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00:00:00 [ GAVEL ] RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR THE COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER.
00:00:02 CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:05 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
00:00:13 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, GARZA, THOMPSON, ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN
00:00:22 QUINN, ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN FOULKES, ALDERMAN
00:00:29 MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN O'SHEA, ALDERMAN COCHRAN, ALDERMAN
00:00:33 BROOKINS, ALDERMAN MUNOZ, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI, ALDERMAN SCOTT,
00:00:39 ALDERMAN SOLIS, ALDERMAN MALDONADO, ALDERMAN BURNETT, ALDERMAN IRVIN,
00:00:50 ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN
00:00:57 WAGUESPACK..
00:00:58 ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN AUSTIN, ALDERMAN RAMIREZ-ROSA, ALDERMAN
00:01:04 VILLAGES, ALDERMAN MITTS, ALDERMAN SPOSATO, ALDERMAN LAURINO, ALDERMAN
00:01:12 O'CONNOR, ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO, ALDERMAN REILLY, ALDERMAN SMITH,
00:01:17 ALDERMAN TUNNEY, ALDERMAN ARENA, ALDERMAN CAPULMAN, ALDERMAN PAWAR,
00:01:26 ALDERMAN OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN JOE MOORE, ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN.
00:01:33 RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
00:01:41 ANYBODY ELSE?
00:01:42 >> WE HAVE A QUORUM.
00:01:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: WILL THE MEMBERS IN THE AUDIENCE PLEASE RISE.
00:01:52 THE PLEDGE WILL BE RECITED BY RICHARD PILLEY, WORLD WAR II VETERAN.
00:02:02 >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
00:02:08 AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD,
00:02:09 INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. PLEASE REMAIN
00:02:29 STANDING.
00:02:30 WE ARE GOING TO HAVE REVEREND FIRE THOMAS WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THE
00:02:36 FIRE DEPARTMENT.
00:02:38 HE COULD NOT MAKE IT.
00:02:44 BUT ALDERMAN AUSTIN LEADS US IN PRAYER EVEN AFTER OUR PRAYER.
00:02:48 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
00:02:52 >> MAY WE ALL BOW OUR HEADS. ETERNAL FATHER, WE COME THIS MORNING
00:02:59 TO SAY THANK YOU.
00:03:00 FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE RISING OF THE SUN AND THE SUN OF YOUR
00:03:04 SUN.
00:03:05 FATHER GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR THIS BODY THAT WE ARE IN TODAY.
00:03:08 FATHER, WE ASK THAT ALL MINDS BECOME CLEAR.
00:03:12 WE ASK THAT WE ALL ACT IN ONE ACCORD, FATHER WE THANK YOU FOR OUR
00:03:18 MAYOR AND ASK YOU TO BLESS HIM AND HIS WIFE AND KEEP THEM FROM HARM
00:03:25 AND THAT WE REMAIN STEAD FAST IN ALL OF OUR DECISIONS, FATHER GOD,
00:03:32 IN YOUR SON'S NAME JESUS WE PRAY. AMEN.
00:03:36 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
00:03:43 >> ALDERMAN BURKES.
00:03:48 >> ALDERMAN MORENO WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS.
00:03:54 >> ALDERMAN MORENO.
00:03:59 >> THANK YOU, RICHARD A MEMBER OF MY NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:04:05 HE WAS ALONGSIDE GREAT BRITAIN AND A GREAT PARK OF THE WICKER PARK
00:04:12 COMMUNITY, GARDEN CLUB. A TRUE HERO, A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND I'M SO
00:04:22 PROUD TO INTRODUCE HIM. MAYOR EMMANUEL, IT'S WELL-SPOKEN TO GIVE
00:04:34 THIS MAN -- A STANDING OVATION. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
00:04:42 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:05:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: NOW WE'LL BEGIN TO INAUGURATE
00:05:11 >> THE COUNCIL WILL NOW BEGIN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WHICH IS
00:05:15 LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF 3 MINUTES. EACH SPEAKER IS LIMITED TO 3
00:05:19 MINUTES. THE TIME FOR EACH SPEAKER IS SHOWN ON THE WALL. ANY
00:05:22 WRITTEN COMMENTS SUBMITTED WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AT THE CITY
00:05:28 CLERK'S DESK.
00:05:29 THE FIRST SPEAKER IS MR. GEORGE CLAY MORE.
00:05:36 PUBLIC SPEAKER: ON THE BEHALF OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, THIS IS
00:05:46 HISTORICAL.
00:05:47 CITIZENS YOU ARE NOW ALLOWED TO SPEAK AT CITY COUNCIL.
00:05:51 WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG? WHY DID HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED THE CITIZENS
00:06:00 THE RIGHT TO SPEAK? WHY? DID IT TAKE A COURT ORDER FOR YOU TO DO
00:06:09 THIS? WHY? ANYWAY, SINCE THE CLOCK IS TICKING, I'M GOING TO USE
00:06:17 SOME WORDS. GENTRIFICATION, PLANTATION, ETHNIC CLEANSING.
00:06:32 SANCTUARY CITY, JOBS, CONTRACT, GOODS AND SERVICE THAT YOU
00:06:37 DISBURSE, WE WANT TO SEE THESE JOBS, GOODS AND SERVICE IN LAWNDALE,
00:06:45 IN ROSELAND, IN INGLEWOOD, IN SOUTHSHORE. OUR PEOPLE NEED SANCTUARY.
00:06:52 WE ARE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
00:06:58 HOW CAN YOU LET ANOTHER PEOPLE COME IN ILLEGAL THAT DID NOT GO BY
00:07:07 OUR NATURALIZATION AND IMMIGRATION LAW.
00:07:10 WE JUST GOT THROUGH SAYING OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO AMERICA.
00:07:16 TAKING THESE JOBS AWAY.
00:07:20 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION.
00:07:21 FOR WHO OR WHOM? THIS IS A GLOBAL CITY AND WE WANT OUR PEOPLE TO
00:07:29 BE WORKING.
00:07:31 WE DEMAND A SET ASIDE OF 30% OF ALL THESE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT CITY
00:07:39 CONTRACTS GO TO THE GHETTO.
00:07:41 OUR PEOPLE NEED TO WORK.
00:07:44 AND WHEN I READ THAT 50% OF BLACK YOUTH ARE UNEMPLOYED IN OUR CITY,
00:07:55 20% HISPANIC AND 10% CAUCASIAN.
00:07:59 I ASK WHY THE 50% BLACK BECAUSE THAT CLOCK IS TICKING.
00:08:12 GOD BLESS AMERICA.
00:08:16 YOU ALDERMAN DON'T WANT TO HEAR THE PUBLIC SPEAK.
00:08:21 IT TOOK US TO FORCE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING. NOW, BLACK PEOPLE,
00:08:25 LET'S FORCE THEM TO DO THE RIGHT THING FOR OUR PEOPLE IN THE
00:08:32 COUNTRY. WE ARE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND CITIZENS, LEGAL CITIZENS OF
00:08:37 THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
00:08:40 >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS. YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.
00:08:46 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. DAVID SHAPIRO.
00:08:56 PUBLIC SPEAKER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
00:09:08 CLERK VALENCIA, MAYOR EMMANUEL.
00:09:09 AS A RESIDENT OF THE THIRD WARD TO LIVES BY McCORMICK PLACE, I WAS
00:09:17 ABSOLUTELY APPALLED TO LEARN THAT $55 MILLION IN TIF FUNDS
00:09:24 DESIGNATED FOR OUR COMMUNITY HAD BEEN SYSTEMATICALLY SIPHONED OFF
00:09:29 TO REPLACE A SHINY FERRIS WHEEL AT NAVY PIER WITH A DIFFERENT ONE.
00:09:42 I'M HORRIFIED TO LEARN THIS AS A PROUD PARENT OF A STUDENT AT
00:09:49 NATIONAL TEACHERS ACADEMY, AN 80% LOW INCOME HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL.
00:09:56 THE ARGUMENT FOR CLOSING NATIONAL TEACHERS ACADEMY PUT FORTH BY CPS
00:10:05 IS FOUNDED TO KEEP THIS HIGH PERFORMING LOW INCOME PRINCIPALLY
00:10:11 AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOL OPEN WHILE ALSO PROVIDING FUNDING FOR HIGH
00:10:15 QUALITY HIGH SCHOOLS. THE REALITY IS THAT THIS FERRIS WHEEL AT NAVY
00:10:24 PIER WAS BUILT ON THE BACKS OF THE CHILDREN AT NATIONAL TEACHERS
00:10:30 ACADEMY WHO ARE BEING ROBBED OF THEIR RIGHT TO A QUALITY EDUCATION
00:10:34 IN THEIR COMMUNITY, IN THE NATIONAL TEACHERS ACADEMY COMMUNITY.
00:10:38 I LIVE NOT ONLY RIGHT UP THE STREET FROM THE SCHOOL AND FROM
00:10:48 McCORMICK PLACE, BUT I MOVED THERE SO MY SON COULD SEE HIS SCHOOL
00:10:55 OUTSIDE EVERY MORNING. AS A RESULT OF THIS PROPOSED CPS PLAN, HE
00:11:00 WILL WAKE UP EVERY MORNING TO SEE HIS PLAYGROUND BEING TORN DOWN AS
00:11:07 NATIONAL TEACHERS ACADEMY IS SHATTERED AND TURNED INTO A HIGH
00:11:12 SCHOOL. CPS RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED A CURRICULUM BASED ON THE HORRORS
00:11:17 AND ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY THE RACISM OF JOHN BIRCH.
00:11:23 IT'S TIME THAT CPS STOP TALKING AT THE QUALITY AND START PRACTICING
00:11:29 EQUALITY.
00:11:30 THE REALITY IS THAT IF JOHN BIRCH HAD GONE TO THE NATIONAL TEACHERS
00:11:35 ACADEMY, HE WOULD NOT HAVE BECOME JOHN BIRCH.
00:11:38 IT'S TIME THIS CITY GETS SERIOUS BE QUALITY AND IT STARTS BY
00:11:48 KEEPING NATIONAL TEACHERS ACADEMY OPEN. THANK YOU.
00:11:51 >> THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. ROBERT RODDENBERG.
00:11:58 PUBLIC SPEAKER: HELLO, MY NAME IS ROBERT RODDENBERG, A
00:12:09 REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TOWNSEND GROUP.
00:12:11 TWO ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE DEEPLY INVOLVED WITH THE HOMELESS ISSUE
00:12:15 IN UPTOWN.
00:12:16 I DO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WHERE THE
00:12:21 PUBLIC, ONE OF OUR LEADERS OF OUR ORGANIZER'S GROUP WAS THE PLAYER
00:12:28 AS A PLAINTIFF TO GET THIS PUBLIC COMMENT GOING.
00:12:30 THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. THE SUIT IS NOT DONE YET, 30 MINUTES IS
00:12:35 NOT ENOUGH TIME. MOST PEOPLE WHO TESTIFY AN HOUR WITH ALDERMAN
00:12:40 BURKE'S HELP TO GETTING TWO COUNCIL MEETINGS A MONTH WILL GET US AN
00:12:46 HOUR I HOPE SO.
00:12:48 IN ABOUT A MONTH'S TIME, WE EXPECT THE CONTRACTOR TO BE SELECTED IN
00:12:54 THE UPTOWN.
00:12:55 THE 30-DAY NOTICE GIVEN TO THE HOMELESS IN UPTOWN TO VACATE THEIR
00:13:02 HOUSING.
00:13:03 THE CITY, THE PILOT PROGRAM WHICH HAS YET TO HAVE A PROGRESS REPORT.
00:13:09 IT'S BEEN ABOUT 14 MONTHS NOW, MR. MAYOR, THE SAME THING WITH THE
00:13:16 HOMELESS TASK FORCE, MR. MAYOR, HAS NOT HAD A PROGRESS REPORT.
00:13:22 AS REVEALED BY THE MAYOR'S OWN PRESS RELEASES THERE IS A PROBLEM
00:13:31 BREWING WHICH YOU DENY AND FAIL TO ADDRESS.
00:13:35 ANYWAY, THERE IS YET TO BE A PLAN FOR THE RELOCATION OF THE
00:13:40 HOMELESS UNDER THE VIADUCT.
00:13:42 THE CHICAGO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH THE
00:13:45 CITY.
00:13:46 THIS AGREEMENT IS SITE SPECIFIC TO THE VIADUCTS ONLY.
00:13:51 WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT, NULLIFIES THE AGREEMENT AND AS FAR AS I'M
00:13:55 CONCERNED THERE IS NO NEGOTIATION HAPPENING WITH THE HOMELESS TO
00:14:01 GIVE THEM ANY ADDITIONAL RIGHTS NO WHERE AND NO CITY PLAN AS FAR AS
00:14:04 I KNOW TO INSTRUCT THE 311 OPERATORS TO TAKING ADDITIONAL CALLS
00:14:14 WHERE PEOPLE ARE CALLING ABOUT HOMELESS PEOPLE IN CHICAGO AND
00:14:19 HOMELESS SERVICES. THE PEOPLE IN OUR TOWN ARE WAITING FOR A PLAN
00:14:24 FOR THE CITY TO TELL THEM WHERE THEY ARE GOING TO BE HOUSED IF ANY
00:14:29 OR RELOCATED IF ANY.
00:14:32 THE ABILITY TO HOUSE THE HOMELESS IN UPTOWN WILL BE A BLACK MARK.
00:14:40 UNFORTUNATELY THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY ALDERMAN CAPULMAN WHOSE
00:14:45 REPUTATION PRECEDES HIM IN A CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE OF WHAT HE HAS
00:14:50 DONE AND NOT DONE.
00:14:51 HE NEEDS THE HELP OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO TO DO
00:14:55 RIGHT BY THE HOMELESS IN CHICAGO AND PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND
00:15:03 SURVIVAL NEEDS IN UPTOWN AND THE CITIZENS OF CHICAGO.
00:15:11 >> THANK YOU. THE NEXT SPEAKER IS ALLEN MALICE.
00:15:18 PUBLIC SPEAKER: GOOD MORNING.
00:15:23 MY NAME IS ALLEN MALL IS, COMMUNITY LEADER FOR OVER 40 YEARS. I
00:15:30 GAVE INVESTMENT INFORMATION ON CORRIDOR TO FINANCE AND ZONING
00:15:37 COMMITTEE ON JULY 24TH.
00:15:38 THEREFORE I WILL SUBMIT INFORMATION TO BE CONSIDERED. MITIGATING
00:15:45 TRAFFIC CONGESTION.
00:15:46 THE USE OF IMPACT FEES TO BE THOSE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO
00:15:52 ADDRESS TRAFFIC CONGESTION INCLUDING DEVELOPING FUNDS TO EXISTING
00:16:01 TRANSIT.
00:16:02 TWO, THE OPEN SPACE.
00:16:03 WHILE THE GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR ACTIVE OPEN SPACE, IT DOESN'T
00:16:07 CONTAIN ANY DEVELOPMENT FOR ACTIVE OPEN SPACE. THEREFORE THE
00:16:11 FOLLOWING SHOULD FOLLOW THE ORDINANCE.
00:16:14 ANYTHING OVER 10 ACRES MUST ALLOCATE 50% OF THE LAND OVER OPEN
00:16:19 SPACE WITH 10% ACTIVE RECREATIONAL OPEN SPACE WHICH WOULD BE
00:16:25 REZONED PUBLIC OPEN SPACE ONE.
00:16:27 THREE, INSISTING ON IMPACT FEES TRANSPARENCY.
00:16:32 ALL INCOMING IN IMPACT FEES MUST BE RELEASED.
00:16:41 AND DATA, HOW MUCH IN FEES WILL BE COLLECTED. THE COST OF
00:16:46 INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS.
00:16:47 HOW THE USE OF IMPACT FEES IN THE CORRIDOR WHICH THEY ARE COLLECTED
00:16:53 AND RECEIVING INDUSTRIAL CORRIDORS WILL BE PRIORITIZED. FIVE,
00:16:57 AFFIRMING THE PREROGATIVE.
00:16:59 THE ORDINANCE SHOULD SPECIFICALLY, I REPEAT SPECIFICALLY STATE THAT
00:17:05 THE LOCAL ALDERMAN BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND
00:17:15 IMPACT FEES.
00:17:16 SIX, DEVELOPING THE MASTER PLAN. THE PLAN WAS A GOOD START IN
00:17:19 LAYING OUT AN OVERALL VISION FOR THE 760 ACRES. THERE NEEDS TO BE A
00:17:28 DETAILED PLAN ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS AND HOW EACH
00:17:36 FITS INTO THE MASTER PLAN.
00:17:37 THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I GAVE THE SERGEANT OF ARMS THE COPY OF MY
00:17:41 PRESENTATION. THANK YOU.
00:17:43 >> THANK YOU, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS WALLACE GATOR BRADLEY.
00:17:57 PUBLIC SPEAKER: FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR
00:18:02 US TO BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK BEFORE THIS BODY AS CITIZENS OF THE CITY
00:18:09 OF CHICAGO.
00:18:11 THIS SHOWS THE CITY THE POWER THAT WE HAVE AS A PEOPLE.
00:18:14 IF YOU DON'T OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SAY SOMETHING AND DEMAND
00:18:18 SOMETHING, YOU GET NOTHING.
00:18:23 THE FACT THAT MARK WALLACE, OUR HOST ON WVON, THE CITIZENS TO
00:18:30 ABOLISH THE RED LIGHT CAMERA SAYS SOMETHING THAT WE ALL FELT THAT
00:18:37 THE CAMERAS WEREN'T RIGHT.
00:18:39 THEN THE COURTS HEARD THE PEOPLE. THEN THE CITY HEARD THE PEOPLE
00:18:43 AND SETTLED FOR THE $38 MILLION.
00:18:47 SO I'M SPEAKING AS A PART OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SAYING WE NEED TO
00:18:51 FIND OUT WHERE CAN WE GO GET OUR MONEY BACK FOR THOSE TICKETS THAT
00:18:56 WE GOT THAT THEY SAID WAS BOGUS.
00:18:59 ON THE PUBLIC SAFETY TIP, I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED PEACE
00:19:04 INC., AND I KNOW IT TAKES ALL OF US TO WORK TO HELP STOP THIS
00:19:08 VIOLENCE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:19:10 I'M GOING TO CALL OUT THE FORMER GANG MEMBERS, GANG LEADERS, THOSE
00:19:16 BEHIND THE WALLS, THOSE ON THIS SIDE OF THE WALL, THOSE THAT ARE
00:19:20 ELECTED OFFICIALS, WANT TO BE ELECTED OFFICIALS ALL COME TOGETHER
00:19:24 TO HELP THE MAYOR AND THIS CITY COUNCIL TO DO ALL THAT WE CAN START
00:19:27 BY TELLING OUR CHILDREN TO PUT DOWN THOSE GUNS.
00:19:31 I'M SAYING THIS TO SAY SOMETHING THAT'S VERY SERIOUS.
00:19:36 IF YOU DON'T VOTE, YOU DON'T MATTER.
00:19:42 SO NOW, THAT WE WENT TO THIS TO GET WHERE WE AT, LET'S NOT WASTE
00:19:52 TIME BY ARGUING AND COMPLAINING ABOUT WHAT WE WANT BY TALKING AS A
00:20:02 CITIZEN OF CHICAGO.
00:20:03 I WANT TO END ON THIS, 3 MINUTES IS A LOT OF TIME FOR ME TO SPEAK
00:20:07 BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT AS AN URBAN TRANSLATOR, WHEN YOU GO TO A
00:20:16 FUNERAL, YOU HAVE 3 MINUTES TO SAY SOMETHING. I WANT TO SAY IT'S
00:20:22 TIME FOR ALL OF US TO LET THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL THAT WE
00:20:26 ARE IN SUPPORT OF HELPING YOU WITH THIS PUBLIC SAFETY.
00:20:30 WE DON'T NEED YOUR PERMISSION TO DO RIGHT, WE JUST WANT TO PUT YOU
00:20:34 ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE WILLING TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION.
00:20:39 THANK YOU.
00:20:40 >> THANK YOU, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS JACKIE PAGE.
00:20:46 PUBLIC SPEAKER: GOOD MORNING, MY NAME IS JACKIE PAGE AND I AM A
00:21:00 MEMBER OF AN ADVOCACY GROUP FOR VOUCHER HOLDERS OF THE CHICAGO
00:21:07 HOUSING RESIDENTS.
00:21:08 OF THE CHA.
00:21:10 I'M SORRY.
00:21:11 I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT CONTRACTS, KICKBACKS AND QUICK FOR A PRO. I
00:21:18 JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AT A CHA BOARD MEETING RECENTLY THE
00:21:23 PUBLIC GAVE STRONG PUSH BACK ABOUT THE UNIONS COMING IN AND TAKING
00:21:29 OVER AND REPRESENTING OUR PEOPLE WHILE THE UNIONS HAVE HISTORICALLY
00:21:34 EXCLUDED MINORITIES AND MANY OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE HOUSING
00:21:40 AUTHORITIES ARE MINORITIES.
00:21:43 WHEN WE SAID, OKAY, BLACKS.
00:21:44 WE ARE NOT JUST BLACKS, THERE ARE OTHER MINORITY GROUPS. WHEN WE
00:21:48 SAID WE DID NOT WANT THE UNIONS, OKAY, BLACKS, ALL RIGHT.
00:21:53 WHEN WE SAID WE DID NOT WANT THE UNIONS TO REPRESENT US, THE BOARD
00:22:00 OF THE CHICAGO HOUSE AUTHORITY DID NOT TAKE OUR OPINIONS AND WISHES
00:22:05 INTO CONSIDERATION, AND THE RESOLUTION PASSED.
00:22:08 IT SEEMED LIKE THERE WAS SOME BACK ROOM DEALINGS THAT TOOK PLACE
00:22:14 AND THE BACK ROOM DEALS HAD MORE WEIGHT THAN THE WEIGHT OF THE
00:22:20 PEOPLE.
00:22:21 THAT NEEDS TO STOP.
00:22:22 I WOULD LIKE FOR THIS BOARD TO LOOK INTO OVERSIGHT BECAUSE THE
00:22:29 CHICAGO HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS NO OVERSIGHT AND IT DOES WHATEVER IT
00:22:37 WANTS.
00:22:39 THE CAO OF CHA PRETENDS HE HOLDS THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE, BUT THE
00:22:47 ADVOCACY GROUP FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM
00:22:52 WHEN THEY VOICE FRUSTRATION AT THE WAY THEY WERE TREATED, WE WERE
00:22:56 TOLD WE WERE NO LONGER RECOGNIZED, WE WERE DENIED FUNDS, AND WE
00:23:02 WERE TOLD WE WERE INELIGIBLE FOR FUNDS.
00:23:07 THIS HEAVY HANDED TREATMENT WERE WAYS TO INTIMIDATE, INFLUENCE AND
00:23:13 CONTROL. THE CAO IS NOT DOING WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE
00:23:18 RESIDENTS. HE HAS CHOSEN A COMMUNITY WHO HE PERCEIVES TO BE A
00:23:24 COMMUNITY OF INFLUENCE WHO HE HAS GIVING KICKBACKS TO INFLUENCE
00:23:35 THOSE THAT HE REPRESENTS AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.
00:23:45 ANYTIME YOU GIVE SOMEONE SOMETHING OR BUY THEIR OPINION.
00:23:49 WE WANT REPRESENTATION AND WANT TO BE SURE THAT PEOPLE AREN'T GIVEN
00:23:54 ENTITLEMENTS AND COMING AND SPEAKING FOR THE PEOPLE.
00:23:57 >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.
00:24:01 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS EVANGEL RUBEN.
00:24:26 PUBLIC SPEAKER: MR. MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS, MY QUESTION IS
00:24:31 WHEN WILL YOU ADMIT THE TAIL OF TWO CITIES LIKE THE TAIL OF TWO
00:24:37 AMERICAS, ONE WHITE, ONE BLACK, SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL THAT THE
00:24:43 CURRENT REPORT ISSUED JULY 29, 1967, 50 YEARS AGO THIS SATURDAY
00:24:51 CONCLUDED SO YOU CAN CHANGE THAT.
00:24:53 IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN A ONE CHICAGO SLOGAN TO DISTRACT FROM
00:25:01 THE SEGREGATION AND POVERTY THAT CAUSES VIOLENCE ACCORDING TO THE
00:25:08 CORONER REPORT WHICH IS WHITE INSTITUTIONS CREATED IT, WHITE
00:25:16 INSTITUTIONS MAINTAIN IT AND WHITE SOCIETY CONDONE IT. THIS IS
00:25:21 CHICAGO'S BIGGEST PROBLEM AS AN EXCUSE TO AVOID THE REAL PROBLEM OF
00:25:25 THE CITY OF RACISM.
00:25:27 I OBJECTED TO THE $1.3 MILLION TAX REBATE DOLLARS BEING USED IN
00:25:34 DEFENSE OF NON-CITIZENS WHO CHOSE TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY
00:25:39 BREAKING UP THEIR FAMILIES BY LEAVING FAMILY MEMBERS BEHIND AND
00:25:46 USING IMMIGRANTS AS AN EXCUSE TO HIDE RACISM AND THE PATTERN AND
00:25:57 PRACTICES OF PRO GENOCIDE WHEN IT COMES TO BLACKS WHO ARE THE ONLY
00:26:02 ONES THAT CAN CLAIM THEY CAME NOT HERE BY CHOICE BUT HELD IN CHAINS
00:26:09 FOR 246 YEARS AND ANOTHER 188 YEARS OF JIM CROWE SEGREGATION. THIS
00:26:14 IS CALLED THE GREATEST HOLOCAUST OF HUMAN KIND AND REFERENDUM OF
00:26:19 REPARATION.
00:26:27 BLACKS IN CHICAGO, THAT SAY CHICAGO OFFICES CREATED SITUATIONS TO
00:26:37 AUTO DEADLY FORCE ON BLACKS REPRESENTING 80% OF THE FIREARMS USAGE
00:26:44 COMPARED TO EIGHT PERCENT8 PERCENT OF WHITE.
00:26:47 BLACKS CHILDREN REPRESENT 80% COMPARED TO 8% OF WHITE.
00:26:51 CHICAGO IS 33% BLACK, 32% WHITE, 49% LATINO AND 8% MULTI-RACIAL OR
00:27:00 ASIAN.
00:27:01 WHITES EARN 61$61500 COMPARED TO BLACK, BLACKS $34,000 AND THEY
00:27:11 REPRESENT 35% LIVE AT OR BELOW THE POVERTY LINE.
00:27:22 >> THANK YOU. THE NEXT SPEAKER THE NEXT SPEAKER IS URSULA PHOENIX.
00:27:38 PUBLIC SPEAKER: HELLO, EVERYONE, MY NAME IS URSULA PHOENIX. I'M
00:27:42 HERE AS AN ELECTED BOARD AND SECRETARY OF THE PARIS COUNCIL. MY
00:27:54 PARENTS ARE RESIDENT OF THE 59TH WARD.
00:28:01 ALDERMAN -- O'SHEA IS MY ALDERMAN AND THE MOST RESPONSIBLE ALDERMAN
00:28:05 IN THIS CITY COUNCIL AND I THANK HIM FOR THAT.
00:28:10 [ APPLAUSE ] YOU ARE.
00:28:16 YOU ARE.
00:28:17 NOW, IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING BUT TODAY'S VOTE REGARDING THE
00:28:26 RED LIGHT CAMERA.
00:28:34 YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THAT DEBACLE.
00:28:40 THE RED LIGHT CAMERAS WERE ADMITTED UNDER THE GUISE OF PUBLIC
00:28:47 SAFETY AND BY THE RESEARCH TO ABOLISH THE RED LIGHT CAMERA GROUP
00:28:52 HEADED BY MR. MIKE WALLACE.
00:28:53 YOU HAVE TO KNOW THE RED LIGHT CAMERAS ARE A WRONG DEAL BY THE
00:28:57 PEOPLE OF CHICAGO.
00:28:59 THE RED LIGHT CAMERA SHOULD BE COMPLETELY ABOLISHED.
00:29:05 WE THE ELECTORATE ARE COUNTING ON YOUR REPRESENTATION. YES,
00:29:11 REPRESENT YOUR CONSTITUENCY THROUGH YOUR VOTE. THAT YOU CONTINUE TO
00:29:15 KNOCKDOWN AND VOTE DOWN THIS EGREGIOUS MISTAKE. WE DO NOT WANT OUR
00:29:22 CHILDREN TO INHERENT THIS RIDICULOUSNESS.
00:29:24 IT IS NOT RIGHT.
00:29:26 CHICAGO IS BETTER THAN THAT.
00:29:27 IT IS TRUE, MISTAKES ARE MADE, BUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THE
00:29:31 MISTAKES IS TO ABOLISH THE RED LIGHT CAMERA.
00:29:35 THANK YOU FOR VOTING YOUR CONSCIOUS AND VOTING FOR THE ELECTORATE
00:29:42 BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT IT.
00:29:45 >> THANK YOU, THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MARY SLOEK.
00:30:05 PUBLIC SPEAKER: THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH. I AM AN EMPLOYEE OF
00:30:09 THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS AND SPECIAL EVENTS AND WANT TO
00:30:12 SAY THAT AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS, JULY 31ST, WILL BE MY LAST DAY
00:30:17 WITH THE DEPARTMENT, AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE CITY COUNCIL
00:30:21 FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND ENTHUSIASM OVER THESE YEARS. I WOULD LIKE
00:30:29 TO THANK THE MAYOR AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE
00:30:36 SUPPORTED THE EVENTS THAT OUR DEPARTMENT PRODUCES.
00:30:39 THE BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE AARON WATER SHOW, THE TASTE OF
00:30:44 CHICAGO, THE DIFFERENT EXHIBITS THAT COME TO THE CULTURAL CENTER,
00:30:47 AND ALL OF THESE EVENTS REMAIN FREE TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF YOUR
00:30:55 SUPPORT.
00:30:56 I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SOME OF WHOM ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE, THE
00:31:00 MAYOR'S THAT I HAVE WORKED FOR, HAROLD WASHINGTON, EUGENE SAWYER,
00:31:11 MAYOR DALY AND OF COURSE MAYOR EMMANUEL AND MICHAEL, SCOTT,
00:31:20 OSTERMAN AND OUR CURRENT COMMISSIONER MARKELLEEY AND A SPECIAL
00:31:27 SHOUT OUT TO MICHAEL SCOTT JUNIOR MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL WHOSE
00:31:34 PARENTS WOULD BE SO PROUD OF THEM RIGHT NOW.
00:31:37 OUR DEPARTMENT IS A WONDERFUL TEAM AND THAT TEAM IS NOT ONLY
00:31:44 COMPRISED BY DIFFERENT AGENCIES, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE
00:31:47 DEPARTMENT, ALL DIFFERENT AGENCIES THAT HELP US PUT OUR EVENTS
00:31:51 TOGETHER.
00:31:52 WE ARE ONE GREAT FAMILY AND I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF
00:31:55 THIS AMAZING GROUP.
00:31:56 I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOUR TIRELESS EFFORTS ARE SO VERY
00:32:04 APPRECIATED BY OUR DEPARTMENT, AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR
00:32:10 YOUR SUPPORT.
00:32:11 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:32:13 >> THANK YOU.
00:32:14 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS THOMAS WOOD.
00:32:49 PUBLIC SPEAKER: GOOD MORNING.
00:32:51 IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE STANDING HERE TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS. MY MAIN
00:32:58 COMPLAINT IS CITY SERVICE.
00:32:59 I HAPPEN TO BE ON THE BUS RIDING TO THE THIRD WARD THE OTHER DAY
00:33:04 AND I WAS APPALLED THAT HOW NEAT AND CLEAN THAT WARD IS THAN IT
00:33:11 USED TO BE. I'M REMINDING OF THE MONEY THEY SPENT ON THAT WARD TO
00:33:17 REJUVENATE THAT WARD, PLANTS, TREES, BUSHES THAT ARE NO LONGER
00:33:20 THERE. UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE THE SAME CREW THAT DOES THE WORK IN
00:33:23 OUR AREA AND A FEW OTHER LOCATIONS AROUND THE CITY WHICH ARE
00:33:29 BEAUTIFULLY DONE.
00:33:30 BUT APPEARS THE TREES ON THE WEST SIDE AND SOME OTHER WARDS ARE
00:33:33 DEAD. THEY HAVE BEEN AT A WAY FOR 10 YEARS.
00:33:37 NOBODY INSPECTS THESE TREES FOR THE FRESH AIR THEY NEED TO PROVIDE
00:33:42 FOR THE YOUNGSTER THAT ARE GROWING IN OUR COMMUNITY.
00:33:45 I HAVE LISTENED TO A NUMBER OF THE COMMENTS MADE IN REFERENCE TO
00:33:50 SOME OF THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE IN THIS CITY.
00:33:55 AND I JUST THINK IF WE ALL COME TOGETHER AND MAKE THESE MEETINGS,
00:34:00 THE MESSAGE TO OUR CITY COUNCIL AND TO THE LAST OF THE COFFEE CLUTS
00:34:08 CHAIRMAN WOULD HEAR US A LOT BETTER THAN ALWAYS CRITICIZING. MOST
00:34:15 IMPORTANT THING WE HAVE TO BE PROUD IN THIS CITY IS OUR YOUNGSTER.
00:34:18 OUR EFFORTS SHOULD BE TOWARDS MAKING THEM BETTER STUDENTS SO THEY
00:34:25 CAN UNDERSTAND THEY ARE HERITAGE.
00:34:27 IT SEEMS LIKE WE KEEP THEM DIVIDED. WE DO NOT PROVIDE THE
00:34:31 RECREATIONAL OUTLET THAT WE SHOULD BE SO THAT THOSE WHO DO BECOME
00:34:36 SUCCESSFUL WILL COME BACK TO THIS CITY AND PROVIDE US THE SUPPORT
00:34:40 THAT WE GIVE THEM.
00:34:42 I GREW UP IN A NEIGHBORHOOD UNFORTUNATELY I WAS NOT ABLE TO GO TO
00:34:50 LANE TECH WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE DIVISION BECAUSE I LIVED ON THIS
00:34:55 SIDE OF THE DIVISION. I GRADUATED FROM WELLS AND I CAN REMEMBER AT
00:35:00 THAT TIME JESSIE WHITE WAS AS GREAT AS HE IS NOW.
00:35:05 HE CONTRIBUTED TO THAT EVENT AND WAS A BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL
00:35:09 TRACK MAN THEN. I RECALL GOING TO THE TRACK MEET AND COMING WITH A
00:35:13 TRUCK BECAUSE THEY WERE GOING TO LEAVE WITH ALL THE TROPHIES.
00:35:18 I'M HERE THIS MORNING TO TALK ABOUT AN EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE
00:35:22 CITY TO PROVIDE MORE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY ON THE WEST SIDE AND
00:35:25 SOUTH SIDE.
00:35:28 THANK YOU.
00:35:29 >> THANK YOU.
00:35:30 OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MARY SUE BARRETT.
00:35:37 PUBLIC SPEAKER:
00:36:03 >> OKAY, WE'LL MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT SPEAKER. MARK WALLACE.
00:36:14 PUBLIC SPEAKER: THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND MEMBERS
00:36:31 OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:36:34 I WANT TO FIRST ACKNOWLEDGE MEMBERS OF THE CITIZENS TO ABOLISH RED
00:36:42 LIGHT CAMERAS DAN AND ALL THOSE WHO HELPED ON THIS 5-YEAR JOURNEY
00:36:47 WHERE WE ARE TODAY AND ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALDERMAN HARRIS AS
00:36:55 SHE IS ONE OF THE ONES WHO PROVIDED THIS HELP.
00:36:58 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
00:37:00 MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITIZENS TO ABOLISH RED LIGHT
00:37:05 CAMERAS HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY AND UNCOVERED THE CORRUPT
00:37:10 SCHEME THAT WAS CONCEIVED IN CORRUPTION IN 2003 ILLEGALLY
00:37:16 IMPLEMENTED IN 2003 AND WROUGHT WITH PROBLEMS THROUGHOUT THE
00:37:20 DURATION OF THIS PROGRAM. ONLY TO FIND THAT IT WAS EXPANDED UNDER
00:37:25 THIS ADMINISTRATION IN 2011 WITH SPEED CAMERAS AND LATER DEFINED
00:37:29 THAT THE CITY HAS CONTINUED TO DEFEND A PROGRAM THAT IS NOT
00:37:36 DEFENDABLE.
00:37:37 IT HAS BEEN ACKNOWLEDGED BY MEMBERS OF THIS CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY
00:37:40 THAT THEY NOW UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A CORRUPT SCHEME.
00:37:45 FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, CORRUPTION IS ILLEGAL AND NO MEMBER OF THE
00:37:49 CITY COUNCIL SHOULD BE ENDORSING A PROGRAM THAT IS CORRUPT.
00:37:54 THE MORAL THING FOR THE CITY COUNCIL TO DO IS TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION
00:38:00 TO FUNDAMENTALLY END THE PROGRAM OF RED LIGHT CAMERAS AND SPEED
00:38:05 CAMERAS. THE THREE INDIVIDUALS THAT BROUGHT THIS PROGRAM TO THE
00:38:09 CITY OF CHICAGO, JOHN BEALS WHO WAS A CITY EMPLOYEES, KATHLEEN
00:38:18 FINLEY, A CEO AND MARTIN O'MALLEY, ALL HAVE BEEN CHARGED AND NOW
00:38:26 SERVING TIME IN FEDERAL PRISON.
00:38:27 AS A RESULT OF THEIR CORRUPT SEEM, THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAS THE
00:38:31 DUBIOUS HONOR OF HAVING THE LARGEST PHOTO ENFORCEMENT OF RED LIGHT
00:38:36 CAMERAS AND SPEED CAMERAS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS IS
00:38:39 NOT THE WAY THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE OPERATING.
00:38:43 WE ARE DEMANDING AND ASKING FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL TO
00:38:47 DO THE RIGHT THING TO ONE, TO PUT BACK THE SECOND NOTICE IN THE
00:38:52 ORDINANCE THAT ALLOWS FOR POOR PEOPLE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PAY
00:38:56 THEIR TICKETS WITHOUT FINES DOUBLING TO $200. AND TWO, TO DRAFT A
00:39:02 RESOLUTION AND END THIS POLICY THAT IS A PUNITIVE POLICY THAT DOES
00:39:07 NOT PROVIDE THE SAFETY BENEFITS THAT WE ALL WANT AND NEED HERE IN
00:39:10 THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:39:12 THANK YOU.
00:39:13 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:39:17 >> THANK YOU.
00:39:23 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS RICHARD GARCIA.
00:39:28 PUBLIC SPEAKER: GOOD MORNING.
00:39:34 I'M RICK GARCIA, AND I HAVE BEEN A 30-YEAR CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
00:39:40 HERE IN CHICAGO. I'M VERY PROUD MEMBER OF THE 48TH WARD AND I HAVE
00:39:47 THE GREATEST ALDERMAN.
00:39:48 I'M ALSO A COPLAINTIFF IN THE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY OF CHICAGO
00:39:52 FOR VIOLATING THE ILLINOIS OPEN MEETING ACT BY NOT PROVIDING AN
00:39:57 OPPORTUNITY FOR CHICAGO RESIDENTS TO MAKE COMMENTS AT CITY COUNCIL
00:40:00 MEETINGS. I HAVE BEEN COMING TO COUNCIL MEETINGS SINCE 1986, AND
00:40:05 UNTIL TODAY NEVER HAVE I OR ANY OTHER RESIDENT OF CHICAGO HAD THE
00:40:10 OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT DURING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING. IN A CITY OF
00:40:17 $2.7 MILLION RESIDENTS TO ALLOW ONLY 30 MINUTES FOR COMMENT IS NOT
00:40:21 ENOUGH.
00:40:22 I HAVE MADE COMMENTS DURING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS IN DOWN STATES
00:40:29 AND MUNICIPALITIES IN PEORIA AND NONE HAVE A TIGHT RESTRICTION ON
00:40:37 PUBLIC COMMENT.
00:40:38 THIS IS A VERY GOOD STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
00:40:41 BUT, IT CERTAINLY ISN'T ENOUGH ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE HOURS OF
00:40:48 TIME YOU TAKE HONORING PARISH, SPORTS SCOUTS AND THE ELDERLY AND
00:40:56 THE DEAD.
00:40:57 IF YOU TAKE THAT AMOUNT OF TIME ISSUING PROCLAMATION, YOU CERTAINLY
00:41:04 CAN SPEND MORE TIME HEARING FROM CHICAGOANS.
00:41:10 I URGE YOU TO ALLOW MORE TIME BUT I AM GLAD THAT YOU ARE FINALLY
00:41:15 TAKING A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
00:41:17 >> THANK YOU.
00:41:19 >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT.
00:41:21 THE TIME ALLOTTED HAS EXPIRED, THANK YOU.
00:41:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THIS CONCLUDES THE PERIOD OF PUBLIC COMMENT.
00:41:28 WE NOW GO TO RESOLUTIONS. MADAM CLERK.
00:41:30 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR ALDERMAN REBOYRAS
00:41:36 AND ALDERMAN DOWELL.
00:41:40 WHEREAS A CONCEPT OF POLICING BRING AN ORDINANCE TOGETHER IN
00:41:48 SOLVING CRIMES AND BUILDING SAFER STRONGER AND BETTER COMMUNITIES
00:41:51 IN WHICH ALL RESIDENTS CAN THRIVE AND LIVE PEACEFULLY AND ENJOYABLY
00:42:00 WITH THEIR NEIGHBORS AND POLICE OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS
00:42:04 ESSENTIAL FOR POLICE TO WORK AS THEY LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS
00:42:09 OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND AFFIRMATIVELY ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE
00:42:13 PEOPLE THEY SERVE WITH EMPATHY AND COMPASSION OF MUTUAL DEVELOPMENT
00:42:19 AND RESPECT ON BOTH SIDES WHICH IS CRITICAL FOR POLICE WORK AND TO
00:42:25 IMPROVE THE LIVES OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. CORY WILLIAMS, A CHICAGO'S
00:42:32 11TH POLICE DISTRICT, A POLICE OFFICER WHO HAS TAKEN THE CONCEPT OF
00:42:36 COMMUNITY POLICING TO HEART.
00:42:37 WHEREAS A POLICE OFFICER FOR 18 YEARS IN CHICAGO'S EAST GARFIELD
00:42:44 NEIGHBORHOOD PARK IS AN OWNER, OPERATOR AND CREATIVE MIND OF AN ART
00:42:49 GALLERY THERE WITH A STAFF OFFICER WILLIAMS PROVIDES AREA RESIDENTS
00:42:53 ESPECIALLY STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ART IN ACTION.
00:42:56 WHEREAS REALIZING AS A YOUNG CHILD THAT HE HAD AN INTEREST IN ART
00:43:02 AND NO OUTLET TO EXPRESS THAT INTEREST OTHER THAT OBTAINING ART
00:43:07 CLASS IN SCHOOL, OFFICER WILLIAMS ESTABLISHED THE ART GALLERY IN
00:43:11 ORDER TO APPRECIATE ART IN HIS COMMUNITY AND THE HISTORY OF ORIGINS
00:43:16 IN OUR SOCIETY AND TO PROVIDE LOCAL RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY CHILDREN
00:43:19 AND YOUNG ADULTS WITH A SAVE HAVEN TO LEARN ABOUT ADULTS AND ARTIST.
00:43:25 WHEREAS OFFICER WILLIAMS HAS COMMITTED THIS ART GALLERY AND
00:43:30 RESOURCE PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES, YOUTH AND COMMUNITY IN EAST PARK
00:43:33 AND BEYOND AND WITH COLLABORATION WITH NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
00:43:40 SUCH AS AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS AND MINISTRY.
00:43:43 THE GALLERY HOST ART SHOWS TO ENABLE ASPIRING ARTIST TO TELL THEIR
00:43:51 STORY THROUGH THEIR WORK. THEY ARE ABLE TO VOTE FOR THEIR WORK VIA
00:44:00 SOCIAL MEDIA.
00:44:01 THE ART GALLERY IS WORKING WITH AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS TO REPRESENT
00:44:05 PEACE AND LOVE IN THE COMMUNITY.
00:44:08 THE MOSAIC MURAL WHICH WILL ALSO BE DESIGNED BY THE PUBLIC HIGH
00:44:15 SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPLIMENT THE MURAL OF THE SOUTH LAW ENABLED BY
00:44:22 THE LOCAL ARTIST.
00:44:27 WHEREAS THE ADVOCATES TO COMMUNITY POLICING, OFFICER WILLIAMS
00:44:30 ESTABLISHED A NON-PROFIT FOUNDATION WHICH IS DEDICATED TO ENHANCING
00:44:38 AND DEVELOPING THE COMMUNITY TO EDUCATE AND UP LIVE.
00:44:44 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:44:46 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ON THIS DAY JULY 26, 2017, DO
00:44:57 HEREBY CONGRATULATE MR. WILLIAMS AND EXTEND HIM OR BEST WISHES FOR
00:45:02 CONTINUED SUCCESS AND BE IT RESOLVED THAT A COPY IS PRESENTED TO
00:45:09 MR. CORY WILLIAMS AND PLACED IN HIS PERSONNEL FILE.
00:45:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE.
00:45:22 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE
00:45:25 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:45:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:45:30 >> YOUR HONOR, WE HEAR ABOUT POSITIVE RELATIONS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
00:45:39 BY POLICE. THROUGH THOSE INITIATIVES IN COMMUNITY POLICING BEGAN IN
00:45:44 1993 UNDER FORMER POLICE SUPERINTENDENT MATT RODRIGUEZ. OVER THOSE
00:45:51 MANY YEARS, MANY VERY VERY DEDICATED CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS HAVE
00:45:56 DEDICATED ENERGY AND THEIR SPARE TIME TO FURTHER THOSE PROGRAMS
00:46:01 BENEFITTING RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE ALL THE WAY FROM
00:46:06 THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH.
00:46:08 THIS MORNING, THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL HAVE
00:46:11 THE PRIVILEGE OF WELCOMING TO THIS HISTORIC CHAMBER AND RECOGNIZING
00:46:20 AND EXTENDING OUR APPRECIATION TO OFFICER CORY WILLIAMS FROM THE
00:46:26 11TH DISTRICT WHO HAS SERVED THE EAST GARFIELD PARK COMMUNITY FOR
00:46:32 THE PAST 18 YEARS.
00:46:33 OFFICER WILLIAMS IS NOT ONLY A FINE POLICE OFFICER, BUT HE'S ALSO A
00:46:40 TALENTED ARTIST HE'S DEDICATED TO INTRODUCED ART TO STUDENTS WHO
00:46:49 OTHERWISE MIGHT NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE ART
00:46:52 EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
00:46:53 HE SHOWS THEM THE WONDER OF CREATING IMAGES, OF LASTING BEAUTY AND
00:46:59 SUBSTANCE FOR ALL TO ENJOY.
00:47:02 OFFICER WILLIAMS ESTABLISHED THE 3, 4, 5 ART GALLERY AT 345 SHELBY
00:47:13 AVENUE, A SHOW CASE OF MOSAIC PAINTINGS CREATED FOR THE PURPOSE OF
00:47:17 SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE
00:47:22 CULTURAL ENRICHMENT OF STUDENTS FROM EAST GARFIELD PARK AND
00:47:27 ADJOINING COMMUNITIES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL AND INTERACTIVE PROGRAMS.
00:47:31 IT WAS RECENTLY, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT THE 345 ART GALLERY INTRODUCED
00:47:37 AND AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS CLASS THAT ENGAGES NEIGHBORHOOD YOUTH IN A
00:47:42 SPECIAL PROJECT TO CREATE A SPECIAL MOSAIC MURAL PROMOTING PEACE,
00:47:48 LOVE AND HARMONY IN THE COMMUNITY.
00:47:53 IT'S BEING CRAFTED BY 15 TALENTED CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS
00:47:59 THIS VERY SUMMER.
00:48:01 THE GALLERY'S MOSAIC DESIGN OF ART AND PROGRAM IS GIVING YOUNG
00:48:09 PEOPLE WONDERFUL EXPOSURE TO CREATIVE AND ARTISTIC PROCESS IN ART
00:48:16 DESIGN.
00:48:17 OFFICER WILLIAMS HAS FORMED PARTNERSHIPS WITH THEAL ARABEY HIGH
00:48:26 SCHOOL, WESTINGHOUSE HIGH SCHOOL, CLARK ACADEMY, THE LEARN CHARTER
00:48:31 NETWORK AND SCHOOLS IN THE WALK HAGAN AREA.
00:48:39 YOU HAVE CREATED POSSIBILITIES AND EXPANDED ARTISTIC HORIZONS, NOT
00:48:47 ONLY FOR STUDENTS BUT TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AS WELL. IT WAS
00:48:57 MARK TWAIN WHO SAID IT IS THE TEACHERS AND CREATIVE JOY.
00:49:01 THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE EXACTLY ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE 345 ART
00:49:07 GALLERY.
00:49:08 THE MAYOR AND THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL ASSEMBLED HERE THIS
00:49:13 MORNING ARE PLEASED TO OFFER OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, OFFICER
00:49:22 WILLIAMS, TO EXTEND YOU MANY YEARS OF SUCCESS NOT ONLY TO YOU, BUT
00:49:28 THE MANY STUDENTS WHO ARE HERE THIS MORNING. THANK YOU, MR.
00:49:32 PRESIDENT, FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY SO THE CITY CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT
00:49:36 THOSE POSITIVE INTERACTIONS TAKING PLACE OUT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS
00:49:39 WITH THE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICERS WHO EACH DAY SERVE AND PROTECT.
00:49:42 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:49:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
00:49:47 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN BURKE FOR
00:49:52 THOSE KIND WORDS.
00:49:54 AS A COSPONSOR OF THIS RESOLUTION, MR. PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY
00:49:57 POLICING IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF WHAT IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS
00:50:02 OF THE RESIDENTS OF CHICAGO STANDS FOR.
00:50:06 I WANT TO THANK CORY JONES, FOR WHAT HE DOES IN THE ARTS WITH OUR
00:50:14 CHILDREN WITH THE FINEST DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:50:19 CORY WILLIAMS, I APOLOGIZE.
00:50:22 POLICE OFFICER CORY WILLIAMS IS THE PRIME EXAMPLE AS I SAID EARLIER
00:50:27 CREATING PROGRAMS WITH THE ARTS IN ADDITION TO WORKING WITH THE
00:50:33 FINEST POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE COUNTRY HAS HIS PASSION FOR AND
00:50:39 THIS IS WHAT POLICING STANDS FOR.
00:50:40 I WANT TO THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF MY CONSTITUENTS ON THE 30TH WARD
00:50:47 AND MY FAMILY.
00:50:50 THANK YOU.
00:50:52 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL?
00:50:53 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO STAND IN APPRECIATION OF THIS
00:51:02 RESOLUTION.
00:51:03 OFFICER CORY WILLIAMS, YOUR BEING A POLICE OFFICER AND PASSION FOR
00:51:07 ART IS VERY MUCH DESERVED.
00:51:10 I STAND DELIGHTED FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE WHOLE WORLD OF
00:51:14 CHICAGO TO KNOW YOU. YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON. I HAVE KNOWN YOU FOR A
00:51:19 DECADE AND APPRECIATE YOU AS AN ACTIVE CONSTITUENT OF THE THIRD
00:51:23 WARD AND APPRECIATE YOU AS A FRIEND.
00:51:26 YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION, A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE TO THE YOUNG MEN AND
00:51:30 WOMEN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE A
00:51:37 CHICAGO POLICE TO SERVE AND PROTECT, TO BE A CHICAGOAN AND BE A
00:51:48 CONSTITUENT TO GIVE BACK TO PEOPLE. WHAT A GREAT COMBINATION OF
00:51:52 TALENT AND CHARACTERISTICS.
00:51:53 SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'M PROUD THIS MORNING THAT THE
00:51:57 SPOTLIGHT IS FINALLY ON YOU. I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU AND I'M GLAD
00:52:01 THAT WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY THIS MORNING TO CELEBRATE YOUR
00:52:05 CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CITY.
00:52:06 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:52:11 >> ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO?
00:52:12 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:52:14 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION IN CONGRATULATING OFFICER
00:52:21 WILLIAMS.
00:52:22 OFFICER WILLIAMS, YOU ARE AN EXAMPLE OF GOING BEYOND YOUR DUTY OF
00:52:28 COMMUNITY SERVICE.
00:52:29 YOU'VE TAKEN YOUR TALENTS AND HAVE TAKEN IT TO A COMMUNITY THAT IS
00:52:33 IN SO MANY WAYS UNDER SERVED. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING
00:52:38 OPPORTUNITIES TO THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN OF THIS GARFIELD PARK AND
00:52:43 INSPIRING THEM TO TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.
00:52:49 AND THIS MAY PROVIDE A BETTER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AS WELL. I
00:52:53 WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR OFF DUTY HOURS BEING SPENT IN
00:53:00 SERVICE OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. THAT'S ALWAYS A GREAT CHARACTER
00:53:03 OF A MAN AND I WANT TO SAY THAT YOUR CHARACTER IS BEING SO MUCH
00:53:08 APPRECIATED TODAY.
00:53:09 THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:53:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CURTIS?
00:53:25 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:53:30 RESOLUTION.
00:53:31 IT WAS THEN WITH OFFICER RAMSEY AND BLOCK.
00:53:39 I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
00:53:44 THANK YOU.
00:53:45 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SCOTT?
00:53:46 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:53:51 RESOLUTION.
00:53:52 OFFICER WILLIAMS, FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO IN OUR COMMUNITIES
00:54:01 EVERYDAY, YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.
00:54:04 WITHOUT YOUR WORK WITH YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE SOME OF THE CHANGES THAT
00:54:07 ARE HAPPENING IN 11 WOULDN'T HAPPEN.
00:54:10 AS YOU KNOW 11 HAS COME DOWN DRASTICALLY COME DOWN WITH VIOLENCE IN
00:54:14 OUR CITY AND THAT IS DUE TO CREDIT TO OFFICERS.
00:54:19 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I SUPPORT THIS RESOLUTION.
00:54:23 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ERVIN.
00:54:29 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:54:32 CORY, CONGRATULATIONS. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET CORY THROUGH A
00:54:37 FRIEND OF MINE FROM COLLEGE AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE
00:54:41 WORK THAT HE'S DONE ON THE CORNER WHICH HE IS TO BE COMMENDED. HE
00:54:50 TOOK A DILAPIDATED STRUCTURE AND MADE A DIFFERENCE. THANK YOU FOR
00:54:55 YOUR WORK. AND ALSO IN THE 11TH DISTRICT, I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY WHO
00:54:59 HAS STAYED IN THE 11TH DISTRICT AS YOU HAD AND THAT IS TOO TO BE
00:55:03 COMMENDED BECAUSE IT IS NOT MAYBERRY WHICH IS A PLACE THAT I LOVE.
00:55:08 BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS ON
00:55:17 THIS.
00:55:19 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:55:20 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MALDONADO.
00:55:25 >> THANK YOU FOR THIS WORK. I NEVER KNEW ALL YOU DO AND DOING THIS
00:55:31 IN YOUR COMMUNITY THAT YOU EVEN LIVE IN AND A COMMUNITY YOU WORK
00:55:36 AND YOU STAYED IN THE COMMUNITY FOR A WHILE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR
00:55:41 WORK.
00:55:42 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:55:43 APPRECIATE YOU.
00:55:44 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:55:45 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT.
00:55:46 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF
00:55:50 THIS RESOLUTION.
00:55:51 CORY, I DIDN'T KNOW YOU LIVE OVER HERE, MAN. YOU BE HERE EVERYDAY.
00:55:58 I'M GLAD TO SUPPORT MR. CORY AS A YOUNGSTER. HE GREW UP WITH ONE OF
00:56:04 MY SONS.
00:56:05 ALWAYS A GOOD PERSON, I WANT TO SAY A GOOD KID, BUT A GOOD PERSON
00:56:10 AND ALWAYS GIVING BACK. WE SAW A BRIGHT LIGHT IN HIM WHEN HE USED
00:56:18 TO BE AN OFFICER STARTING OUT AT OWEN HIGH SCHOOL. AND NOW DOING
00:56:33 THIS IN THE AFTERNOON. WE COMMEND HIM. WE ARE PROUD TO SAY THAT
00:56:37 THIS ART GALLERY IS IN OUR WARD AND HE'S ONE OF THE RECIPIENT OF
00:56:41 THE THRIVE PROGRAM OF THE OPPORTUNITY FUNDS. SO WE WANT TO
00:56:44 CONGRATULATE HIM ON THAT.
00:56:46 WE ARE HOPING THAT HE WILL USE THAT MONEY TO ENHANCE HIS
00:56:50 PROGRAMMING THAT HE'S DOING WITH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE WEST SIDE
00:56:54 AND WEST HUMBLE PARK AND EAST GARFIELD PARK AREA.
00:57:01 CORY, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR THE PEOPLE IN OUR
00:57:04 COMMUNITY AND THE RESIDENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:57:10 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:57:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO?
00:57:13 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:57:17 RESOLUTION.
00:57:18 I THINK IT'S INCREDIBLE TO SEE THERE ARE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PUT ON A
00:57:23 UNIFORM AND WORK FOR OUR CITY, THAT IS TOUGH.
00:57:26 BUT TO HAVE A PERSON WHO TRULY CARES ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND ABOUT
00:57:31 THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:57:32 I TIP MY HAT TO YOU AND THE 11TH DISTRICT AND STAYING FOR AS LONG
00:57:37 AS YOU HAVE.
00:57:40 I HAVE STAYED THERE AS WELL AND KNOW IT'S NOT A MAYBERRY.
00:57:43 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:57:45 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: IF THERE ARE NO OTHER SPEAKERS.
00:57:50 IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE ON BEHALF OF
00:57:56 THIS ENTIRE CITY.
00:57:57 USUALLY IT'S YOUR COLLEAGUES THAT WE HONOR FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE
00:58:02 IN SOME SELFLESS SACRIFICE IN A SITUATION SOME OF US CAN NEVER
00:58:06 IMAGINE.
00:58:07 THIS IS EXACTLY THE TYPE OF SERVICE WE WANT TO HONOR BECAUSE IT IS
00:58:11 ALSO SELFLESS, NOT A SACRIFICE AS SO MUCH AS ONE THAT ENRICHES THE
00:58:18 KIDS THAT YOU SERVE.
00:58:21 THIS IS A SMALL TOKEN OF WHAT WE SEE FOR THE RESIDENTS AND A
00:58:29 THOUSAND WAYS FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
00:58:35 PRINCIPALLY THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE STATED IN THE RESOLUTION THAT YOU
00:58:38 HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF THE KIDS IN THE CITY OF
00:58:41 CHICAGO. ALL OF US ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE ROLE MODEL AND THE EXAMPLE
00:58:48 THAT YOU SET AND BEING A MEMBER OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND ON
00:58:53 PART OF THE ACTIONS AND BEING PART OF IT.
00:58:59 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:59:00 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:59:48 >> RESOLUTIONS?
00:59:49 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN.
00:59:56 WHEREAS ON MAY, 2017, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDING TO AN
01:00:00 EMERGENCY CALL ON THE 100-BLOCK, WHERE WAS UPON RESPONDING THE
01:00:08 COMPANY FOUND AND ONE 1/2 STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING ON FIRE.
01:00:18 WHEREAS CHIEF VAETH AND CAMPBELL AND IF A FIREFIGHTERS EDWARD AND
01:00:29 ANTHONY AND DENNIS LEFT A HOSE LINE PREPARING THE ENGINE WATER
01:00:36 SUPPLY AND SECURING WATER.
01:00:38 WHEREAS THE HOUSE IS FILLED WITH FIRE, THE FIREFIGHTER WENT IN TO
01:00:44 PUT OUT THE FIRE AND FOUND A VICTIM IN A WHEELCHAIR. WHEREAS THEY
01:00:50 WERE OVER TAKEN BY SMOKE, THEY WERE REMOVED TO SAFETY.
01:00:58 WHEREAS CAPTAIN HEARD A CRY FOR HELP WHEREAS HE SEARCHED FOR THE
01:01:03 CRY. WHEREAS GOING THROUGH THE INTENSE HEAT AND SMOKE, HE FOUND A
01:01:08 MAN IN HIS BED UNABLE TO WALK. HE TRAVELED MORE THAN 40 FEET TO
01:01:14 BRING THE MAN TO SAFETY.
01:01:16 HE WAS ABLE TO TRANSPORT HIM TO ROSELAND HIGH SCHOOL SUFFERING NO
01:01:21 BURN AND ONLY SMOKE RELATED INJURY.
01:01:27 WHEREAS IF IT WERE NOT FOR THIS TEAM, THE EVENTS COULD HAVE ENDED
01:01:33 IN TRAGEDY.
01:01:34 THEY PERFORMED THEY DUTIES IN HONOR AS A CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT.
01:01:45 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
01:01:48 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ASSEMBLE THIS 26TH DAY OF
01:02:02 JULY, CONGRATULATE YOU FOR YOUR HEROIC ACTIONS AND PLACE A
01:02:08 PERSONNEL RECORD AND TOKEN AND APPRECIATION OF OUR ESTEEM.
01:02:16 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE.
01:02:20 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE SUSPENSION OF THE RULES FOR IMMEDIATE
01:02:23 CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:02:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:02:26 >> YOUR HONOR, CITY COUNCIL, AS WE DEAL WITH THE HEAT DURING THE
01:02:35 SUMMER, IT'S HARD TO THINK ABOUT THE TIME WHEN IT'S COLD AND THE
01:02:41 FIREFIGHTERS ARE DEALING WITH THOSE SITUATIONS, ELECTRICAL OR
01:02:48 CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES WHATEVER IT BE, WINTER IS OFTEN THE MOST
01:02:55 DANGEROUS TIME AND FOR THE COURAGEOUS MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO FIRE
01:03:00 DEPARTMENT.
01:03:01 AS THE RESOLUTION READ BY THE CLERK POINTS OUT, THIS PAST FEBRUARY
01:03:09 19TH, IS NO EXCEPTION. MEMBERS OF COMPANY 93 FACED ANOTHER
01:03:16 THREATENING MID-WINTER BLAZE IN THE BLOCK OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN
01:03:22 ROSELAND.
01:03:23 INSIDE THAT BUILDING LIES THREE PEOPLE WERE IN DANGER.
01:03:27 THEY WERE IN PERIL FROM THE DENSE SMOKE AND THE RAPID ADVANCING
01:03:35 FLAMES. ARRIVING ON THE SCENE CAPTAIN TEMPLE RECEIVED WORD FROM THE
01:03:45 22ND BATTALION INFORMED HIM OF A WHEELCHAIR BOUND PERSON WHO WAS
01:03:51 TRAPPED INSIDE THE BUILDING. CAPTAIN TEMPLE ASSESSED THE DANGEROUS
01:03:57 CONDITION AND ASKED TO LEAD OUT A HOSE LINE.
01:04:02 READY THE WATER LINE AND LOCATED THE HYDRANT.
01:04:07 FIREFIGHTERS ANTHONY AND DENNIS LED THE HOSE INTO THE BURNING
01:04:14 BUILDING WITH ZERO VISIBILITY.
01:04:22 THEY LOCATED TWO DISORIENTED VICTIMS AND LED THEM TO SAFETY.
01:04:28 MEANWHILE THE OTHERS WAITED FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE TRUCK COMPANY
01:04:35 AND THEN CAPTAIN CAMPBELL HEARD A FAINT CRY.
01:04:40 FIREFIGHTER TOOK CONTROL OF THE LIKE WHILE CAPTAIN AND FIREFIGHTER
01:04:49 ENTERED THE BUILDING HOPING THAT THIS THIRD PERSON WOULD BE LOCATED.
01:04:52 THEY FOUND HIM. HE WAS IN A HOSPITAL BED AND IN ZERO VISIBILITY
01:04:57 THEY REMOVED HIM FROM THE HOSPITAL BED, LOWERED HIM TO THE FLOOR
01:05:02 AND FROM THAT POINT CAPTAIN TEMPLE AND FIREFIGHTER BOYLED
01:05:17 CAUTIOUSLY REMOVED HIM FROM SMOKE FILLED SPACE.
01:05:22 THE FIRE WAS EXTINGUISHED WITHIN THE NEXT 30 MINUTES. TWO OF THE
01:05:26 VICTIMS WERE TAKEN TO ROSELAND HOSPITAL FOR EMERGENCY TREATMENT.
01:05:31 BUT WE MUST, I SUGGEST, YOUR HONOR AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, NEVER
01:05:35 FORGET THAT IN THE FIRE SERVICE, FIREFIGHTERS SAVE HEARTS, HOMES
01:05:47 AND LIVES.
01:05:48 IT IS BY THEIR REMARKABLE EXAMPLE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE
01:05:50 PEOPLE OF CHICAGO CAN EXTEND GRATITUDE AND THANKS THIS MORNING TO
01:05:56 THE MEMBERS OF ENGINE 83 FOR THEIR SWIFT RESPONSE AND HEROISM THAT
01:06:07 THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED.
01:06:09 AND THAT THIS GOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT THE LORD KEEP ALL OF YOU AND ALL
01:06:14 OF THE BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS, PARAMEDICS AND SAFE RESPONDERS SAFE FROM
01:06:28 HARM.
01:06:29 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:06:30 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
01:06:31 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, ONCE AGAIN, THE CHICAGO FIRE
01:06:37 DEPARTMENT IS WHAT IS DONE ON A DAYS WORK. THIS IS WHAT THEY DO DAY
01:06:41 IN AND DAY OUT DURING YOUR 48 HOURS. EXCELLENT COORDINATION BY
01:06:49 CHIEF BIGOT, CAPTAIN TEMPLE, ENGINEER AND FIREFIGHTERS.
01:06:55 I COMMEND EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU AND RESPECT EACH AND EVERYONE OF
01:07:00 YOU FOR YOUR HEROIC DECISIONS. GOD BLESS YOU IN THE FINEST
01:07:06 DEPARTMENT.
01:07:07 THANK YOU.
01:07:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN O'SHEA.
01:07:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:07:14 RESOLUTION.
01:07:15 I KNOW SEVERAL OF THESE MEN.
01:07:17 I KNOW WHAT THEY DO ON-THE-JOB AND I KNOW WHAT THEY DO IN OUR
01:07:21 COMMUNITY.
01:07:22 JOB WELL DONE, ENGINE 93.
01:07:27 GOD BLESS YOU.
01:07:30 >> ALDERMAN ERVIN?
01:07:32 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:07:34 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:07:37 AGAIN, IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO SEE EMPLOYEES AND OUR FIREFIGHTER
01:07:42 AND SAFETY OFFICERS AS IT RELATING TO THIS WHILE IT'S NOT
01:07:48 HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY ON THE WEST SIDE, THE FIREFIGHTERS, WAS
01:07:54 ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAME AND GAVE OF HIMSELF FOR THE
01:07:57 SERVICE OF OTHERS. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.
01:07:59 AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AND GLAD TO
01:08:03 BE ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH GREAT PEOPLE.
01:08:05 WE KNOW WE HAVE GREAT PEOPLE IN OUR WORD THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR
01:08:11 LIVES AND BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS.
01:08:15 THANK YOU.
01:08:21 >> ALDERMAN?
01:08:22 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
01:08:23 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:08:25 I'M SURE YOU HAVE SEEN A LOT OF STUFF LIKE THIS.
01:08:30 BUT WHAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION, IS THIS IS THE ENGINE
01:08:39 COMPANY AND THE TRUCK WASN'T THERE.
01:08:41 GREAT JOB.
01:08:44 PROUD OF ALL YOU GUYS.
01:08:45 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:08:49 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
01:08:51 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:08:52 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
01:08:55 I KNOW THAT BATTALION CHIEF, I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT YOU, BUT TO
01:09:04 HAVE SAVED ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL, THOUGHT NOTHING OF YOUR OWN LIFE.
01:09:07 YOU PUT IT ON THE LINE FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL THAT YOU HEARD A FAINT
01:09:14 CRY.
01:09:15 BUT TO ALL OF THE FIREFIGHTERS, LET ME SAY THIS IN REGARD FROM ME
01:09:19 PERSONALLY BECAUSE I KNOW TWO OF YOU AND THE BATTALION CHIEF SAVED
01:09:23 MY HOUSE. I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT BECAUSE DURING THAT TIME I HAD BEEN
01:09:28 IN THE HOSPITAL, YOU THOUGHT ENOUGH OF JUST THE HOUSE.
01:09:32 AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT I CAN MOVE BACK INTO IT BECAUSE YOU SAVED IT,
01:09:42 THE PROPERTY, JUST LIKE YOU SAVED AN INDIVIDUAL. FOR THAT, I WILL
01:09:50 ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL.
01:09:51 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:09:54 >> ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO?
01:09:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:09:59 RESOLUTION.
01:10:00 THE FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS, I COULD NOT BE PROUDER OF YOU.
01:10:06 YES, IT IS YOUR JOB, BUT IN DOING THAT JOB, WHEN YOU CAME TO THE
01:10:11 THRESHOLD OF SMOKE, YOU REALIZE THAT SOME PEOPLE CAN STOP AT THAT
01:10:16 POINT AND NOT RESCUE A PERSON WHO CRIES IN FEAR OF YOUR OWN LIFE. I
01:10:22 CANNOT BE MORE PROUD OF YOU AS A BROTHER, I CANNOT BE MORE PROUD OF
01:10:29 YOU AS A CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT.
01:10:32 IT GIVES ME CHILLS TO KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE YOU THAT
01:10:36 WILL RISK THEIR OWN LIFE TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE. I'M AN ENGINE MAN
01:10:42 AND WITH TRUCK OPERATIONS, IT MEANS THE GREATEST THING IN THE
01:10:46 WORLD. THERE HAD TO BE A JOKE GOING AROUND FOR THAT.
01:10:52 THANK YOU FOR THAT.
01:10:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:10:57 I WANT TO THANK YOU NOT JUST FOR YOUR SACRIFICE AND SELFLESSNESS.
01:11:02 A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE TALK ABOUT YOUR WORK IN A HEROIC TERM. I THINK
01:11:07 EVERYONE OF YOU WOULD SAY IT'S YOUR JOB AND WHAT YOU ARE TRAINED TO
01:11:11 DO.
01:11:12 THAT'S WERE WE HAVE THE FINEST FIRE DEPARTMENT IN THIS ENTIRE
01:11:20 COUNTRY.
01:11:21 THIS IS WHY YOU COME TO WORK EVERYDAY TO SAVE LIVES.
01:11:30 CONGRATULATIONS.
01:11:31 [ APPLAUSE ] ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL.
01:12:39 >> YOUR HONOR, I MOVE THESE RESOLUTIONS BE ADOPTED IN THE OMNIBUS.
01:12:44 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
01:12:49 COMMUNICATIONS?
01:12:50 >>CLERK: COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND THE HONORABLE
01:12:51 CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:12:55 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE AS A MEMBERS
01:13:00 OF THE CATALYST FUND, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS
01:13:02 APPRECIATED VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:13:03 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:13:05 FINANCE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF PLANNING AND
01:13:08 DEVELOPMENT I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE FOR JOHNNY APARTMENT.
01:13:12 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED VERY
01:13:14 TRULY YOURS.
01:13:16 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:13:17 FINANCE.
01:13:18 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PLANNING
01:13:21 COMMISSION AND DEVELOPMENT, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE IN
01:13:24 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TAX REVENUE BONDS FOR LIBRARY AND
01:13:28 APARTMENT.
01:13:29 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED VERY
01:13:30 TRULY YOURS.
01:13:31 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:13:35 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF PLANNING COMMISSION AND
01:13:39 DEVELOPMENT, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE FOR PROPERTY TAX
01:13:45 CREDIT FOR PROPERTIES, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER
01:13:46 IS APPRECIATED, VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:13:48 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:13:52 FINANCE.
01:13:53 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT AN RESOLUTION REGARDING VOTER
01:13:57 RESOLUTION.
01:13:58 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:13:59 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:14:00 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:14:01 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
01:14:03 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT I
01:14:09 TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE OF AUTHORIZING FUNDS, YOUR
01:14:12 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:14:13 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:14:14 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
01:14:18 GOVERNMENT AND BUDGET OPERATIONS.
01:14:19 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT AN AMENDMENT, YOUR FAVORABLE
01:14:21 CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:14:22 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:14:23 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND
01:14:26 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
01:14:27 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
01:14:32 PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE.
01:14:35 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED, VERY
01:14:37 TRULY YOURS.
01:14:38 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
01:14:40 AND REAL ESTATE.
01:14:42 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AT THE REQUEST OF THE PLANNING AND
01:14:45 DEPARTMENT I AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY.
01:14:48 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:14:49 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:14:51 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
01:14:55 AND REAL ESTATE.
01:15:00 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HERE WITH PRESENT THE LICENSING AGREEMENT.
01:15:05 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:15:06 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:15:08 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
01:15:09 AND REAL ESTATE.
01:15:10 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE ON
01:15:14 BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.
01:15:16 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:15:17 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:15:18 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
01:15:20 AND REAL ESTATE.
01:15:22 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE COMMISSIONER OF
01:15:27 BUILDING MANAGEMENT I TRANSMIT ORDINANCE ON THE LEASE AGREEMENT.
01:15:30 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:15:31 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:15:32 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING
01:15:36 AND REAL ESTATE.
01:15:37 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I'M HERE REGARDING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PROPOSED
01:15:45 MILITARY SERVICE.
01:15:46 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:15:47 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
01:15:52 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE ON VARIOUS
01:16:00 MUNICIPAL CODES REGARDING THE CELLPHONE MARKET.
01:16:03 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:16:04 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:16:05 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON PUBLIC
01:16:08 SAFETY.
01:16:09 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HERE WITH TRANSMIT THE ORDINANCE, YOUR
01:16:16 FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:16:17 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:16:18 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:16:19 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
01:16:26 STANDARDS.
01:16:27 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HERE WITH TRANSMIT AN ORDINANCE REGARDING
01:16:36 THE AIRPORT -- YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS
01:16:40 APPRECIATED REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AVIATION.
01:16:45 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HEREBY TRANSMIT THIS ORDINANCE.
01:16:54 ON BYLAWS.
01:16:55 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:16:56 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:16:57 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET
01:17:03 AND FINANCE.
01:17:06 >> LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I TRANSMIT HERE WITH APPOINTMENTS OF THE
01:17:13 CITY COLLEGE.
01:17:17 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:17:18 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:17:19 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON CHILD
01:17:23 DEVELOPMENT.
01:17:24 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, A TERM TO END EFFECTIVELY.
01:17:27 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:17:28 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:17:29 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:17:30 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
01:17:34 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I HAVE APPOINTED ALEXANDER HOLT TO EXPIRE
01:17:43 JUNE 30, 2030, TO SUCCEED MARTIN.
01:17:46 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
01:17:47 VERY TRULY YOURS.
01:17:48 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
01:17:49 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
01:18:03 I CITY CLERK INFORM THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS
01:18:06 WERE FILED IN MY OFFICE RELATED TO THE SPECIFIC SUBJECTS AS
01:18:10 FOLLOWS: AS PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO GENERAL
01:18:14 OBLIGATION BOND SERIES 2007, A-K, FOR THE CHICAGO PROGRAM. PURSUANT
01:18:19 TO CERTIFICATE TO BOND ORDINANCE OF GENERAL AIRPORT REFUNDING
01:18:29 BONDS, SERIES 2017A, B, C.
01:18:33 AND GENERAL AIRPORT REVENUE BOND SERIES 2017 D, THE REPORT ON
01:18:39 CHICAGO COLLECTING BARGAINING AGREEMENT, OFFICER TO INSPECTOR
01:18:46 GENERAL FOR POLICE DEPARTMENT PROMOTION EXAM AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
01:18:52 CIVILIZATION FOR CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF FOLLOW UP
01:18:57 REGARDING THE REPORT REGARDING HUMAN RESOURCES AND HIRING
01:19:03 TIMELINESS.
01:19:04 AND I CITY CLERK, ANNA VALENCIA INFORM THE CITY COUNCIL ALL MATTERS
01:19:11 WHICH IS REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO BE PUBLISHED IN A BOOK OR PAMPHLET
01:19:17 FORM ON JULY 26, 2017, BY BEING PRINTED IN FULL TEXT AND THE
01:19:23 GENERAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I
01:19:28 ALSO INFORM THIS COUNCIL THAT AMENDMENT-15 #5SHGS J OF THE
01:19:33 MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY FUND FOR THE
01:19:38 2015 AFFORDABLE REQUIREMENT ORDINANCE ESTABLISHED A NEW PUBLIC
01:19:41 SAFETY OFFICERS.
01:19:43 HOME BUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PASSED BY THIS CITY COUNCIL JUNE
01:19:49 28TH, AND PUBLISHED IN SPECIAL PAMPHLET FORM ON JULY 2017.
01:19:57 I ALSO INCLUDE THE COUNCIL ACTION, ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF
01:20:01 PARTICULAR AREAS WHICH IS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK
01:20:05 AND BUILDING STANDARDS AND THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
01:20:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: COMMITTEE REPORTS. ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:20:22 [ CHANTING ]
01:20:26 ALDERMAN BURKE, COMMITTEE REPORTS.
01:20:31 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN BY REPORTING FOR THE
01:20:37 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING A MATTER WHICH WAS
01:20:44 REFERRED TO THE JOINT COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE GRAND MANUFACTURING
01:20:54 DISTRICTS ORDINANCE CHAPTER 16-8 WHICH WILL BE ENTITLED INDUSTRIAL
01:21:01 FORT INDUSTRIAL FUND ORDINANCE. I WILL REFER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE
01:21:04 ZONING COMMITTEE TO BEGIN THE DEBATE ON THIS MATTER.
01:21:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
01:21:13 >> THANK YOU.
01:21:14 [ CHANTING ]
01:21:31 [ GAVEL ] THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:21:40 WE HAD A GOOD JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING YESTERDAY AND IT WAS A GOOD
01:21:47 DISCUSSION ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF THE ORDINANCE.
01:21:51 WE HAD A VOTE.
01:21:52 I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT ONLY ONE MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE VOTED
01:21:59 AGAINST AND I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MY COLLEAGUES MAYBE MY THREE
01:22:04 COLLEAGUES THAT THIS MOSTLY IMPACTS, ALDERMAN BURNETT AND HOPKINS.
01:22:14 I THINK ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SPEAK.
01:22:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
01:22:35 >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT. BEFORE I START, CAN I ASK IF
01:22:40 THERE IS ANYBODY ELSE THAT WANTS TO SPEAK FROM THE AUDIENCE? ALL
01:22:47 RIGHT.
01:22:48 THANK YOU.
01:22:57 SO, MR. MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING,
01:23:02 EVERYONE INVOLVED, THE PEOPLE FROM MY WARD FROM MY INDUSTRIAL AREA.
01:23:06 THE FOLKS THAT LIVE AROUND MY DRUG DEAL AREA WHO HAS BEEN WORKING
01:23:10 FOR MONTHS ON THIS PLAN MANUFACTURING DISTRICT.
01:23:14 OF COURSE THIS WAS NOT AN EASY ONE FOR ME TO MAKE MY MAN UP ON THIS
01:23:24 SITUATION, BUT I KNOW THAT --
01:23:30 [ CHANTING ]
01:23:35 >> KEEP GOING.
01:23:55 ALDERMAN?
01:23:57 >> SO, CAN A COURT REPORTER STRIKE THAT FROM MY COMMENTS, PLEASE?
01:24:08 ANYWAY, SO, MR. MAYOR, THIS IS A VERY UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE WAY OF
01:24:16 LEVERAGING DEVELOPMENT AND LEVERAGING DOLLARS TO OTHER COMMUNITIES.
01:24:29 YOU KNOW, I COULD BE SELFISH AND JUST ONLY WANT IT TO STAY IN MY
01:24:33 WARD WITH THE GROWTH AND VIBRANCY THAT'S HAPPENING IN MY AREA AND
01:24:40 ALDERMAN HOPKINS TO WANT TO DO THE SAME THING, I DON'T WANT TO
01:24:45 SPEAK FOR HIM, BUT WE ARE GOING IT ALONE WITH THIS IDEA OF
01:24:58 CAPTURING THE GROWTH AND THE VIBRANCY OF THIS AREA TO HELP OTHER
01:25:03 COMMUNITIES JUST AS WE HAVE BEEN DOING WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FUNDS,
01:25:07 THE OTHER THINGS THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN DOING TO HELP
01:25:23 THE LESS FORTUNATE WARDS, THE WARDS THAT MAY NOT HAVE TIFF OR MAY
01:25:29 HAVE TIFF THAT MONEY IS NOT COMING TO THOSE TIFF AND MAY HAVE
01:25:33 BUSINESSES THAT ARE GOING INTO THOSE AREAS.
01:25:47 TO UTILIZE THE AREA THAT WE HAVE FOLKS INTERESTED FROM GOING INTO
01:25:55 THOSE AREAS. SO, NOT TO BE SELFISH, I WISH THE PARTS OF THE CITY DO
01:26:04 WELL WITH THE DEVELOPMENT
01:26:11 [ CHANTING ]
01:26:33 >> LET ME TRY TO REMEMBER WHERE I WAS.
01:26:40 BUT ANYWAY, WE HAVE ECONOMIC PARTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:26:46 WHEN WE HELP OTHER PARTS OF THE AREAS. WHEN THE INFRASTRUCTURE IS
01:26:51 HELPING IN THOSE AREAS AND BUSINESSES, IT HELPS THE WHOLE CITY OF
01:26:55 CHICAGO BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE AREAS, MORE BUSINESSES ARE
01:27:01 GROWING, MORE TAX IN THE CITY AND HELPS A WIN WIN SITUATION AND I'M
01:27:05 JUST HAPPY FOR IT TO HAVE GROWN AND TO HAVE THIS ATTRACTIVENESS.
01:27:08 [ CHANTING ]
01:27:28 SO, I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE A PART OF AN ORDINANCE THAT IS GOING TO
01:27:34 HELP MY WARD, BUT THAT'S GOING TO HELP SEVERAL WARDS THROUGHOUT THE
01:27:38 CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:27:39 AGAIN, I WANT TO COMMEND EVERYONE THAT'S INVOLVED. I WANT TO HELP
01:27:44 ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES TO GROW BECAUSE AS I SAID WHEN THEY GROW, WHEN
01:27:50 I GROW, WHEN WE GROW, WE ALL GROW. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
01:28:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HOPKINS? ALDERMAN SOLIS?
01:28:06 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO SAY I ALSO HAVE A TREMENDOUS
01:28:17 WARD AND INDUSTRIAL QUARTER WHICH IS TREMENDOUS FOR MY WARD. I
01:28:21 SHARE IT WITH ALDERMAN THOMPSON AND I THINK HE ALSO KNOWS WHAT A
01:28:25 BENEFIT THIS HAS BEEN TO OUR COMMUNITY.
01:28:29 BUT I ALSO AM HAPPY THAT MY WARD IS BASICALLY INTERSECTED
01:28:34 COMPLETELY WITH THE CHICAGO RIVER FROM THE NORTH SIDE WHERE THE
01:28:39 POST OFFICE IS THAT IT CROSSES DOWN INTO CHINATOWN AND INTO WESTERN
01:28:44 AVENUE. I GOT THE SECTION THAT HAVE THE SUCCESSFUL INDUSTRIAL
01:28:49 CORRIDOR, AND I ALSO HAVE I THINK ONE OF THE GEMS IN THE CITY AS
01:28:54 FAR AS PARKS, AND I ALSO HAVE AN AREA JUST WEST OF THE EXPRESSWAY
01:28:58 AND MAYBE EAST OF CANAL STREET THAT REALLY CONNECT WITH ALDERMAN
01:29:06 HOPKINS AND ALDERMAN BURNETT IN AREAS THAT WHERE YOU HAVE THESE OLD
01:29:12 BUILDINGS ON THE RIVER THAT HAVEN'T SEEN ANY INTEREST AS FAR AS
01:29:17 INTEREST IS CONCERNED FOR YEARS EVEN BEFORE I BECAME ALDERMAN.
01:29:22 AS THE ALDERMAN POINTED OUT, I TOOK THE A LITTLE BIT A FEW YEARS
01:29:27 AGO AMENDING THE P.M.ED SO I'M ATTRACT MORE BUSINESSES.
01:29:33 MY POINT THERE, ALDERMAN HOPKINS AND BURNETT AND MYSELF CHANGED THE
01:29:38 ZONING SO THAT OUR WARD BENEFIT.
01:29:41 THIS IS THE LINK OF DEVELOPMENT THAT IS REALLY ABOUT HELPING THE
01:29:45 REST OF THE CITY. THE IRONY OF THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THAT WERE
01:29:50 PROTESTING EARLIER IS THAT THIS IS AN IDEA THAT WOULD BENEFIT SOME
01:29:53 OF THE ISSUES THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT IN TERMS OF GETTING OUR
01:29:59 SCHOOLS BETTER FUNDED. SO I WHOLEHEARTEDLY SUPPORT THIS.
01:30:03 I THINK THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT IDEAS LIKE THE OTHER IDEAS THAT
01:30:09 YOU'VE COME UP WITH THAT ARE TRYING TO HELP THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS
01:30:12 THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE WARDS THAT ARE
01:30:16 DOING WELL.
01:30:17 SO, WITH THAT, IF THERE IS NO OTHER COLLEAGUE SPEAKING, I WOULD
01:30:20 LIKE TO MAYBE NOW THE REFER IT BACK TO ALDERMAN BURKE.
01:30:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:30:26 >> MR. PRESIDENT, IF NO ONE ELSE WISHES TO BE HEARD ON THE MATTER.
01:30:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HOLD ON A SECOND. ALDERMAN SMITH.
01:30:39 >> MR. PRESIDENT, MR. CHAIRMAN, THE ORDINANCE THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO
01:30:44 CONSIDER AND MY JUDGMENT OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE AROUND
01:30:47 THIS AREA WILL BE A MISTAKE OF LARGE PROPORTION.
01:30:53 IT'S IMPACT WILL BE FELT FOR DECADES AND THE FALL OUT WILL SHOW IN
01:31:00 TIME. RESHAPING 160 ACRES OF THE MOST VALUABLE PROPERTIES IN THE
01:31:04 CITY OF CHICAGO SHOULD NOT BE DONE WITHOUT EVALUATION AND JUST A
01:31:11 FRAME.
01:31:12 WE WORK WITH LEGAL ZONING WITH EVEN ONE SINGLE CITY LOT.
01:31:16 WHY ARE WE LETTING DEVELOPERS PICK AND CHOOSE HOW BIG THESE
01:31:22 PROPERTIES SHOULD BE OR HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD BE LIVING THERE.
01:31:26 JUST THIS WEEK, COMMISSIONER COULD NOT GIVE US A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL
01:31:30 FOR A NUMBER OR EVEN A RANGE OF THE NEW POPULATION TO BE CREATED.
01:31:35 HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? HOW CAN WE NOT KNOW? HOW CAN WE VOTE YES ON
01:31:43 SOMETHING WHEN WE DON'T KNOW? WHY ARE FEES TO INCREASE ZONE
01:31:49 DENSITY BASE ARE A FRACTION OF THE COST JUST A FEW FEET AWAY IN
01:31:53 NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES? NO ANSWER. DOESN'T THE MARKET TELL US
01:31:56 WHAT'S GOING TO GO IN THERE? DON'T DEVELOPERS CALCULATE THE
01:32:02 UNLOCKED VALUE OF REZONING THEIR ANTICIPATED PROPERTIES WHEN THEY
01:32:05 BUY A PROPERTY? WHY ISN'T THE MARKET USED TO DETERMINE THE RETURN
01:32:10 ON INVESTMENT THAT TAXPAYERS DESERVE? OF COURSE, THEY WON'T.
01:32:15 DEVELOPERS WILL CHARGE WHAT THE MARKET WILL BEAR AND SO SHALL THE
01:32:19 CITY OF CHICAGO TO GET TAXPAYERS THEIR MONIES WORTH SO THEY CAN
01:32:24 HELP ALL THESE NEIGHBORING COMMUNITIES.
01:32:31 AGAIN, AND HOW MUCH WILL THESE FEES NET THE CITY, NO PROJECTION HAS
01:32:37 BEEN SUPPLIED TO THIS COUNCIL ALTHOUGH I MADE THIS REQUEST AT
01:32:43 COMMISSIONER'S MEETING AT THE MONDAY'S JOINT FINANCE COMMISSION
01:32:49 MEETING. HOW MUCH? THE CITY SAYS IT CAN'T ESTIMATE THE COST, BUT
01:32:54 WE KNOW IT'S HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. NO ANSWER.
01:32:58 WHAT ABOUT THE COST OF CIVIL SERVICE SCHOOLS, AND WHAT WILL THE
01:33:12 TANGIBLE BENEFIT BE TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN THIS AREA? IN
01:33:17 A LAND RUSH THAT IS NOW ALREADY UNDERWAY ALONG OUR PRICELESS
01:33:24 RIVERFRONT.
01:33:25 CONCRETE BIKE PATHS, POCKET PARKS FOR 10 OR 20 TODDLERS AND PRIVATE
01:33:29 GREEN ROOF TOPS IS FOR THOUSANDS OF NEW RESIDENTS AND 300,000
01:33:37 TAXPAYERS. AROUND THE CORRIDOR.
01:33:41 WHERE DO THESE FAMILIES GROW, RELAX, AND RECREATE? WHERE DO THE
01:33:48 KIDS PLAY SPORTS? WHERE WILL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHICAGOANS
01:33:56 UNWIND? THEY WILL FLOOD TO OVERCROWDED BASEBALL FRONTS AND WONDER
01:34:01 WHY IT'S SO CROWDED AND WILL HAVE TO DRIVE THEIR KIDS TO THE
01:34:07 SUBURBS TO PLAY BALL. NO ALDERMAN SOLIS, THERE IS NO PING TOM PARK
01:34:19 IN THE AREA.
01:34:21 THEY SHOULDN'T SQUANDER IT IN A RUSH.
01:34:25 I'M TOLD THIS ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO CREATE MEANINGFUL PARK SPACE.
01:34:30 ALL OF US WILL BE WATCHING. THANK YOU.
01:34:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HOPKINS?
01:34:35 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I AGREE SLIGHTLY WITH THE STATEMENT
01:34:45 THAT WE'LL BE WATCHING. THE NORTH SIDE WILL NOT ONLY BE WATCHING,
01:34:48 THE NORTH SIDE WILL BE INVOLVED, THE NORTH SIDE WILL BE A
01:34:52 PARTICIPANT, THE NORTH SIDE WILL STAND AS PARTNER AND ASIDE FROM ME
01:35:00 TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS, WHEN WILL WE GET THE EXTENSION OF THE TRAIL
01:35:05 AND HOW WILL WE PAY FOR IT? THOSE ARE ALL QUESTIONS THAT WE LOOK
01:35:10 FORWARD TO RIGHT NOW AND I LOOK TOWARD TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET
01:35:16 THOSE ANSWERS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR
01:35:20 REDEVELOPMENT IN THIS CITY ON A SCALE UNSEEN BEFORE PROBABLY SINCE
01:35:24 THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE. I'M EXCITED AND PRIVILEGED TO BE AN
01:35:29 ALDERMAN OF THE AREA TO BRING NEW JOBS TO CITY OF CHICAGO, SPARK
01:35:34 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOTALLY TRANSFORM NOT JUST THE NORTH SIDE
01:35:37 BUT OUR CITY BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE EMBARKING UPON RIGHT NOW IS TO
01:35:43 KEEP THE JOBS IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:35:48 IT'S RETENTION, WE ARE NOT LOSING THE JOBS. JUST MOVING TO THE PART
01:35:52 OF THE CITY THAT NEEDS THAT JOB AND FOR THE COMPANIES THAT WANT TO
01:35:58 STAY.
01:35:59 ONE COMPANY YOU ALL KNOW, FINKLE STEEL IS STILL A CHICAGO BASED
01:36:05 COMPANY AND STILL PRODUCING PARTS FOR THE AIRLINE COMPANIES AND
01:36:09 THEY ONCE DID IT IN MY WARD.
01:36:12 WHAT'S THERE RIGHT NOW? A VACANT PARCEL OF LAND.
01:36:17 I DISCUSSED THIS, A BLANK CANVAS. WE DON'T KNOW YET WHAT IS GOING
01:36:21 TO BE ON THAT PARCEL OF LAND. THERE IS A LOT OF IDEAS AROUND THERE.
01:36:25 BUT I DO KNOW THIS, IT WILL GENERATE MORE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE THAN
01:36:35 THE $300,000.
01:36:36 THAT IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF THIS ENTIRE
01:36:41 CORRIDOR ONCE IT'S REDEVELOPED TO ITS BEST AND HIGHEST USE.
01:36:45 WHAT DOES THAT EXACTLY MEAN? PEOPLE ASK THAT QUESTION? I DON'T
01:36:49 KNOW.
01:36:50 BUT WE ARE GOING TO FIND OUT TOGETHER. I KNOW WHAT IT DOESN'T MEAN,
01:36:55 IT DOESN'T MEAN SOME VAGUE RENDERING THAT WAS LEAKED TO THE MEDIA.
01:36:58 THAT'S NOT THE WAY THIS PROCESS IS GOING TO GO.
01:37:03 IN FACT, LET ME PUT THE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ON NOTICE, AS THE
01:37:07 FIRST TIME THAT I SEE YOUR IDEA IN THE NEWSPAPER, I'M JUST GOING TO
01:37:13 FLAT OUT SAY NO WHATEVER IT IS. I DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS. THE WAY
01:37:16 YOU ARE GOING ABOUT THE PROCESS, I'M AGAINST IT.
01:37:20 THAT'S NOT HOW I ROLL AND MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS GOING TO ROLL. WE ARE
01:37:24 DEVELOPING A DRAFT ON THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENT THAT WILL BE
01:37:29 PART AND PARCEL OF EVERY REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL THAT WE START TO
01:37:38 LOOK AT SERIOUSLY.
01:37:39 WHEN I SAY SERIOUSLY I MEAN IT'S A FORMAL PROCESS. WE ARE NOT
01:37:43 JUMPING AT RUMORS AND SHADOWS AND IDEAS OF WHAT MAY OR MAY NOT
01:37:47 HAPPEN. WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING ALDERMAN AS YOU SAID AS SPECIFIC
01:37:52 DETAILED PROPOSAL IN THE FORM OF PLANT DEVELOPMENT AMENDMENT.
01:37:57 WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT IN THIS TOWN FOR A LONG TIME. THERE IS A WELL
01:38:02 ESTABLISHED PROCESS FOR ALDERMAN PREROGATIVE WHERE WE CONTROL WHAT
01:38:05 WE PUT IN OUR WARDS THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
01:38:10 THAT IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT I'M BEING STEWARD GOING FORWARD IN OUR
01:38:17 AREA.
01:38:18 TODAY IS THE BEGINNING, NOT AN ENDING.
01:38:19 WE ARE GOING TO PASS THIS FRAME.
01:38:21 I KNOW THE VOTES ARE THERE. BUT WHAT LED US TO THIS VOTE IS A
01:38:25 PREGAME WARM UP.
01:38:31 THE REAL WORK IS
01:39:12 >> DONE.
01:39:13 I HAVE SOME IDEAS AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT.
01:39:19 A PARK.
01:39:20 I THINK WE CAN DO BETTER THAN 10 ACRES BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE THE 10
01:39:25 ACRES TO START WITH IN ADDITION TO THE OPEN SPACE THAT WAS ALREADY
01:39:29 INCLUDED IN THAT PLAN.
01:39:32 WE HAVE A 70% COMMITMENT TO RETAIN PART OF THE DEVELOPER IMPACT
01:39:36 FEES. I ACTUALLY TRIED TO GET 90.
01:39:39 I WILL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET.
01:39:41 THAT'S PART OF BEING OPEN TO A PROCESS WHERE NOBODY GETS 100% OF
01:39:44 WHAT THEY WANT.
01:39:46 THAT'S JUST A REALITY OF WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH.
01:39:48 BUT WE CAN USE THAT 70%, TO FILL THOSE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE
01:40:01 THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THAT WE ARE GOING TO INVITE.
01:40:09 MR. MAYOR, IT BEARS REPEATING FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS THE CITY OF
01:40:14 CHICAGO HAS LED RELOCATION AND WE BEAT EVERYBODY IN OUR CITY AND
01:40:19 THOSE WHO WANT TO WORK AND PLAY HERE AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE BOTH
01:40:24 DELIGHTED TO STAND HERE TODAY TO SAY I WELCOME THOSE JOBS, I
01:40:27 WELCOME THAT NEW DEVELOPMENT.
01:40:29 AND NOW AN INDUSTRIAL CHANNEL ON THE CHICAGO RIVER ON THE NORTH
01:40:33 BRANCH THAT YOU WILL HAVE KAYAKS, BOATS AND IN DOWNTOWN AND TO GO
01:40:39 TO A RESTAURANT AND ATTRACTION.
01:40:42 WHEN YOU LED, MAYOR, WHEN YOU WERE A CONGRESSMAN TO STAND UP FOR
01:40:47 THE COMMUTER CORRIDOR WHERE THEY CAN RIDE THEIR BIKES WITHOUT THE
01:40:52 RISK OF TRAFFIC. THIS IS A LONG TIME COMING. WE ARE STANDING TODAY,
01:40:58 RIGHT NOW, TO ENDORSE THE FUTURE.
01:41:04 THAT'S A WHAT THIS VOTE IS ABOUT.
01:41:06 DO NOT FALL ON SOMETHING TO SUPPORT OR GOES BEFORE US AS THE
01:41:10 OFFICIAL STARTING SYMBOL. WE ARE PARTNERS AS WELL AS THE PIECE OF
01:41:17 THIS, TO THE NORTH BRANCH CORRIDOR TO THE COMMUNITY.
01:41:20 WE INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO TELL US WHAT THEY WANT AS THEY HAVE
01:41:24 DONE. WE HAVE HAD MORE THAN 45 COMMUNITY HEARINGS AND WE COLLECTED
01:41:29 ALL OF THE COMMENTS.
01:41:35 THAT PROCESS WILL CONTINUE, THAT PROCESS WILL INFORM THE DECISIONS
01:41:38 THAT I MAKE AS THE ALDERMAN OF THE SECOND WARD GOING FORWARD.
01:41:46 BUT THE VISION IS BOLD, THE VISION IS EXCITING, AND THE GOAL OF
01:41:50 THIS IS TO GET IT RIGHT.
01:41:52 IT IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.
01:41:56 I BELIEVE IN AN AYE VOTE FOR THIS.
01:42:00 THANK YOU.
01:42:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK?
01:42:05 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I SUPPORT MY COLLEAGUES. WE HAD A GREAT
01:42:09 DISCUSSION IN THE JOINT COMMITTEE TO TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT
01:42:13 ISSUES THAT SEVERAL COMMITTEES CAME FORWARD AND GAVE THEIR OPINIONS
01:42:17 ON IT.
01:42:18 AND I HAD VOTED NO IN THE COMMITTEE, BUT I STILL HAVE ON GOING -- I
01:42:26 KNOW THAT AS -- WHEN THEY LOOK AT THIS AS A WAY TO TRANSFORM THIS
01:42:38 AREA. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS OF MANY THAT WAS BROUGHT UP IS THE ISSUE
01:42:44 OF SEEING DOCUMENTS WITH MISSING PAGES THAT I TALK ABOUT AT THIS
01:42:50 COMMITTEE MEETING. I JUST WANT TO SAY, MD HAS POSITIVE ACTION AND
01:42:58 EMPLOYMENT AND LOW VACANCIESES WITH EMPLOYMENT.
01:43:02 THAT'S DIRECTLY FORTH AT THE CITY.
01:43:04 THAT IS NOT GOING TO SAY EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW THIS WILL TRANSFORM.
01:43:08 IN FACT IT WILL SAY EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BUSINESS. MY CONCERN IS
01:43:13 THAT WHEN WE OPEN UP THESE LARGE PARCELS AND RESIDENTIAL
01:43:23 BUSINESSES, THAT IT WILL FORCE THESE INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES OUT OF
01:43:28 THE AREAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.
01:43:29 THE WORKERS THAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IN THOSE AREAS, THE BUSINESSES
01:43:35 THAT HAVEN'T LEFT.
01:43:36 THERE IS A LOT OF IT AND I'M REALLY LOOKING AT IT, ALDERMAN SMITH
01:43:39 AND I HAVE A LARGE PORTION OF THOSE AREAS FOR MANY YEARS.
01:43:47 TO BE IN WORSE FORM OR MODERNIZE AND HOPING THE DIRECTION IN WHICH
01:43:51 WE ARE GOING TODAY PUTS US ON A PATH TO HELPING OUT ALL OF THE
01:43:57 WARDS ACROSS THE CITY FOR THE TYPE OF BUSINESSES THEY ARE BECOMING
01:44:01 WITH JOBS THAT PERTAIN TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THOSE JOBS AND NOT JUST
01:44:07 THE ONES THAT ARE COMING WITH HIGH TECH OR SOME OF THE AREAS THAT
01:44:11 THE MAYOR IS WORKING ON BUT AT THE SAME TIME LOOKING A WAY FOR
01:44:16 INDUSTRIAL AREAS AS YOU SAID.
01:44:20 CONTRIBUTES SIGNIFICANTLY TO OUR BOTTOM LINE.
01:44:23 THERE IS A LOT OF UNANSWERED ISSUES THAT I THINK TODAY AND MANY
01:44:29 HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP TO COLLEAGUES. I HOPE THIS GOES IN THE RIGHT
01:44:33 DIRECTION.
01:44:34 BUT, I WILL BE UNABLE TO VOTE FOR IT TODAY. I WOULD LIKE IT
01:44:39 RECORDED AS VOTING NO.
01:44:43 THANK YOU.
01:44:44 >> ALDERMAN VILLEGAS?
01:44:46 >> MR. PRESIDENT, INITIALLY IN THIS PROJECT I WAS A LITTLE COLD
01:44:50 BECAUSE IT DIDN'T TALK TO THE MINORITY WOMEN AND BUSINESS
01:44:54 OPPORTUNITIES THAT WOULD POTENTIALLY HAPPEN ON THIS BIG PROJECT
01:44:59 HERE. SO I SPOKE TO SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES WITH THIS AREA AND WITH
01:45:03 YOUR DISCUSSION I GOT COMMITMENTS AND AN INSURANCES THAT THERE
01:45:07 WOULD BE THAT DISCUSSION OF UTILIZING MINORITY OWNED WOMEN FIRMS AS
01:45:13 WELL AS WORKFORCE, AS WELL AS INVESTORS, AS WELL AS CONTRACTS,
01:45:25 ENGINEERS AND JOBS.
01:45:26 NOT JUST LABOR BUT SKILLED PERSONS TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF OUR
01:45:33 COMMUNITY.
01:45:34 I HAD A DISCUSSION WITH OUR PLANNING DEPARTMENT AS WELL AND THAT
01:45:37 MESSAGE IS ALREADY GETTING OUT TO DEVELOPERS. I WANT TO PUT THIS
01:45:43 MESSAGE OUT ALONG WITH ALDERMAN HOPKINS THAT AS YOU ARE PROPOSING
01:45:48 THESE TEAMS, INITIALLY ALDERMAN REBOYRAS AND I RECOMMENDED 66%.
01:45:54 THEY STARTED AT ZERO AND WE SAID 66%, LOOKS LIKE FROM THE PLANNING
01:46:01 DEPARTMENT IT'S GOING TO BE 26 ON THE PLANNING SIDE AND IT'S
01:46:06 SOMETHING I CAN LIVE WITH AND THE START.
01:46:09 IT'S ALWAYS THE FLOOR AND NOT THE CEILING.
01:46:14 WITH THE ASSURANCE FROM ALDERMAN HOPKINS AND REBOYRAS THAT MAKING
01:46:18 SURE THEY ARE ACCOUNTABLE TO PRESENT THESE OPPORTUNITIES IS
01:46:21 SOMETHING I CAN SUPPORT.
01:46:23 THANK YOU.
01:46:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LAURINO?
01:46:26 >> -- THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS A HOME REVITALIZATION THAT
01:46:36 WAS BEING DISCUSSED FOR 20 SOME YEARS. I DON'T SEE THE DETAILS, I
01:46:40 DON'T SEE THIS, I DON'T SEE THAT, STAGNATION.
01:46:47 IT'S FINALLY MOVING FORWARD WITH A PLAN FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT
01:46:51 SEEMS TO ME ANYTIME THIS CITY OR TRIES TO HELP OUT OTHER
01:46:55 NEIGHBORHOODS, DOESN'T HELP MY WARD, BUT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF
01:46:58 DOLLARS ARE GOING TO GO INTO NEIGHBORHOODS THAT NEED DEVELOPMENT,
01:47:02 THAT NEED REVITALIZATION.
01:47:04 IT SEEMS LIKE EVERY TIME WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLE, LET'S BE FRANK, POOR
01:47:09 PEOPLE, LIKE I HAVE IN LAKE PALMS, THEY STAG THEM FURTHER. WE NEED
01:47:20 THE JOBS, WE NEED THE MONEY.
01:47:24 LET'S TALK ABOUT LACY PARK.
01:47:27 WHAT KIND OF GREEN SPACE IS THERE? MY WARD WOULD DIE TO HAVE THAT
01:47:32 GREEN SPACE NOW.
01:47:33 LET'S HAVE SOME REAL MONEY TO THE PARTS OF THE CITY, MAINLY THE
01:47:37 AFRICAN AMERICAN AND LATINO PARTS OF THE CITY THAT NEED THAT
01:47:40 INVESTMENT TODAY. THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
01:47:43 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MELL.
01:47:45 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, SO I REPRESENT THE EDISON CORRIDOR AND
01:47:51 THAT IS ONE OF THE CORRIDORS THAT IT WILL NOT BE A BENEFIT FROM THE
01:47:59 RECEIVING CORRIDORS.
01:48:01 IT HAS BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE ORDINANCE AND WE ARE SEEING SOME VERY
01:48:05 EXCITING THINGS THERE BUT WE ARE SOME ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION TO
01:48:10 DO AND SOME INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES OVER THERE. SO, I HAVE BEEN
01:48:14 ENCOURAGED IN RECENT DAYS THAT THE COMMISSIONER AND REPRESENTATIVES
01:48:16 OF THE MAYOR'S OFFICE HAVE REAFFIRMED THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE
01:48:22 EDISON CORRIDOR.
01:48:23 I DO RECOGNIZE THAT SOME CORRIDORS HAVE STRUGGLED FOR DECADES AND
01:48:28 WILL REQUIRE SOME NEW THINKING.
01:48:31 THIS IS A TOUGH PROPOSAL BUT I'M IN SUPPORT OF THE ORDINANCE IN THE
01:48:35 GREATER GOOD OF THE CITY.
01:48:37 I ONLY ASK THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING TO
01:48:40 REMEMBER AND I BELIEVE THEY DO THAT WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT NEEDS AND
01:48:44 COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS IN THE NORTH SIDE AND THEY ARE GOING TO
01:48:48 REQUIRE SOME THINKING TO RESOLVE.
01:48:50 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:48:53 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN LOPEZ?
01:48:55 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS ORDINANCE
01:49:01 TODAY AND I SPEAK FOR MYSELF FOR MY COLLEAGUES FOR STANDING UP AND
01:49:06 MAKING SURE THE VISION THAT HAPPENS WITH THE NORTH BRANCH REFLECTS
01:49:11 THE CHARACTER OF THEIR COMMUNITY.
01:49:13 BUT I CAN TELL YOU THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE NORTH BRANCH. MY WARD
01:49:17 IS ALMOST THE EXACT POLAR OPPOSITE OF THE COMMUNITIES WE ARE
01:49:21 TALKING ABOUT TODAY. TO PUT THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE, THE TAX BASE
01:49:26 THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CREATING NOT JUST IN THIS DEVELOPMENT BUT
01:49:30 IN OTHERS, MY WARD TAX BASE IS DEAD LAST IN THIS CITY, DEAD LAST
01:49:38 BECAUSE OF THE DECADES OF PERENNIAL DISINVESTMENT ON ALL LEVELS,
01:49:44 NOT JUST CITY, NOT JUST COUNTY, BUT EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK. OOEFR
01:49:50 CATHOLIC CHARITIES PULLED UP.
01:49:52 EVERYONE HAS LEFT THE SOUTHWEST SIDE OF CHICAGO. THAT STORY HAS
01:49:57 BEEN REPEATED NOT JUST IN ENGLEWOOD BUT EVERYWHERE ACROSS WHERE WE
01:50:04 NEED. TALKING ABOUT THIS CONCEPT, THIS IS SOMETHING YOU, MAYOR,
01:50:12 SHOULD BE WEIGHTED ON. THE TAIL OF TWO CITIES, THESE ARE TWO CITIES
01:50:16 COMING TOGETHER TO HELP ONE ANOTHER.
01:50:18 WE'VE SEEN IT IN THE LAWS WE ARE PUTTING FORWARD, THE POLICIES WE
01:50:24 ARE PUTTING FORWARD HELP FUND THESE OPPORTUNITIES.
01:50:27 I SEE WHEN YOU ARE TALKING TO BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE SEEING A
01:50:31 GRANT COMING FOR THEIR DIRECTION FOR THEIR MOM AND POP STORE THAT
01:50:35 THEY HAD FOR 30 YEARS THAT NOBODY CARED ENOUGH TO HELP THEM. THOSE
01:50:39 DAYS ARE COMING TO A CLOSE IN MY COMMUNITY.
01:50:42 I STRONGLY URGE EVERYONE TO SUPPORT THIS ORDINANCE AND SUPPORT THE
01:50:47 LEADERSHIP OF WHAT ALDERMAN LIKE HOPKINS AND ALDERMAN SMITH AND
01:50:52 ALDERMAN REILLY AND ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK. YES, CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR
01:50:57 COMMUNITIES BUT UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL CITY THAT WE FIGHT FOR IS
01:51:00 AT HAND WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY.
01:51:01 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:51:03 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU.
01:51:05 ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE?
01:51:06 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WASN'T GOING TO COMMENT BUT AFTER
01:51:11 HEARING SOME THINGS THAT WERE SAID AND I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS,
01:51:15 BUT, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT IN GENERAL COMMENTS ABOUT CORPORATE
01:51:20 RELOCATION BEING THE LARGEST CITY FOR CORPORATE RELOCATION, TO ME
01:51:25 THAT MEANS NOTHING WHEN THEY ARE NOT BRINGING THEIR MANUFACTURING
01:51:28 JOBS HERE FOR INNER CITY TO PUT INTO THE INNER CITY AND TO THE
01:51:34 NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE WE CAN PUT PEOPLE TO WORK. MR. MAYOR, I COMMEND
01:51:37 YOU ON THIS IDEA AND CONCEPT IN TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET
01:51:43 FUNDING FROM THESE COMMUNITIES TO PUT ON THE NORTH AND WEST SIDE,
01:51:48 BUT JUST LIKE PURPOSELY AND I USE THAT WORD A LOT, WHEN WE
01:51:52 PURPOSELY DO THINGS, WHEN WE PURPOSELY BUILD LIKE THIS UP NORTH, WE
01:51:57 HAVE TO ALSO PURPOSELY THROUGH LARGE DEVELOPMENTS OUT SOUTH AND NOT
01:52:03 JUST ONE BUILDING HERE OR THERE BUT A WHOLE PLAN. THAT'S WHY WE
01:52:07 HAVE THIS PLANNING DEPARTMENT TO PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE CITY.
01:52:10 SO, I HOPE THIS PROJECT, I HOPE, FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK
01:52:17 ALDERMAN BURNETT BECAUSE HE MADE A GREAT POINT AND PEOPLE HAVE TO
01:52:21 REALIZE IN THIS COMMITTEE. THIS IS HIS WARD AND PEOPLE HAVE TO
01:52:24 FIGHT FOR HIS WARD. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP BECAUSE YOU
01:52:29 COULD HAVE PUSHED BACK AND SAID, I DON'T WANT ANY OF THIS MONEY TO
01:52:33 BE SHARED WITH NEIGHBORHOODS.
01:52:35 BUT MY POSITION IS TO MAKE SURE THIS MONEY HITS THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS
01:52:40 AND REDEVELOPMENT HITS THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE WE HAVE HIGH CRIME
01:52:43 AND HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT. WE CAN'T BE SAYING NO TO $3 MILLION TO BUILD
01:52:49 PARKS, WE CAN'T SAY WE CAN'T FIND THAT MONEY.
01:52:51 WE HAVE TO SAY YES BECAUSE AS MR. WOOD STOOD UP, UNLESS WE INVEST
01:52:57 IN OUR KIDS, THEN THIS CITY, NO MATTER HOW MANY CORPORATIONS YOU
01:53:05 BRING WILL NOT BE AS SUCCESSFUL.
01:53:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CAPULMAN?
01:53:11 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:53:19 DEVELOPMENT.
01:53:20 I WANT TO CONTINUE MY ADVOCACY FOR THE 46TH WARD.
01:53:27 ONE WAY TO ADVOCATE TO THE 46TH WARD IS TO ADVOCATE FOR A WARD THAT
01:53:35 IS BE SET BY POVERTY.
01:53:38 I WHOLE HEARTILY SUPPORT THIS BECAUSE IT'S BEST TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL
01:53:47 WARDS BY ADVOCATING FOR ALL. THANK YOU.
01:53:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN
01:53:53 >> CARDENAS.
01:54:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I SUPPORT THE INFORMATION AT THE
01:54:06 COMMITTEE HEARINGS. HE GAVE US HIS BEST AND I THINK THERE IS MORE
01:54:14 COMING AND ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK TALKING ABOUT HE'S GOING TO BE
01:54:18 INVOLVED AND THE BASIS ON THE GROUND THAT IS GOING TO BE NEEDED AND
01:54:22 LOOKING IN THE CITY, THE PHENOMENAL CHANGES, WE ALSO NEED AND I
01:54:27 ALSO INTRODUCED A RESOLUTION TALKING ABOUT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO
01:54:31 DEAL WITH HOUSING.
01:54:33 WORKING FAMILIES ARE GETTING PUSHED OUT.
01:54:37 LOOK, IT'S MARKET FORCES.
01:54:38 CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.
01:54:42 BUT AT THE SAME TOKEN, WE OWE IT TO THIS CITY IN WORKING CLASS CITY
01:54:46 TO HAVE A PLAN THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE THAT NOBODY GETS PUSHED OUT.
01:54:50 THAT WE SHOULD HAVE IT.
01:54:56 THE COMMISSION, HOPEFULLY THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING TO REALLY LOOK
01:54:59 AT THE TRUE COST AND TRUE FUNDS THAT IS NEEDED. NOT THE NEED FOR
01:55:03 DEVELOPMENT, THAT IS NOT GOING TO COVER IT.
01:55:05 IT'S NOT ENOUGH. WE NEED TO HAVE THAT INCLUSION AS PART OF THIS
01:55:09 PROCESS TO BE ABLE TO SAY, THAT'S PHENOMENAL FOR THE NORTH SIDE,
01:55:17 PHENOMENAL TO THAT PART OF THE CITY THAT IS GROWING, BUT WE NEED TO
01:55:22 FACE ALL CHALLENGES ESPECIALLY WITH HOUSING AND BY DOING THAT NOT
01:55:26 BEFORE HOUSING PLAN, NOT BEFORE WE HAVE A COMMUNITY IMPACT PLAN AND
01:55:32 TALK ABOUT WHAT WE DO WITH THAT AND ALONG THE SAME LINES OF WHAT
01:55:39 HOPKINS HAS DONE AND WE NEED THIS FOR THE WEST SIDE. AGAIN, THE
01:55:44 ENTIRE, AGAIN FACING THE SAME CHALLENGES.
01:55:46 WE NEED AN ENTIRE PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE CITY. CONGRATULATIONS FOR
01:55:52 THIS PLAN, I WILL VOTE FOR IT, BUT LET'S GET SOMETHING FOR THE
01:55:57 ENTIRE CITY.
01:55:58 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
01:56:00 >> MR. PRESIDENT, THERE IS VERY LITTLE OR ANYTHING I CAN ADD TO
01:56:04 WHAT WAS ALREADY SAID. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HOWEVER THAT I SELDOM
01:56:09 HEARD AS PASSIONATE AND FORM HEAT ON THE FLOOR OF THIS BODY AS I
01:56:13 HAVE HEARD TODAY FROM ALDERMAN HOPKINS.
01:56:15 I'M PRO YOU HAD TO SAY THAT I SERVE WITH HIM AND I WOULD LIKE TO
01:56:20 SAY THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO ARE LUCKY TO HAVE A REPRESENTATIVE LIKE
01:56:25 HIM. AND, ON THAT, MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE TO CONFER ON THE
01:56:30 RECOMMENDATION JOINT COMMITTEE BY ROLL CALL VOTE.
01:56:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MADAM CLERK, CALL THE ROLL.
01:56:41 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
01:56:47 ALDERMAN MITCHELL, ARE ALDERMAN HARRIS, ALDERMAN BEALE, ALDERMAN
01:56:54 GARZA, ALDERMAN THOMPSON, ALDERMAN CARDENAS, ALDERMAN QUINN,
01:56:59 ALDERMAN BURKE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN FOULKES, ALDERMAN DAVID
01:57:06 MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN O'SHEA, ALDERMAN COCHRAN,
01:57:12 ALDERMAN BROOKINS, ALDERMAN MUNOZ, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS,
01:57:23 MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN, TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, ALDERMAN SANTIAGO,
01:57:29 ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN AUSTIN, ALDERMAN
01:57:37 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, ALDERMAN --
01:57:45 O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ALDERMAN ARENA,
01:57:51 ALDERMAN CAPULMAN, ALDERMAN PAWAR, ALDERMAN OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN JOE
01:57:58 MOORE, ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN.
01:57:59 LOPEZ, AYE.
01:58:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THE YAYS ARE 46.
01:58:19 2 NO.
01:58:21 >> I REJECT?
01:58:24 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
01:58:25 >> AYE.
01:58:26 >> ANY OPPOSED? FAILS.
01:58:30 >> YOUR HONOR, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON FINANCE REQUIRING
01:58:36 AVIATION TO APPEAR BEFORE A JOINT COMMITTEE OF FINANCE TO FINANCE
01:58:45 REGARDING MIDWAY O'HARE SOUND INSTALLATION PROGRAM.
01:58:49 THIS WOULD SCHEDULE A JOINT HEARING TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE CONCERNS
01:58:52 THAT HAVE BEEN EXHIBITED BY RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHWEST SIDE
01:58:57 REGARDING CONDITIONS THAT ARE EXISTING IN THEIR HOMES AFTER
01:59:04 INSTALLATION OF SOUND PROOFING WINDOWS.
01:59:07 ALDERMAN QUINN IS MUCH MORE FAMILIAR WITH THIS AND I WOULD LIKE TO
01:59:10 DEFER TO HIM.
01:59:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN QUINN?
01:59:15 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:59:18 RECENTLY IT'S BEEN CONFIRMED THAT SOME OF THE WINDOWS INSTALLED BY
01:59:24 THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION SOUND PROOFING PROGRAM EMITTING SOME
01:59:32 ODOR AFTER THE SUN HITS THE WINDOW FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
01:59:36 IT'S PRUDENT THAT THIS COUNCIL TAKES ACTION AND CALL FOR HEARINGS
01:59:39 TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ISSUES TO MAKE SURE THAT NONE OF THIS
01:59:46 ODOR, NONE OF THIS POTENTIAL TOXIN IS PROBLEMATIC FOR OUR
01:59:52 RESIDENTS. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:00:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE?
02:00:05 >> THIS IS ALSO SUPPORTED BY ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI.
02:00:17 [INAUDIBLE] THE ODORS, THE CONDITIONS IN THE HOME OUT THERE IN THE
02:00:21 SOUTHWEST, MR. PRESIDENT, HAVE CREATED A REAL SENSE OF FEAR TO
02:00:26 PEOPLE THAT RESIDE IN THESE HOMES.
02:00:31 APPARENTLY THE ODORS ARE OVER POWERING AND THEIR CONCERN IS THAT
02:00:42 THERE ARE CARCINOGENS, TOXINS IN THE WINDOWS THAT ARE GOING TO HARM
02:00:49 THEIR FAMILIES.
02:00:50 THE KIDS SLEEP IN THEIR HOMES AND APPARENTLY AT TIMES IT GETS SO
02:00:58 BAD THAT THEY CAN'T EVEN STAY IN THE HOUSE, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF
02:01:05 AVIATION APPARENTLY SAYS TO THEM -- DIRECTLY TO ALDERMAN QUINN AND
02:01:11 ZALEWSKI, WE'LL, WE'LL HAVE YOUR WINDOWS EXAMINED IN THE LABORATORY.
02:01:17 WE HAVE TO TAKE OUT THE WINDOWS FROM YOUR HOUSE AND SEND IT TO THE
02:01:25 LABORATORY TO GET THE LABORATORY TO ANALYZE IT.
02:01:29 CAN'T THEY GET SOMEBODY TO GET A METER TO TEST THE AIR IN THE HOUSE
02:01:37 IN THE MEANTIME TO ALLEVIATE THE CONCERN AND THE FEAR THAT THESE
02:01:42 PEOPLE HAVE THAT THEIR KIDS ARE BREATHING CARCINOGENIC FUMES? IT
02:01:52 SEEMS RATHER SIMPLE TO ME.
02:01:54 AND WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO THIS NEXT STEP WHICH APPARENTLY IS
02:02:00 GOING TO TAKE CITY COUNCIL ACTION BEFORE WE GET THE DEPARTMENT OF
02:02:03 AVIATION TO DO SOMETHING.
02:02:13 [INAUDIBLE] THAT TO ONLY HAVE THE CARCINOGENS, THAT'S PRETTY CLEAR.
02:02:18 I URGE ALL THE MEMBERS OF THIS CITY COUNCIL TO JOIN WITH ALDERMAN
02:02:23 QUINN AND MYSELF AND ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI IN SUPPORTING THIS.
02:02:28 I THINK ALDERMAN VILLEGAS IS ALSO JOINING IN BECAUSE HE'S CONCERNED
02:02:32 ABOUT THE PEOPLE LIVING IN HIS AREA THAT THESE SAME KINDS OF
02:02:39 WINDOWS INSTALLED IN THE SOUND PROGRAM ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE. I'M
02:02:49 LED TO BELIEVE THAT THE COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE THESE WINDOWS, I
02:02:53 DON'T KNOW WHO SELECTED THEM, BUT THEY ARE APPARENTLY DISAPPEARING.
02:02:57 SO, WE OUGHT TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS. WE OUGHT TO HAVE A
02:03:06 HEARING ASAP.
02:03:07 I KNOW THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON AVIATION IS PREPARED TO DO SO.
02:03:14 I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY A
02:03:19 ROLL CALL VOTE.
02:03:21 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL:
02:03:22 >>CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.
02:03:30 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
02:03:37 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN, BURKE,
02:03:42 LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, ALDERMAN CURTIS, ALDERMAN O'SHEA,
02:03:51 COCHRAN, BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, ALDERMAN SCOTT, ALDERMAN SOLIS,
02:03:58 ALDERMAN MALDONADO, ALDERMAN BURNETT, ALDERMAN ERVIN, ALDERMAN
02:04:03 TALIAFERRO, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, ALDERMAN SANTIAGO, ALDERMAN
02:04:10 WAGUESPACK, ALDERMAN MELL, ALDERMAN AUSTIN, RAMIREZ-ROSA, ALDERMAN
02:04:22 VILLEGAS, ALDERMAN MITTS, ALDERMAN SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
02:04:33 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ALDERMAN ARENA ALDERMAN
02:04:38 CAPULMAN, ALDERMAN PAWAR, OSTERMAN, ALDERMAN JOE MOORE,
02:04:50 ALDERMAN SILVERSTEIN. ALDERMAN SOLIS VOTES AYE.
02:04:56 ALDERMAN CAPULMAN VOTES AYE.
02:05:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: YAYS ARE 48,
02:05:16 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I REJECT THIS.
02:05:18 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
02:05:19 >> AYE.
02:05:20 >> ANY OPPOSED? ALDERMAN BURKE?
02:05:25 >> MR. PRESIDENT, ITEM IS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION AND
02:05:31 THE TREASURER TO APPEAR BEFORE A JOINT COMMITTEE AND ADDRESS THE
02:05:34 ISSUE OF WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE ANY INTERACTION WITH BUSINESSES
02:05:39 THAT ARE DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA.
02:05:42 WHAT WE HAVE SEEN HAPPEN TO THAT YOUNG MAN FROM OHIO THAT WAS
02:05:47 TORTURED AND MURDERED IN NORTH KOREA WE WOULD SAY IS AN
02:06:00 INTERNATIONAL DISGRACE.
02:06:01 WE CAN SAY WE COULD NOT BELIEVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED. WE CAN'T WORK
02:06:08 WITH THAT TERRORIST REGIME THAT WE READ EVERYDAY ABOUT THE DANGERS
02:06:21 THAT IS CREATED BY NORTH KOREA AND TO ENSURE THAT CHICAGO IS NOT
02:06:25 DOING BUSINESS WITH A REGIME LIKE THAT.
02:06:36 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I MOVE BY THE SAME ROME CALL.
02:06:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:06:44 >> I MOVE THAT SAME ITEM FOR THE COMMITTEE.
02:06:49 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:06:50 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:06:51 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:06:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:06:57 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEMS 4-10 INCLUDE APPOINTMENTS TO SPECIAL SERVICE
02:07:06 AREAS THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED THOSE APPOINTMENTS.
02:07:13 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:07:14 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:07:15 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:07:29 TO APPLIED TO THE SAME ITEM ON THE AGENDA.
02:07:34 I'M SORRY, THROUGH 9.
02:07:36 I MISS SPOKE. ITEMS 4-9.
02:07:39 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:07:41 >> ITEM 10 IS AN APPROVAL OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING DEBT
02:07:49 MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES AND INITIATED BY THE OFFICE OF THE
02:07:55 CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER.
02:07:57 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:07:58 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:07:59 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:08:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ARENA?
02:08:09 >> [INAUDIBLE]
02:08:11 >> YOUR HONOR, AS A COMMUNICATION TRANSMITTING THE LIST OF CASES
02:08:15 FOR WHICH JUDGMENTS OR SETTLEMENTS WERE END FOR THE MONTH OF MAY
02:08:22 2017, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, THAT WILL BE PLACED ON FILE.
02:08:26 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:08:28 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM NO. 12 INCLUDES THREE ORDERS AUTHORIZING THE
02:08:39 SETTLEMENT OF CASES RECOMMENDED BY THE LAW DEPARTMENT.
02:08:47 UNLESS THERE IS QUESTIONS ABOUT ITEM C OR ITEM B I WILL ADDRESS
02:09:02 ITEM A.
02:09:06 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: OKAY.
02:09:09 >> YOUR HONOR, THIS SETTLEMENT WILL HOPEFULLY BRING TO A CLOSE A
02:09:21 VERY EMBARRASSING EPISODE IN THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO WITH REGARD TO
02:09:28 THE COMPANY THAT WAS HIRED BY THE CITY TO ADMINISTER THE RED LIGHT
02:09:38 CAMERA PROGRAM. I WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE MY RIGHT TO CLOSE OR THERE
02:09:43 MAY BE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BODY WHO CARE TO SPEAK TO THIS ISSUE.
02:09:53 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BEALE?
02:09:58 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE TO TALK ABOUT THIS ORDINANCE WITH AN
02:10:08 EXTREMELY HEAVY HEART.
02:10:11 THE REASON IT'S A HEAVY HEART BECAUSE NO. 1, I BELIEVE THAT IT IS
02:10:16 FINALLY A GOOD DAY FOR THE RESIDENTS WHO ARE GETTING SOME JUSTICE
02:10:21 AS IT RELATES TO THE RED LIGHT CAMERA.
02:10:25 BUT I GUARANTEE YOU WON'T BE CLAPPING. IT'S A BITTER SWEET DEAL
02:10:35 SIMPLY BECAUSE THIS SYSTEM WAS FLAWED.
02:10:39 SINCE THEN, WE HAVE CORRECTED THE SYSTEM, BUT BY THE SYSTEM BEING
02:10:45 FLAWED, IT'S COSTING THE CITY OF CHICAGO ALMOST $39 MILLION.
02:10:51 NOW, WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT PROJECTS IN OUR WARD THAT WE ARE
02:10:56 FIGHTING FOR RESOURCES, BUT SOMETHING HAS TO SUFFER TO PAY OUT $39
02:11:02 MILLION.
02:11:03 SOMEBODY'S PROJECT THAT COULD HAVE MOVE FORWARD IS GOING TO BE PUT
02:11:07 ON ICE BECAUSE OF THIS PARTICULAR LAWSUIT.
02:11:11 NOW, THE PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEIR JUSTICE, I GET THAT.
02:11:19 HOWEVER, OUT OF THE $39 MILLION, $12 MILLION IS GOING TO BE
02:11:23 FORGIVEN.
02:11:24 THAT KNOCKS IT DOWN TO $26 MILLION.
02:11:29 FROM THE $26 MILLION, THE PEOPLE WHO FILED THIS LAWSUIT ARE GETTING
02:11:37 $11.7.
02:11:44 ATTORNEYS ARE GETTING $11.7 MILLION FROM THE PEOPLE THAT WAS FLAWED
02:11:51 FOR THE PEOPLE. THAT MONEY SHOULD BE GOING TO THE PEOPLE, NOT THE
02:11:54 LAWYERS. THE LAWYERS FOUND A LOOPHOLE IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
02:11:57 NOW THEY ARE GETTING THEIR POT OF GOLD. WHEREAS THE PEOPLE, IF YOU
02:12:01 LOOK AT THE DATA GIVEN TO US, THE PEOPLE IF 100% OF THE PEOPLE
02:12:07 SUBMIT TO GETTING REIMBURSED OUT OF THIS PROGRAM, YOU ARE GOING TO
02:12:13 BE WAITING FOR YOUR CHECK A WHOLE WHOPPING $7. I HOPE YOU HEARD ME.
02:12:21 A WHOPPING $7.
02:12:23 NOW, IF THE COUNTY HAS THEIR WAY, THAT'S $7, WHAT MIGHT GET YOU A
02:12:30 2-LITER.
02:12:33 [ LAUGHTER ]
02:12:35 SO, MR. MAYOR, YES, I'M A LITTLE PERTURBED AT THIS WHOLE RED LIGHT
02:12:45 CAMERA SYSTEM. I'M PERTURBED AT HOW THIS SYSTEM PLAYED OUT.
02:12:53 WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET RID OF THESE CAMERAS AND HOPE THEY WILL GO
02:13:01 WHERE THEY ARE NEEDING WHERE THERE IS A LOT CRASHES, WHERE PEOPLE
02:13:05 ARE SPEEDING. THAT'S WHERE IT SHOULD BE GOING. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT
02:13:09 THE DATA, THE MAJORITY OF THESE TICKETS ARE IN THE BLACK AND BROWN
02:13:14 COMMUNITY.
02:13:15 THE PEOPLE WHO COULD LEAST AFFORD TO PAY THESE TICKETS ARE THE ONES
02:13:20 BEING HIT. SO THE BLOOD SUCKING ATTORNEYS FOUND A WAY TO USE ONCE
02:13:24 AGAIN THE PEOPLE WHO CAN LEAST AFFORD TO PAY, USED THEM TO GET $11
02:13:32 MILLION, CASH THEIR CHECK AND GOING TO HAND YOU A CHECK FOR $7 AND
02:13:39 SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
02:13:41 HAVE A NICE DAY.
02:13:42 I'M UPSET WITH THE LAWYERS HAVING THE AUDACITY WHO USE THE POOR
02:13:48 PEOPLE TO GET THEIR PAY.
02:13:52 MR. MAYOR, WHEN WE HAVE LAWSUITS FROM THIS BODY TO STOP THE LAWYERS
02:13:58 FROM GETTING PAID. IF WE CAN DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF LAWYERS FROM
02:14:01 GETTING PAID, I GUARANTEE THESE LAWSUITS WILL START SLOWING DOWN.
02:14:05 WE WON'T GET SO MANY LAWSUITS COMING INTO THIS CITY. EVEN THOUGH
02:14:11 PEOPLE ARE BEING HURT, GIVE THE PEOPLE BACK THEIR MONEY.
02:14:18 AGAIN, MR. MAYOR, I'M UPSET ABOUT THIS ORDINANCE.
02:14:23 AND UPSET THAT THE PEOPLE ARE GETTING $7 AND THE LAWYERS ARE
02:14:32 GETTING PAID.
02:14:33 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO ECHO THE SENTIMENT THAT THE
02:14:40 ALDERMAN IS SPEAKING ABOUT.
02:14:42 ONE OF THOSE WHO HAS BEEN ON THE BATTLE LINES FOR THIS ISSUE AND I
02:14:46 SIGNED HIS PLEDGE WHEN I RAN.
02:14:49 AND AT THE TIME, THE COUNT DOWNS WERE NOT THERE, AND I WANT TO
02:14:55 THANK ALDERMAN BEALE AND PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW THAT WHO PUSHED FOR
02:14:59 THOSE COUNT DOWNS TO BE AT THOSE RED LIGHT CAMERAS. AT THE TIME
02:15:03 WHEN I WAS FIGHTING AGAINST THOSE AND I SPOKE WITH MY SENIORS,
02:15:07 SOMETIMES IN MANY CASES YOU -- IT DOES SAVE PEOPLE, BUT PEOPLE
02:15:14 SHOULD NOT GET CAUGHT BY THOSE THINGS. BUT NOW THAT THEY HAVE THE
02:15:19 COUNT, IT DOES HELP OUR SENIORS. ANYONE RUNNING AGAINST THAT LIGHT
02:15:25 OUGHT TO GET CAUGHT, BUT THEN THERE IS THE ISSUE OF THE SPEED
02:15:30 CAMERAS.
02:15:31 THAT I STILL STAND WITH HIM THAT THOSE SHOULD BE ABOLISHED UNLESS,
02:15:36 UNLESS WE SEE THOSE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MONITORS THERE LETTING
02:15:43 PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEIR SPEEDS ARE. IT'S UNFORTUNATE THAT LITTLE OLD
02:15:47 WOMEN AND PEOPLE THAT CAN'T AFFORD IT ARE GOING 40 MILES PER HOUR
02:15:52 AND END UP WITH A $75 TICKET BECAUSE OF THE SPEED CAMERA.
02:15:57 WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE COUNT DOWN TO ABOLISH THESE
02:16:05 SPEED CAMERAS OR PUT THE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MONITORS THERE.
02:16:10 THE NEXT THING ABOUT THIS PROJECT, AGAIN, OUR KIDS ARE BEING KILLED.
02:16:15 OGDEN PARK, IT MAKES NO SENSE, ENGLEWOOD, THE HEART OF A LOT OF
02:16:22 CRIME COVERING THE 15TH WARD, 17TH WARD, THESE KIDS ARE OUT THERE
02:16:28 EVERYDAY AND WE SAY NO FOR A $10 MILLION SIMPLE FOOTBALL FIELD FOR
02:16:34 THEM, BUT YET WE CAN FIND THE MONEY TO SETTLED THESE CASES? WE
02:16:41 COULD NOT PUT THIS BEFORE OUR CHILDREN.
02:16:45 WE MUST PUT OUR CHILDREN FIRST AND LOOK AFTER OUR RESIDENTS AND
02:16:51 CONSIDER PUTTING A MONITOR THERE OR DISPLAYING THE SPEED CAMERAS.
02:16:56 THANK YOU.
02:16:57 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK?
02:16:59 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:17:03 I SUPPORT THIS EFFORT WITH CORPORATION COUNSEL TO SETTLE THIS CASE.
02:17:07 IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.
02:17:11 AS MR. WALLACE MADE A FEW COMMENTS ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE
02:17:17 EFFORTS THEY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE. I'M HAPPY TO SEE THIS CLASS
02:17:21 ACTION IS MOVING FORWARD, ALTHOUGH I SHARE THE SAME SENTIMENT THE
02:17:28 ALDERMAN FEELS BUT THAT'S THE WAY THE CLASS ACTION IS DONE WHERE
02:17:33 THEY GET THE BULK OF THE MONEY. AND ALSO AS DESIGNATED AS BEING A
02:17:42 RESPONSIBLE VENDOR.
02:17:43 WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THIS COMPANY BACK INTO THIS CITY AND WE SHOULD
02:17:46 MAKE SURE IN THE FUTURE THEY DO NOT GET 1 OUNCE OF CITY BUSINESS.
02:17:50 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:17:57 >> ALDERMAN ROSA?
02:17:58 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I'M IN SUPPORT OF THIS BECAUSE IT'S
02:18:04 THE LEAST THAT WE CAN DO. THOSE THAT GAWK AT THE PRICE TAG, IT'S
02:18:15 WHAT ENTAILS TO POLICE MISCONDUCT.
02:18:18 THIS IS OFTEN AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TRY TO NICKEL AND
02:18:22 DIME WORKING FAMILIES AND WHEN WE TRY TO INCREASE REVENUE BY TAKING
02:18:27 MORE MONEY OUT OF CHICAGOANS POCKETS.
02:18:32 LET'S REMIND YOU IF WE NEED REVENUE, LET'S TAX THE RICH.
02:18:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE? CHAIRMAN BURKE?
02:18:59 >> YOUR HONOR, UNLESS IT IS TO BE HEARD, I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS
02:19:05 THIS ISSUE.
02:19:06 NO. 1, THERE IS SOME CRITICISM OF CLASS ACTIONS.
02:19:13 AN ADVANTAGE OF CLASS ACTIONS, I'M SURE THE LAWYERS HERE KNOW, IS
02:19:20 THAT THEY OFTEN ALTER THE CONDUCT OF BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS IN
02:19:24 WAYS THAT BENEFITS SOCIETY AS A WHOLE.
02:19:28 AT THE THREAT OF BEING EXPOSED TO HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS
02:19:35 IN DAMAGES CAN CAUSE A CORPORATION TO THINK TWICE ABOUT THE ILLEGAL
02:19:44 AND UNETHICAL AND UNSAFE CONDUCT.
02:19:46 THE STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS ARE A WAY TO
02:19:56 DISCOURAGE THIS ACTION. THE LAWYERS THAT TOOK ON THIS CASE, THE
02:20:00 RESULT WOULD NEVER HAVE TAKEN PLACE. I SUGGEST, MR. PRESIDENT, WITH
02:20:10 ALL DUE RESPECT WITH THE COLLEAGUE WHO HAS BEEN A LONG TIME CRITIC
02:20:19 OF THIS PROGRAM, THE LAW DEPARTMENT INFORMS US THE REFUND WILL BE
02:20:27 $42, NOT $7.
02:20:30 AND $88 IN DEBT FORGIVENESS ASSUMING THE 85% OF THE VIOLATIONS WILL
02:20:40 BE ADDRESSED BY THE REFUND PROCESS. NOW, ALDERMAN BEALE INDEED HAS
02:20:51 BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING, I TOLD YOU SO.
02:20:56 WELL, HE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT COMPLAINED, I TOLD YOU SO.
02:21:05 THE TIMEFRAME FOR THIS MATTER GOES BACK TO 2003, WHEN THE PROGRAM
02:21:17 INITIALLY WAS INSTITUTED.
02:21:19 SOME OF US CALLED ATTENTION TO THAT AT THE TIME AND THE RECORD IS
02:21:26 CLEAR.
02:21:28 WE HAVE THE LETTERS TO SUPPORT WHAT WE HOLD THE CITY OFFICIALS BACK
02:21:36 GOING BACK AS FAR AS 2003, 2007.
02:21:46 BACK IN 2007, A LONG TIME BEFORE YOU WERE HERE, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:21:49 THIS IS WHAT I SAID IN THE LETTER TO PAUL -- YOU MAY RECALL THAT I
02:21:57 HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERNS REGARDING THE CITY'S DIGITAL AUTOMATED RED
02:22:02 LIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM CONTRACTS WITH RED FLEX TRAFFIC SYSTEMS
02:22:05 FOR QUITE A NUMBER OF MONTHS. IN FACT AT MY IN INSISTENCE, AND YOUR
02:22:32 RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM IS NOT VETTED FORBIDDING AND SOME
02:22:40 RENDER THAT IN DEFENSABLE. RFP WILL BE A FUTURE PHASE OF THE
02:22:46 PROJECT, ETC, ETC, ETC, BUT NOBODY PAID ANY ATTENTION. NOBODY WOULD
02:22:55 WANT TO DO AWAY WITH THIS PROGRAM OR AT LEAST MAKE IT SUBJECT TO
02:23:02 COMPETITIVE BIDDING.
02:23:07 I DON'T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE MR. PRESIDENT, YOU KNOW WHAT? STEVIE
02:23:13 WONDER, COULD SEE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THIS PROGRAM.
02:23:20 [ APPLAUSE ] AND THAT ULTIMATELY TOOK AN EXPOSE IN THE CHICAGO
02:23:31 TRIBUNE TO FINALLY BRING THIS UNDER.
02:23:35 IT IS AN EMBARRASSING EPISODE THAT HAS GONE ON FAR TOO LONG AND I
02:23:40 DON'T FIND MYSELF IN AGREEMENT OFTEN WITH ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK, BUT
02:23:44 I DO AGREE WITH HIM TODAY.
02:23:47 IT IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE FOR THE CITY OF CHICAGO TO PERMIT RED
02:23:53 FLEX THAT HAS BEEN GUILTY OF THIS KIND OF REPREHENSIBLE ILLEGAL
02:24:01 CONDUCT TO BE AN AUTHORIZED CITY VENDOR AND WE OUGHT TO TAKE THE
02:24:06 NEXT STEP OR IT WILL BE BACK HERE AGAIN WITH SOME OTHER LAWYER,
02:24:10 SOME OTHER CLASS ACTION LAWYER IS GOING TO BE DOING IF ANY PAYMENTS
02:24:16 ARE MADE TO RED FLEX BECAUSE IT'S IN VIOLATION OF THE MUNICIPAL
02:24:20 CODE. WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO DO BUSINESS WITH AN A COMPANY THAT
02:24:26 HAS BEEN GUILTY OF THIS KIND OF CONDUCT.
02:24:29 SO EITHER WE ADDRESS THAT PART OF THE EQUATION OR WE'LL BE BACK
02:24:35 HERE AGAIN. IN THE MEANTIME, I WOULD URGE THAT THE CITY COUNCIL
02:24:45 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE AND APPROVE THIS
02:24:49 SETTLEMENT WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO BE PERMITTED
02:24:54 TO ABSTAIN, AND I WOULD MOVE THAT THE MATTER BE APPROVED BY THE
02:25:00 SAME ROLL CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE
02:25:04 SAME LAST MOTION TO RECONSIDER BY ALDERMAN BEALE.
02:25:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BEALE?
02:25:10 >> I WOULD JUST LIKE FOR CLARIFICATION, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT OFTEN
02:25:15 THAT I DISAGREE WITH THE DISTINGUISHED ALDERMAN OF THE 14TH WARD
02:25:22 WHO I ADMIRE A GREAT DEAL. BASICALLY MY $7 COMMENT CAME OFF THE
02:25:27 INFORMATION THAT I GOT FROM CORPORATE COUNSEL THAT IF 25% OF THE
02:25:34 PEOPLE WITH THE VIOLATIONS APPLIED, THEIR REFUND WOULD BE $42.
02:25:39 IF 50% OF THE PEOPLE WITH THE VIOLATION APPLY, THEIR REFUND WILL BE
02:25:47 $21. IF MY MATH IS CORRECT FROM THE GREAT CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
02:25:52 IF WE CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH 75% OF THE PEOPLE, THAT WILL
02:25:57 DROP IT DOWN TO $14.
02:25:59 IF 100% OF PEOPLE APPLY FOR THE REFUND, I THINK THAT WILL GET YOU A
02:26:07 ROUNDING WHOPPING $7. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:26:10 >> TO CRITICIZE THE GOOD PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATION THAT MY
02:26:15 DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUE THAT ALDERMAN BEALE RECEIVED, BUT IF YOU
02:26:19 WOULD LOOK AT PAGE 2, HE WOULD LEARN THAT IN A TYPICAL CLASS
02:26:22 ACTION, ABOUT 25% OF THE PEOPLE APPLY, IF 50% WOULD TAKE THE
02:26:34 REFUND.
02:26:35 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: IT WAS THE PERCENTAGES THAT GOT HIM OFF.
02:26:38 >> SO, I DON'T KNOW, I WOULD SAY THAT SOMETIMES THESE OUTSIDE
02:26:44 WARDS, THEY SKIP THE FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE
02:26:49 YOU LEARN DIVISION AND SUBTRACTION.
02:26:51 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: IF I WERE YOU, I WOULD GO FOR YOUR MOTION
02:26:58 RIGHT NOW.
02:26:59 >> I'M REFERRING TO THE 14TH WARD.
02:27:09 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:27:10 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:27:11 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:27:12 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. WITH THE EXCEPTION THAT ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO.
02:27:20 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:27:24 ALDERMAN BURKE.
02:27:28 >> AGAIN ON ITEMS D.
02:27:43 I THINK SOMEBODY ELSE WANTED TO BE EXCUSED FROM VOTING. DOES ANYONE
02:27:48 HAVE A REQUEST FOR EXCUSE TO VOTING ON ITEM D WHICH IS THE TASER
02:27:56 CASE? IF NOT, ALDERMAN LOPEZ, YOU ARE THE ONE THAT ASKED TO BE
02:28:04 SHOWN AS VOTING NO ON THAT MATTER.
02:28:07 SO, MR. PRESIDENT, WOULD THE CLERK BE INSTRUCTED TO SHOW ALDERMAN
02:28:11 LOPEZ VOTING NO ON ITEM B.
02:28:16 AND OTHERWISE THE SAME MOTION APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 BE APPLIED TO
02:28:23 B.
02:28:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:28:28 >> AGAIN, ITEM C, IS A POLICE CHASE CASE AND UNLESS THERE IS
02:28:38 OBJECTION I WOULD MOVE THE SAME ROLL CALL APPLIED TO ITEM 1 ON THE
02:28:44 AGENDA WOULD BE APPLIED TO ITEM C AND THE SAME LAST MOTION TO
02:28:53 RECONSIDER.
02:28:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:28:56 >> ITEM 13, YOUR HONOR IS AN AMENDMENT.
02:29:03 IF YOU WANT A SMALL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.
02:29:10 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:29:11 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:29:12 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:29:14 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:29:21 >> ITEM -- A MOTION AN AGREEMENT THE LOCAL ALDERMAN IN FAVOR.
02:29:26 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:29:27 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:29:28 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:29:30 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:29:32 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:29:34 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM 15 IS AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A LOAN
02:29:41 RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY LOCATED IN THE 20TH WARD.
02:29:45 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:29:46 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:29:47 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:29:48 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:29:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:29:58 >> ITEM 16, A PARTNERSHIP FOR PROPERTY IN THE 46TH WARD.
02:30:04 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:30:05 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:30:06 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:30:08 MOTION TO RECONSIDER..
02:30:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:30:11 >> ITEM 17, YOUR HONOR, AN AGREEMENT WITH LYNDALE, UNLESS THERE IS
02:30:20 OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:30:21 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:30:22 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:30:24 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. TO BE APPLIED TO ITEM 17 WITH THE EXCEPTION
02:30:30 OF THE CLERK BEING INSTRUCTED AS SHOWING ME AS ABSTAINING UNDER
02:30:36 RULE 14.
02:30:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:30:39 >> ITEM 18, YOUR HONOR, AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A LOAN AGREEMENT
02:30:46 WITH LIMITED WEST PARTNERSHIP IN THE FIRST WARD AGAIN.
02:30:50 YOUR HONOR, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:30:51 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:30:52 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:30:53 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. TO CONCUR ON ITEM 18 WITH SHOWING ME AS
02:31:08 ABSTAINING.
02:31:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:31:11 >> 19 IS A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP IN THE 49TH WARD. UNLESS THERE IS
02:31:21 OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:31:22 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:31:23 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:31:24 MOTION TO RECONSIDER..
02:31:25 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:31:26 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM 20 IS AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE APPROVAL OF
02:31:31 CLASS L INCENTIVE CLASSIC FOR PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 27TH WARD.
02:31:38 THE LOCAL ALDERMAN IS IN FAVOR OF THIS MATTER.
02:31:41 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:31:42 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:31:43 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:31:44 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:31:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:31:55 >> YOUR HONOR, CLASS L PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE 45TH WARD.
02:32:03 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:32:04 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:32:05 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:32:07 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SHOWING ME ABSTAINING.
02:32:14 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:32:16 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM 22 IS A LOAN RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT FOR MC
02:32:26 BLUE, LOCATED IN THE 39 WARD.
02:32:32 THE ALDERMAN IS IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS MATTER. UNLESS THERE IS
02:32:34 OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:32:35 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:32:36 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:32:37 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:32:40 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:32:42 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEMS 23-27 ARE ROUTINE MATTERS AND I WOULD MOVE
02:32:48 THEY BE ADOPTED IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:32:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:33:00 ALDERMAN AUSTIN? BUDGET.
02:33:01 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:33:02 REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.
02:33:07 ITEM NO. 1 A SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING A SUPPLEMENTAL
02:33:11 APPROPRIATION AND AMENDMENT TO THE YEAR 2017 ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS
02:33:17 ORDINANCE NECESSARY TO REFLECT AN INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS
02:33:21 RECEIVED FROM FEDERAL STATE PUBLIC AND/OR PRIVATE AGENCIES.
02:33:28 I
02:33:31 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:33:32 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:33:33 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:33:34 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:33:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:33:39 >> ITEM NO. 2.
02:33:41 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 2-51 AND 2-92 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE
02:33:47 OF CHICAGO NECESSARY TO REQUIRE SAFETY ENHANCING EQUIPMENT ON LARGE
02:33:53 VEHICLES.
02:33:54 SAME MOTION IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION?
02:33:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:33:58 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:34:01 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: I WILL GO TO ALDERMAN TUNNEY ON SPECIAL
02:34:06 EVENTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
02:34:07 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMUNITY EVENTS
02:34:12 AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS THE MEETING WAS HELD JULY 17, 2017.
02:34:21 ONE ITEM HELD BY MAYOR, AND ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING OPEN SPACE FUNDS
02:34:26 IN THE WEST TOWN COMMUNITY AREA.
02:34:31 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:34:32 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:34:33 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:34:38 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:34:41 >> AND BEFORE I CONCLUDE MY REPORT, A KNOW MR. PRESIDENT, YOU AND I
02:34:49 HAVE INTRODUCED A RESOLUTION HONORING THE SERVICE OF SLOEK OF THE
02:34:56 DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS.
02:34:57 SHE WAS ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS IN THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD. BUT I
02:35:00 WANT TO SAY IT WITHOUT REPEATING THE RESOLUTION OR HAVING IT
02:35:08 REREAD, I TOO OFFER MY WHOLE HEART SUPPORT OF THE RESOLUTION AND,
02:35:14 THERE IS MARY, AND TO ALSO SAY THAT I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY.
02:35:19 I THINK I HAVE MET MARY MAYBE IN HER FIRST YEAR OF WORK OR VERY
02:35:25 CLOSE NEAR WHEN I WAS A MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO RESTAURANT GROUP.
02:35:29 IT WAS INTERESTING IN YOUR COMMENT, MARY, THE NUMBER OF MAYORS
02:35:36 THAT YOU SERVED OR THE NUMBER OF COMMISSIONER AFFAIRS PERSON FROM
02:35:50 CUM LAUDE TO OTHERS AND JUST HANDLING THE MYRIAD OF BUSINESS
02:35:58 TRANSACTIONS, WORKING ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY.
02:36:01 I KNOW WHY YOU COMMENTED ON THE DEPARTMENT.
02:36:03 YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR 34 YEARS FROM THE BOTTOM UP.
02:36:08 MAYBE YOU KNOW HOW THINGS WORK AND HOW THEY CAN WORK BETTER.
02:36:12 IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO KNOW YOU.
02:36:15 YOU LOOK WAY TOO YOUNG TO BE RETIRING. I JUST WANTED TO PRAISE YOU
02:36:25 PUBLICLY AND OUR FRIENDSHIP ENDURES.
02:36:27 MR. MAYOR, I WOULD YIELD TO YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE OUR MAYOR.
02:36:32 >> ALDERMAN SCOTT?
02:36:33 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:36:37 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
02:36:41 I HAVE KNOWN MARY PRETTY MUCH ALL OF MY LIFE AND SHE TALKS ABOUT
02:36:46 THE COMMISSIONERS SHE SERVED AND ONE IS MICHAEL SCOTT SENIOR.
02:36:50 AND AS A YOUNG MAN WALKING THROUGH CITY HALL AND SEEING THAT BRIGHT
02:36:55 SMILE AND HER BEING GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO TAKING ME AROUND. I BELIEVE
02:36:59 AT ONE TIME I WAS LOST IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND SHE WAS ABLE TO
02:37:03 PULL ME ASIDE TO GET MY FATHER TO GET ME.
02:37:09 THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SERVICE AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A CONIF
02:37:23 ANT OF MY FATHER.
02:37:27 >> ALDERMAN BURNETT?
02:37:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:37:32 RESOLUTION.
02:37:33 AS FORMALLY A PERSON OF THIS COMMITTEE SOMETIME AGO, I NEVER HAD AN
02:37:39 APPRECIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL CULTURAL AFFAIRS UNTIL I
02:37:43 HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SOMEONE LIKE MARY WORKING HER BUTT OFF
02:37:50 ALL THE TIME EVERYDAY, LONG HOURS, DEALING WITH STRESS, WITH GRACE.
02:37:55 SHE JUST HAS BEEN SUCH A BENEFIT TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO FROM
02:38:00 WORKING ON THE CASE TO WORKING ON ALL OF THE OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS
02:38:04 THAT GO ON IN THIS CITY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY DON'T
02:38:08 ACKNOWLEDGE. THESE FOLKS WORK SO HARD IN THAT DEPARTMENT AND MARY
02:38:15 HANDLES IT LIKE IT'S BREATHING. I KNOW THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF
02:38:21 SPECIAL EVENTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS IS GOING TO MISS YOU.
02:38:24 YOU ALWAYS HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE, A VERY WELCOMING SPIRIT AND YOU
02:38:30 MAKE EVERYONE FEEL LIKE IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL, BUT IT HAS BEEN A LOT
02:38:33 OF BIG DEALS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING ON.
02:38:37 WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I'M THANKFUL
02:38:40 THAT I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE YOU IN ACTION AND ALSO TO
02:38:44 WORK WITH YOU.
02:38:45 THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO ALL OF US IN
02:38:50 THE CITY OF CHICAGO. I HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT.
02:38:58 YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TO BE RETIRING. I HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING TO MAKE
02:39:07 YOU HAPPY. CONGRATULATIONS.
02:39:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN OSTERMAN?
02:39:11 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO WANT TO CONGRATULATE MARY.
02:39:17 I SAW HOW HARD SHE WORKED WHEN WE WORKED WITH MY MOM KATHY.
02:39:22 A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THESE EVENTS ARE EASY, BUT THEY PUT THEIR
02:39:27 BEST FOOT FORWARD WHEN DIGNITARIES COME FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND
02:39:32 WHEN WE HAVE THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS. MARY ALWAYS MADE IT LOOK
02:39:37 FLAWLESS. MARY AND THE PEOPLE SHE WORKED WITH SIDE BY SIDE ARE
02:39:41 PHENOMENAL EXAMPLES OF GREAT CITY EMPLOYEES THAT WORK HARD ON
02:39:45 BEHALF OF ALL OF US. MARY, YOU HAVE ALWAYS DONE AN AMAZING JOB. WE
02:39:50 ALL WISH YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS FOR MANY MANY YEARS. GOD BLESS
02:39:54 YOU.
02:39:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN -- O'SHEA.
02:39:59 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
02:40:03 RESOLUTION.
02:40:04 I WORKED WITH MARY AND THIS IS A BIG LOSS FOR THIS CITY.
02:40:07 SHE WAS ALWAYS CHARGED WITH MUCH OF THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES SHOW
02:40:19 CASING ALL THAT GOES ON IN THIS CITY.
02:40:22 >> ALDERMAN?
02:40:23 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH
02:40:29 MARY FOR THE 20 YEARS. WE WERE WORKING NOT THE CASE, BUT AT THE
02:40:35 TIME CALLED THE -- MAYOR'S OFFICE. I BELIEVE SHE HAS A NUMBER OF
02:40:39 HER COLLEAGUES IN THE GALLERY.
02:40:40 BUT I CAN SAY THAT OF ALL THE PEOPLE I REMEMBER THE MOST, MARY IS
02:40:46 ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST KIND AND AGAIN WIN AND
02:40:51 TRULY A LOSS NOT JUST FOR THE DEPARTMENT BUT THE ENTIRE CITY OF
02:40:55 CHICAGO. I WISH YOU THE BEST.
02:41:00 [ OFF MIC ]
02:41:05 THANK YOU.
02:41:06 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MARY, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY, YOU KNOW, LIKE
02:41:12 OTHER CITY EMPLOYEES, THAT DO NOT KNOW BUT THE FEW OF US WHO WORK
02:41:17 WITH YOU.
02:41:18 BUT THERE IS NOT A PERSON THAT HAS NOT ATTENDED AN EVENT THAT YOU
02:41:23 HAVEN'T ORGANIZED.
02:41:25 WHETHER THAT'S PACE, THE AIR AND WATER SHOW, TREE LIGHTING AT
02:41:31 CHRISTMAS, THE GOSPEL FESTIVAL, THE BLUES FESTIVAL. EVERYONE OF US
02:41:37 IN CHICAGO HAVE ATTENDED SOMETHING YOU HAVE PUT TOGETHER. AND AS
02:41:43 OTHERS HAVE NOTED, IT SEEMS FLAWLESS BUT IT'S YOUR WORK. AND STILL
02:41:55 HAVING TROUBLE TALKING WITH YOU AT NIGHT, THAT YOU WORK -- I STILL
02:42:01 DON'T BELIEVE THAT.
02:42:03 MAYBE IT'S THE ALDERMAN BEALE'S MATH THAT CAME UP WITH THOSE
02:42:06 NUMBERS BECAUSE IT'S JUST NOT POSSIBLE. THAT SAID, I REMEMBER ONE
02:42:11 OF OUR FIRST MEETINGS WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE BACK IN 2011-2012, SAID
02:42:18 IT'S TIME TO RETIRE THE CASE OF CHICAGO. YOU CONVINCED ME THAT IT
02:42:22 WAS A MISTAKE TO DO THAT AS YOU ADVANCED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT,
02:42:30 SOMETHING NEW.
02:42:31 THIS LAST CASE SET NEW RECORDS.
02:42:36 IT HAS BEEN PREINVENTED, IT HAS HELPED PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY FROM
02:42:39 AROUND THE WORLD AND THE UNITED STATES FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO
02:42:44 FROM BEING IN THE RED TO BEING IN THE BLACK. YOU HAVE THIS SHOT AND
02:42:57 YOU CAN LET IT HANG, FROM ALL OF US THOUGH SOME OF US HAVE A HEAVY
02:43:04 HEART TO SEE YOU GO, YOU HAVE HELD YOUR HEAD HIGH AND THIS IS
02:43:16 SOMETHING THAT YOU WILL LEAVE FOR ANOTHER GENERATION. MARY, OUR
02:43:19 CITY IS BETTER BECAUSE OF YOUR DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:43:25 THANK YOU.
02:43:28 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:44:06 [ APPLAUSE ]
02:44:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TUNNEY.
02:44:10 >> MR. MAYOR, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. THANK YOU.
02:44:12 >>
02:44:13 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THANK YOU, ALDERMAN ZALEWSKI. AVIATION.
02:44:16 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON
02:44:20 AVIATION WHICH WAS MEETING WAS HELD JULY 18, 2017.
02:44:24 WE HAD TWO ORDINANCES TO CONSIDER.
02:44:27 ITEM NO. 1, ORDINANCE NO. 02017-4918 CONSENT TO TRANSFER OWNERSHIP
02:44:38 OF SUBLEASES. ITEM NO. 2, ORDINANCE NO. SO 2017-4814.
02:44:45 AN AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL CODE 7-385 M.
02:44:52 REGARDING MOBILE FOOD, TRUCKS, STAGING IN AREAS OF AIRPORTS. MR.
02:44:56 PRESIDENT, ITEM NO. 2 WAS COMMENDED ON THE SPACE OF COMMITTEE TO
02:45:02 DELIVER FROM THE ORDINANCE. BOTH ITEMS PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY A
02:45:08 VOICE VOTE. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I
02:45:13 WOULD MOVE TO
02:45:14 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:45:15 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:45:18 MOTION TO RECONSIDER..
02:45:24 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:45:32 >> ALDERMAN DOWELL, HUMAN RELATION.
02:45:36 >> THANK YOU, MS. PRESIDENT, AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
02:45:42 REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RELATIONS A MEETING HELD ON
02:45:47 JULY 17TH.
02:45:48 I RECOMMENDED THE FOLLOWING PASSED ONE REAPPOINTING NORMAN NORIEGA
02:45:57 ON HUMAN RELATIONS FOR A TERM EXPIRING JULY 1, 2020. ITEM NO. 2,
02:46:03 REPOINTING RYAN DUNNIGAN, RAY COSILY AND MOSELEY AS MEMBERS OF THE
02:46:13 CHICAGO COMMISSION ON HUMAN RELATIONS FOR TERMS EXPIRING JULY 1,
02:46:18 2020.
02:46:20 ITEM NO. 3, APPOINTING BALL AN AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL
02:46:25 ON EQUITY FOR A TERM EXPIRING JANUARY 17, 2020, AND ITEM NO. 4,
02:46:33 REAPPOINTMENT AND APPOINTMENT OF DANIEL WHANG AS MEMBER OF THE
02:46:39 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EQUITY FOR A TERM EXPIRING 2020. IF THERE IS NO
02:46:47 OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST
02:46:48 FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND THE
02:46:50 UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER THAT CONCLUDES MY ITEMS.
02:47:01 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:47:04 >> ALDERMAN MORENO, COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
02:47:08 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.
02:47:11 REPORTING FOR YOUR CAPITAL ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
02:47:16 UNDER CONSIDERATION THREE ITEMS WHICH PASSED UNDER COMMITTEE.
02:47:21 R 2017495 SUPPORT THE TAX SNIFF FOR THE PROPERTY AT 2300 AND 2331
02:47:28 SOUTH AVENUE PRESENTED JUNE 28TH BY ALDERMAN SOLIS IN THE 25TH WARD
02:47:35 APPROVED BY A VOICE VOTE.
02:47:39 ITEM NO. R 201496 TAX INCENTIVE FOR PROPERTY AT 2400, APPROVED BY
02:47:52 ALL.
02:47:54 THIS WAS A VOICE VOTE.
02:47:56 FINAL ITEM, SUPPORT OF A CLASSIC TAX INCENTIVE PROPERTY 1937 WEST
02:48:04 WALNUT STREET BY ALDERMAN BURNETT IN THE 27TH WARD. THIS
02:48:08 RECOMMENDATION WAS ALSO CONCURRED WITH A VOICE VOTE.
02:48:11 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR
02:48:13 PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON
02:48:14 THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:48:18 THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:48:20 THANK YOU.
02:48:21 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:48:29 ALDERMAN MITCHELL, HOUSING COMMITTEE.
02:48:32 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL. THE
02:48:35 COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE HELD A MEETING JULY 12, 2017.
02:48:40 PURSUANT TO THAT MEETING I HAVE A SERIES OF REPORTS RECOMMENDING
02:48:45 PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES SPONSORED BY RAHM EMMANUEL,
02:48:54 MAYOR.
02:48:55 BY A SALE IN THE 15TH WARD AND 20TH WARD AND THE ALDERMAN WISHES TO
02:49:06 BE RECORDING VOTING NO.
02:49:08 THESE ORDINANCES WERE PASSED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
02:49:11 PRESENT AT THE COMMITTEE MEETING.
02:49:14 THE FINAL ITEM HEARD ON JULY 12TH, WAS A NEGOTIATED SALE OF CITY
02:49:19 OWNED PROPERTY AT THE 26 WARD.
02:49:21 THE ORDINANCE WAS RECOMMENDED BY ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT.
02:49:26 ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE WISHING TO BE RECORDING VOTING NO ON THIS
02:49:31 ITEM. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS
02:49:32 BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF
02:49:33 FINANCE AND THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:49:39 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:49:45 ALDERMAN MITTS, COMMITTEE ON LICENSING.
02:49:54 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, BEFORE I MAKE MY REPORT, I WOULD
02:49:59 LIKE TO RECOGNIZE A STUDENT IN MY WARD WHO IS HERE TODAY. WE HAVE
02:50:05 WITH US MS. AZARA BAKER.
02:50:13 PLEASE STAND.
02:50:14 [ APPLAUSE ] AND SHE'S ACCOMPANIED.
02:50:19 YOU ALL LOOK AT THAT YOUNG LADY REAL GOOD BECAUSE SHE HAS A DESIRE
02:50:24 TO ALREADY BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT WHEN SHE GROWS UP IN THE UNITED
02:50:32 STATES OF AMERICA. SHE'S ALREADY A GREAT LEADER AND SHE'S
02:50:37 ACCOMPANIED BY ONE OF HER GREAT LEADERS.
02:50:40 CAN YOU PLEASE STAND AS WELL?
02:50:42 [ APPLAUSE ] THAT'S MS. AKIA WILLIAMS AND MR. ANDY EVER HEART HERE
02:50:54 WITH US. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE AND KEEP THE DREAM
02:50:59 ALIVE.
02:51:00 THANK YOU.
02:51:01 NOW I CAN PROCEED WITH MY REPORT, MADAM PRESIDENT. TO THE MEMBERS
02:51:03 OF THE CITY COUNCIL REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND
02:51:07 CONSUMER PROTECTION.
02:51:08 WE HELD A MEETING ON JULY 19, 2017, TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING
02:51:20 ORDINANCE.
02:51:23 ITEM NO. 2017-4859 THROUGH 20174879 TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE CITY
02:51:35 OF CHICAGO OF A ZONE OF SHARING HOUSING AND VACATION RENTALS.
02:51:41 ALDERMAN QUINN FROM THE 13TH WARD.
02:51:46 WE HAD EIGHT REGARDING MORATORIUM IN THE 20TH WARD, 12, 37, 29, 31,
02:51:55 34 AND 47.
02:51:58 THESE RECOMMENDATION WERE CONCURRED BY THE VOICE VOTE BY MEMBERS OF
02:52:03 THE COMMITTEE ON JULY 19, 2017.
02:52:06 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
02:52:07 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
02:52:08 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
02:52:10 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:52:19 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:52:21 >> THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:52:25 MADAM PRESIDENT.
02:52:26 >> ALDERMAN BURNETT.
02:52:27 COMMITTEE ON TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.
02:52:32 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
02:52:35 TRAFFIC SAFETY WHICH A MEETING WAS HELD WEDNESDAY JULY 19, 2017.
02:52:40 BEFORE THE COMMITTEE THERE WERE 215 ITEMS.
02:52:49 THERE WERE 202 ROUTINE ITEMS THAT PASSED AND 11 ITEMS THAT DID NOT
02:52:56 PASS. THERE WAS A SUBSTITUTE ITEM PASSED BY ALDERMAN LAURINO AND
02:53:07 CONCERNING CURB LOADING ZONE.
02:53:08 THERE WAS ONE AMENDMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE INTRODUCED BY THE
02:53:14 CLERK ANNA VALENCIA, SECTION 9-64-115 RE-FUELING PARKING
02:53:22 RESTRICTIONS FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL ZONES. IF THERE
02:53:30 IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE THIS PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:53:37 THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:53:39 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:53:41 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS. PUBLIC SAFETY.
02:53:43 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
02:53:48 PUBLIC SAFETY WHICH HELD A MEETING JULY 17, 2017.
02:53:54 I HEREBY RECOMMEND THOSE HEREBY PASS.
02:53:57 ITEM CALLS FOR A HEARING CAUSING FOR RESOLUTION TO DISPROPORTIONATE
02:54:01 THE NUMBER OF BLACK VICTIMS IN MISSING PERSON CASES IN OTHER
02:54:07 CRIMES. ITEM NO. 2, A 201773, REAPPOINTMENT OF EVA DINA DELGADO AND
02:54:17 STEVE FLORES AS MEMBERS OF THE CHICAGO POLICE BOARD.
02:54:20 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:54:21 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:54:22 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER
02:54:27 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:54:56 >> ALDERMAN O'CONNOR.
02:55:03 >> RELATED TO THE ITEM.
02:55:07 THE MATTER WAS PASSED SUCCESSFULLY.
02:55:08 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:55:16 PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS THAT THERE WILL BE NO OBJECTION.
02:55:20 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:55:21 THANK YOU.
02:55:28 ALDERMAN BEALE, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION.
02:55:40 >> MADAM PRESIDENT FOR COMMITTEE MEETING ON JULY 17, 2017.
02:55:45 THE IMAGINE WERE PASSED BY THOSE PRESENT.
02:55:50 ITEM INCLUDES 203 ORDINANCES FOR GRANT OF PRIVILEGE BY THE LOCAL
02:55:55 ALDERMAN. LET THE RECORD REFLECT ITEM 2017-5275 FOR CAPITAL IN AN
02:56:04 IN THE SECOND WAR, ALDERMAN MALDONADO WOULD LIKE TO RECUSE HIMSELF
02:56:09 UNDER THIS RULE 14.
02:56:10 MOVING FORWARD ON PAGE 19 AND 20 INCLUDE 20 CANOPIES INTRODUCED BY
02:56:23 LOCAL ALDERMAN, PAGE 25, INCLUDED BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN AND 13, AND
02:56:34 PAGE 32 INCLUDE TWO ORDINANCES FOR TRANSPORTATION ITEMS INTRODUCED
02:56:37 BY THE LOCAL ALDERMAN. I REQUEST THESE MATTERS BE PLACED IN THE
02:56:42 OMNIBUS. THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:56:45 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:56:48 >> ALDERMAN SOLIS ON ZONING.
02:56:50 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. CONFIRMING YOUR COMMITTEE MEETING
02:56:59 FOR ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
02:57:03 THE FOLLOWING WERE PASSED BY THOSE PRESENT.
02:57:10 PAGE 5 REGARDING LAND USE. PAGE 6 CONTAINS ONE BUSINESS ID SIGN AND
02:57:19 WAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY DO NOT PASS. PAGE 6 ALSO CONTAINS TWO
02:57:26 HISTORICAL LANDMARK FEE WAIVERS.
02:57:27 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
02:57:28 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
02:57:29 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER
02:57:40 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:57:43 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.
02:57:48 >> ALDERMAN?
02:57:49 >> I WOULD LIKE THE CLERK TO READ THE RESOLUTION.
02:57:53 >> PLEASE READ THE RESOLUTION.
02:57:55 >> WHEREAS A HERO RETIRING FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
02:57:59 WHEREAS A LONG RESIDENT OF CHICAGO ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE, WENT TO
02:58:15 COUNTY SHARE ACADEMY AND STUDY CRIMINAL JUSTICE.
02:58:18 WHEREAS OFFICER HAS SERVED 20 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, 5 WITH COOK
02:58:22 COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND 23 YEARS WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.
02:58:23 WHEREAS OFFICER FLITS, OBTAINED AWARDS AND ONE NATO SUMMIT SERVICE
02:58:40 AWARD AND ONE DEPLOYMENT AWARD.
02:58:42 IN HIS CAREER HE HAS MADE OVER 1100 ARREST AND RECOVERED 222 GUNS.
02:59:01 HE COMMITTED TO THESE. ONCE OFFICERS LOCATED THE OFFENDER HE HELD
02:59:09 HIMSELF HOSTAGE WITH A DEVICE AND SHOT HIMSELF. THE OFFICER
02:59:15 IMMEDIATELY RENDERED AID AND UNTIL A BOMB COULD INSTALL A ROBOT.
02:59:24 WHERE HAS HE'S BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT
02:59:29 HONORABLE MENTION. EACH TIME DEMONSTRATING HIS SKILLS AND MAKING
02:59:36 CHICAGO A SPECIAL PLACE. WHEREAS OFFICER CLIFF HAS GONE ABOVE AND
02:59:43 BEYOND TO HELPING POLICE FOSTER A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE
02:59:52 COMMUNITY AND POLICE. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE
03:00:01 MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
03:00:04 ASSEMBLE THIS 26TH DAY OF JULY 2017, DO HEREBY HONOR OFFICER JOHN
03:00:10 BLITZ FOR MANY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR OUR CITY TO IMPROVING HEALTH AND
03:00:22 SAFETY.
03:00:23 WE WISH JOHN CONTINUED SUCCESS AND BE IT FURTHER REVOLVED THAT THIS
03:00:31 COPY WILL BE PLACED IN HIS FILE.
03:00:37 >> ALDERMAN OSTERMAN?
03:00:39 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE HIM FOR MAKING
03:00:46 MY COMMUNITY SAFER.
03:00:49 THAT IS OFFICER JACK FLIFK.
03:00:54 HE'S BEEN A PATROL MAN IN THE HEART OF MY WARD FOR GOING ON 6 YEARS
03:01:01 NOW.
03:01:02 AND IN HIS EFFORTS HE'S WORKED WITH THE COMMUNITY RESIDENTS, WITH
03:01:06 BUSINESS OWNERS TO STOP THE VIOLENCE.
03:01:12 IT'S A DIFFERENT STREET TODAY BECAUSE OF THAT AND THE REST OF MY
03:01:17 NEIGHBORHOOD HAS DROPPED IN CRIME. HE HAS BEEN WORKING IN
03:01:21 PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DISTRICT.
03:01:23 IN COORDINATION WITH THE CITY OF CHICAGO HE'S TAKEN 262 GUNS OFF
03:01:28 THE STREET. HE IS THE GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO POLICE
03:01:35 DEPARTMENT AND WHAT MAKES THIS CITY SAFE AND WORKS WITH RESIDENTS
03:01:40 IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY SAFE.
03:01:44 I WANT US TO THANK HIM AND GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND THANK
03:01:49 HIS COMMUNITY FOR HIS SERVICE.
03:01:52 [ APPLAUSE ]
03:02:10 >> OFFICER FLIFK, ON BEHALF OF THE CITY COUNCIL, I WANT TO THANK
03:02:14 YOU FOR ALL THE FINE WORK YOU HAVE DONE OVER THE YEARS. THANK YOU
03:02:20 VERY MUCH.
03:02:21 >>
03:02:30 >> ALDERMAN ARENA?
03:02:32 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, I MOVE TO SPEND THE RULES FOR THE
03:02:35 READING OF A RESOLUTION.
03:02:36 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:02:38 THE CLERK WILL READ THE RESOLUTION.
03:02:41 >> WHEREAS MICHAEL WAS BORN APRIL 30, 1947, AND PASSED AWAY JUNE
03:02:51 2017.
03:02:52 WHEREAS HE WAS A STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL AND WHEREAS
03:02:57 1975 AT THE AGE OF 26 TOOK ON THE BACK MACHINE AS A STATE
03:03:04 REPRESENTATIVE AND SERVED TWO TERMS IN THE HONORABLE ASSEMBLY
03:03:07 WHEREAS HE SERVED AS A DELEGATE TO THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL
03:03:12 CONVENTION IN 1980.
03:03:14 WHERE AS HE'S A LEADING SANTA PROGRESSIVE VOICE IN POLITICS
03:03:22 WHEREAS HE JOINED THE WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATION DURING THE MAYOR'S
03:03:27 FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE AND SERVING AS MAYOR WASHINGTON ON ONE OF HIS
03:03:37 MOST AGGRESSIVE POLICY INITIATIVES AND WITH THE SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE
03:03:41 OF AN ETHICS ORDINANCE AND TAXING INDUSTRY. WHEREAS HE STAYED ON
03:03:45 THE ADMINISTRATION OF MAYOR AND EUGENE SAWYER IN THE 1988 AND TOOK
03:03:55 OVER HIS FATHER'S METAL BUSINESS AND QUADRUPLING HIS ANNUAL
03:04:01 REVENUE. WHERE HE EXPANDING HIS BUSINESS AN ACQUIRING STAMP TOOL
03:04:07 ART ESPECIALLY AND BOND PLATING.
03:04:11 WHEREAS RUNNING HIS BUSINESS AND PROVIDING JOBS IN CHICAGO, HE
03:04:15 SERVED TWO TERMS AS VICE CHAIRMAN UNDER GOVERNOR PATRICK QUINN.
03:04:23 WHEREAS MR. OLSKY WAS THE ADVOCATE FOR THE INDUSTRY AND CHAIRMAN OF
03:04:29 THE ASSOCIATION WHERE CHAMPIONED BENEFITS KEEPING SMALL BEFORES IN
03:04:33 ILLINOIS AND KEEPING THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND OTHER ISSUES.
03:04:39 WHEREAS HE WAS MARRIED TO MARY AND HAD TWO CHILDREN WHO WORKED
03:04:48 ALONGSIDE HIS FATHER AND ANNIE PRECEDED HIM IN THIS PASSING.
03:04:56 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
03:04:58 CITY COUNCIL CITY OF CHICAGO DO HEREBY EXPRESS OUR HEARTFELT
03:05:09 CONDOLENCES TO HIS PASSING AND A COPY BE PRESENTED TO HIS FAMILY AS
03:05:15 A PART OF OUR GRATITUDE.
03:05:22 >> ALDERMAN ARENA.
03:05:23 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I APPRECIATE THE COUNCIL REMEMBERING
03:05:30 MR. OLENSKY.
03:05:31 HE IS INFLUENTIAL IN MY CAREER. HE HAD A GREAT EFFECT ON THE
03:05:39 NORTHWEST SIDE SERVING POLITICS BOTH IN THE LOCAL LEVEL AND THE
03:05:43 STATE LEVEL AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR HIS DISTRICT ON THE NORTH WEST
03:05:50 SIDE.
03:05:51 HE WAS A FIERCE ADVOCATE FOR MANUFACTURING AND JOBS CREATION IN
03:05:56 CHICAGO.
03:05:58 I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE AS WE TALK TODAY ABOUT PLAN MANUFACTURING
03:06:03 DISTRICT AND HOW WE REENVISION THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE
03:06:11 THAT WE SPEAK ABOUT AND MR. OLENSKY'S IF THE CONTRIBUTION WITH THE
03:06:17 ILLINOIS MANUFACTURES ASSOCIATION.
03:06:20 I WANTED TO UNFORTUNATELY HIS WIFE MARY AND SON COULDN'T BE HERE.
03:06:27 SHE IS AN INCREDIBLY PRIVATE PERSON. I WANT TO INTRODUCE THIS
03:06:35 RESOLUTION TO HER AS SHE STOOD BY HER HUSBAND FOR MANY YEARS AND
03:06:40 HER SON FOLLOWING THE FOOTSTEPS AND RUNNING THE COMPANY HE BUILT
03:06:44 WITH HIS FATHER.
03:06:45 IT'S A GREAT HONOR TO BRING THIS RESOLUTION FORWARD AND I LOOK
03:06:48 FORWARD TO PRESENTING IT TO THEM.
03:06:54 >> INDEED THE HOLLINSKY NAME HAS BEEN A NAME IN THE WEST SIDE FOR
03:07:05 MANY YEARS.
03:07:06 >> ALDERMAN BURKE?
03:07:09 >> HE WAS A FRIEND AND HE QUICKLY GRADUATED. IN FACT HE WAS VERY
03:07:18 ACTIVE IN THE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AS THE INDUSTRIAL CRAFT AND DID
03:07:23 A LOT TO MODERNIZE THAT AREA.
03:07:25 IN FACT HE WAS ONE OF THE ONES THAT FIRST RECEIVED THE INSTALLING
03:07:31 OF THE CAMERAS IN THE INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE TO MONITOR ACTIVITY AS
03:07:38 ONE OF THE FIRST MANUFACTURING DISTRICTS IN THE CITY THAT EMPLOYED
03:07:42 THAT TECHNIQUE AND WENT A LONG WAY TO IMPROVE IN THE CONFIDENCE OF
03:07:51 PEOPLE WHO HAD FACTORIES IN THAT AREA AND MOVED IN AN EXPAND.
03:07:56 I WAS REALLY QUITE SHOCKED TO LEARN OF HIS DEMISE AND WANT TO
03:08:01 EXTEND TO HIS FAMILY MY PERSONAL CONDOLENCES.
03:08:09 THAT HE HAS SERVED SO WELL WHEN HE ACTED ON THE FOUNDATION. THANK
03:08:14 YOU.
03:08:15 >> THANK YOU.
03:08:16 >> ALDERMAN ARENA, DID YOU WANT TO MOVE FOR THE ADOPTION OF THIS IN
03:08:20 THE OMNIBUS?
03:08:21 >> YES.
03:08:22 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:08:27 ALL MATTERS ON THE AGREED CALENDAR?
03:08:29 >> YOUR HONOR, THERE ARE SOME MATTERS ON THE AGREED CALENDAR THAT I
03:08:37 WOULD LIKE TO FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO LEAVE OF THE BODY TO ADD
03:08:48 MATTERS FOR THE MAYOR'S OFFICE FOR ALDERMAN TUNNEY, ALDERMAN MELL,
03:08:55 ALDERMAN LOPEZ, ALDERMAN RAMIREZ-ROSA, ALDERMAN CAPULMAN, ALDERMAN
03:09:05 LOPEZ, ALDERMAN ARENA, MYSELF, ALDERMAN VILLEGAS, AND WITH THOSE
03:09:20 ADDITIONS, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE AGREED CALENDAR.
03:09:32 THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CONGRATULATORY AND DEATH RESOLUTIONS BUT ONE
03:09:43 MATTER THAT I ADDED TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR WHICH I THINK MUST BE
03:09:52 WORTHY OF SOME ATTENTION AND I HOPE EVERYBODY WILL AGREE WITH ME
03:09:58 INCLUDED IN THE CONSENT CALENDAR A RESOLUTION EXTENDING OUR BEST
03:10:06 WISHES TO A PERSON WHO I THINK IS A REAL AMERICAN HERO.
03:10:12 SENATOR MCCAIN, WHO IS CONFRONTING A TREMENDOUS HEALTH ISSUE NOW.
03:10:21 WE MIGHT NOT AGREE WITH SOME OF HIS POLITICAL POSITIONS, AND I KNOW
03:10:28 MANY HAVE BEEN PROPOSED BY THE PRESIDENT. I THINK IN TERMS OF
03:10:32 MODERN AMERICA HEROES, AFTER SPENDING FIVE 1/2 YEARS IN PRISON OF
03:10:41 WAR IN VIETNAM, AND REFUSING TO TAKE AN EARLY RELEASE WHICH MOST
03:10:49 SUPPORTED HIM, AT LEAST SET AN EXAMPLE OF NOT ONLY A GREAT NAVY
03:10:53 OFFICER, BUT A GREAT AMERICAN.
03:10:54 I WOULD HOPE THAT ALL OF US WOULD JOIN IN AND EXPRESS TO SENATOR
03:11:01 MCCAIN AND HIS FAMILY OUR BEST WISHES FOR EXPEDIENT AND QUICK
03:11:08 RECOVERY AND ADMIRATION FOR WHAT HE HAS REPRESENTED THIS GREAT
03:11:16 NATION OF OURS.
03:11:17 HIS SPEECH ON HIS RETURN TO THE SENATE YESTERDAY IS AN EXAMPLE OF
03:11:24 WHAT HE STRIVES FOR IN COOPERATION REGARDLESS OF OUR POLITICAL
03:11:34 AFFILIATION THAT AS DMIRL BIRKE SAID TWO AND THIS UNDER SCORED THE
03:11:53 WISDOM.
03:11:54 I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU WILL JOIN ME WITH VOTING IN FAVOR OF THE
03:12:00 CONSENT CALENDAR.
03:12:01 APPROVE SENATOR MCCAIN WITH PRAYERS.
03:12:05 >> I'M SURE WE ALL HAVE HIM IN OUR PRAYERS.
03:12:08 HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:12:12 NEW BUSINESS, THE CLERK WILL CALL THE WARDS BEGINNING WITH THE
03:12:18 FIRST.
03:12:28 >>CLERK: CLAIMS, LICENSES EXEMPTION REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:12:33 FINANCE.
03:12:34 ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, SIGNS REFERRED TO THE
03:12:45 COMMITTEE ON LOOPS # LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:12:51 ALDERMAN HOPKINS ALDERMAN DOWELL PROPOSED A RESOLUTION ON A HEARING
03:12:54 OF A CREATION OF A SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
03:13:03 REFERRED TO A JOINT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE.
03:13:12 ALDERMAN HARRIS, PROPOSED A RESOLUTION REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:13:18 ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:13:24 AN ORDINANCE FOR NEGATIVE SALES AND MARGARET VALUES. REFERRED TO
03:13:26 THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:13:32 ALDERMAN GARZA A PROPOSING RESOLUTION ON EAST 96TH STREETS.
03:13:41 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:13:51 STANDARDS.
03:13:52 ALDERMAN CARDENAS HAS A PROPOSAL FORREFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:14:02 RULES AND ETHICS.
03:14:04 TO UPDATE STATUS AND TIMELINES FOR THE 2016 TIMELINES FOR CHICAGO
03:14:09 OPERATIONS.
03:14:10 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:14:15 >> ALDERMAN CARDENAS AND OTHERS CALL FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE
03:14:19 AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING AND
03:14:23 REAL ESTATE.
03:14:24 ALDERMAN QUINN HAS THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR THE 22 PRECINCT AND 8
03:14:34 PRECINCT AS RESTRICTED RESIDENTIAL ZONES PROHIBITING HOUSING FOR
03:14:40 VACATION.
03:14:41 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:14:48 ALDERMAN LOPEZ HAS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR SECTION 4, 244140 TO
03:14:56 PREVENT THE CERTAIN AREAS.
03:14:58 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ONS LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:15:07 ALDERMAN A PROPOSED ORDINANCE CONCERNING RELATION AND MOTOR FUEL
03:15:12 DISPENSING DEVICES AND OBSTRUCTION OF EQUIPMENT IN FILLING STATIONS.
03:15:15 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:15:19 ALDERMAN FOULKES HAS PRESENTED AN AMENDED CODE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL
03:15:24 PACKAGES FOR SOUTH MAIN AVENUE.
03:15:25 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:15:31 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS HAS AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES.
03:15:35 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:15:40 ALDERMAN FOULKES AND LOPEZ TO PROPOSE AMENDMENT REFERRED TO THE
03:15:50 COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:15:53 ALDERMAN SOLIS HAS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING CODE 406023 TO
03:16:03 ALLOW SALE OF LIQUOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND
03:16:07 CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:16:08 ALDERMAN MALDONADO HAS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR MR. AND MS.
03:16:23 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:16:31 STANDARDS.
03:16:32 ALDERMAN AND OTHERS FOR A RESOLUTION FOR VOTING IN ILLINOIS AND
03:16:38 HONORING BRUCE RONNER TO SIGN THE BILL.
03:16:41 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON BUDGET AND GOVERNMENT OPERATION.
03:16:48 ALDERMAN, AMENDING A CODE CONCERNING CONFINEMENT OF ANIMALS IN
03:16:54 UNATTENDED MOTOR VEHICLES.
03:16:55 THIS IS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:17:02 ALDERMAN VILLEGAS PROPOSED A CODE FROM ENTERING A CONTRACT INTO
03:17:07 ENTERING INTO SOCIAL ENTERPRISES PROVIDING WALLS ALONG THE UNITED
03:17:13 STATES BORDER.
03:17:14 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
03:17:16 YOU'LL ALDERMAN SPOSATO, TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
03:17:21 LICENSES REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER
03:17:27 PROTECTION.
03:17:28 ALDERMAN LAURINO PROPOSED SIGN BOARDS.
03:17:31 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON LAKDZ. ZONING, LANDMARK AND
03:17:49 BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:17:50 ALDERMAN NAPOLITANO FOR LIQUOR LICENSE. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE
03:17:51 ON ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:17:55 ALDERMAN REILLY, A PROPOSED ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE BY DEFINING
03:18:03 TECHNOLOGY START UP COMPANIES FOR WHICH TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE IS TO
03:18:09 SOUGHT AND RENTAL PROPERTY BY INTERNET WEBSITE OR APPLICATION.
03:18:11 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:18:15 ALDERMAN REILLY ALSO HAS A PROPOSED ORDINANCE FOR SIGN BOARDS
03:18:19 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:18:28 STANDARDS.
03:18:29 ALDERMAN, FOR SIGNS ON BROADWAY, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON
03:18:32 ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:18:35 SIGN BOARDS, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND
03:18:38 BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:18:42 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS AMENDING CODE TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES,
03:18:46 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:18:52 ALDERMAN JOSEPH MOORE AMENDING THE CODE TO DISALLOW ADDITIONAL
03:18:56 PACKAGES REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER
03:19:00 PROTECTION.
03:19:10 ALDERMAN BURKE, CONCERNING PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FIREARMS
03:19:19 HELD BY MINORS.
03:19:22 >> REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON --
03:19:32 >> ALDERMAN REBOYRAS TO REQUIRE SPECIAL USE PROPOSAL FOR MEDICAL
03:19:41 SERVICES.
03:19:42 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:19:49 STANDARDS.
03:19:50 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS UNTIL HEARING ARE CONVENED BEFORE CITY COUNCIL TO
03:19:54 DETERMINE THE LEGAL LIABILITY.
03:19:55 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AVIATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND
03:20:01 AUDIT.
03:20:02 THE
03:20:12 >> ALDERMAN LAURINO TO ALLOW PORTION OF PACKAGE LICENSES.
03:20:15 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:20:22 ALDERMAN LAURINO, FIELD JONES WAY.
03:20:23 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WAY.
03:20:34 ALDERMAN LAURINO, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:20:43 >> ALDERMAN BURKE CALLING ON THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND
03:20:46 THE UNITED STATES SENATOR OF ILLINOIS AND TAMMY DUCKWORTH TO PASS
03:20:54 THE BILL. THIS HAS BEEN REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RELATIONS.
03:21:03 REQUIRING THE CITY COUNCIL SETTLEMENT CLAIMS JUDGMENT AND VERDICTS
03:21:13 TO $1,000 OR MORE. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:21:22 >> ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.
03:21:52 >> I ASK FOR SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO GO BACK TO THE ORDER OF NEW
03:21:57 BUSINESS TO ACCEPT A RESOLUTION FROM MYSELF AND ALDERMAN BEALE AND
03:22:06 THE FURTHER OF THE MATTER.
03:22:09 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:23:12 >> ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.
03:23:15 >> YOUR HONOR, I SENT THE CLERK THE APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL OF
03:23:21 PROCEEDING.
03:23:22 I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY CHANGES OR MATTERS TO BE ADAPTED.
03:23:28 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:23:29 >> AYE.
03:23:31 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION IS CARRIED.
03:23:39 >> UNFINISHED BUSINESS?
03:23:42 >> YOUR HONOR, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY MATTERS OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
03:23:54 NONE OF THEM.
03:23:59 >> MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
03:24:00 >> YOUR HONOR I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
03:24:08 >> DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING.
03:24:11 >> YOUR HONOR I SENT TO THE CLERK THE DATE OF THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL
03:24:18 SEPTEMBER 6, 2017.
03:24:21 AT 9:30 A.M..
03:24:23 NOT 10.
03:24:24 >> CLERK, PLEASE READ THE STATEMENT.
03:24:28 >> ALDERMAN BURKE HAS SET THE MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER IN CITY HALL.
03:24:38 >> ROLL CALL.
03:24:42 >>
03:24:49 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
03:24:55 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, KING, GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN,
03:25:01 BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN, BROOKINS,
03:25:11 MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
03:25:19 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
03:25:26 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLAGES, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
03:25:30 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN,
03:25:36 MOORE, SILVERSTEIN.
03:25:37 >> ON THE OMNIBUS.
03:25:39 >> A MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE ITEM.
03:25:41 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:25:42 >> AYE.
03:25:43 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION FAILS. ALDERMAN BURKE ON A MOTION TO
03:25:48 ADJOURN.
03:25:49 >> MADAM PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE CITY COUNCIL DO ADJOURN AND WISH ALL
03:25:52 THE MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL AND THE MAYOR OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
03:25:57 EXECUTIVE BRANCH A SAFE AND A HEALTHY BREAK DURING THE MONTH OF
03:26:07 AUGUST UNTIL WE RETURN IN SEPTEMBER.
03:26:09 GOOD LUCK, GOOD HEALTH AND STAY SAFE.
03:26:13 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:26:14 >> AYE.
03:26:16 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION IS CARRIED AND THE COUNCIL IS
03:26:20 ADJOURNED.
03:26:21 [ MEETING IS ADJOURNED ]