:38:17 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMITS THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
01:38:29 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:38:30 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:38:31 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:38:32 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
01:38:39 I CITY CLERK, ANNA VALENCIA, METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION
01:38:50 DISTRICT OF THE GREATER CHICAGO OF THE FINANCIAL REPORT FOR
01:38:56 YEAR-END 2016. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CONCERNING THE BOND
01:39:03 ORDINANCE ADMISSION REVENUE BONDS AND SECONDLY WASTE WATERED
01:39:08 TRANSMISSION REVENUE BONDS RESPONDING TO HEARINGS 217B.
01:39:12 THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER CONCERNING SECOND LIEN WATER BOND 2017.
01:39:23 THE FINANCING AND REDEVELOPMENT PLAN AND OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT
01:39:28 REFORM TAX ANNUAL REPORT.
01:39:29 >> I CITY CLERK VALENCIA INFORM THIS CITY COUNCIL BY MATTERS OF
01:39:35 CITY COUNCIL ON MAY 24, 2017, REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO BE PUBLISHED
01:39:44 BY PAMPHLET FORM BY BEING PRINTED IN FULL TEXT IN FULL COPIES OF
01:39:49 THE GENERAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:39:57 REQUIRING COUNCIL ACTION ZONING OF PARTICULAR AREAS OF ZONING,
01:40:05 LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS AND APRIL 19, 2017, CITY COUNCIL
01:40:12 PROCEEDINGS AND RULES AND ETHICS AND CHAPTER 9-64 BY DELETING 1-16,
01:40:19 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC SAFETY.
01:40:33 >> COMMITTEE REPORTS, FINANCE.
01:40:39 CHAIRMAN BURKE.
01:40:41 >> YOUR HONOR, REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE I WOULD LIKE
01:40:49 TO CALL UP JOINTLY ITEMS 1-12 WHICH ARE APPOINTMENTS TO VARIOUS
01:40:57 SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
01:41:12 NO. 3, NO. NO. 17, NO. 17, NO. 18, NO. 48, NO. 55, NO. 55, NO. 59,
01:41:27 NO. 63, AND THESE WERE ALL CONCURRED IN BY THE UNANIMOUS VOTE OF
01:41:34 THE COMMITTEE.
01:41:36 THEREFORE, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION I MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE
01:41:40 RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY A ROLL CALL VOTE.
01:41:44 >> THE CLERK WILL CALL THE ROLL.
01:41:50 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, ALDERMAN HAIRSTON,
01:41:57 ALDERMAN SAWYER, ALDERMAN MITCHELL, ALDERMAN HARRIS, ALDERMAN
01:42:07 BEALE, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI, ALDERMAN THOMPSON, ALDERMAN CARDENAS,
01:42:15 QUINN, BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN,
01:42:28 BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
01:42:45 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
01:42:55 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO,
01:43:04 REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN, JOE MOORE,
01:43:21 SILVERSTEIN, HARRIS?
01:43:23 >> MALDONADO AYE.
01:43:26 >> GOT YOU.
01:43:28 PRESIDENT PRO TEM LAURINO?
01:43:34 >> AYE.
01:43:48 THERE ARE 47 YAYS, NO NAYS. THE MOTION IS PASSED. MOTION TO
01:43:57 RECONSIDER.
01:43:58 >> MADAM PRESIDENT, MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE.
01:44:00 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
01:44:01 >> AYE.
01:44:02 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION FAILS.
01:44:05 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM NO. 13 IS THE AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 7 OF THE
01:44:13 MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE CHICAGO PREPAID WIRELESS 911 SURCHARGE
01:44:20 ACT.
01:44:22 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF DELIBERATING ON
01:44:29 THE EXTENSION OF THAT MATTER, BUT WE NEED TO ADOPT THIS LANGUAGE
01:44:37 WHICH WOULD SET THE RATE AT 7% PER RETAIL TRANSACTION UNLESS THE
01:44:47 GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS AUTHORIZED THE RATE OF 9% FOR RETAIL
01:44:50 TRANSACTION. PART OF THE COMPLICATION HERE IS THAT THE ILLINOIS
01:44:54 DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE COLLECTS THIS CHARGE AND REMITTS IT TO THE
01:45:00 CITY AND THEY HAVE INDICATED THEY WILL NOT COLLECT UNLESS WE MAKE
01:45:07 THESE CHANGES. SO, THERE IS STILL A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IN
01:45:11 SPRINGFIELD, BUT IN THE INTERIM, WE NEED TO ADOPT THIS AMENDMENT.
01:45:19 AND UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE
01:45:23 RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL CALL WHICH IS
01:45:25 APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT
01:45:33 ALDERMAN REILLY BE SHOWN AS ABSTAINING UNDER THE RULES OF PROVISION
01:45:40 14 AS HE DID DURING THE COMMITTEE.
01:45:42 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:45:49 >> ITEM 14, YOUR HONOR, IS A SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE AMENDING VARIOUS
01:45:55 PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING THE AMUSEMENT TAX AND
01:46:00 TICKET RESELLERS. THIS IS REVENUE NEUTRAL AND ALDERMAN THOMPSON AND
01:46:10 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN ARE VOTING NO ON THIS MATTER.
01:46:14 SO, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:46:22 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:46:23 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:46:26 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. -- WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ALDERMAN THOMPSON,
01:46:34 DAVID MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS AND OSTERMAN BE RECORDED AS VOTING NO.
01:46:38 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:46:52 >> MADAM PRESIDENT?
01:46:53 >> ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:46:55 >> NO, MOTION.
01:46:56 >> I'M SORRY, MOTION TO CONSIDER ALDERMAN BEALE?
01:47:04 >> MS. PRESIDENT, MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE.
01:47:07 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
01:47:08 >> AYE.
01:47:09 >> ANY OPPOSED?
01:47:10 >> NO.
01:47:11 >> THE MOTION FAILS.
01:47:13 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM NO. 15 INCLUDES A, B, C, AND D, WHICH ARE
01:47:27 SETTLEMENTS OF FACES AGAINST THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:47:31 THE UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THE COMMITTEE WOULD RECOMMEND THAT THE CITY
01:47:42 COUNCIL CONCUR.
01:47:43 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:47:44 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:47:45 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:47:46 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ALDERMAN MOORE BE
01:47:51 SHOWN AS VOTING NO ON ITEM 15 D.
01:48:06 IS THERE ANYONE ELSE WISHING TO VOTE NO?
01:48:10 ALL RIGHT. LET'S CALL THE ROLL THEN ON THIS.
01:48:16 IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO THE SAME ROLL CALL ON ITEM NO. 1 BEING
01:48:21 APPLIED TO ITEM 15A? ALL RIGHT.
01:48:25 WILL THE CLERK SHOW THEN THAT THE SAME ROLL CALL APPLIED TO ITEM
01:48:29 NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA BE APPLIED TO ITEM 15A.
01:48:34 IS THERE ANY OBJECTION ON 15B?
01:48:38 THEN WILL THE CLERK BE RESTRICTED TO SHOW THE SAME ROLL CALL
01:48:42 APPLIED TO ITEM 1 ON THE AGENDA BE APPLIED TO 15 B.
01:48:46 IS THERE ANY OBJECTION ON ITEM C?
01:48:52 ALL RIGHT, MADAM PRESIDENT WOULD YOU ASK THE CLERK TO CALL THE ROLL
01:48:56 ON ITEM 15C.
01:48:58 >> MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.
01:49:02 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
01:49:16 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, ZALEWSKI, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN,
01:49:28 BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN,
01:49:42 BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
01:49:56 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
01:50:07 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO,
01:50:17 REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN, JOE MOORE,
01:50:31 SILVERSTEIN, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, YES? MUNOZ? BROOKINS.
01:50:44 >> PRESIDENT PRO TEM LAURINO?
01:50:51 >> AYE.
01:51:50 >> THERE ARE 45 YAYS, 2 NAYS, THE ITEM IS PASSED.
01:51:55 ON THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:51:57 >> MADAM PRESIDENT, MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE.
01:51:59 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
01:52:00 >> AYE.
01:52:01 >> ANY OPPOSED? .
01:52:03 >> NO.
01:52:04 THE MOTION FAILS.
01:52:06 >> ON 15D THERE IS ONLY ONE MEMBER WISHING TO BE RECORDED AS VOTING
01:52:12 NO. ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE. IF THAT'S THE CASE, WOULD THE CLERK BE
01:52:16 INSTRUCTED TO THEN SHOW THAT SAME ROLL CALL BEING APPLIED TO ITEM 1
01:52:30 ON 15D AS THE ALDERMAN MOORE VOTING NO ON THAT MATTER.
01:52:37 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:52:39 >> AND THE SAME MOTION TO BE RECONSIDERED BE APPLIED.
01:52:41 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:52:43 >> ITEM 16 IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE DESIGNATION OF ENTERPRISE ZONE
01:52:54 NO. 6, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:53:00 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:53:01 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:53:02 MOTION TO RECONSIDER..
01:53:03 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:53:05 >> UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL ITEMS 17, 18, 19
01:53:11 AND 20 WHICH ARE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE CHICAGO
01:53:20 BOARD OF EDUCATION WITH THE SCHOOLS IN THE 40TH WARD AND THE 45TH
01:53:29 WARD AND MOVE WITH THE SAME ROLL CALL.
01:53:34 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:53:35 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:53:36 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:53:37 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:53:38 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:53:40 >> ITEM D, STRIKE THAT, ITEM 21, AN ORDINANCE PROVING AMENDMENT NO.
01:53:46 4 TO THE BROWNSVILLE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AREA AND PLAN LOCATED IN
01:53:53 THE 3RD AND 4TH WARDS. UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:53:56 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:53:57 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:54:01 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:54:16 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:54:21 >> ITEM 2.
01:54:22 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:54:23 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:54:24 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:54:25 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:54:26 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:54:27 >> ITEM 23, YOUR HONOR, IS AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING ISSUANCE OF
01:54:32 CITY OF CHICAGO MULTIFAMILY HOUSING REVENUE BONDS FOR A PROJECT
01:54:38 LOCATED IN THE 20TH WARD, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE
01:54:41 TO
01:54:42 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:54:43 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:54:45 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
01:54:50 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:54:56 >> UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
01:54:57 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
01:54:58 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
01:54:59 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. ITEMS 24-30 IN THE OMNIBUS.
01:55:06 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:55:08 >> YOUR HONOR, THAT CONCLUDES THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:55:11 >> WE'LL NOW GO TO BUDGET.
01:55:15 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN.
01:55:16 >> I WOULD LIKE TO BE RECORDED AS VOTING AYE ON THE FINANCE AGENDA.
01:55:25 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN. BUDGET COMMITTEE.
01:55:30 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:55:32 REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
01:55:37 MEETING HELD JUNE 28TH.
01:55:42 ITEM NO. 1.
01:55:44 A REPORT APPROVING THE APPOINTMENT OF SAMANTHA S BEALS AS BUDGET
01:55:57 DIRECTOR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2017. I KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS THAT WOULD
01:55:59 LIKE TO SPEAK ON THE MOTION AS WELL, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:56:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANYBODY WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED. ALDERMAN
01:56:07 DAVID MOORE?
01:56:08 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:56:10 WE WERE OUT IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHEN WE WERE HAVING BUDGET
01:56:15 HEARINGS AND I JUST WANTED TO STAND UP TO SAY FIRST OF ALL
01:56:20 CONGRATULATIONS, SAMANTHA.
01:56:23 BUT ALSO, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN PEOPLE SAY THINGS WHEN THEY FEEL
01:56:26 THEY ARE RIGHT OR SAY SOMETHING STUPID OR INCORRECT AND THEY WAIT
01:56:30 UNTIL THEY ARE CAUGHT AND THEY COME BACK TO APOLOGIZE. I DON'T LIKE
01:56:36 THOSE APOLOGIES BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THEY ARE SINCERE, BUT
01:56:40 RECOGNIZE SOMETHING THAT IS CORRECT AND THEY COME BACK TO APOLOGIZE.
01:56:43 OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF MY HEART BEFORE DOING MY THOROUGH RESEARCH.
01:56:48 I GAVE SAMANTHA A CALL AND PUT MY STUFF ON FACEBOOK, NOT DEMONIZING
01:56:58 HER BUT SAYING MAYBE THIS IS NOT THE BEST PICK, BUT I HAVE TO SAY I
01:57:04 WAS WRONG, SAMANTHA. LOOKING AT YOUR BACKGROUND AND EVERYTHING THAT
01:57:06 YOU HAVE DONE -- I HAVE TO COMMEND THE MAYOR KNOWING HE'S
01:57:14 MADE A WIDE CHOICE IN HAVING YOU LEAD US IN AS OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR.
01:57:21 THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR AND CONGRATULATIONS.
01:57:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN -- O'SHEA.
01:57:29 >> GREAT CHOICE. I'M PROUD TO SAY I HAVE WORKED WITH SAMANTHA FOR
01:57:34 MANY YEARS.
01:57:35 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:57:38 >> SHORTNESS, BROTHER.
01:57:39 >> THANK YOU.
01:57:40 [ LAUGHTER ]
01:57:42 >> YOU ARE ALL GOING TO GET MEASURED BY THAT STANDARD. ALDERMAN
01:57:48 SPOSATO?
01:57:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO FOLLOW THAT ONE.
01:57:53 SAMANTHA, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE
01:57:56 YEARS. I'M REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU.
01:57:59 BEST WISHES FOR YOU. GOD BLESS YOU. I HOPE I CAN SAY YOU CAN COUNT
01:58:04 ON ME, YOU HAVE MY 100% IS YOU.
01:58:12 MR. FIELDS, YOU RAISED A WONDERFUL DAUGHTER. YOU ARE A REAL
01:58:18 SWEETHEART SAMANTHA.
01:58:19 GOD BLESS YOU. GOOD LUCK, YOU DON'T NEED LUCK BUT I'M BEHIND YOU
01:58:23 100%. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:58:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
01:58:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SAMANTHA I THINK YOU ARE AN ASSET TO
01:58:36 THE CITY AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN ASSET. I LOOK FORWARD TO
01:58:44 WORKING WITH YOU AS THE BUDGET DIRECTOR.
01:58:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
01:58:50 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR. I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND YOU ON YOUR CHOICE
01:58:56 OF SAM. WE HAD THE HONOR OF SEEING SAMANTHA GROW IN THIS BUSINESS.
01:59:01 I REMEMBER YEARS AGO WHEN SHE WAS WORKING IN THE 19TH WARD FOR
01:59:08 ALDERMAN RUGI AND SHE WAS AN AID WALKING AROUND AND DIDN'T KNOW SHE
01:59:12 WAS GOING TO LAW SCHOOL AND SHE WAS SO SMART AND GOING TO THE STATE
01:59:16 AND CAME BACK HERE. I WILL TELL YOU, LIKE I WAS SPEAKING TO HER DAD
01:59:20 IN THE BACK A MINUTE AGO, JUST BEING SMART IS ONE THING, BUT BEING
01:59:26 ABLE TO WORK WITH PEOPLE AND FEEL PEOPLE IS VERY IMPORTANT.
01:59:32 SAM KNOWS HOW TO DO THAT AND I THINK THAT'S GOING TO TAKE HER FAR.
01:59:36 I KNOW THAT ALL OF US ARE EMBRACING HER AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE SHE
01:59:41 DOES A GREAT JOB WHEREVER SHE GOES. WERE ARE ALL VERY PROUD OF YOU
01:59:51 AND I WISH YOU LUCK.
01:59:58 >> ALDERMAN HAIRSTON?
02:00:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:00:03 RESOLUTION. SAMANTHA, YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT IN YOUR ROLE. I DON'T
02:00:06 KNOW WHY YOU WANT TO GO FROM THE FIRE TO THE FRYING PAN, BUT I'M
02:00:13 CONFIDENT YOU WILL TAKE US IN THE DIRECTION WE NEED TO GO. YOU HAVE
02:00:18 THE LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND THE TEMPERAMENT ALSO AND I'M LOOKING
02:00:22 FORWARD TO THIS NEXT BUDGET SEASON. CONGRATULATIONS.
02:00:26 >> ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
02:00:27 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO JOIN IN THIS MOMENT. USUALLY WE
02:00:32 WAIT FOR FOLKS TO LEAVE LIKE ALEX HOPE, BUT WE SET THE EXPECTATIONS
02:00:39 THAT ARE GOING TO BE GREAT.
02:00:41 YOU ARE GREATLY QUALIFIED. IT'S NOT EITHER OR BEAUTY AND BRAINS,
02:00:48 YOU HAVE BOTH.
02:00:51 BUT LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS THAT ARE NEEDED TO ESTABLISH THAT AS
02:00:56 NUMBERS THEMSELVES AND ALSO THE PEOPLE. YOU NEED THE NUMBERS TO
02:00:58 PASS THE BUDGET YOU ARE GOING TO PROPOSE. I THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE
02:01:04 TO ACCOMPLISH THOSE AND TO WHAT YOU NEED TO GET IT DONE. IT WILL BE
02:01:12 GREAT.
02:01:13 >> ALDERMAN?
02:01:14 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WANT TO STAND FOR YOUR
02:01:21 CONSIDERATION. I LIKE FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND WISH YOU MUCH
02:01:26 SUCCESS.
02:01:27 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
02:01:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SAMANTHA, IS FOR THE ACCOLADES THAT
02:01:32 YOU HAVE RECEIVED NOW, LET'S SEE HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN
02:01:37 OCTOBER.
02:01:38 BUT I'M GLAD TO SAY THAT YOU ARE TRULY FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS
02:01:42 OF YOUR PREDECESSOR BECAUSE THE DEMEANOR THAT YOU HAVE, IT TRULY
02:01:48 DOES MIRROR ALEX AND WORKING ALONG WITH HER HOPEFULLY IN OCTOBER
02:01:52 THEY WILL REMEMBER THAT.
02:01:56 THEY WON'T.
02:01:57 BUT, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT THE MAYOR HAS MADE SOME OUTSTANDING
02:02:05 SELECTIONS ESPECIALLY WITH ALEX AND NOW WITH YOU AND OTHERS THAT
02:02:08 HAVE COME TO THIS BODY TO BE APPROVED.
02:02:12 FOR YOU TO BE WALKING IN THESE FOOTSTEPS WHICH ARE GIANT FOOTSTEPS
02:02:22 OF PREDECESSORS AND BUDGET DIRECTORS THAT HAVE BEEN THROUGH WE ARE,
02:02:25 WE ARE GLAD TO HAVE ONE THAT WE CAN WORK WITH.
02:02:27 THAT IS HALF OF THE BATTLE.
02:02:30 GETTING IT PASSED IS THE OTHER HALF. I KNOW WE'LL HAVE SOME
02:02:35 CHALLENGES WORKING TOGETHER. SO WE'LL BE IN THE SAME BOAT THAT ALEX
02:02:40 WAS IN AND I WILL BE SCREAMING AND HOLLERING AGAIN AND I KNOW YOU
02:02:47 WILL SAY THE SAME SENTENCE, I WILL GET IT DONE.
02:02:52 WITH THAT, YOUR HONOR, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:02:53 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:02:54 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:02:57 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:03:02 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:03:05 ALDERMAN BURKE?
02:03:06 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD LIKE THE CHAIRMAN TO HOLD SO I CAN SAY A FEW
02:03:11 THINGS ABOUT SAMANTHA . I KNOW SHE TRAVELS A GREAT DEAL WITH HER
02:03:15 DAD, BUT HE MUST BE GETTING TIRED OF GETTING DRAGGED DOWN TO CITY
02:03:19 HALL.
02:03:20 >> THANK GOD IT'S NOT THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE.
02:03:27 >> HIS HEARING THESE WONDERFUL WORDS OF HIS DARLING DAUGHTER AND
02:03:32 HOW PROUD HE MUST BE TODAY.
02:03:34 AT THE MEETING 2 MONTHS AGO WHEN WE CONFIRMED SAMANTHA AS THE HEAD
02:03:40 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS; I BELIEVE I REPEATED THAT
02:03:48 OLD SONG ABOUT HOW IT'S NICE TO GO IMPORTANT, BUT MORE IMPORTANT TO
02:03:52 BE NICE. WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB HER DAD AND MOM DID TO RAISE THIS
02:03:58 WONDERFUL YOUNG LADY.
02:04:04 WE ALMOST FEEL PATERNAL ABOUT SAM.
02:04:07 IT'S ALMOST AS IF SHE'S THE KIND OF DAUGHTER THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO
02:04:15 HAVE.
02:04:16 WHAT A GREAT TRIBUTE SHE IS TO HER MOM AND DAD AND FAMILY.
02:04:21 IT COULD BE ARGUED THAT THERE IS NO MORE IMPORTANT ROLE IN CITY
02:04:27 GOVERNMENT THAN DIRECTOR OF BUDGET MANAGEMENT. SO SHE'S GOT A GREAT
02:04:36 FUTURE AHEAD OF HER.
02:04:39 WE KNOW WE ARE CONFIDENT SHE'S UP TO THE TASK. ALEX HAS LEFT A
02:04:46 REMARKABLE STAFF THAT SHE CAN RELY ON. I KNOW THAT WE TOO CAN RELY
02:04:50 ON THE MEMBERS OF THIS CITY COUNCIL WHO HAVE SUCH GREAT AND
02:05:00 GOODWILL AND ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR HER.
02:05:02 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THANK YOU ALL.
02:05:06 GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HEALTH.
02:05:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MITTS?
02:05:13 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:05:16 SOMEHOW OR ANOTHER I GOT LOOKED OVER, BUT I WANT TO TELL MY
02:05:20 COMMISSIONER FROM BUSINESS AFFAIRS THAT I GOT TO WORK WITH FOR 2
02:05:25 MONTHS, SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE IT GOING ON BECAUSE THEY KEEP ELEVATING
02:05:31 CHANGING MORE COMMISSIONERS AND YOU ALL KEEP RISING UP. I'M VERY
02:05:34 PROUD OF THE WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS THAT I
02:05:39 HAVE WORK WITH YOU AND DURING THE TIME WE GOT A FEW THINGS DONE.
02:05:44 I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THE NEXT PHASE OF
02:05:49 GOVERNMENT AS THE BUDGET DIRECTOR. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR
02:05:58 APPOINTMENT.
02:05:59 CONGRATULATIONS.
02:06:00 I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.
02:06:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: SAM, GOOD THING YOU WEREN'T HERE WHEN THEY
02:06:06 WERE TALKING ABOUT ALEX BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T HAVE TAKEN THE JOB. TO
02:06:11 DAD, THANK YOU.
02:06:13 >> SAM, IT'S HARD TO FILL SHOES LIKE ALEX. IT'S IMPORTANT, AND THEY
02:06:24 SAID, WHO DO YOU HAVE AND I SAID I HAVE SAM AT THE TOP OF THE LIST.
02:06:32 AS ALDERMAN BURKE NOTED THAT THEY HAVE A PATERNAL FEELING TOWARD
02:06:38 YOU. I HOPE THEY FEEL ABOUT THIS DURING THE BUDGET. I KNOW EVERYONE
02:06:48 WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE QUALITIES AND THE SKILLS THAT YOU HAVE.
02:06:56 CONGRATULATIONS.
02:06:57 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:07:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
02:07:14 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I RENEW MY MOTION. ITEM NO. 2, A REPORT APPROVING
02:07:19 THE POINT OF IMPACT OF RANDY HUNTERS AS COMMISSIONER OF WATER
02:07:27 MANAGEMENT.
02:07:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:07:50 I KNOW OTHERS WANT TO SPEAK ON THIS.
02:07:57 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HAIRSTON.
02:08:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE IN SUPPORT.
02:08:08 YOU HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB IN THIS CITY NO MATTER WHAT CAPACITY
02:08:12 YOU ARE IN. YOU ALWAYS TREATED EVERYONE WITH RESPECT AND YOU
02:08:21 RESPONDED 24/7. AND THAT IS THE EXAMPLE OF WHAT A LEADER IS.
02:08:28 I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT YOU LEAVING TRANSPORTATION BECAUSE ALL OF MY
02:08:39 GO TO GUYS ARE GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE, BUT I THINK YOU ARE MORE THAN
02:08:45 WORTHY OF THIS APPOINTMENT.
02:08:47 YOU HAVE MORE THAN EARNED IT AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING
02:08:50 WORKING WITH YOU AND GOOD LUCK.
02:08:53 THANK YOU.
02:08:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN FOULKES.
02:09:00 >> THANK YOU, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
02:09:05 WHEN I FIRST CAME YOU TOOK ME ALL AROUND AND TOLD ME HOW TO DO MY
02:09:10 BUDGET. I STILL SAY RANDY SAID DO IT THIS WAY. SO CONGRATULATIONS.
02:09:25 I THANK YOU, MAYOR, FOR THE APPOINTMENT.
02:09:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE.
02:09:31 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:09:36 I DEFINITELY SUPPORT THIS APPOINTMENT. THANK YOU, MAYOR. I'M NOT
02:09:39 GOING TO REPEAT EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID AT THE BUDGET COMMITTEE
02:09:45 MEETING. BUT I'M STANDING HERE TO SAY THAT YOU STARTED FROM
02:09:49 SOMEWHERE AND KNOWING YOUR DAD OVER THE YEARS, I KNOW THAT'S WHY
02:09:52 YOU ARE THE MAN THAT YOU ARE.
02:09:56 HE'S BEEN AN ASSET TO OUR CITY LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN AN ASSET TO OUR
02:10:00 CITY. WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO ME AS I WATCH YOU AND OTHER YOUNG
02:10:05 MEN WATCH YOU, YOU ARE A GREAT FAMILY MAN. IN THIS BUSINESS, IT IS
02:10:09 HARD. I HAVE TO COMMEND THE MAYOR. HE DOES THAT WELL WITH HIS
02:10:13 FAMILY AND I WATCH THAT HOW YOU CAN BALANCE WHAT YOU DO AND MAKE
02:10:17 SURE YOU PUT YOUR FAMILY FIRST. YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER.
02:10:21 AT THE MAYOR'S EVENT ON FATHER'S DAY AND OF COURSE YOUR WIFE IS ONE
02:10:26 OF THE BEST. I JUST WANTED TO HAVE PEOPLE RECOGNIZE THAT BECAUSE
02:10:31 PEOPLE DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING YOU PUT IN THAT CARRIES SOME OF THAT
02:10:35 WEIGHT AS WELL. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR SHARING HIM WITH US.
02:10:39 THANK YOU.
02:10:40 >>
02:10:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CURTIS?
02:10:43 >> THANK YOU, MAYOR. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION I
02:10:48 DON'T WANT TO CRY, BUDDY. OH, MY GOD! THIS IS GREAT. THIS IS
02:10:52 PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST DECISIONS THAT YOU HAVE MADE. I HAVE
02:10:57 WORKED WITH RANDY FOR MANY YEARS.
02:11:05 >> BROMANCE.
02:11:06 [ LAUGHTER ]
02:11:07 >> I HAVE WORKED WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS. YES, GIVE ME A BOX OF
02:11:18 TISSUES.
02:11:20 HE'S HUMBLE. YOU CAN'T FIND A MORE HUMBLE GUY.
02:11:23 >> THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT.
02:11:26 >> ALDERMAN HARRIS?
02:11:27 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:11:31 RESOLUTION.
02:11:32 RANDY, YOU WORK HARD AND I KNOW GREAT THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN AS
02:11:36 YOU TRANSFORM IN YOUR NEW ROLE. WELCOME. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO
02:11:42 HELP, I SUPPORT YOU. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. IT'S MY
02:11:45 PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH YOU WHEN I WAS A STAFFER AND YOU WERE
02:11:52 STAFF AS WELL.
02:11:54 SO GROWING TOGETHER, IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL TO WATCH YOU GROW. THANK
02:12:00 YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
02:12:03 >>> ALDERMAN BURNETT?
02:12:04 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:12:10 RESOLUTION.
02:12:11 AND MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO COMMEND YOU ON THIS APPOINTMENT NOT
02:12:15 ONLY OF RANDY BUT OF SAM OF TWO AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING APPOINTED
02:12:21 TO HIGH POSITIONS.
02:12:23 IN PARTICULAR NO OFFENSE TO THE SISTERS, BUT IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO
02:12:27 SEE A BROTHER GET APPOINTED TO A COMMISSIONER'S SPOT BECAUSE YOU
02:12:32 KNOW, SOMETIMES SISTERS ALWAYS GET THE SPOTS.
02:12:35 AND IN THE PAST IN THIS GOVERNMENT.
02:12:38 SO NO OFFENSE TO THE SISTERS.
02:12:40 SO IT'S GOOD TO SEE A BROTHER GET A NICE POSITION. RANDY, YOU ARE
02:12:45 TRULY A ROLE MODEL. YOU'VE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK, YOU'VE BEEN JUST
02:12:50 ABOUT IN EVERY DEPARTMENT AND HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB. YOU KNOW,
02:12:54 IT'S A FUNNY THING, WHEN YOU GET APPOINTED TO ONE DEPARTMENT FROM
02:12:58 ANOTHER, WE GET UPSET BECAUSE WE ARE LOSING YOU IN THAT DEPARTMENT,
02:13:02 RIGHT? BUT WE ARE HAPPY THAT YOU ARE GOING TO THE NEXT DEPARTMENT.
02:13:07 WE WISH THERE WERE 2 OR 3 RANDIES BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE
02:13:14 ALWAYS BEEN THE GO TO PERSON. WHENEVER WE NEED ANYTHING FROM
02:13:18 ANOTHER DEPARTMENT NO MATTER WHO THE COMMISSIONER WAS, RANDY WOULD
02:13:21 TAKE CARE OF IT.
02:13:24 I'M HAPPY TO SAY YOU ARE MY BROTHER ON MANY LEVELS. YOU KNOW, YOUR
02:13:29 UNCLE THERE AND MY UNCLE AND OUR FAMILY GO WAY BACK. THEY STARTED
02:13:36 AS LABORERS TOGETHER SINCE WE WERE KIDS AND OUR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN
02:13:41 TIGHT FOR YEARS. I'M JUST HAPPY FOR YOU. I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO
02:13:46 A GREAT JOB. YOU ARE FAIR AND YOU HAVE WALKED WITH EVERYONE IN LIFE
02:13:51 IN THIS CITY OF CHICAGO. EVERYBODY LOVES YOU AND RESPECT YOU AND I
02:13:57 KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO A GOOD JOB AND WE LOVE YOU, MAN.
02:14:05 CONGRATULATIONS.
02:14:06 >> ALDERMAN?
02:14:08 >> THANK YOU, RANDY I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS. YOU HAVE BEEN
02:14:11 GREAT TO WORK WITH AND WE KNOW THIS IS A BIG JOB AHEAD OF YOU BUT
02:14:16 WE KNOW YOU WILL BE GOOD AT IT.
02:14:18 THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.
02:14:22 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
02:14:24 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. RANDY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I MISSED IT
02:14:30 LAST WEEK BUT CONGRATULATIONS.
02:14:32 THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING PERSON. THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. THIS
02:14:37 MAN DOES A GREAT JOB. WE LOST HIM IN C DOT, BUT I KNOW HE'S GOING
02:14:42 TO BE A GREAT ADDITION TO WATER. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
02:14:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MITTS?
02:14:47 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, RANDY, I WANT TO WISH YOU
02:14:54 CONGRATULATIONS AS WELL BUT I'M NOT SURPRISED BY YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND
02:14:59 SKILLS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM YOUR UNCLE YEARS AGO AND
02:15:03 YOU HAVE TAKEN IT STEPS FURTHER AND THAT'S EXPECTED OF YOU TO DO.
02:15:08 YOU DO BETTER THAN WHAT THE OTHERS WHO CAME BEFORE YOU. SO, I
02:15:14 EXPECT FOR YOU TO DO BETTER IN THE WATER DEPARTMENT.
02:15:17 CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE WIFE CAN KNOW THAT WE'LL BE CALLING
02:15:22 YOU 24/7. I CAN'T WAIT TO CALL YOU BACK NOW. I CAN TELL THEM WE CAN
02:15:28 START. YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED TODAY AND LOOKING FORWARD TO DO SOME
02:15:34 GREAT THINGS FROM YOU. CONGRATULATIONS.
02:15:37 >> ALDERMAN MALDONADO?
02:15:38 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO SUPPORT RANDY'S APPOINTMENT. UNFORTUNATELY
02:15:42 MY COLLEAGUES TELLING YOU WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE BEING CALLED
02:15:47 24/7.
02:15:48 THIS IS REALLY GOING TO BE A 24/7 JOB, BUT AS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE AN
02:15:56 AWESOME STAFF . WITH THAT, NO MATTER WHAT.
02:16:02 CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR FOR A GREAT APPOINTMENT.
02:16:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO.
02:16:12 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:16:20 RESOLUTION.
02:16:21 YOU HAVE A HELL OF A NAME. EVERYONE ON THE STREET LOVES
02:16:30 YOU.
02:16:31 YOU ARE A GREAT STAFF MEMBER AS WELL. THEY NEVER HESITATE TO PICK
02:16:36 UP THE PHONE AND TELL US WHAT WE ARE DOING RIGHT OR WRONG. THANK
02:16:40 YOU VERY MUCH FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO DO FOR ALL OF US. I
02:16:44 APPRECIATE IT.
02:16:46 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:16:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
02:16:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE APPOINTMENT
02:16:56 OF RANDY.
02:16:57 RANDY, WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AND THANK YOU FOR WHAT
02:17:00 YOU HAVE DONE FOR US. YOU LEFT A GREAT MARK ON THE CITY SO FAR.
02:17:05 CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE BLESSED. I LOOK
02:17:10 FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AS COMMISSIONER AND ESPECIALLY ON
02:17:14 PROJECTS. THANKS A LOT, MAN.
02:17:18 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ERVIN?
02:17:20 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:17:25 RESOLUTION. I THINK RANDY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB. I'M GOING TO
02:17:30 APPRECIATE AND SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET A CHANCE TO SAY THANK YOU.
02:17:33 THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE
02:17:37 GOING TO DO. ONE THING. DON'T THINK HAVE A RESTORATION. THINK WHOLE
02:17:44 SO THAT WE ALL AS WE GO A LITTLE FURTHER.
02:17:47 >> IT ONLY TOOK 12 SPEAKERS TO GET THAT.
02:17:53 ALDERMAN THOMPSON?
02:17:54 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN THIS OUTSTANDING
02:18:10 NOMINATION.
02:18:11 YOU ARE A GREAT LEADER AND DEDICATED AND YOU ARE TAKING THE CITY IN
02:18:17 THE MIDDLE OF A STATEWIDE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.
02:18:22 I KNOW YOU ARE UP TO THE TASK AND I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO A
02:18:26 GREAT JOB. WE STAND BY YOU AND SUPPORT YOU IN THIS CHALLENGE. YOU
02:18:32 HAVE EARNED IT AND YOU DESERVE IT.
02:18:39 GOOD LUCK.
02:18:40 >> ALDERMAN.
02:18:43 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, CONGRATULATIONS. THIS IS A GREAT
02:18:50 APPOINTMENT. WHEN I FIRST CAME THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF DEPARTMENTS
02:18:54 AND YOU CAME UP TO ME AFTERWARDS AND SAID, JUST CALL ME. I REMEMBER
02:18:59 BEING SO RELIEVED AND I DID.
02:19:01 I CALLED YOU AND I CALLED YOU AND I CALLED YOU.
02:19:05 I TRULY WANT TO SAY HOW INTELLIGENT YOU ARE.
02:19:08 A COUPLE WEEKS AGO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT AND YOU
02:19:13 SEEM LIKE YOU HAD BEEN THERE FOR YEARS BECAUSE YOU KNEW SO MUCH
02:19:20 ABOUT IT.
02:19:21 I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB.
02:19:27 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
02:19:29 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:19:31 I GUESS THERE IS A SAYING IN ALL OF OUR CULTURE THAT THE APPLE
02:19:35 DON'T FALL TOO FAR FROM THE TREE. RANDY, YOU DIDN'T FALL TOO FAR
02:19:41 FROM THE TREE FROM THE ENTIRE FAMILY AS ALDERMAN MOORE HAS STATED.
02:19:48 IT STARTS WITH THE POSITIVE PARENTS THAT YOU HAD. UNCLES, TOO MANY,
02:19:54 ALL OF THEM HAVE GUIDED YOU THROUGH THIS LIFE IN THE CITY OF
02:20:00 CHICAGO. YOU HAVE TRULY DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB EVERYWHERE YOU'VE
02:20:04 BEEN, BUT FOR THIS APPOINTMENT.
02:20:06 I WOULD SAY I HAVE TO COMMEND THE MAYOR BECAUSE HE'S GOT THE
02:20:15 BEST. HE'S NOT GIVING YOU SOMETHING, YOU HAVE EARNED IT. YOU HAVE
02:20:21 EARNED EVERYTHING BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS SAID YOU ARE HONEST AND YOU