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00:00:03 [ GAVEL ] RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR
00:00:06 >> COUNCIL WILL COME TO ORDER.
00:00:09 >>CLERK, PLEASE CALL THE ROLL.
00:00:11 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
00:00:19 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, SADLOWSKI-GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN,
00:00:34 BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN,
00:00:46 BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
00:01:02 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
00:01:23 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
00:01:38 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN,
00:01:52 JOE MOORE, SILVERSTEIN, YOUR HONOR, WE HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT.
00:02:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: WE HAVE A QUORUM.
00:02:11 AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE EVERYONE TO PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE
00:02:15 WHICH WILL LED BY CARRIE AUSTIN, CHAIRMAN OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE.
00:02:20 I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND
00:02:21 TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD,
00:02:22 INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
00:02:35 >> PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE INVOCATION WILL BE DELIVERED BY
00:02:48 FATHER MANALY.
00:02:53 >> GOD, OUR CREATOR, WE PRAISE YOU THIS DAY, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR
00:03:01 GIFTS.
00:03:02 WE THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR YOUR HOLY WORD FOR THIS WE GIVE YOU
00:03:07 THANKS. WE RECALL THIS MORNING THE WORDS OF THE PROPHETS FROM THE
00:03:12 OLD TESTAMENT.
00:03:13 THIS IS WHAT IS ASKED OF YOU OH, PEOPLE OF GOD.
00:03:14 WE ASK LOVE TENDERLY. WE ASK YOUR BLESSINGS UPON OUR CITY COUNCIL OF
00:03:29 CHICAGO.
00:03:30 WE ASK YOU TO BLESS THEM THIS DAY OF THIS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 21ST.
00:03:37 MAY ALL DECISIONS BE MADE OUT OF TENDER LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THE
00:03:40 COMMON GOOD FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF
00:03:45 CHICAGO.
00:03:46 THE CITY THAT HAS THE BEST PIZZA ANYWHERE AND THAT IS FOR YOU, NEW
00:03:51 YORK. AMEN.
00:03:52 MAY ALL OF US LEADERS SPEAK AND ACT FROM OUR HEART AND DO WHAT IS
00:04:00 RIGHT AND WHAT IS JUST.
00:04:02 BLESS US ALL, BLESS OUR DAY.
00:04:05 MAY WE END OUR DAY PLEASING TO YOU, GOD, WITH GOD'S BLESSINGS, AMEN,
00:04:17 AMEN. RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR TO CLARIFY THE FATHER LIKES THICK PIZZA
00:04:42 WITH EVERYTHING ON IT.
00:04:44 IS THAT RIGHT? THAT WOULD BE THE BEGINNING OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT
00:04:47 PERIOD. WE NOW GO TO PUBLIC COMMENT.
00:04:51 CLERK?
00:04:52 >>CLERK: THE COUNCIL WILL NOW BEGIN THE PUBLIC COMMENT
00:04:57 PERIOD FOR 30 MINUTES. ANY WRITTEN COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED
00:05:01 WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY CLERK'S DESK.
00:05:05 THE FIRST SPEAKER IS MR. GEORGE CLAY MORE.
00:05:17 PUBLIC SPEAKER: CITIZENS AND MEMBERS OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS.
00:05:22 WHENEVER THE SPEAKERS COME UP TO SPEAK, HONORABLE MAYOR AND ALDERMAN
00:05:28 SHOULD STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND LISTEN TO THE SPEAKERS. YOU
00:05:36 SHOULD HAVE SOME DECORUM HERE.
00:05:39 YOU SHOULDN'T STAND UP AND MEET UP AND SOCIALIZE AT THIS TIME. THIS
00:05:45 IS WHY WE HAVE THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS. HOWEVER, SOME OF YOU ARE
00:05:49 ARROGANT AND YOU ARE NOT RESPECTFUL TO YOUR ELDERS. I'M TALKING TO
00:05:55 THOSE WHO ARE TALKING WHILE I'M TALKING. TURNING YOUR BACK AND
00:05:59 TALKING TO EACH OTHER.
00:06:02 YOU TWO RIGHT HERE. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE LISTENING TO ME. YOU ARE
00:06:05 A PUBLIC SERVER AND YOU ARE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE. IF YOU WANT TO
00:06:09 TALK TO HER, YOU TALK TO HER AT ANOTHER TIME. THAT'S NOT THE TIME TO
00:06:15 TALK.
00:06:16 I DON'T WANT MY MINUTES TO BE GOING.
00:06:19 YOU ARE ARROGANT AND YOU ARE A BULLY AND YOU ARE DISRESPECTFUL. SIT
00:06:26 DOWN AND LISTEN TO THE PUBLIC. WE PAY YOU. DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE?
00:06:31 YOU ARE A PUBLIC SERVANT.
00:06:39 WE PAY YOUR SALARY AND WE WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO THE CITIZENS WHO
00:06:43 COME HERE TO SPEAK.
00:06:44 NOW, HAVE A SEAT.
00:06:46 STOP IT.
00:06:47 I CAME HERE TO SPEAK AND I WANT YOU TO LISTEN OR PLAY LIKE YOU ARE
00:06:53 LISTENING.
00:06:54 YOU TOO ARE VERY DISRESPECTFUL AND I'M SEEING MY MINUTES.
00:06:59 I HAD ANOTHER AGENDA THAT I WAS GOING TO SPEAK ON. I'M GOING TO
00:07:03 CONCENTRATE MY 3 MINUTES ON YOU TWO NOW. THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO
00:07:08 FOCUS ON, YOU TWO.
00:07:10 IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO HER, GO IN ANOTHER VENUE IN ANOTHER SETTING
00:07:18 AND TURN ON THAT CONVERSATION.
00:07:19 NOT WHEN THE PUBLIC COME UP TO SPEAK.
00:07:21 YOU ARE GOING TO STAY AND RIGHT ON YOU TOO BECAUSE IT HAPPENED IN
00:07:28 THIS PUBLIC STANCE. YOU ALL DISRESPECT US. YOU SEE US AS A NUISANCE,
00:07:33 I SEE YOU AS A NUISANCE. I SEE YOU AS ARROGANT.
00:07:38 I SEE YOU AS BULLYING THE SYSTEM TELLING ME I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO
00:07:47 YOU.
00:07:48 SO, MY MINUTES WILL CONCENTRATE.
00:07:49 THIS HAS TO STOP. THE CITIZENS AND THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS, WE WANT YOU
00:07:56 TO LISTEN AND HEAR US AND BE SEATED AND TREAT US WITH DIGNITY AND
00:08:06 RESPECT.
00:08:07 I HAD ANOTHER AGENDA -- I WAS GOING TO TALK TO. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE
00:08:15 A QUORUM AND YOU PASS LAWS. THAT'S ILLEGAL.
00:08:19 >>CLERK: THANK YOU.
00:08:21 YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.
00:08:25 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS
00:08:32 ( CALLING NAMES )
00:08:39 PUBLIC SPEAKER: HALLELUJAH! GREETINGS.
00:08:43 FIRST OF ALL, I OBJECT TO HAVE TO TALK TO THE BACK OF PEOPLE THAT
00:08:48 HAVE BEEN HIRED BY THE PEOPLE TO REPRESENT THE VOICES OF THE PEOPLE.
00:08:53 AND THE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT 16 SHOTS IN A COVER UP.
00:08:59 THE PEOPLE DID NOT WANT PEOPLE TORTURED IN HOLDING CELLS. THE PEOPLE
00:09:07 DID NOT WANT $1.3 MILLION PAID TO DEFEND STATUTORY ILLEGAL SETTLERS
00:09:21 WHO MADE THE CHOICE TO LEAVE THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEIR
00:09:28 GRANDPARENTS BEHIND INTO THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY AND THEY CAN CHOOSE
00:09:32 TO GO BACK HOME WHERE THEY CAME FROM AND TAKE THEIR FAMILIES WITH
00:09:43 THEM.
00:09:44 WE DID NOT APPRECIATE WHAT THE TAX REBATE DOLLARS BEING YOU TO
00:09:53 REPRESENT THE INTEREST THAT DID NOT VOTE YOU INTO OFFICE. WE DO NOT
00:09:58 APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TO TALK TO THE BACKS OF CHAIRS AND
00:10:02 YOU DISRESPECT THE PEOPLE THAT VOTED YOU INTO OFFICE TO BE THEIR
00:10:10 VOICE.
00:10:12 I OPPOSE THE TAX ON 911.
00:10:19 OUR LIFE GIVING LIFE SERVICE NUMBER.
00:10:22 I OPPOSE IT AS IT IS AND I THINK IT SHOULD BE AMENDED TO ADD EXEMPT
00:10:28 STATUS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND PEOPLE OF A CERTAIN INCOME WHO HAVE
00:10:33 BEEN MOST IMPACTED BY THE PATTERNS AND PRACTICES ACCORDING TO THE
00:10:39 JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JANUARY 13, 2017, WHEN THE POLICE OFFICERS
00:10:45 CREATED SITUATIONS TO USE DEADLY FORCE ON MOSTLY CRIMES AGAINST
00:10:55 HUMANITY DESCENDANT WHICH THE UNITED STATES SAID IN 2015 WAS THE
00:10:59 GREATEST HOLOCAUST IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN KIND.
00:11:02 I THINK YOU NEED TO CHECKOUT THE DEFINITION OF GENOCIDE.
00:11:10 ONE OF THOSE DEFINITIONS IS YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE GROUP.
00:11:17 AND THAT GROUP INCLUDES SLAVES AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, GENOCIDE
00:11:25 DESCENDANT AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TORTURED.
00:11:28 THOSE ARE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP. EVERYBODY DO NOT QUALIFY AS MEMBERS
00:11:37 OF THE GROUP.
00:11:39 >>CLERK: THANK YOU.
00:11:41 THE NEXT SPEAKER IS WALLACE GATOR BRADLEY.
00:11:49 PUBLIC SPEAKER: GOOD MORNING, MAYOR, GOOD MORNING ALDERMAN.
00:11:54 AS YOU ALL KNOW YOU SEE WHAT A STATES ATTORNEY RELEASE OVER 20
00:12:04 INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE WRONGFULLY CONVICTED, WHO WERE FRAMED AND OUR
00:12:11 BODY OPPOSING WOULD COME TO THE CITY COUNCIL TO GET PAID FOR THE
00:12:14 TIME THEY SPENT IN THEM JAILS.
00:12:18 AGAIN, I ASK THIS BODY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE LAW DEPARTMENT IS
00:12:24 TELLING YOU EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING WITH THEM CASES, WITH THOSE
00:12:35 SETTLEMENT DEMAND LETTERS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY RESPOND TO THEM
00:12:37 BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY, THOSE TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE GOING TO
00:12:41 BE PAID. THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO ARE GOING TO BE
00:12:45 LOOKING FORWARD TO FINDING OUT IF YOU SAVE SOME MONEY AND IF YOU
00:12:49 READ HOW MUCH MONEY THOSE LAW FIRMS ARE GETTING AND SUPPOSED TO BE
00:12:54 REPRESENTING THE CITY WHEN THE CITY HAS THE LAW DEPARTMENT, EVEN TO
00:12:59 THE TONE OF $44 MILLION AND YOU ARE GOING TO FIND OUT THAT THIS BODY
00:13:06 HAS SPENT $$2 MILLION TO HIRE OUTSIDE LAWYERS WHILE THEY HAD LAW
00:13:17 DEPARTMENT LAWYERS TO HANDLE THE CASE. THE MARTIN CASE, THAT'S THE
00:13:21 CASE THAT'S COMING UP. THE LAWYERS HIRED TO REPRESENT THIS CITY ALL
00:13:25 OF A SUDDEN RESIGNED OR LEFT THAT LAW DEPARTMENT OR LEFT THAT LAW
00:13:32 FIRM.
00:13:33 AND SOMETHING ELSE, I HEARD ALDERMAN BURNETT SPEAK ABOUT DIVERSITY
00:13:38 WITHIN THE LAW FIRMS THAT THEY HIRE.
00:13:41 THEY NEED TO GO FURTHER THAN THAT.
00:13:44 YOU NEED THE GIVE THE LAW DEPARTMENT A LIST OF BLACK LAW FIRMS
00:13:52 BECAUSE IF THEY ARE TAKING OUR DOLLARS, THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME BLACK
00:13:56 LAWYERS GETTING THAT MONEY TOO.
00:13:59 I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT DIVERSITY, I'M TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S RIGHT.
00:14:04 AGAIN, THERE IS GOING TO BE A SLEUTH OF WRONGFUL CONVICTED
00:14:08 INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE COMING TO THIS BODY TO GET PAID BECAUSE OF
00:14:15 CORRUPT POLICE OFFICERS AND THE CONDUCT OF THOSE POLICE OFFICERS.
00:14:18 AND I WANT TO SAY THIS FOR THE RECORD. I'M GLAD THE SUPERINTENDENT
00:14:25 MADE THE RIGHT MOVE TO PUT THOSE OFFICERS ON DESK DUTY THAT ARE
00:14:31 INVOLVED WITH THAT BLACK OFFICER THAT WAS TAKEN DOWN BY THE CITIZENS
00:14:36 OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
00:14:38 THANK YOU.
00:14:39 >>CLERK: THANK YOU, NO OTHER SPEAKERS HAVE SUBMITTED PUBLIC COMMENT
00:14:49 CARDS TO SPEAK DURING THIS PERIOD.
00:14:53 THIS ENDS PUBLIC COMMENT.
00:14:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MADAM CLERK.
00:15:00 >>CLERK: A RESOLUTION FROM THE MAYOR, REBOYRAS, COCHRAN.
00:15:37 >> A RESOLUTION FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR, ALDERMAN REBOYRAS AND
00:15:46 COCHRAN. WHEREAS THE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER MATTIS FOR BEING ONE OF
00:15:57 THE TOP TEN HEROES IN 2017 IN HER EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN THE
00:16:04 COMMUNITY AND WHEREAS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO POLICE
00:16:07 DEPARTMENT FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS WORKED WITH CHILDREN LIVING IN
00:16:13 DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBORHOODS AND BY LACK OF OPPORTUNITY AND RESOURCES
00:16:15 AND COMMUNITY SPACES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS TO
00:16:19 PROVIDE A SENSE OF BELONGING OF BEING AT HOME THAT SHE EXPERIENCED
00:16:27 WHEN SHE WAS GROWING UP IN CHICAGO.
00:16:30 WHILE WORKING DURING HER OFF HOURS AS A SECURITY OFFICER AT A LOW
00:16:36 INCOME APARTMENT COLLECTION 65TH STREET AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
00:16:45 DRIVE.
00:16:46 SHE ALLOWED THEM TO USE THE OPEN SPACE IN THE BASEMENT WHERE SHE
00:16:50 COULD PROVIDE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL. WHEREAS FUTURE
00:16:53 TIES BEGAN WITH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING 5 5 DAYS A WEEK TO
00:17:00 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND NOW PROVIDES THIS SERVICE TO MORE
00:17:05 THAN 100 KIDS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO 5TH GRADE. THE PARTICIPATING
00:17:12 CHILDREN RECEIVE HELP WITH THEIR HOMEWORK AND NUTRITION AND HAVE
00:17:19 ACCESS TO TUTORS.
00:17:22 THE LITERACY PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT THE CHILDREN WHAT THEY ARE LEARNING
00:17:27 IN SCHOOL. WHEREAS FUTURE TIES SUBMIT TO CHILDREN IN LOCAL HIGH
00:17:36 SCHOOLS AND TUTORING AND JOB SKILLS. SHE HOPES THAT THEY WILL BE
00:17:42 ABLE TO REACH ALL THE 1200 STUDENTS LIVING IN THIS AREA. THIS YEAR,
00:17:49 FUTURE TIES HOSTED SUMMER CAMP -- FOR 35 CHILDREN AND MET WITH
00:17:59 OFFICER MADDOX TO WORK ON TRAINING PROGRAMS AND OBTAINED CPR, WALKED
00:18:06 AWAY WITH A RESUME AND RECEIVED ATTIRE FOR FUTURE JOB INTERVIEWS AND
00:18:17 WITH THE SUPPORT OF GENEROUS DONORS FROM ACROSS THE CITY, THEY
00:18:22 REALIZED THEIR TRIP TO GREAT AMERICA WHICH WAS ENJOYED BY ALL AND
00:18:29 FUTURE TIES PLANS TO DO THIS NEXT YEAR AS WELL. RANGING IN AGE FROM
00:18:36 5-12 YEARS OLD. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SERVED AND COUNSELORS DURING
00:18:42 THE SUMMER PROGRAM AND PROVIDED YOUNG CHILDREN WITH POSITIVE ROLE
00:18:47 MODELS AND ENABLED THE CHILDREN TO GAIN JOB EXPERIENCE AND MARKET
00:18:53 SKILLS.
00:18:54 WHILE THEY WORKED AT GARDEN HOMES, THEY PROVIDED TRAINING AT THE
00:19:01 PROGRAM. WHILE THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE
00:19:07 DEDICATION OF THE CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER JENNIFER MADDOX AS WELL AS
00:19:16 THOSE OTHER NINE TRULY REMARKABLE PERSONS WILL BE ON CNN AIRING
00:19:22 DECEMBER 17, 6:00 P.M. TO HONOR THOSE HEROES WHO WORK IN THEIR
00:19:29 COMMUNITY.
00:19:30 ONE WILL BE NAMED HERO OF THE YEAR AND RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1,000
00:19:35 FOR TRAINING AND FROM THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION.
00:19:42 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT WE THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE
00:19:45 CITY COUNCIL ON THIS DAY OF NOVEMBER 21, 2017, DO HEREBY HONOR
00:19:54 POLICE OFFICER JENNIFER MADDOX FOR HELPING THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE
00:20:00 CITY OF CHICAGO TO BECOME THE BEST OF THEMSELVES AND HOW 1 PERSON
00:20:03 CAN TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE WISH OFFICER MADDOX AS SHE PROVIDES
00:20:12 THE CNN 2017 HERO OF THE YEAR AND MAY A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE
00:20:22 GIVEN TO OFFICER MADDOX AND A COPY BE PLACED ON HER PERMANENT
00:20:31 RECORD.
00:20:32 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:20:40 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: I RECOGNIZE CHAIRMAN BURKE.
00:20:46 >> MR. CHAIRMAN, IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. ANY FURTHER
00:20:47 DISCUSSION? HEARING NOR SEEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
00:20:48 >> AYE. UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
00:20:53 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
00:20:54 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME -- I
00:21:01 CONCUR WITH ALDERMAN COCHRAN AND REBOYRAS TO BRING THIS TO THE
00:21:05 ATTENTION OF THIS CITY COUNCIL.
00:21:06 IT IS APPROPRIATE, IS IT NOT, MR. PRESIDENT AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
00:21:12 , THAT ON THE EVE OF THANKSGIVING WE HAVE THE SPECIAL HONOR OF
00:21:18 EXTENDING CONGRATULATIONS AND APPRECIATION TO OFFICER JENNIFER
00:21:24 MADDOX WHO HAS RECENTLY AS THE RESOLUTION OUTLINED TO BE NAMED AS
00:21:30 ONE OF THE TOP 10 HEROES OF 2007 BY CNN AND HAS ALREADY BECOME A
00:21:42 HERO OF CHICAGO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.
00:21:49 ESPECIALLY TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE PARKWAY GARDENS HOME COMMUNITY.
00:21:59 OFFICER MADDOX IS INDEED A PERFECT CANDIDATE TO WIN THIS TOP PRIZE
00:22:03 IN THIS COMPETITION FOR CREATING FUTURE TIES AND AFTER SCHOOL
00:22:11 PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AS WELL AS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND
00:22:15 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHICH POINTS THE WAY TO A BRIGHT AND REWARDING
00:22:24 FUTURE WHICH SUPPORTS THE OPPORTUNITY WHICH THEY PROBABLY WILL NEVER
00:22:28 HAVE AND TO SOCIALIZE AND BY DOING THROUGH MEMBERSHIP AND
00:22:32 PARTICIPATION IN SKILLS WORKSHOPS AND COMPUTER TRAINING PROGRAMS.
00:22:39 THE SUMMER PROGRAM INVOLVES FIELD TRIPS, TENNIS LESSONS, TRIPS TO
00:22:42 THE BEACH AND TO ROLLER SKATING RINKS AND THEY OBTAIN TEST
00:22:57 PREPARATION FOR THEIR JOB SKILLS AND THEY RECEIVE IMPORTANT LIFE
00:23:00 SKILLS TRAINING AND FOR THE YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN WHO HAVE BEEN
00:23:06 PREVIOUSLY BE CAUGHT UP IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, THERE IS A
00:23:10 CRIMINAL JUSTICE TRAINING PROGRAM. YES, CHICAGO IS PROUD OF JENNIFER
00:23:13 WHO GREW UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE.
00:23:16 AS A POLICE OFFICER, SHE RECOGNIZED THE NEED FOR BETTER ALTERNATIVES
00:23:22 TO SOLVING THE ROOT CAUSES OF DELINQUENCY AND GANG MEMBERSHIP AND
00:23:28 VIOLENCE.
00:23:29 HER DREAM OF BUILDING SAFE AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FOR YOUNG
00:23:33 PEOPLE IS REALLY THE FOUNDATION OF FUTURE TIES, A BEACON OF HOPE AND
00:23:39 AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS OF WHAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY
00:23:47 WORKING TOGETHER. OFFICER MADDOX IS COMPETING AGAINST NINE OTHER
00:23:52 FINALIST TO BECOME CNN'S TOP HERO OF 2017.
00:23:57 AND MR. PRESIDENT, SHE NEEDS EVERYONE'S VOTE. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL
00:24:02 LISTENING. SHE NEEDS EVERYONE'S VOTE, AND IN THIS COMPETITION, THAT
00:24:10 MUSING AND IN FAMOUS SLOGAN VOTE FOR JENNIFER. EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET
00:24:23 ONLINE AND VOTE FOR CHICAGO'S HERO OFFICER MADDOX. CONGRATULATIONS,
00:24:31 JENNIFER AND THE SPECIAL THANKS FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE GREAT
00:24:35 CITY OF CHICAGO, THE MOST AMERICAN OF AMERICAN CITIES. THANK YOU AND
00:24:40 GOOD LUCK. VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:24:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: COUNCIL MEMBER REBOYRAS.
00:24:52 >> THANK YOU.
00:24:53 VOTE OFTEN. WE DON'T DO THAT, DO WE? MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN
00:25:00 SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:25:03 YOU AND I ATTENDED THE ACADEMY TO WELCOME 124 NEW RECRUITS.
00:25:10 ONE OF THE THINGS I SAID YESTERDAY TO THOSE NEW RECRUITS AND THEY
00:25:14 ARE GETTING YOUNGER AS YOU STATED, POLICING HAS TO BE DONE
00:25:20 COMPASSIONATELY AND CONSISTENTLY.
00:25:22 YOU CANNOT POLICE A COMMUNITY WITHOUT EFFECTIVELY WORKING WITH THE
00:25:26 COMMUNITY.
00:25:27 YOU'VE DONE THAT.
00:25:28 YOU SHOWED US HOW TO DO THAT.
00:25:29 AND WE ARE HOPING THAT THESE CHILDREN, THESE NEW KIDS THAT ARE GOING
00:25:33 TO ASPIRE BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE, YOU SEND THEM ALONG THE WAY
00:25:38 TO THE RIGHT AREA AND TO THE RIGHT SCHOOLING AN THE RIGHT
00:25:42 DETERMINATION, THANKS TO YOU.
00:25:45 AND YOU ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE MEAN WORKING WITH THE
00:25:51 COMMUNITY.
00:25:52 POLICE OFFICER MADDOX, YOU WANTED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND IN THIS
00:25:56 COMMUNITY, YOU DID.
00:25:58 WE HOPE EVERYONE FOLLOWS YOUR EXAMPLE. BECAUSE OF YOU, OFFICER,
00:26:03 MADDOX, THESE KIDS AND YOUNG ADULTS WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES THAT
00:26:08 PERHAPS, THAT PERHAPS WOULD NEVER HAD OCCURRED HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR
00:26:12 YOU. YOU ARE TRULY OUR HERO. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:26:32 >> ALDERMAN CURTIS?
00:26:36 >> TONIGHT I RECOGNIZE YOU AS A WONDER WOMAN.
00:26:43 YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN IN YOUR LASSO. NOT ONLY HAVE YOU BEEN A
00:26:51 MENTOR TO OUR FRIENDS, BUT A MOTHER TO THE KIDS THAT REALLY NEEDED
00:26:57 YOUR HELP. YOUR STORY IS SO DEAR TO ME BECAUSE WHEN I WAS 11 YEARS
00:27:06 OLD, MY BIOLOGICAL MOM PASSED AWAY FROM BREAST CANCER, AND I THOUGHT
00:27:11 I WAS IN THAT IN CROWD.
00:27:12 IT TOOK A POLICE OFFICER FROM THE WEST SIDE TO HIT ME UPSIDE MY HEAD
00:27:19 AND GRAB ME UNDER HIS WING. IF HE HADN'T DONE THAT, I PROBABLY
00:27:24 WOULDN'T BE THE PERSON THAT I AM TODAY. IT'S AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE
00:27:30 AND I'M SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU LIVE IN MY WARD. SO, WE DEFINITELY HAVE
00:27:36 TO ALWAYS KEEP IN TOUCH AND MAYBE START SOMETHING IN THE WARD. BUT
00:27:44 IT'S AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO HONOR YOU TODAY. THANK YOU FOR WHAT
00:27:47 YOU HAVE DONE BECAUSE YOU WENT OVER YOUR CALL OF DUTY. THANK YOU,
00:27:53 MR. PRESIDENT.
00:27:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN COCHRAN?
00:27:57 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT FOR JOINING ME IN THIS RESOLUTION. I
00:28:04 STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION OF OFFICER MADDOX.
00:28:08 IN THE DISTRICT WITH ME.
00:28:11 I AM VERY GLAD TO HAVE HER IN THE 20TH WARD. WE'VE BEEN WORKING
00:28:20 TOGETHER FIGHTING EACH OTHER, SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER, HAVING GOOD
00:28:29 OUTCOMES, BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS. YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE ARE SAYING
00:28:34 THAT THE AMAZING PIECE OF WORK YOU ARE DOING, BUT YOU ARE DOING
00:28:39 COMMUNITY POLICING AND DOING YOUR COMMITMENT AND PUTTING A FORMULA
00:28:46 TOGETHER THAT CONNECTS THE COMMUNITY NO MATTER WHERE IT'S AT.
00:28:49 I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON PROVIDING ALL OF THOSE WRAP AROUND
00:28:53 SERVICES. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BUILDING THE RELATIONSHIPS RELATED
00:28:59 FOR THEM HAVING TRUSTING YOU. I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR WORKING IN OUR
00:29:07 COMMUNITY AND ACHIEVING WHAT YOU ARE ACHIEVING. BUT IT'S STILL NOT
00:29:10 ENOUGH TO GET THIS AWARD TWICE WITHOUT AN ADEQUATE AMOUNT OF
00:29:20 RESOURCES.
00:29:21 NOT A REAL PLACE TO DO WHAT SHE NEEDS TO DO.
00:29:25 AND I'M JUST IMAGINING WHAT SHE CAN DO IF SHE HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY,
00:29:31 AND HAVE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED HER CAPACITY TO LEAD IN THAT AREA.
00:29:38 SO, I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
00:29:42 MR. PRESIDENT, I LOVE TO BE MORE COMMIT TO MS. MADDOX PROGRAM AND
00:29:48 LET'S MAKE IT A ROLE MODEL ACROSS THE CITY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
00:29:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO.
00:30:00 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION.
00:30:07 THANK YOU, JENNIFER, CNN'S TOP TEN HEROES. THAT'S GREAT. I WISH YOU
00:30:12 THE BEST AND I WILL MAKE SURE I PUT YOU OUT IN MY E-MAIL BLAST AND
00:30:22 ASK EVERYONE IN MY DISTRICT TO VOTE FOR YOU.
00:30:33 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION.
00:30:36 OFFICER MADDOX, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THANK YOU FOR
00:30:39 CONTINUING YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND COMMUNITY AFTER
00:30:43 YOUR 8 HOURS. YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE, THE PEOPLE SEE IT, THE
00:30:48 WHOLE WORLD WILL SEE IT, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. THANK YOU, MR.
00:30:53 PRESIDENT.
00:30:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HAIRSTON?
00:30:58 >> I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION AND AWARD MY
00:31:08 CONGRATULATIONS.
00:31:09 YOU SAW A NEED AND YOU JUMPED ON IT AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR
00:31:13 THAT. CONGRATULATIONS.
00:31:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TALIAFERRO.
00:31:17 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
00:31:20 RESOLUTION. I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR HEART IS VERY
00:31:25 EVIDENCE AND YOUR EXPERIENCE IS VERY EVIDENT AND YOUR HARD WORK IS
00:31:32 VERY EVIDENT.
00:31:34 THANK YOU FOR YOUR PASSION AND YOUR WORK AS WELL. THANK YOU, MR.
00:31:38 PRESIDENT.
00:31:39 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN THOMPSON?
00:31:43 >> THANK YOU.
00:31:44 I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RESOLUTION AND CONGRATULATIONS ON
00:31:47 THIS ACHIEVEMENT.
00:31:48 I WANT TO WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK AND ABOUT VOTING.
00:31:54 YOU CAN VOTE TEN TIMES.
00:31:56 I JUST DID ON CNN, MAKE SURE YOU VOTE 10 TIMES A DAY.
00:32:01 I JUST DID THAT.
00:32:02 MAKE SURE YOU DO THAT.
00:32:04 I ENCOURAGE THE RESIDENTS OF THE 11TH WARD TO ALSO SUPPORT YOU IN
00:32:07 THIS AS WELL AND I WISH YOU THE BEST. THANK YOU.
00:32:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ANY OTHER ALDERMAN TO BE RECOGNIZED? IF NOT.
00:32:16 OFFICER MADDOX, I WOULD LIKE TO ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND
00:32:21 ALL THE RESIDENTS, ONE, WE ARE IMMENSELY PROUD OF YOUR WORK.
00:32:26 SECOND, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING BUT NO WHERE IN THE POLICE -- MANUAL
00:32:33 DOES IT TELL YOU TO DO THIS.
00:32:35 YOU DID IT, THOUGH. THERE ARE OTHER OFFICERS AS WE TALKED LAST WEEK
00:32:40 THAT DO ALL TYPES OF ACTIVITIES SOMETIMES ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT
00:32:46 PLAYING BASKETBALL AND SOMETIMES MORE LONG-TERM AFTER SCHOOL
00:32:49 ACTIVITIES. I DO WANT TO KNOW AS WE ARE FOCUSED ON WHAT'S HAPPENING
00:32:54 WITH THE YOUTH THAT YOU ARE TARGETING.
00:32:56 THE BEST BENEFIT HAVE BEEN PARENTS THAT HAVE BEEN PARTS OF THIS
00:33:02 EFFORT BEING A REAL FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY OF ONE THAT DOES NOT
00:33:10 EXIST. YOU HAVE CREATED A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS BUT MORE IMPORTANT A
00:33:14 FOUNDATION FOR A NEIGHBORING COMMUNITY THAT SHOWS BETWEEN THE GARDEN
00:33:20 AND THE DEL IS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
00:33:21 THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE THAT IS A SAFE PLACE AND SECURITY AND
00:33:27 NURTURING FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR KIDS AND OUR PARENTS, THEY DON'T
00:33:34 SEE A UNIFORM. THEY SEE MS. MADDOX. WHEN WE GET TO THAT POINT,
00:33:39 NOTHING WILL HOLD US BACK. YOU ARE A HERO HERE. YOU ARE RECOGNIZED
00:33:43 BY CNN.
00:33:44 THEY HAVE JUST SEEN THE BEGINNING OF WHAT WE KNOW. THE FINEST POLICE
00:33:48 DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. CONGRATULATIONS.
00:33:53 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:34:36 [ APPLAUSE ]
00:34:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE, FOR APPROVAL.
00:34:41 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD MOVE APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION IN THE
00:34:48 OMNIBUS.
00:34:49 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:34:53 COMMUNICATIONS?
00:34:54 >>CLERK: COMMUNICATIONS FROM HIS HONOR THE MAYOR AND HONORABLE CITY
00:34:59 COUNCIL OF CITY OF CHICAGO. I TRANSMIT HERE WITH AN ORDINANCE THE
00:35:05 BOUNDARIES OF ENTERPRISE ZONE.
00:35:06 FAVORABLE
00:35:15 VERY TRULY YOURS.
00:35:17 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR.
00:35:21 ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
00:35:22 >> AYE.
00:35:23 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED, REFERRED
00:35:27 TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON FINANCE.
00:35:30 LADIES AND
00:35:36 GENTLEMEN, FOR A FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION.
00:35:39 YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED.
00:35:40 VERY TRULY YOURS.
00:35:43 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR
00:35:44 >> LADIES AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF
00:35:50 THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AVIATION.
00:35:59 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT HERE WITH A REQUEST FOR A LICENSE.
00:36:06 REFERRED TO
00:36:14 COMMITTEE ON AVIATION.
00:36:18 REGARDING REGULATIONS, REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON HEALTH AND
00:36:23 ENVIRONMENTS.
00:36:24 LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I TRANSMIT AN ORDINANCE OF SALE OF CITY
00:36:30 PROPERTY, YOUR FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION OF THIS ORDER IS APPRECIATED
00:36:31 VERY TRULY YOURS.
00:36:32 SIGNED RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON HOUSING
00:36:35 AND REAL ESTATE.
00:36:39 I CITY CLERK VALENCIA REFER ALL MATTERS TO THE CITY COUNCIL WHICH
00:36:43 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM ON NOVEMBER 21, 2017, BY BEING
00:36:48 PRINTED IN FULL TEXT AND HANDED COPIES OF THE JOURNAL OF THE
00:36:53 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF CHICAGO AND ALSO COMMUNICATIONS
00:36:57 WITH COUNCIL ACTION.
00:36:59 ONE ZONING CLASSIFICATION OF AREAS WITH ZONING AND ZONING, LANDMARK
00:37:14 AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
00:37:15 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
00:37:20 >> ALDERMAN BURKE?
00:37:22 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES TEMPORARILY FOR THE
00:37:30 PURPOSE OF GOING OUT OF THE REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS AND CALLING UP
00:37:35 MATTERS THAT ARE ORDERED AND DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED AS A RESULT OF
00:37:37 THE MOTION AT THE LAST MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
00:37:40 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
00:37:42 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD NOW DEFER TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON
00:37:48 BUDGET ALDERMAN AUSTIN.
00:37:52 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
00:37:55 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.
00:38:00 I ACCEPT THE CITY COUNCIL DISCUSS AT THIS TIME THE ENTIRE BUDGET
00:38:04 PACKAGE WHICH CONSIST OF VARIOUS MATTERS JUST IDENTIFIED BY ALDERMAN
00:38:09 BURKE.
00:38:10 I RESERVE MY RIGHT AND ALDERMAN BURKE'S RIGHT TO CLOSE THE
00:38:17 DISCUSSION.
00:38:18 >> CHAIRMAN AUSTIN DO YOU WISH TO BEGIN THE DISCUSSION ON THE BUDGET
00:38:23 PACKAGE?
00:38:24 >> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, MADAM PRESIDENT AND THE REST OF CITY
00:38:28 COUNCIL, I WANT TO BEGIN BY COMMENDING YOU FOR THE MAYOR FOR HIS
00:38:33 LEADERSHIP AND ALSO TO COMMEND OUR BUDGET DIRECTOR, SAMANTHA FIELDS
00:38:38 AND HER STAFF ALONG WITH OUR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CAROL BROWN
00:38:45 AND THE COMPTROLLER, AARON KING AND THEIR STAFF. THEY WORKED WITH
00:38:49 COUNCIL TO CRAFT THE PACKAGE THAT WILL MOVE OUR CITY FORWARD AND
00:38:52 CONTINUE TO PROVIDE NECESSARY SERVICES.
00:38:57 I SALUTE OUR DEPARTMENT HEAD WHO WORKED WITH US EVERYDAY AND
00:39:01 DISCUSSED PROGRAMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR CONSTITUENTS.
00:39:04 WE CONTINUE TO CHOP AWAY AT THE CITY'S STRUCTURAL DEFICIT.
00:39:08 THIS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED WITH TIRELESS WORK OF THE FINANCIAL TEAM
00:39:13 AND THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
00:39:16 THAT STRUCTURAL DEFICIT HAS BEEN REDUCED THROUGH COMBINATIONS OF
00:39:24 SPENDING REFORMS BESIDES CUTS AND TARGETING AND REVENUE ENHANCEMENT
00:39:28 AND WE HAVE A NUMBER OF ACTIONS TO STABILIZE OUR FINANCIAL SITUATION
00:39:35 SOME OF WHICH ARE AND INCLUDING CONVERTING ALL THE CITY TAXPAYER TAX
00:39:42 VARIABLE RATE DEBT, PORTFOLIOS TO FIXED RATE.
00:39:46 TERMINATING ALL TAXPAYER BACK INTEREST RATES, SWAP TO END RISK,
00:39:52 CONTINUE TO INCREASE OPERATION BUDGET FUNDINGS FOR WORKING CAPITAL,
00:40:00 OTHER SHORT-TERM FUNDS, OBLIGATION, ADDING TO THE RESERVE FUND AND
00:40:06 EACH BUDGET ANOTHER $5 MILLION THIS YEAR INTO THE PRACTICES.
00:40:14 BY CLOSING THE GAP OFFERS A NUMBER OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND IMPROVED
00:40:18 QUALITY OF LIFE INITIATIVES.
00:40:21 OTHER SPEAKERS WILL TOUCH ON FURTHER PRIORITY IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING
00:40:29 THE BUSINESS AND CHILDREN'S PROGRAM.
00:40:31 THIS YEAR I AM ESPECIALLY PROUD TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS IN
00:40:35 OUR YOUTH INCLUDING $2 MILLION FOR ADDITIONAL AFTER SCHOOL MATTERS,
00:40:43 $1 MILLION FOR SUMMER JOBS, 1 MILLION FOR BECOMING A VAN AND ON
00:40:52 WORKING ON WOMANHOOD. WOW! ALONG WITH ADDED $1.3 MILLION FOR
00:40:57 ADDITIONAL YOUTH PROGRAMS.
00:40:59 AS AN ALDERMAN I HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE REPRESENTING A DIVERSE SET
00:41:05 OF VIEWPOINTS UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS OF MY COMMUNITY, I MUST
00:41:09 SUPPORT THIS SPENDING PLAN.
00:41:10 AND I DON'T SEE AGREE WITH EVERY LINE EITHER.
00:41:13 BUT I SUPPORT THE MAYOR AND OUR EFFORT TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM CITY
00:41:17 SERVICES TO THE RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES TO OUR WORLD CLASS CITY.
00:41:23 TODAY, CHICAGO IS THE NUMBER ONE CITY FOR CORPORATE RELOCATION, I'M
00:41:30 SORRY, I HAVE GOT DRY MOUTH.
00:41:37 RECENTLY EXPANDED WALGREEN'S WITH ADDITIONAL HIRES AND COMPANIES
00:41:44 RELOCATED INCLUDING MOTOROLA, AND UNITED AIRLINES AND McDONALDS TO
00:41:51 MAKE THE -- MENTION A FEW. WE HAVE THE NO. 1 LIBRARY SYSTEM. LET ME
00:41:59 SAY IT AGAIN.
00:42:01 WE HAVE THE NO. 1 LIBRARY SYSTEM IN CHICAGO. YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT IN
00:42:08 ANY CITY. AND WE HAVE LED THE NATION IN DIRECT FORM AND INVESTMENT.
00:42:13 I KNOW YOU DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THAT.
00:42:16 I URGE ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS PLAN AND VOTE FOR
00:42:20 CHICAGO.
00:42:21 I RESERVE MY RIGHT TO CLOSE AND ALDERMAN BURKE'S RIGHT TO CLOSE.
00:42:24 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:42:27 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SPOSATO?
00:42:31 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. WOW, I'M SECOND UP.
00:42:34 I APPRECIATE IT.
00:42:36 I JUST WANT TO THANK CAROL, SAM AND AARON FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND
00:42:43 THE CHAIRMAN STAFF AND SERGEANT ARMS STAFF IN THIS BUDGET HEARING.
00:42:48 IT'S THE 2 WEEKS THAT I NEVER LOOK FORWARD TO GOING THROUGH THAT 2
00:42:53 WEEKS BUT ONCE IT'S DONE AND OVER I'M GLAD TO GET THE INFORMATION
00:42:57 AND HEAR WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY.
00:42:59 THE BUDGET HEARING REALLY ISN'T MUCH OF A BUDGET HEARING. I DON'T
00:43:02 FEEL A LOT OF TIMES.
00:43:04 THERE IS ONLY TWO ALDERMAN THAT I FEEL CONSISTENTLY ASK GOOD BUDGET
00:43:09 QUESTIONS.
00:43:10 I'M CERTAINLY NOT ONE OF THEM. I HATE TO SINGLE PEOPLE OUT, ALDERMAN
00:43:22 WAGUESPACK AND -- YOU ASKED A LOT.
00:43:24 THIS YEAR I DID HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ONE THING. FOR SOME REASON WE
00:43:29 WERE REALLY MEAN TO SOME PEOPLE AND I DON'T KNOW WHY THE WAY WE
00:43:33 TREATED SOME PEOPLE AND THE WAY WE TREATED SUE CHA, GENDER EVANS,
00:43:42 PHIL FERGUSON AND CISCO UP THERE. I FEEL IT WAS VERY UNNECESSARY. I
00:43:49 HOPE NEXT YEAR WE WILL RECONSIDER AND I'M FOR PRAISING PEOPLE IN
00:44:03 PUBLIC AND IN PRIVATE.
00:44:04 IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH PEOPLE, IT'S BEST TO TALK TO THEM IN
00:44:12 PRIVATE.
00:44:13 I KNOW NOTHING IS PERFECT AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS BUDGET. I'M
00:44:17 GOING TO SAY EVERYBODY IS GOING TO TALK AND DO WHAT THEY WANT. NO
00:44:23 -- NOBODY IS GOING TO CHANGE ANYBODY'S MIND HERE.
00:44:27 I DON'T THINK A SINGLE PERSON CAME HERE NOT KNOWING WHAT THEY ARE
00:44:31 GOING TO DO WITH THIS BUDGET. SO AS YOU SIT HERE ABOUT PONTIFICATING
00:44:40 WHETHER WHY OR WHY NOT YOU ARE SUPPORTING THIS.
00:44:45 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:44:48 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS?
00:44:50 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:44:54 I WANT TO THANK MADAM CHAIRMAN FOR CONDUCTING THE BUDGET HEARINGS
00:45:01 AND DID THAT VERY PROFESSIONALLY.
00:45:04 EVERYONE GOT TO SPEAK.
00:45:05 I WANT TO THANK SAMANTHA FIELDS AND HER ENTIRE TEAM FOR WHAT WE HAVE
00:45:10 DONE THIS YEAR. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE MAYOR FOR KEEPING HIS
00:45:15 COMMITMENT ON PUBLIC SAFETY. HE SAID HE'S GOING TO DO THIS AND HE
00:45:19 DID IT.
00:45:20 IN 2018, WE WILL HAVE HIRED A TOTAL OF 970 POLICE OFFICERS. IN 2018,
00:45:29 WE WILL HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 192 FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS THAT WILL
00:45:33 FOLLOW THE COMMITMENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WANTS US TO DO
00:45:39 TO MAKE SURE OUR FOLKS ARE POLICING THE COMMUNITY THE WAY WE WANT
00:45:46 THEM TO.
00:45:47 IN 2018 WE'LL HAVE 200 NEW DETECTIVES TO MAKE SURE CASES ARE CLOSED,
00:45:55 AND EVERY DISTRICT WILL HAVE A BODY CAMERA BY THE END OF THIS YEAR
00:46:03 OF 2018. WE ALSO ARE EXPANDING THE GUN TECHNOLOGY IN SIX ADDITIONAL
00:46:12 DISTRICTS AND THAT'S SHOWN THAT IT'S WORKING IN THE 7TH DISTRICT.
00:46:17 THE FRAMEWORK ON 2018 POLICE REFORM IS HERE.
00:46:20 IT'S IN THIS BUDGET.
00:46:22 WE ARE ADDRESSING THIS FRAMEWORK WITH A 2018 POLICE REFORMS.
00:46:28 I THANK THE MAYOR FOR DOING THAT.
00:46:32 THE FACT IS THAT EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT THE CITY OF CHICAGO ALL
00:46:38 ACROSS THE COUNTRY REGARDING OUR POLICE REFORMS.
00:46:41 WE ARE FOLLOWING IT, AND WE ARE BASING IT ON WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND
00:46:44 HOW WE ARE GOING TO HANDLE IT COMING THIS FUTURE.
00:46:49 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, FOR DOING THAT. NOW, I THANK THE ENTIRE
00:46:53 BUDGET TEAM FOR HOW YOU HANDLED THIS THIS YEAR AND JUST, WE ARE
00:46:59 HANDLING POLICE REFORM, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
00:47:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURNETT?
00:47:05 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY
00:47:14 COLLEAGUES ALDERMAN AUSTIN ON THE GREAT JOB THAT SHE DID AT THE
00:47:20 BUDGET HEARING.
00:47:21 I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE CAROL BROWN AND MS. FIELDS, A VERY GOOD
00:47:29 PRESENTATION ON BOTH OF THEIR PARTS AND CREATIVE WAYS TO BALANCE
00:47:34 THIS BUDGET. I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO BURDEN OUR
00:47:40 PROPERTIES, OUR HOMEOWNERS THIS YEAR WITH PROPERTY TAXES, I THINK
00:47:45 THAT IS A BIG DEAL. I KNOW THAT A LOT OF OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE
00:47:49 FEELING THAT BURDEN, AND IT'S GREAT TO NOT HAVE TO ADD TO THAT.
00:47:55 IN THIS BUDGET, THIS BUDGET EXPANDS THE CITY'S INVESTMENT IN YOUTH
00:48:04 FOR SEVEN CONSECUTIVE YEARS. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS WOULD BE EXPANDED
00:48:08 TO SERVE AN ADDITIONAL 15,000 STUDENTS.
00:48:12 THAT'S BIG.
00:48:14 THAT HAS A DIRECT EFFECT ON THE CHALLENGES THAT WE ARE HAVING IN OUR
00:48:20 COMMUNITY ACROSS THIS CITY. THE MORE THE YOUNG PEOPLE STAY BUSY AND
00:48:24 DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE, THE LESS THEY ARE INTO MISCHIEF AND DOING
00:48:29 SOMETHING NEGATIVE AND THAT AFFECTS US ALL HERE IN THIS CITY. THE
00:48:33 CITY WILL EXPAND THIS INVESTMENT IN YOUTH MENTORING PROGRAM LIKE
00:48:40 BECOMING A MAN AND WORKING ON WOMANHOOD AND MAKING THIS UNIVERSAL
00:48:47 FOR YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN IN OUR HIGH CRIME AREAS.
00:48:48 AND WILL FUND SCHOOLS AND ADDITIONAL SECURITY GUARDS FOR AFTER
00:49:01 SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ARE WAY ON THEIR WAY TO AND
00:49:06 FROM SCHOOL AND AS WELL AS INSIDE THE SCHOOL. ALSO, OF COURSE,
00:49:10 PERSONALLY BEING A BENEFACTOR OF THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE ARE MAKING
00:49:18 WITH THE CTA, THIS BUDGET INCLUDES A NUMBER OF REFORMS TO MODERNIZE
00:49:25 EMPLOYMENT WITH THE TAXI CAB AND RIDE SHARE TO ENSURE RESIDENTS HAVE
00:49:32 ACCESS TO RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION AND OPTIONS AND FOR INVESTING IN
00:49:37 THE CT A FOR THE PER TRIP FEE INCREASE IN THE EXPANDING RIDE SHARE
00:49:46 INDUSTRY. THESE REFORMS INCLUDE INCOME FOR DRIVERS AND REQUIREMENTS
00:49:51 FOR DRIVERS AND COMPANIES. AND INCREASING SAFETY MEASURES AND
00:49:55 PROTECTIONS FOR RESIDENTS WHO USE TAXI AND RIDE SHARE SERVICES. TO A
00:50:00 PHASE IN PER TRIP RIDE SHARE FEE OF $0.15.
00:50:18 WITH THE STATE ROUTE WITH TRANSIT FUNDING AND NOT FUNDING THE BILLS
00:50:25 IN NEARLY A DECADE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO INVEST IN PUBLIC TRANSIT
00:50:34 CITYWIDE. THERE WILL BE $180 MILLION INVESTMENT IN MASS TRANSIT.
00:50:41 THE INVESTMENT WILL PROVIDE FASTER MOVEMENT CREATING 60 MINUTES PER
00:50:46 TRIP. IN ADDITION THESE INVESTMENTS WILL MODERNIZE THE TECHNOLOGY AT
00:50:51 CTA STATIONS TO INCLUDE UPDATED DIGITAL HIGH DEFINITION SECURITY
00:50:56 CAMERAS WITH EXPANDED COVERAGE.
00:51:00 GREEN LINE SOUTH IS GETTING $44 MILLION FOR IMPROVEMENT, GREEN WEST,
00:51:15 AND GREEN LIGHT WILL GET FUNDS, RED AND BLUE LINE SUBWAY IS GETTING
00:51:23 $25 MILLION FOR TRACK IMPROVEMENT, BROWN LINE 18000000 FOR TRACK
00:51:30 IMPROVEMENT, BLUE LINE, $4 MILLION OF CAPITAL MAINTENANCE AND THAT'S
00:51:34 NOT INCLUDING THE NEW GREEN LINE THAT'S GETTING PUT IN ON LAKE AND
00:51:40 DAMON ON THE 27TH WARD. SO, MAYOR, I WANT TO SAY THIS IS A GREAT
00:51:45 BUDGET.
00:51:46 WE ARE MAKING SOME SACRIFICES AND KEEPING THINGS STABLE BUT ALSO
00:51:51 HELPING OUR CHILDREN TO BE SAFER AND HELPING THE PEOPLE WHO WORK IN
00:51:55 THIS CITY AN EASIER WAY TO GET TO WORK. THANK YOU.
00:51:59 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN DAVID MOORE.
00:52:05 >> THANK YOU.
00:52:06 I GUESS I HAD TO TAKE MY SIGN DOWN THAT SAYS NO DISPLAYS. I WANT
00:52:14 THAT TO STAY CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THIS COUNCIL.
00:52:18 60 CRANES, WE MADE HISTORY AND ZERO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.
00:52:23 THIS IS MY THIRD BUDGET.
00:52:26 I VOTED FOR THE FIRST BUDGET, BUT I DIDN'T VOTE FOR THE REVENUE
00:52:32 PACKAGE THAT INCLUDE A REGRESSIVE GARBAGE FEE BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT MY
00:52:38 CONSTITUENTS SAID NO TO.
00:52:39 FOR YEARS, THE CITY COUNCIL DID NOT INCREASE PROPERTY TAXES AND THIS
00:52:47 CAUGHT UP WITH US. AFTER TALKING WITH MY CONSTITUENTS THEY DIDN'T
00:52:52 MIND PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES AS LONG AS THEY WERE GETTING
00:52:57 SERVICES. MR. MAYOR, I MUST HONESTLY SAY, SERVICES ARE BEING
00:53:01 PROVIDED BUT THAT'S WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO. THAT'S NOT SPECIAL.
00:53:05 ON A PUBLIC RECORD DURING THE COURSE OF THAT BUDGET PROCESS I ASKED
00:53:09 FOR $800 MILLION PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
00:53:12 NO GARBAGE FEE.
00:53:16 THE ANSWER WAS, NO, I ALSO ASKED FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY MONITORS TO
00:53:22 BE DISPLAYED 100 FEET AWAY FROM SPEED CAMERAS AND THAT ANSWER WAS
00:53:29 NO. THIS $800 MILLION PROPERTY TAX WOULD HAVE SECURED OUR PENSIONS
00:53:33 AND PUT US ON SOLID FOOTING WITHOUT HAVING TO COME BACK IN 3 OR 4
00:53:39 YEARS WITHOUT ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL INCREASE. TO THAT, I WAS TOLD
00:53:43 KNOW, BECAUSE MR. MAYOR YOU SAID YOU WANTED EVERYBODY TO HAVE SKIN
00:53:47 IN THIS GAME AND EVERYBODY DID HAVE SKIN IN IT.
00:53:50 A COUPLE WEEKS AGO WE WERE AT THE IRISH AMERICAN CENTER WITH THE
00:53:59 CAUCUS MEMBERS AS WE PRESENTED THE OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET.
00:54:04 WHAT WAS INTERESTING THOSE RESIDENTS PAYING MORE TAXES WASN'T THEIR
00:54:11 ISSUE BUT ENSURING SAFETY, GETTING THEIR SERVICES, THE ENVIRONMENT,
00:54:16 RECYCLING, SAFE BIKE LANES THOSE ARE WHAT THEIR CONCERNS WERE. WHAT
00:54:23 ARE YOU SAYING? THAT PEOPLE MAKING MORE TO OUR FACE TOLD US THEY
00:54:27 DON'T MIND PAYING MORE AS LONG AS THEY GET THEIR SERVICES. THEY GET
00:54:33 IT.
00:54:34 DURING THESE TWO 1/2 YEARS I HAVE VOTED FOR MEASURES TO HELP RIGHT
00:54:38 THIS SHIP. BUT WHEN I SEE CELEBRATIONS FOR RECORD BREAKING CRANES,
00:54:44 60 IN CHICAGO, ZERO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT.
00:54:50 ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES WHETHER JOKINGLY SAID YOU NEED TO GET ALONG
00:54:57 BETTER WITH THE MAYOR, AND IN MY SHOCKING RESPONSE, I SAID THE MAYOR
00:55:01 NEEDS TO GET ALONG WITH ME. AND OUR COLLEAGUES SAID, THAT'S NOT HOW
00:55:06 IT WORKS.
00:55:07 I WAS WRONG IN MY RESPONSE BECAUSE I FEEL IT'S NOT ABOUT GETTING
00:55:11 ALONG WITH THE MAYOR BECAUSE I DO GET ALONG WITH THE MAYOR.
00:55:14 I WAS WRONG BECAUSE IT'S NOT ABOUT PERSONAL OR PERSONALITY.
00:55:20 IT'S ABOUT POLICY.
00:55:22 THEY WERE ALSO WRONG BECAUSE IF THEIR ASSESSMENT WAS RIGHT, MY
00:55:29 PREDECESSOR WHO VOTED WITH THE MAYOR OVER 90% OF THE TIME WOULD HAVE
00:55:33 SEEN SOME CRANES AS WELL.
00:55:35 AND I MAY NOT BE SITTING HERE.
00:55:40 60 CRANES AND ZERO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT'S A YES TO DOWNTOWN AND
00:55:44 A NO TO MY CONSTITUENTS.
00:55:47 SO, TODAY, I'M ASKED TO PASS A BUDGET THAT GIVES $14 MILLION TO CPS
00:55:55 THAT I HAVE NO OVERSIGHT OVER.
00:55:58 WE TALKED ABOUT THAT.
00:56:01 WITH $60 MILLION GIVING TO HIS FRIENDS WHICH IS A NEED IN OUR CITY,
00:56:13 AND AFTER TAKING THE OFFICIALS, AFTER TALKING TO THE OFFICIALS AT
00:56:17 THE CTA THAT IT'S A DROP IN THE BUCKET FOR THE OVERALL CAPITAL
00:56:23 NEEDS. I ASK WHY, WHEN CAN WE PUT THE MONEY PLUS MORE IF WE RAISE
00:56:29 THE FEES HIGHER ON UBER AND WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO CHARGE SENIORS FOR
00:56:33 THE USE OF THE EXTRA PHONE TAX ESPECIALLY FOR LAND LINES.
00:56:40 YES, THE 311 AND 911 SYSTEM NEED TO BE IMPROVED. I UNDERSTAND THAT
00:56:49 ON THE CELL PHONES, BUT AS CHAIRMAN AUSTIN SAID WE CAN COME BACK FOR
00:56:53 AN AMENDMENT.
00:56:54 I ASK THAT WE CONSIDER THESE LAND LINES TO GIVE OUR SENIORS A BREAK.
00:57:03 I WATCH SENIORS IN MY AND OTHER COMMUNITY SCRAPING TO GET BY.
00:57:08 WE ASKED FOR THAT AND NO WAS SAID TO THAT. THEN WE CAME UP WITH THE
00:57:14 MEASURE ID, A MEASURE -- I VOTED AGAINST BECAUSE MY CONSTITUENTS
00:57:24 WHETHER LATINO OR BLACK OR WHITE DID NOT ASK FOR THIS.
00:57:28 IT SHOULD HAVE NOT BEEN PART OF THIS BUDGET AND I ASKED FOR IT TO
00:57:35 BE REMOVED AND THE ANSWER WAS NO.
00:57:37 AND WHAT I ASKED FOR A MONTH AGO WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN OUT OF
00:57:45 THIS BUDGET. MY LATINO CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING FOR A BETTER COURT
00:57:49 FOR THEIR KIDS AND COACHES THAT MENTOR CAN HAVE LIGHT AT DUSK. PARK,
00:57:57 VIKINGS, WHO IS TRYING TO STAY OUT OF GANGS, WHO IS DEALING WITH THE
00:58:02 ISSUES IN INGLEWOOD, THEY HAVE VOLUNTEER MENTORS ASKING FOR A
00:58:06 FOOTBALL FIELD AND TRACK FIELD, A SIMPLE 300-0000 FIELD WHERE
00:58:14 INGLEWOOD HAS A 5K WHICH YOU SUPPORT EVERY YEAR, MAYOR, AND BECAUSE
00:58:18 THERE IS NO ACTION, A NO.
00:58:20 SO AS I TALK TO MY CONSTITUENTS AND OTHER COMMUNITIES BECAUSE YOU
00:58:28 HAVE A MAYOR AND YOU HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THIS ENTIRE CITY AND
00:58:33 WE AS A COLLECTIVE BODY HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS FOR THE ENTIRE CITY,
00:58:41 BUT I REALLY LISTEN TO EVERYBODY.
00:58:43 WHEN THERE IS A NO TO $800 MILLION TAX INCREASE, A NO TO INCREASE TO
00:58:52 DISPLAY MONITOR, A NO TO THE TAX REPEAL, A NO TO REMOVING THE LAND
00:59:01 LINE FOR SENIORS, THAT TAX, AND WHEN ASKED TO REMOVE THE ID, A NO TO
00:59:07 THAT AS WELL.
00:59:08 WHEN ASKED THE GIVE OUR CHILDREN THAT ARE TRYING TO STAY OUT OF
00:59:13 TROUBLE FOR A NICE FOOTBALL AND TRACK FIELD FOR TWO 1/2 YEARS AND
00:59:18 THEN A NON-ACTION AGAIN IS A NO.
00:59:25 SO I'M HERE AND EVERYBODY WAS ASKING ME WHERE YOU ARE AND I DON'T
00:59:30 KNOW AND I DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL RIGHT NOW WHEN I TALKED TO SAMANTHA.
00:59:36 SHE USED THE STANCE THAT DAVID, YOU DON'T SACRIFICE THE
00:59:44 GOOD FOR EXCELLENCE.
00:59:46 MAYOR, THIS IS HUGE, IT'S THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE PUTTING IN PLACE,
00:59:54 FROM REBECCA, FIELDS, JOHN, ALICIA, EDDIE JOHNSON, AND OF COURSE
01:00:00 CAROL BROWN AND SAMANTHA FIELDS.
01:00:02 THAT TELLS ME, MR. MAYOR, THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO BUILD A MAKE AND
01:00:08 COVER SOME GROUND. SO, I TRUST A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU PUT IN
01:00:13 PLACE, SO I HAVE TO TRUST THIS BUDGET AND THAT WE ARE GOING TO DO
01:00:18 BETTER, THAT WE ARE GOING TO BUILD AND GIVE BETTER AND WE ARE GOING
01:00:22 TO REBUILD OUR COMMUNITY.
01:00:24 SO ALTHOUGH WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO, I SUPPORT THIS BUDGET
01:00:31 SO WE CAN BUILD OUR COMMUNITY.
01:00:33 THANK YOU.
01:00:34 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
01:00:35 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE TODAY TO VOTE YES ON THIS
01:00:44 BUDGET, BUT I HAVE TO USE THIS METAPHOR TO DESCRIBE IT BECAUSE THIS
01:00:48 IS AN OPERATION OF BUDGET.
01:00:56 AND I'M A MOVIE BUFF AND BACK WHEN I WAS GROWING UP AND THAT WAS
01:01:01 BEFORE YOU WERE AROUND BECAUSE YES, I'M GETTING OLDER. THERE WAS THE
01:01:10 MOVIE, "THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY".
01:01:18 AND I COMPARE THIS AS TO THE STAFF WHO WERE GETTING RID OF THIS
01:01:28 WHICH WAS A VERY SMALL AND SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT MANY ARE
01:01:32 NOT WAITING FOR 3 YEARS FOR GARBAGE CANS.
01:01:35 THAT WAS GOOD. ON THE BAD SIDE.
01:01:37 THE FACT THAT WE ARE HIRING POLICE OFFICERS TOO SLOW. WE NEED TO
01:01:43 SPEED IT UP.
01:01:44 GOOD, THAT'S THE BAD . THE UGLY SIDE IS THE FACT THAT WE HAVE TO
01:01:49 RAISE THIS CELLPHONE FEE, THIS PHONE FEE TO FUND AN UNFUNDED MANDATE
01:02:02 FOR SPRINGFIELD.
01:02:03 THEY SAID YOU HAVE TO DO IT.
01:02:04 THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAS TO BE UP TO PAR BUT THEY GAVE NO FUNDING.
01:02:09 SO, MR. PRESIDENT, MR. MAYOR, I RISE TO VOTE YES ON THIS BUDGET
01:02:13 BECAUSE IT'S ACTUALLY A GOOD OPERATIONAL BUDGET FROM GARBAGE CANS TO
01:02:19 TREE TRIMMINGS TO TREE REMOVAL, YOUR OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT IS DOING
01:02:23 A GOOD JOB.
01:02:25 YOU NEED TO SPEED UP THE HIRING OF POLICE OFFICERS AND YOU KNOW THAT
01:02:32 WHAT WE HAVE FROM THE GOVERNOR THAT IS RECALCITRANT AND THE
01:02:38 LEGISLATURE IS NOT STANDING UP TO THEM.
01:02:40 WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO AND WE HAVE TO BE STATE OF THE ART
01:02:44 AND WITH THAT, I'M VOTING YES.
01:02:49 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN OSTERMAN?
01:02:50 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ALSO STAND IN SUPPORT OF THE BUDGET.
01:02:55 I WANT TO COMMEND CHAIRMAN AUSTIN FOR HER LEADERSHIP IN THE BUDGET
01:03:05 HEARINGS AND GETTING THE QUESTIONS ANSWERED. I WANT TO THANK
01:03:10 SAMANTHA FIELDS ON HER LEADERSHIP FOR THE FIRST BUDGET ALONG THE
01:03:17 HALLWAYS OF SPRINGFIELD.
01:03:22 MR. MAYOR, I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON YOUR LEADERSHIP.
01:03:29 THE BUDGET WAS DOWN AND WE HAVE MADE WAYS TO GET THERE AND MADE
01:03:37 SIGNIFICANT STRIDES.
01:03:38 THIS BUDGET ALSO GIVES (16) 166 MILLION OF TIF MONEY AND THE
01:03:51 SCHOOLS WILL GET VERY MUCH NEEDED MONEY.
01:03:57 MY COLLEAGUES ON SAFETY, FOCUSED ON PUBLIC SAFETY WHICH IS ON ALL OF
01:04:01 OUR MINDS AND FOCUS ON PRIORITY. THIS WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW US TO
01:04:05 HIRE MORE OFFICERS AND TO PREVIOUS SPEAKERS POINT, AT A CAN'T HAPPEN
01:04:11 SOON ENOUGH. IT'S IMPORTANT THEY ARE GETTING THE TRAINING THEY NEED
01:04:15 SO WHEN THEY ARE ON THE STREETS THEY KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO CALLS
01:04:18 AND DO IT IN A PROFESSIONAL WAY. THIS BUDGET OFFERS $27.4 MILLION.
01:04:26 I LOOK AT THIS AS AN OPERATIONAL BUDGET, THE FRAMEWORK FOR OUR
01:04:31 VALUES FOR A NEW YEAR. WE NEED TO CONTINUE OUR REFORM EFFORTS. THERE
01:04:35 HAS BEEN A LOT OF EFFORT AND A LOT OF POSITIVE STRIDES BUT UNTIL
01:04:42 IT'S FELT IN EVERY SINGLE CORNER OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, WE HAVE OUR
01:04:46 WORK TO DO. AS WE LOOK AT THE NEXT YEAR, THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL
01:04:50 THAT WE DEAL WITH THAT.
01:04:51 THIS BUDGET CONTAINS A NEW POSITION IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE
01:04:56 OFFICE OF REFORM MANAGEMENT WHERE SOMEONE WHO WILL BE HIRED WHEN
01:05:01 THIS BUDGET IS PASSED WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKING THOSE EFFORTS
01:05:08 WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE. THAT IS A CRITICAL STEP. THIS
01:05:11 BUDGET ALSO HAS THE POSITION FOR THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR LONG CRIME
01:05:24 STRATEGIES AND SPECIAL AS WE ARE LOOKING LONG-TERM IN THE CITY OF
01:05:28 CHICAGO.
01:05:30 WE HAVE TO LOOK IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF VIOLENCE AND HAVING SOMEONE
01:05:35 LOOKING LONG-TERM AND HOW WE CAN BRING RESOURCES TOGETHER I THINK IS
01:05:39 CRITICAL. AS WE LOOK AT THE NEW YEAR, WE ARE GOING TO ROLL OUT THE
01:05:43 NEW CAPS PROGRAM WHICH IS ALSO ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO GET EVERY BUY
01:05:47 IN FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO MAKING PART OF THE CITY IN THIS
01:05:57 NEIGHBORHOOD AND WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO GROW.
01:05:59 MR. MAYOR, I WANT TO COMMEND YOU FOR DEALING WITH SAFETY IN A MORE
01:06:05 HOLISTIC WAY. WE HAVE TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN
01:06:09 GANGS AND SELLING DRUGS. IN THIS PROGRAM OR THIS BUDGET CONTINUES TO
01:06:14 BUILD ON 5 1/2 YEARS, 6 YEARS OF INVESTMENT IN YOUTH.
01:06:20 SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS I HAVE MADE IN MY COMMUNITY IS
01:06:26 OF THE BAND PROGRAM. 12-14-YEAR-OLD BOYS GETTING POSITIVE TRAINING
01:06:39 ON HOW TO DEAL WITH THEIR LIVES AND ALSO FOR YOUNG WOMEN WHICH IS
01:06:43 CRITICAL AS WELL. IT PROVIDES MONEY FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM AND
01:06:46 MORE MONEY FOR JOB PROGRAMS. HAVING POLICE IS IMPORTANT, BUT MAKING
01:06:51 SURE THAT EVERY KID IN THIS CITY HAS GOOD OPPORTUNITIES IS AS
01:06:55 IMPORTANT.
01:06:56 WE HAVE TO DO THAT, WE HAVE TO GET THE PRIVATE SECTOR CONTINUING TO
01:07:01 BE INVOLVED. I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE WORK
01:07:05 WE HAVE AHEAD WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT TO MAKING OUR CITY SAFE. THANK
01:07:10 YOU.
01:07:11 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN WAGUESPACK.
01:07:13 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN AUSTIN AND ALL
01:07:18 THE ALDERMAN WHO ATTENDED THE BUDGET HEARINGS.
01:07:22 YOU KNOW, TO ALDERMAN SPOSATO'S NOTE, I LOOKED FOR THE QUESTIONS AND
01:07:29 THE ANSWERS THAT YOU NEEDED FOR THE BUDGET. THOSE ARE A DIFFICULT 2
01:07:32 WEEKS, BUT THEY ARE A LEARNING PROCESS THAT HAS EVOLVED OVER TIME
01:07:36 AND I CAN SAY THAT OVER THE MANY YEARS I HAVE BEEN AN ALDERMAN EACH
01:07:42 ONE OF THOSE 2 WEEKS I LEARN FROM EACH ONE OF YOU.
01:07:47 I WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN AUSTIN ESPECIALLY ON THOSE LATE EVENINGS
01:07:52 WHEN YOU ARE DIGGING IT OUT WITH THE COMMISSIONERS AND HAVING THE
01:07:57 DIFFICULT TIME TO DRAW OUT THE ANSWERS WE NEED. THERE ARE POSITIVE
01:08:00 DEVELOPMENTS TO NOTE IN THIS BUDGET.
01:08:02 I'M ENCOURAGED THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE AN INCREASE IN FUNDS FOR
01:08:08 THINGS LIKE GARBAGE CANS, ROAD AND ABATEMENT CAPS. I FIND ELEMENTS
01:08:15 OF THIS BUDGET THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE FOR RESIDENTS AND SMALL
01:08:19 BUSINESSES IN MY COMMUNITY AND THEY HAVE SPOKEN OUT AS THEY ALWAYS
01:08:23 DO AROUND THIS TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT I HEAR THEIR VOICES. THE CITY
01:08:28 REMAINS IN A FISCAL CRISIS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS HELPED CREATE
01:08:35 OVER THE YEARS AND WHAT I FIND HIGH INTEREST BORROWING THAT HELPS
01:08:44 WALL STREET OVER THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:08:47 THEY WOULD LIKE US TO BELIEVE THE CITY'S FINANCES ARE ON TRACK, BUT
01:08:54 OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND PUBLIC SCHOOL AND CLASSROOMS TELL A DIFFERENT
01:08:59 STORY. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS HAD EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT FOR A
01:09:07 PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX EVERY YEAR ESPECIALLY WE LOOK AT WHAT'S
01:09:11 HAPPENING IN WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW AS HEALTHCARE GETS STRIPPED AWAY
01:09:16 AND OUR TAXES CHANGE AND OUR MIDDLE CLASS IS GOING TO PAY MORE.
01:09:20 THE MAYOR HAS DEMONSTRATED HE'S WILLING TO WORK WITH GOVERNOR
01:09:25 ROUNDER ON CERTAIN ISSUES BUT NOT WHAT WE NEED TO ENSURE OR PENSIONS
01:09:30 GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND REMAIN WHOLE. THAT IS FIGHTING FOR A
01:09:36 PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX AND CITY INCOME TAX. INSTEAD WE ARE LOCKED IN
01:09:43 GENERATIONS WITH DEBT WITH NO END IN SIGHT.
01:09:48 THIS IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION.
01:09:52 IT'S FOR ME TO STAND UP HERE AND SAY WE HAVE TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS
01:09:59 FROM EACH ON END. WHEN WE SAT AT THESE BUDGET MEETINGS THERE WAS
01:10:05 SOMETHING THAT CONCERNED ME BEYOND THE LONG ASPECT OF FINANCES.
01:10:09 THE BROKEN PROMISE OF KOPPA FUNDING.
01:10:16 WE FOUND OURSELVES SHORT ON THAT PROMISE. WE CAN'T BUILD TRUST ON
01:10:21 OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WHILE STARVING THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE OR
01:10:24 AGENCY THAT HAVE BEEN PROMISED THESE FUNDS.
01:10:27 ON POLICE OVER TIME.
01:10:28 FOR AT LEAST THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW, WE HAVE BLOWN THAT BUDGET
01:10:35 WITHOUT ANY CONSEQUENCES. WE BUDGET FOR $75 MILLION IN THE BOOKS AND
01:10:40 WE GET TO $175 MILLION. WHERE DOES THAT $70 MILLION COME FROM? IT'S
01:10:46 FOR SERVICES THAT WE SHOULD BE FIGHTING FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND
01:10:52 HOMELESS. I'M DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE CUTS IN OUR HEALTH SAFETY
01:10:58 NET.
01:10:59 DIDN'T WE LEARN THAT PROBLEM IN 2012, THE PROBLEM IS ON OUR STREETS,
01:11:05 THROUGHOUT OUR RIVER AND NEIGHBORHOOD.
01:11:07 IT'S GETTING WORSE. THIS PROBLEM IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO IMPACT OUR
01:11:11 FAMILIES AND I THINK IT A MORAL FAILURE. THE CITY'S RECYCLING
01:11:18 PROGRAM.
01:11:19 WE SAT AND HEARD THOSE OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON LATE NIGHTS, WE ARE
01:11:22 LOOKING INTO IT.
01:11:24 THAT ANSWER CAME OVER 25 TIMES I THINK IN THAT SESSION.
01:11:31 THESE BASIC SERVICES OF RECYCLING GARBAGE ARE FAILING UNDER
01:11:38 PRIVATIZATION. NOW, ON THE ISSUE OF CTA AND CPS, WE TRIED TO GET IN
01:11:43 THAT AMENDMENT AS YOU KNOW WE FAILED, WERE BLOCKED.
01:11:47 I DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT IT WAS NOT A WAY THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE
01:11:51 DIRECTION OF OUR CITY GO.
01:11:55 WE ARE GOING TO GIVE $16 MILLION CARTE BLANCHE TO CTA WITH ZERO
01:12:05 COUNCIL OVERSIGHT. WE ALREADY KNOW HOW CTA TREATS US WHEN IT COMES
01:12:11 TO BUS PASS, BUS ROUTES AND TO ENSURE OUR CONSTITUENTS GET
01:12:17 THROUGHOUT THE CITY.
01:12:20 LIKEWISE GIVING CPS ADDITIONAL FUNDS LIKED CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED IN
01:12:25 THE CURRENT BUDGET TO AN UNACCOUNTABLE SCHOOL BOARD VOIDING
01:12:35 OVERSIGHT FROM THEIR OWN IG.
01:12:36 WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL DOLLARS. DO WE NEED TO GIVE
01:12:41 THEM TIF AND SURPLUS? YES, DO WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO VIEW IT? YES.
01:12:59 WE GAVE TO PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND WE GAVE
01:13:07 THAT AND SAW NOTHING.
01:13:12 YES, WE GAVE TO CPS, THAT WAS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
01:13:16 TO CONCLUDE, WE ARE GOING TO NEED ADDITIONAL DOLLARS FOR PENSIONS,
01:13:21 WITHIN 5 YEARS, WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH A BILLION MORE WITH RISING
01:13:25 DEBT PAYMENTS.
01:13:26 THE ONLY WAY TO ADDRESS THESE NEEDS IS TO DRIVE DOWN AND KEEP
01:13:37 OUR PROMISE TO OUR WORKERS. WE HAVE TO GET DOWN TO SPRINGFIELD ALONG
01:13:41 WITH THE MAYOR AND FIGHT FOR HELL FOR THIS PROGRESSIVE INCOME TAX
01:13:48 THAT IS GOING TO PUT US ON THE RIGHT TRACK. WE COULD NOT SIT HERE
01:13:55 WITH THIS BUDGET AND THINK WE ARE GOING TO BE OKAY FOR 5 YEARS. WE
01:13:59 WON'T.
01:14:00 THE QUESTION IS WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE. EVERYONE WORKING
01:14:06 FOR THE GOVERNOR HAVE SAID THEY WOULD AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT IT
01:14:09 BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IT. A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT HAS TO BE
01:14:17 OBTAINED BY THIS COUNCIL, UNTIL THAT DOES, I HAVE TO VOTE NO.
01:14:25 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN O'CONNOR?
01:14:27 >> THANK YOU, I RISE IN SUPPORT TO PASS THIS BUDGET.
01:14:31 I THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING WHEN WE BEGAN THE DISCUSSION ON THE
01:14:37 VERY FIRST DAY OF THE BUDGET HEARINGS THAT ONE OF THE MOST
01:14:43 THOUGHTFUL CRITICS, THE CIVIC COMMITTEE WARNED US OF THE FUTURE.
01:14:47 AND I THOUGHT IT WAS SIGNIFICANT FOR THIS REASON.
01:14:52 IF WE HAD A BAD BUDGET BEFORE US. IF WE HAD A BAD PLAN BEFORE US AT
01:14:57 THAT TIME THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN WARNING US ABOUT OUR PRESENT.
01:15:06 BUT BY WARNING US ABOUT OUR FUTURE AND ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES SPOKE
01:15:12 ABOUT IT, 2020 AND BEYOND, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT ON THE HORIZON
01:15:16 THERE IS MORE BAD NEWS, BUT ANYBODY WHO HAS BEEN IN HERE SINCE TO 11
01:15:21 KNOW THAT BAD NEWS ON THE HORIZON IS GOOD NEWS THAN 2011. WE STILL
01:15:33 HAVE PROBLEMS AND HAVE FINANCIAL ISSUES IN FRONT OF US, BUT WE HAVE
01:15:39 SYSTEMATICALLY REDUCED OUR SHORTFALL BY 82%.
01:15:50 WE HAVE DONE THAT IN A SERIES OF VOTES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO BEGIN TO
01:15:55 PLAN OUR FUTURE IN A WAY THAT IS NOT DONE WITH A GUN TO OUR HEAD. WE
01:16:00 CAN LOOK AT THE OUT YEARS AND BEGIN TO SEE WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN
01:16:05 SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS WITHOUT HAVING THE ISSUE OF WORRYING ABOUT
01:16:10 POTENTIALLY BEING BANKRUPT TOMORROW.
01:16:12 THE IDEA THAT WE ARE NOT SEEING CRANES IN EVERY WARD OF THE CITY,
01:16:19 NOT EVERY WARD IS A DOWNTOWN WARD.
01:16:22 I DON'T HAVE ANY CRANES IN MY WARD RIGHT NOW, BUT I HAVE GOT UNITS
01:16:29 THAT ARE BEING BUILT. I HAVE GOT BUILDINGS THAT ARE BEING REHABBED.
01:16:33 I HAVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THAT WE HAVE SUBSIDIZED AND PAY WORKING
01:16:40 TO BRING GROWING CONCERNS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO REVITALIZE BUSINESS
01:16:45 TRIPS. THIS BUDGET LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR ALL OF THAT, AND BECAUSE
01:16:48 OF THE WORK WE'VE DONE AS A COUNCIL, IT ALSO ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR
01:16:54 AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THOSE NEW UNITS. IT ALSO ADDRESSES THE IDEA
01:17:00 THAT NEIGHBORHOODS THAT NEED DEVELOPMENT THAT DO NOT HAVE IT TODAY
01:17:04 ARE GETTING LINKED TO THOSE DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN AREAS
01:17:08 WHERE IT'S GROWING AND EXPLODING AND THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO
01:17:12 TAKE PART IN THOSE LINKS.
01:17:17 THE IDEA THAT THIS BUDGET SO FAST ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS IS NOT IN
01:17:23 ANYWAY CLOSE TO REALITY.
01:17:24 WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE PROBLEMS.
01:17:27 WE ARE THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
01:17:28 WE ARE ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND BEST CITIES IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, BUT
01:17:35 FACTUALLY SPEAKING, BIG CITIES HAVE BIG PROBLEMS.
01:17:39 WE DO HAVE ISSUES THAT CONFRONT US BUT THIS BUDGET GOES A LONG WAY
01:17:44 TO AT LEAST SETTING PRIORITIES TO ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE PROBLEMS. WE
01:17:48 ARE ADDING 100 POLICE OFFICERS PER MONTH FOR THE NEXT YEAR.
01:17:52 THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN THE PAST.
01:18:00 AND THAT IS LIVING UP TO A COMMITMENT THAT THIS MAYOR AND COUNCIL
01:18:05 MADE SEVERAL YEARS AGO. WE HAVE $27 MILLION GOING INTO ENSURE THE
01:18:10 POLICE REFORM THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON SINCE THE JUSTICE
01:18:17 DEPARTMENT PRE TRUMP AND THE MAYOR'S TASK FORCE IDENTIFIED AS THOSE
01:18:22 PROBLEMS THAT NEEDED TO BE FIXED, THOSE ISSUES THAT NEEDED TO BE
01:18:28 ADDRESSED.
01:18:29 AS WE GO THROUGH THE CONSENT DECREE, WE LOOK FOR THE ABILITY TO PAY
01:18:34 FOR THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. WE HAVE ROLLED OUT BODY
01:18:41 CAMERAS AND THOSE BODY CAMERAS WILL GO A LONG WAY WITH POLICE
01:18:48 OFFICERS PROTECTING THEM AND THE CITIZENS FROM WRONG-WAY
01:18:53 INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THEM AND THE CITIZENS. WE HAVE RISING NEEDS AND
01:18:59 WE CAN'T MEET THEM AT THE LEVEL THEY ALL NEED. IT IS WHAT THE BUDGET
01:19:03 PROCESS IS.
01:19:04 IT IS COMPETING INTEREST, ALL OR MANY WITH GREAT MERIT TRYING TO
01:19:09 WORK TO GET THEIR PIECE OF A PIE TO ADDRESS THE NEED. THOSE INTEREST
01:19:15 HAVE CHAMPIONS AMONG THE COUNCIL MEMBERS. SOME OF THINGS THAT THEY
01:19:22 JUST GRAVITATE TO AND ADVOCATE FOR THAT GOES OUTSIDE OF THEIR WARD
01:19:26 AND IT HELPS TIGHTEN THE DEBATE AND HELP TIGHTEN DISCUSSION.
01:19:31 BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND I THINK IT WAS ALDERMAN MUNOZ THAT
01:19:36 SAID IT, THIS IS AN OPERATING BUDGET.
01:19:38 THIS IS WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE GOING FORWARD INTO THE NEW
01:19:42 YEAR TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THE LEVEL OF SERVICES THAT PEOPLE EXPECT
01:19:47 AND REQUIRE AND TO CONTINUE TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS THAT WE
01:19:53 HAVE BOTH SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM.
01:19:56 FINANCIALLY, ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES INDICATED THAT WE HAVE DONE THINGS
01:20:00 THAT HAVE BENEFITED WALL STREET.
01:20:02 WELL, WHEN WE JUST DID THAT REFINANCING MECHANISM A COUPLE WEEKS
01:20:07 AGO, THAT'S NOT A BENEFIT TO WALL STREET. WHEN WE REDUCED THE
01:20:11 PAYMENTS THAT WE MAKE BASED ON A LOWER INTEREST RATE THAT WE
01:20:17 RECEIVED BY THE REFINANCING OF THAT DEBT, I DON'T THINK THERE IS
01:20:20 MANY PEOPLE ON WALL STREET THAT ARE SMILING AND SAYING THE CITY OF
01:20:24 CHICAGO HAS DONE THEM SOLID. I THINK THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF
01:20:28 CHICAGO REALIZE WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO I THINK $95 MILLION OF A
01:20:34 SAVINGS BY DOING THAT, THEY REALIZE THAT WE ARE BENEFITTING THE
01:20:37 CITIZENS AND NOT WALL STREET.
01:20:42 AS WE CONFRONT THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT THE STATE LEVEL AND
01:20:47 THE NATIONAL LEVEL, I DON'T KNOW ANY CITY IN THE COUNTRY THAT IS
01:20:53 DOING MORE TO OPPOSE IN JUSTICE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL THAN THE CITY
01:20:57 OF CHICAGO. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY DIFFERENT LAWSUITS WE CAN ENGAGE
01:21:02 IN, HOW MANY POINTED CRITICISMS WE CAN LODGE. WE AS A CITY ARE
01:21:09 CARRYING OUR WEIGHT IN TERMS OF ADDRESSING THOSE THINGS THAT ARE
01:21:14 HAPPENING AT A FEDERAL LEVEL THAT WILL AFFECT OUR CONSTITUENTS AND
01:21:19 LIKE PEOPLE SITUATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
01:21:22 THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO PASS A BUDGET WHOSE PRIMARY
01:21:27 CRITICISM ON THE FIRST DAY IT WAS OPEN WAS IT DOESN'T ADDRESS THE
01:21:32 FUTURE WELL ENOUGH.
01:21:34 BUT IT WAS NOT SAYING THAT WE ARE KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD
01:21:39 ANYMORE.
01:21:40 IT JUST SAID WE WEREN'T FIGHTING OFF A BIG ENOUGH PIECE OR WE
01:21:45 WEREN'T GIVING THEM ENOUGH INDICATION OF WHERE OUR MONEY WAS GOING
01:21:48 TO COME FROM 4 YEARS FROM NOW, 5 YEARS OR 6 YEARS FROM NOW. QUITE
01:21:56 HONESTLY ONLY A FOOL WOULD SAY WHERE THAT MONEY IS COMING FROM TODAY
01:21:59 BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN THE FUTURE IS A LITTLE BIT UNPREDICTABLE LATELY.
01:22:03 SO IF WE WERE TO IDENTIFY SOURCES TODAY, OTHER THAN GIVING AN
01:22:11 OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO WRITE NEWS STORIES OR PROJECT NEWS STORIES
01:22:17 ON THE TELEVISION OR INTERNET, WE GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
01:22:20 BUT IT WOULD BECOME MORE OF THE BACKGROUND NOISE THAT YOU SEE ON
01:22:26 SOME OF THE NATIONAL CHANNELS BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE NO CONNECTION TO
01:22:31 REALITY FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS. THIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY IS TO ADDRESS
01:22:36 ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IDENTIFIED AS IMPORTANT TO OUR CITY AND
01:22:40 IMPORTANT TO OUR CONSTITUENTS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT ALLOWS US TO
01:22:45 CONTINUE A PATH OF RESPONSIBLE ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP TO GET TO A POINT
01:22:48 WHERE THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS FUNDED AT THE BEST LEVEL WE CAN BE. WE
01:22:54 CAN'T PREDICT THE FUTURE, BUT WE CAN PREPARE FOR WHAT WE KNOW IS OUT
01:22:59 THERE.
01:23:00 THIS BUDGET ALLOWS US TO DO THAT. WHEN WE VOTE TODAY ON THIS BUDGET,
01:23:04 WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BASICALLY SAY, THOSE DEPARTMENT HEADS THAT
01:23:11 CAME BEFORE US, THEIR PROVIDING A LEVEL OF SERVICE FOR OUR
01:23:15 CONSTITUENTS THAT AT LEAST HELP US MEET SOME OF OUR PRIORITIES.
01:23:19 AND, IT SHOWS THAT THEY HAVE LISTENED IN TERMS OF SOME OF THE NEEDS
01:23:23 THAT WE HAVE.
01:23:25 BUT GOING FORWARD, GOING FORWARD, WE WILL HAVE MORE DISCUSSIONS ON
01:23:31 ALL OF THIS.
01:23:32 ALL OF US WHO SIT HERE TODAY KNOW THAT AS THE YEAR UNFOLDS NEXT
01:23:37 YEAR, THERE WILL BE BUMPS, CHANGES, THINGS THAT HAPPEN AND THERE
01:23:41 WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US WHO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SAVINGS AND
01:23:47 BETTER TECHNOLOGIES BUT THERE ALSO MIGHT BE NEEDS FOR MORE
01:23:51 EXPENDITURES AND THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE IN OUR VISION TODAY.
01:24:01 BUT TODAY, THIS BUDGET ALLOWS US TO MAKE A VERY GOOD START ON THE
01:24:05 YEAR 2018.
01:24:06 IT ALLOWS US TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING AT THOSE THINGS THAT
01:24:13 ARE COMING IN THE COMING YEAR AND MAKING THE PLANS THAT WE NEED TO
01:24:17 MAKE. I CONGRATULATE THE MAYOR FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS BUDGET,
01:24:22 AND I FRANKLY CONGRATULATE KERRY AND THE ALDERMAN WHO HAVE
01:24:27 PARTICIPATED IN TRYING TO MAKE OUR BUDGET MEANINGFUL.
01:24:33 THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS WHAT SOME OF US WOULD LIKE.
01:24:39 BUT IT'S BECAUSE THE ANSWERS AREN'T ALWAYS THERE AS WE WOULD LIKE TO
01:24:44 HEAR THEM AND THE ANSWERS AREN'T ALWAYS PRESENT. AS I LOOK AT MY
01:24:51 MAILBOX AT THE COMMITTEE HEARING, I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A FOLLOW
01:24:56 UP AND I DO GET THE SENSE THAT THERE IS A GIVE AND TAKE AND I DO GET
01:25:03 THE SENSE THAT THIS PROCESS IS MEANINGFUL. I CONGRATULATE TERRY FOR
01:25:08 DOING HER JOB WITH HER STAFF. I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON
01:25:13 A LOT OF BUDGETS ON THIS COUNCIL AND I HAVE ALWAYS FELT IT'S THE
01:25:17 RESPONSIBILITY OF ALDERMAN TO PARTICIPATE AND TRY AND HAVE THE
01:25:23 BUDGET REFLECT THEIR PRIORITIES.
01:25:25 AT TIMES IF YOU DON'T COME OUT AND YOU ARE NOT 100% SATISFIED, YOU
01:25:29 HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THAT YOU ARE NOT SAFETY AND NOT VOTING
01:25:40 FOR IT.
01:25:41 BUT LIFE IS NOT 100% SATISFACTION.
01:25:43 AT LEAST IN MY LIFE. IF I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE, IF I
01:25:48 HAVE PRIORITIES REFLECTED.
01:25:49 IF SOME OF MY SUGGESTIONS AREN'T TAKEN TO HEART AND I HAVE A LIONS
01:25:55 SHARE TO FEEL WHAT ARE IMPORTANT, I FEEL I HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO GO
01:26:00 WITH THE PEOPLE TO MOVE THAT BUDGET FORWARD AND MOLD IT IN A WAY
01:26:05 THAT I FEEL REFLECTS OUR NEED. I'M GOING TO VOTE YES ON THIS BUDGET,
01:26:09 MR. MAYOR.
01:26:10 AND I ENCOURAGE ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME. THANK YOU.
01:26:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SANTIAGO?
01:26:19 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN AUSTIN FOR THE GREAT
01:26:25 JOB SHE DID DURING THE 2 WEEKS OF OUR BUDGET MEETINGS.
01:26:34 MR. PRESIDENT, NO BUDGET WILL EVER BE PERFECT. THIS BUDGET FOR 2018
01:26:38 THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO VOTE TODAY STILL HAS SOME SIGNIFICANT GAPS AND
01:26:43 WE ARE STILL IN A HOPE FOR 2018. IT STILL DOESN'T PROVIDE CONCRETE
01:26:53 SOLUTIONS FOR HOMELESSNESS NOR MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS IN OUR
01:26:58 COMMUNITIES AND MANY HAVE ALSO EXPRESSED.
01:27:02 MORE FUNDS FOR CTA OR CPS FOR ANY OVERSIGHT IS A PROBLEM FOR ME. I
01:27:12 AGREE THE CTA'S INFRASTRUCTURE IS NECESSARY KNOWING THAT THE STATE
01:27:15 HASN'T COME UP WITH THE FUNDING THAT THEY NEED.
01:27:19 I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE $80 PLUS MILLION THAT THIS BUDGET INCLUDES
01:27:27 FOR CPS WILL GO TOWARDS MORE SECURITY, MORE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM,
01:27:34 SUMMER JOBS, MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS, ETC, BUT, MR. PRESIDENT, ONE THING
01:27:38 THAT WE ARE NOT ADDRESSING EFFECTIVELY IS THE ISSUE OF SPECIAL
01:27:48 EDUCATION.
01:27:49 THE CAUCUS HAS BEEN MEETING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE CPS
01:27:54 ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.
01:28:02 TODAY MR. CLAYBORN ACKNOWLEDGED WHEN IT COMES TO LATINO STUDENTS IN
01:28:09 OUR COMMUNITIES.
01:28:10 WE ARE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT CPS WOULD MOVE FORWARD TOWARD FIXING
01:28:14 THIS ISSUE BECAUSE WE NEED TO FIX THIS GAP HERE. IT IS ABOUT
01:28:22 FAIRNESS, IT IS ABOUT EQUALITY.
01:28:31 POLICE OFFICERS ARE IMPORTANT FOR COMMUNITIES, BUT IT WILL NOT DO
01:28:34 ANY GOOD IF WE DO NOT IMPROVE COMMUNITY POLICING. THE ACTIONS OF
01:28:39 POLICE OFFICERS IN SOME OF OUR COMMUNITIES CONTINUES TO BE A
01:28:42 CHALLENGE. WE HEAR IT EVERY SINGLE DAY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF
01:28:47 WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT DECORUM AND ABOUT GIVING THEM MORE MONEY, WE
01:28:51 HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC SAFETY IS ALSO A PRIORITY.
01:28:59 THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME EXPRESS MY OPINION, MR. PRESIDENT, BUT
01:29:05 PLEASE LET'S PUT ACTIONS BEHIND OUR PROMISES AND BEHIND ALL THESE
01:29:12 PAPERS THAT WE RECEIVE ON A DAILY BASIS. LET'S BE HONEST TO OUR
01:29:20 PEOPLE BY PUTTING EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR ON THIS BUDGET WHERE IT HAS
01:29:26 BEEN ASSIGNED.
01:29:27 WE WANT TO PROVIDE SOME RELIEF TO OUR HOMEOWNERS ESPECIALLY.
01:29:32 I KNOW THAT THE BUDGET INCLUDES SOME ADDITIONAL BENEFITS WHEN IT
01:29:38 COMES TO TAX RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND SENIORS AS WELL. BUT, MR.
01:29:44 PRESIDENT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF WE ARE VOTING TO RELIEVE SOME
01:29:50 OF THESE ISSUES THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING IN OUR CITY FOR THE LONGEST
01:29:55 TIME ESPECIALLY TO HOMEOWNERS, MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T TAKE IT AWAY
01:30:03 TONIGHT IN 2019.
01:30:04 I HOPE THAT WE ARE INCLUDING MORE, WE KNOW THAT WE ARE INCLUDING
01:30:11 MORE HOMEOWNERS EXEMPTIONS FOR SENIORS AND PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES,
01:30:15 BUT WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR PROMISES AND KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND
01:30:21 HOMEOWNERS IN OUR CITY .
01:30:25 WE COULD NOT AFFORD TO CONTINUE TO LOSE KIDS, RESIDENTS FROM OUR
01:30:30 SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD OUR CITY.
01:30:33 MR. PRESIDENT, I HOPE THIS BUDGET WILL BRING US FORWARD BECAUSE THIS
01:30:38 CITY NEEDS DESPERATE CHANGES AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE OUR TAXPAYERS
01:30:44 WILL NOT BE PUNISHED ANY LONGER.
01:30:47 THANK YOU.
01:30:49 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MORENO?
01:30:51 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN AUSTIN AND ALL
01:31:00 THE VICE CHAIRS THAT LED THIS PROCESS. ALDERMAN O'CONNOR STOLE ME
01:31:06 THUNDER ESPECIALLY THE WALL STREET FALSE CLAIMS THAT WE ARE HANDING
01:31:12 OUT TO WALL STREET. I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT IT.
01:31:16 ALDERMAN O'CONNOR SPECIFIED IT VERY WELL. WE ARE GIVING OUR
01:31:21 HOMEOWNERS A TAX REDUCTION BY HIGHERING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT CAN
01:31:35 BE THE RESULT.
01:31:36 I LIKE TO CALL GOLDILOCKS POLITICS.
01:31:39 WE WANT MONEY FOR CPS, BUT WE GIVE MONEY TO CPS, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH
01:31:46 OVERSIGHT BUT WE WANT MORE MONEY FOR CPS, THAT'S WHAT MY RESIDENTS
01:31:52 COME TO ME FOR MORE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOLS. WE SAY WE WANT TO HELP
01:32:00 OUT LOW INCOME FAMILIES, BUT WHEN WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO PROVIDE
01:32:05 AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THOSE BUILDINGS, IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. IT'S
01:32:11 SAYING ONE THING IN THE OTHER AND THE EXACT TALE OF GOLDILOCKS.
01:32:16 IF THERE IS NO END IN SIGHT.
01:32:19 I RECALL THE CHART THAT YOUR TEAM PUT UP WHEN I BASICALLY BECAME
01:32:27 ALDERMAN AND YOU BECAME MAYOR.
01:32:36 A 62 MILLION DEFICIT. THERE IS HEAVY LIFTING AND WE'VE SEEN THIS IN
01:32:43 THE LAST 7 YEARS. THAT'S WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY. GOING TO THE OTHER
01:32:46 SIDE OF THE BUILDING AND ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD RATHER BE IN OUR
01:32:50 SEAT, THEY WOULD SAY YES. MR. MAYOR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP,
01:32:54 THANK YOU TO THE ALDERMAN WHO LED THIS PROCESS AND THANK YOU FOR
01:32:58 MOVING THIS CITY FORWARD AND I'M PROUD OF THE CRANES IN MY DISTRICT,
01:33:03 AND I HOPE WE GET MORE.
01:33:06 THANK YOU.
01:33:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN FOULKES?
01:33:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND TO SUPPORT THIS BUDGET.
01:33:18 I'M A RECIPIENT AND MOST OF MY COLLEAGUES THINK I'M VERY QUIET, BUT
01:33:25 I'M TALKING.
01:33:26 SANITATION, I GOT WHAT I WANT.
01:33:29 SO MY RESIDENTS WILL BE VERY HAPPY THAT STARTING IN APRIL, 22 WARD,
01:33:35 I'M A RECIPIENT IN THE 7TH DISTRICT FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. WE
01:33:39 HAVE SEEN CRIME DROP 40%.
01:33:41 RESIDENTS ARE VERY HAPPY ABOUT THAT.
01:33:46 BUT ONE THING THAT NOT ONLY MY RESIDENTS BECAUSE I HAVE FAMILY THAT
01:33:51 LIVE IN DIFFERENT WARDS, I HAVE FRIENDS THAT LIVE IN DIFFERENT WARDS
01:33:54 AND THERE IS A GENERAL CONSENSUS THAT WE HAVE TOO MUCH LEAKAGE OUT
01:34:02 OF THIS CITY.
01:34:04 AND WE NEED TO KEEP OUR MONEY IN-HOUSE.
01:34:08 25 YEARS IN THE GROCERY BUSINESS, ONE THING AT THE END OF THE DAY,
01:34:12 WE WANT A ONE STOP SHOP. WE DON'T WANT TO BUY OUR BREAD HERE AND GO
01:34:16 TO INDIANA AND BUY OUR GAS, OUR WATER, OUR CIGARETTES. IF THEY ARE
01:34:21 GOING OVER THERE TO BUY, IF THEY ARE GOING ACROSS CICERO TO THE
01:34:27 SOUTH SIDE TO PURCHASE, IF THEY ARE GOING TO EVERGREEN PARK, THEY
01:34:30 ARE GOING TO PURCHASE EVERYTHING OVER THERE AND WE ARE MISSING OUT.
01:34:40 ANOTHER CONSISTENT WITH CONSTITUENTS AND FRIENDS AND FAMILY IS THAT
01:34:43 WE NEED A CASINO. WE NEED A CASINO, AND WE ARE LOSING $6 MILLION A
01:34:52 MONTH TO INDIANA AND WE NEED TO KEEP THAT MONEY IN HOUSE.
01:34:56 WE WOULDN'T HAVE A LOT OF THIS PROBLEM.
01:35:02 AND YOUR CHICAGO RESIDENTS HAVE YOUR BACK ON THAT, I BELIEVE, MAYOR.
01:35:08 ON THAT SOUTH SIDE, WE CAN PUT IT THERE AND HOTELS AND RAISE MONEY.
01:35:19 AND, MAYOR, I WILL BE A RIGHT OR DIE CHICK FOR YOU ON THAT ONE.
01:35:26 THAT'S ALL I HAVE GOT TO SAY. I'M GOING TO SAY MY FOLKS ARE GOING TO
01:35:30 BE HAPPY. I'M GOING TO DO A ROLL CALL WHEN I GET BACK. THAT'S ALL I
01:35:35 HAVE GOT TO SAY. I WILL BE A YES VOTE.
01:35:40 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN TUNNEY.
01:35:41 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
01:35:45 RESOLUTION.
01:35:46 I WILL BE BRIEF. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP FOR MANY YEARS
01:35:50 THROUGH THIS PROCESS. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT TWO THINGS.
01:35:58 NO. 1, OBVIOUSLY IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS WE NEED MORE POLICE. ALDERMAN
01:36:02 PAWAR AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT THE LACK OF THE COURT SYSTEM IN
01:36:09 BELMONT WESTERN BEING THE ACT ACROSS THE STREET.
01:36:13 THAT IS NOT GOING TO MAKE MY RESIDENTS HAPPY OR SAFER.
01:36:19 I DO WANT TO SAY, AS YOU KNOW, MAYOR, THIS TOP TO BOTTOM CLEANING UP
01:36:26 OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT CAN TAKE A LONG TIME. BUT IN ADDITION TO
01:36:29 THE REFORM TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, I THINK A MUCH CLOSER
01:36:36 FINANCIAL AUDIT NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITH THIS LARGEST ITEM.
01:36:39 YOU KNOW, BETWEEN THE BUDGET AND THE SETTLEMENT AND THE TRAINING
01:36:49 AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT, IT'S TOO BIG A JOB FOR EDDIE JOHNSON TO
01:36:54 HANDLE ON HIS OWN. WE NEED MORE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT ON THIS HUGE
01:36:58 PART OF OUR BUDGET AND FROM THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT TOO.
01:37:02 I KNOW A LOT IS LABOR DRIVEN AND CONTRACT DRIVEN AND WE
01:37:09 HAVE TO GET THIS HANDLED IN OUR BUDGET OTHERWISE THERE IS GOING TO
01:37:13 BE MORE COPS GOING TO BE THE ANSWER? AND MAYOR, THERE SHOULDN'T BE
01:37:20 ANYMORE MORE DESKS LEFT BECAUSE EVERYBODY WILL BE OUT.
01:37:27 THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE SPENDING OUR
01:37:34 DOLLARS WISELY. I CAN TELL YOU THE RESIDENTS IN MY RESIDENTS ARE
01:37:38 VERY HAPPY TO SEE WILL BE THE COMMITMENT BY SUPERVISOR JOHNSON TO
01:37:43 BRING MORE RESOURCES TO THE NORTH SIDE WARD.
01:37:47 ON A SECOND NOTE, IT HASN'T BEEN BROUGHT UP TODAY AND AS A CHAIRMAN
01:37:52 OF SPECIAL AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS TO GET THE AMUSEMENT TAX OUT ON THE
01:37:58 TABLE. YOU KNOW, MY WARD, THERE IS A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES AND
01:38:01 IT'S CONSIDERED THE OFF BROADWAY AREA IN TOWN.
01:38:05 SO WE HAVE THE MERCURY, WE HAVE THE MUSIC BOX, WE HAVE THE VICK, WE
01:38:13 HAVE CLOSE BY THE RIB, THE METRO.
01:38:18 THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOWER THE COST FOR ACCESS, THEATRES AND MAJOR
01:38:32 CONTRIBUTORS AND THIS WILL BE ULTIMATELY FOR THE CREATIVITY AND
01:38:41 BIGGER TAX ON THE LARGER VENUES. OBVIOUSLY I HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT
01:38:49 FOR THE FAMILIES BUT THERE IS AN INCONSISTENCY ABOUT PAYING A 9% FOR
01:38:55 A BASEBALL GAME AND 5% FOR AN EQUALLY SIZED CONCERT.
01:39:00 I THINK WITH THIS BUDGET, WE ARE GOING TO SEE A NET INCREASE IN
01:39:05 AMUSEMENT TAX DOLLARS THAT WILL BE SPENT ON YOUTH ARTS PROGRAMMING
01:39:12 ALL OVER THIS CITY AND THAT IS GOING TO FOSTER MORE VENUES IN MORE
01:39:17 NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOPEFULLY BRING MORE CREATIVITY AND MORE JOBS IN
01:39:20 EACH AND EVERY PART OF THIS CITY.
01:39:23 WITH THAT, I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANTLY THE
01:39:29 POLICE BUDGET AND THE INNOVATIVE TRADE OFF THAT YOU DID IN TERMS OF
01:39:32 TAX AND OF COURSE NOBODY WANTS TO PAY MORE TAXES, BUT I THINK I PAY
01:39:42 2 AND A QUARTER FOR LADY GAGA.
01:39:52 I WILL NEVER DO IT AGAIN. YOU HAVE TO DO IT ONCE.
01:39:56 AND I PAID TOO MUCH FOR THE CUBS TICKET.
01:40:00 THANK YOU, I SUPPORT THE BUDGET.
01:40:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN PAWAR?
01:40:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:40:12 I DO SUPPORT THIS BUDGET. I JUST WANT TO CONTINUE SOME ADVOCACY ON
01:40:17 TWO ISSUES.
01:40:23 THE FIRST 114.1 OUTLINE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND THE
01:40:30 CONTRACTS.
01:40:31 I BELIEVE COLLECTIVELY WITH YOUR OFFICE WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE OUR
01:40:37 ELECTED OFFICIALS OR CHICAGO SPRINGFIELD DELEGATION TO INTRODUCE
01:40:41 LEGISLATION TO AMEND THE POLICE CODE SO THOSE 14 REFORM POINTS ARE
01:40:47 PUT INTO LAW, AN ILLINOIS LAW SO THAT WE ARE NOT NEGOTIATING THIS ON
01:40:51 THE PART OF THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS. I THINK THAT IS GREAT
01:40:55 STUFF BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD BE NEGOTIATING ON INDIVIDUAL
01:41:00 POINTS FOR RIGHT AND WRONG GIVEN ALL OF THESE REFORMATION ARE
01:41:04 NECESSARY. TO GET OUR SPRINGFIELD DELEGATION TO DO THIS, WE CAN
01:41:09 NEGOTIATE WITH THE FOP AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON OTHER BENEFITS,
01:41:13 OTHER SUPPORT SYSTEMS THAT WE CAN PUT IN PLACE TO BETTER SUPPORT THE
01:41:16 MEN AND WOMEN WHO DO THEIR JOB TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.
01:41:19 I DON'T THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO AT LEAST NOT TRY AND EVEN AT A
01:41:26 MINIMUM BY PUTTING THE LEGISLATION IN SPRINGFIELD. IT'S A MARKER,
01:41:32 MAYBE THIS CURRENT GOVERNOR MAY NOT SIGN IT, BUT HOPEFULLY THE
01:41:36 DEMOCRAT WIN, THAT DEMOCRAT WILL SIGN THIS LEGISLATION AND THAT
01:41:41 REFORM WILL APPLY TO EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT ACROSS THE STATE OF
01:41:44 ILLINOIS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK POLICE MISCONDUCT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE
01:41:50 IN CHICAGO, WE SEE IT IN ROCKFORD AND PEORIA.
01:42:01 THE SECOND ITEM THAT I WANT TO PUT ON THIS CITY COUNCIL'S RADAR IS
01:42:06 THAT WE SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION AS WE WORK TO ATTRACT AMAZON .
01:42:14 I SAY THIS BECAUSE WE ARE NOW PASSING ON CITY DOLLARS TO CPA BECAUSE
01:42:23 BUS RIDERSHIP HAS BEEN HIT PRETTY HARD TO THIS ECONOMY. WHILE I'M
01:42:32 NOT A LET IT, I'M NOT AGAINST THIS ECONOMY. I USE IT.
01:42:37 WHAT I ALSO THINK ABOUT AMAZON IS THAT I DON'T THINK LYFT AND UBER
01:42:45 ARE ALONG FOR THIS WORLD. AMAZON IS GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND
01:42:52 OFFERING UP 40 AND 50,000 JOBS AT A TIME IS THEY WANT TO STAY ONE
01:42:57 STEP AHEAD OF FEDERAL REGULATORS. THE THING ABOUT AMAZON THAT IS
01:43:05 GENIUS THAT WE ARE NOT JUST BUYING ONLINE, THE GENIUS OF THEIR PRIME
01:43:12 IS THEY ARE ABLE TO GUARANTEE AN ITEM WITHIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF
01:43:18 TIME. IT'S NO DIFFERENT THAN WHAT UBER DOES. THEY HIRE DRIVERS AND
01:43:23 THEY PAY $16 AN HOUR AND LIKE UBER, INSTEAD OF DELIVERING PEOPLE,
01:43:32 THEY DELIVER PACKAGES.
01:43:33 SOON, AMAZON WILL FLIP THE SWITCH AND AMAZON PRIME WILL DO EXACTLY
01:43:39 WHAT UBER AND LYFT DO.
01:43:41 I DON'T THINK THOSE COMPANIES ARE ALONG FOR THIS WORLD WHEN THEY DO
01:43:45 THAT.
01:43:46 I THINK THE REASON THEY ARE SPENDING ENOUGH MONEY ABOUT CREATING NEW
01:43:50 JOBS IN OUR ECONOMY ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IS THEY DON'T WANT TO BE
01:43:58 REGULATED.
01:43:59 AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE INTERPRET
01:44:04 ANTITRUST LAWS WANTED THAT MEANS. THEY ARE NOT JUST GOING TO TAKE
01:44:08 OVER RIDE SHARE.
01:44:09 THEY ARE GOING TO ENTER THE PHARMACY SPACE AND WHILE THEY ARE TAKING
01:44:15 OVER THE JOBS IN OUR CITY AND OTHER CITIES, DON'T THINK THOSE JOBS
01:44:19 ARE NOT GOING TO BE AUTOMATED. MY REQUEST IS THAT WE PROCEED WITH
01:44:24 CAUTION AND WE STAND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF REGULATION.
01:44:27 THAT WE DON'T STAND IN THE WAY OF INTERPRETING ANTITRUST LAWS IN
01:44:33 EVERY WAY BECAUSE I DON'T THINK IT MAKES SENSE FOR OUR ENTIRE
01:44:38 ECONOMY TO MAKE IT WHETHER IT BE APPLE, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE AND AMAZON.
01:44:44 THANK YOU.
01:44:46 MR. PRESIDENT.
01:44:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
01:44:49 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I ALWAYS FIND THESE BUDGET HEARINGS
01:44:53 REALLY INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU HEAR SOME VERY INTERESTING ANALYSIS
01:44:58 OF NOT ONLY THE SITUATION WITH OUR BUDGET HERE IN CHICAGO, BUT AS
01:45:04 ALDERMAN PAWAR TALKED ABOUT AMAZON AND FACEBOOK.
01:45:07 I WOULD BE INTERESTED TO TALK WITH HIM LATER. BUT I'M GOING TO
01:45:11 SUPPORT THE BUDGET, AND I THINK ALDERMAN MORENO MENTIONED AT AN
01:45:17 ALDERMAN O'CONNOR I THINK YOU GAVE ONE OF THE BEST AND MOST
01:45:22 COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION WE HAVE ON THIS BUDGET.
01:45:27 I HAVE AN INTERESTING WARD IN THAT I REPRESENT NEIGHBORHOODS THAT
01:45:37 DON'T HAVE ANY, WHAT DO YOU CALL THOSE? CRANES.
01:45:41 BUT THEN I DO HAVE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT DO HAVE CRANES ON THE WEST
01:45:47 LOOP AND SOUTH LOOP, AND THERE ARE HOMES AND HILSON AND TAILOR
01:45:54 STREET AND DOWNTOWN.
01:45:56 WHAT MY CONSTITUENTS CARE ABOUT ARE THE BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES THAT
01:45:59 WE ARE GOING TO HAVE GARBAGE CANS COMING INTO OUR RESIDENCES AND
01:46:07 POLICE, ESPECIALLY 100 POLICE EVERY MONTH FOR THE NEXT YEAR.
01:46:11 I'M VERY GRATEFUL BECAUSE OF THAT.
01:46:13 I ALSO I THINK I AM UNIQUE THAT BECAUSE I HAVE THESE CRANES THAT I
01:46:22 HAVE THESE TIFF TO GIVE TO NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE NOT ONLY LESS
01:46:25 FORTUNATE IN MY WARD BUT LESS FORTUNATE ACROSS THE CITY.
01:46:31 THAT AND WHAT YOU ARE GIVING TO OUR YOUTH WITH AFTER SCHOOL
01:46:38 PROGRAMMING AND MENTORING PROGRAMS.
01:46:40 THOSE ARE THINGS THAT MY COMMUNITY IS INTERESTED IN AS ALDERMAN
01:46:46 O'CONNOR SAID. WE'VE MADE A LOT OF PROGRESS. ONE OF THE MOST
01:46:51 SIGNIFICANT POINTS OR ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT WE HAD THIS YEAR WAS THIS
01:46:55 REFINANCING OF OUR DEBT.
01:46:57 THAT IS TREMENDOUS, THAT IS GIVING US ALMOST $100 MILLION IN THIS
01:47:02 YEAR ALONE THAT HELP MAKE THIS BUDGET A MUCH EASIER BUDGET TO PASS.
01:47:08 SO, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE YES ON THIS.
01:47:11 I THINK THAT WE'VE DONE SOME TREMENDOUS WORK OVER THE LAST 7 YEARS.
01:47:18 WE'VE GOT SOME TREMENDOUS CHALLENGES AHEAD BEGINNING IN 2020, BUT IF
01:47:22 WE KEEP GOING ON THE SAME PATTERN THAT WE HAVE GOING FOR THE LAST 6
01:47:27 YEARS, WE'LL BE ABLE TO DEAL WITH THEM. AGAIN, THANK CARRIE FOR
01:47:36 YOMAN'S LEADERSHIP IN TERMS OF CARRYING ON THIS BUDGET HEARING, AND
01:47:40 AGAIN TO SAMMY AND TO CAROL FOR THEIR GREAT WORK IN PRESENTING US
01:47:45 THIS BUDGET.
01:47:46 THANK YOU.
01:47:52 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN ERVIN?
01:47:54 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THERE ARE A COUPLE POINTS THAT I THINK
01:47:58 ARE IMPORTANT THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT.
01:48:01 THIS CONVERSATION AND I THOUGHT THAT ALDERMAN MUNOZ, YOU TALKED
01:48:04 ABOUT THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. I THINK THAT IS FAIRLY APROPOS
01:48:12 FOR ANY TYPE OF SITUATION THAT WE DEAL WITHIN THE LEGISLATIVE BODY
01:48:17 BECAUSE THE KEY TO THIS IS NOBODY IS 100% SATISFIED. I DON'T THINK
01:48:24 ANYBODY HERE IS 100% SATISFIED WITH THIS BUDGET.
01:48:26 I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN SAY THAT. SO, WITH THAT, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT
01:48:30 IS A PROCESS THAT HAS COME THROUGH A LOT OF CONVERSATION, SOME
01:48:37 COMPROMISE. I THINK WE HAVE TO GIVE A GREAT THANKS TO SAMANTHA AND
01:48:41 THE BUDGET TEAM FOR GETTING THE INFORMATION BACK TO US, DOING THE
01:48:46 THINGS THAT ARE NECESSARY WORKING THROUGH THE AMENDMENT PROCESS SO
01:48:49 THAT WE CAN GET TO A POINT WHERE EVERYBODY IS NOT 100% HAPPY, BUT I
01:48:54 THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN LIVE WITH.
01:49:01 CTA, CPS, CHICAGO CITY COLLEGES, ALL OF THESE THINGS HAVE ONE THING
01:49:04 IN COMMON AND THEY ARE ABOUT CHICAGO, AND WE ARE THE CHICAGO CITY
01:49:09 COUNCIL.
01:49:10 AND IF THE TRAIN DOESN'T RUN ON TIME, IF THE TRACKS ARE BROKEN AND
01:49:16 TORE UP, THE BUSES ARE BROKE DOWN, THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT OPEN. AGAIN,
01:49:22 THIS IS CHICAGO, THOSE ARE OUR KIDS THAT GO TO CHICAGO PUBLIC
01:49:26 SCHOOLS AND OUR KIDS AND SENIORS THAT RIDE THOSE BUSES AND THOSE
01:49:34 TRAINS.
01:49:35 IF ANYONE FALLS SHORT AND THE GOVERNMENT FALLS SHORT, THAT
01:49:38 RESPONSIBILITY IS GOING TO COME BACK TO US AS MEMBERS OF THIS BODY
01:49:41 OF THIS CITY COUNCIL. I THINK IF OUR SISTER AGENCIES OR OUR PEOPLE
01:49:46 THAT HELP MAKE-UP AND MAKE THIS CITY AS GREAT AS IT IS ARE IN NEED
01:49:50 OF ASSISTANCE, THAT WE HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND AN OBLIGATION TO
01:49:56 HELP IN THAT REGARD. PEOPLE ALWAYS WANT TO TALK ABOUT TAXES. I TELL
01:50:01 FOLKS, SIT YOUR HOUSE IN BALE WOOD, SIT YOUR HOUSE IN THESE SUBURBS
01:50:08 AND SEE YOUR TAXES DOUBLE AND TRIPLE IN THE CASES WHERE WE HAVE
01:50:15 EVERYTHING IN OUR CITY AND KEEPING TAXES DOWN PRIMARILY ON OUR
01:50:19 RESIDENTS AND SENIORS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE. WE
01:50:23 HAVE A GOOD VALUE FOR THE GOVERNMENT THAT WE HAVE AND THE GOODS AND
01:50:27 SERVICES THAT WE HAVE TO DELIVER TO OUR CONSTITUENTS.
01:50:32 THE OTHER DAY WHAT EVERYBODY WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CRANE. I'M SURE
01:50:45 THEY WOULD IN FANTASY ISLAND SAYING THE PLANE, THE PLANE.
01:50:53 WE ARE NOT NEW YORK CITY.
01:50:55 WE ARE CHICAGO, A CITY OF NEIGHBORHOODS. A CITY THAT HAS DIFFERENCE
01:50:59 FROM A SKYLINE THAT LOOKS FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER AND HOW THINGS
01:51:05 MOVE IN AUSTIN AND IN OTHER COMMUNITIES.
01:51:09 NOT EVERYTHING IS FOR EVERY COMMUNITY.
01:51:11 FWEN,
01:51:15 AGAIN, WE HAVE TO BUILD THINGS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
01:51:18 IF WE ARE GOING TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THIS, WE HAVE TO TAKE A
01:51:24 GOOD VALUE TO OUR RESIDENTS TAKE SOMETHING THAT WE ALL CAN LOOK AT
01:51:30 AND SEE CHANGE HAPPENING. WE TALKED ABOUT GARBAGE CAR, YOU ARE
01:51:34 RIGHT, IT SHOULDN'T TAKE THIS LONG TO GET A GARBAGE CAR.
01:51:40 THOSE ISSUES ARE BEING ADDRESSED AND AS ALDERMAN WE HAVE TO WORK
01:51:45 WITH TO GET THE SERVICES THAT OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE ASKING FOR.
01:51:48 I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE AYE ON THIS BECAUSE IT'S TO GET
01:51:56 AHEAD FROM WHERE WE STARTED.
01:52:02 IT'S NOT PERFECT, BUT IT'S TO ADDRESS THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY AND TO
01:52:07 COMPROMISE TO GET THERE.
01:52:08 WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF DIFFERENT ANALYSIS TO TALK ABOUT THIS.
01:52:12 I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT THIS SPIRIT THAT WE WORK IN, THE SPIRIT OF
01:52:18 TRYING TO MOVE THIS CITY FORWARD IS WHAT MATTERS MOST. WITH THAT, I
01:52:23 WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE YES ON THIS.
01:52:25 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CARDENAS?
01:52:30 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I TOO RISE IF OPTIMISM FOR THIS CITY.
01:52:35 IT'S NOT SECRET THAT I WAS OPPOSED TO THE 911 FEE AFTER HEARING MY
01:52:41 SENIORS PASSIONATELY TELL ME THAT IT'S THEIR LIFELINE TO PUBLIC
01:52:45 SAFETY, AND I HEAR THEM.
01:52:50 I ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT OTHER CONSTITUENCIES ARE PART OF THIS BUDGET
01:52:56 AND THEY ARE ALSO PARTAKING IN MAKING SURE THIS CITY RUNS AND MAKING
01:53:00 SURE THAT THE FUTURE OF THE CITY STILL HOLDS TRUE. THERE IS A LOT OF
01:53:07 BATTLES TO BE FOUGHT.
01:53:08 NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
01:53:09 I'M GOING TO TACKLE A COUPLE THINGS TO ME THAT I THINK ARE
01:53:13 IMPORTANT, YOU'VE DONE A GREAT JOB, MR. PRESIDENT, THE LAST FEW
01:53:18 YEARS OF STUDYING THIS CITY ON THE RIGHT PATH TO THE FINANCIAL
01:53:25 STABILITY, BUT WORK REMAINS.
01:53:26 ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THIS YEAR AND AFTER THE IG REPORT LAID OUT
01:53:33 ITS CASE AGAINST THE ABUSE OF OVER TIME IN CPD MADE ME THINK IN
01:53:46 YEARS PRIOR QUESTIONING IN WHY OVER TIME WAS OUT OF WHACK.
01:53:52 THE FACT THAT CONTROLS WERE NOT IN PLACE AND PROCESSES WERE NOT IN
01:53:56 PLACE. I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD AND MAKE
01:54:01 SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN.
01:54:03 AND THAT THOSE RESOURCES, THAT REALLOCATED BACK TO COMMUNITIES AS
01:54:09 THEY SHOULD BE, BUT THAT ALL NOT FALLS ON YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, IT
01:54:17 FALLS ON MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORS, ON ALL OF US TO TAKE PART IN
01:54:21 ENSURING THAT THIS CITY RUNS.
01:54:26 THAT EVERY DEPARTMENT IS AS IT SHOULD BE POTENTIALLY CREATING AN
01:54:34 INTERNAL AUDIT TO SEE IF THE DEPARTMENTS ARE WORKING AS THEY SHOULD.
01:54:39 THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREATEST EXAMPLE IF THAT'S WORKING. IF
01:54:46 THAT'S OPTIMAL AND IF THAT'S NOT WORKING TO FIX THAT.
01:54:49 IT GOES A LONG WAY WITH YOUR PLAN OF SUSTAINABILITY OF FINANCIAL
01:54:56 STABILITY.
01:54:57 INFRASTRUCTURE, TO ME IS VERY BASIC AS I RISE THROUGH THE WARD AND
01:55:02 GO THROUGH MY ALLEYS AND KNOW MY ALLEYS ARE IN DISREPAIR AND WE NEED
01:55:09 TO IMPROVE THEM. A BETTER ALLEY, A PAVED ALLEY, TRUCKS CAN GO
01:55:15 THROUGH IT IN A MORE OPTIMAL WAY, A FASTER WAY SO GARBAGE GETS
01:55:24 PICKED UP AND THERE IS LESS RODENTS IN THE ALLEYS AS WELL. ALL OF
01:55:31 THAT YIELDS BETTER RESULTS FOR ALL OF US IN THIS CITY.
01:55:36 NOW I LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY.
01:55:40 OVER THE NEXT YEAR, OVER A MILLION SQUARE FEET OF NEW E-COMMERCE
01:55:49 SPACE WILL BE BUILT ATTRACTING THOUSANDS OF JOBS.
01:55:56 NOW AMAZON MAY COME OR MAY NOT, BUT CHICAGO WILL BE READY.
01:56:04 IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE e-COMMERCE CITY OF THE COUNTRY BUT WE
01:56:15 HAVE OUR WORK TO DO. OUR VIADUCTS HAVE TO BE IN PLACE. THE PLANNING
01:56:21 HAS TO BE IN PLACE, THESE WILL NOT LET OUR TRUCKS BY.
01:56:26 AS WE TRANSITION TO THIS NEW ECONOMY, MR. PRESIDENT, THIS CITY'S
01:56:32 POISED NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
01:56:37 IT WILL TAKE THIS PLACE TO A GREAT CITY, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BACK
01:56:42 COMMUNITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE OPTIMAL, THAT THEY ARE READY
01:56:46 TO RECEIVE THESE NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
01:56:53 THE MANAGERS AT A SUPERVISE THESE DEPARTMENTS MUST BE OUT THERE AND
01:57:01 CLAIMING WHAT IS COMING.
01:57:09 I SEE BICYCLING EVERYWHERE.
01:57:11 I WANT TO SEE VIADUCTS PAVING THE WAY FOR TRUCKS TO DRIVE THROUGH. I
01:57:17 WANT TO SEE DIVERSITY IN THE DEPARTMENTS.
01:57:21 WE HAD A VERY ROBUST DEBATE ABOUT DIVERSITY IN THIS CITY. WE HAVE TO
01:57:27 KEEP FIGHTING ON THAT.
01:57:31 WE GOT TO MINIMIZE THE KRUSH OF DEBT AND MINIMIZING.
01:57:48 WE HAVE CREATED THIS FOR THE NEXT 6 YEARS. BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE
01:57:55 OF TOMORROW FOR THOUSANDS OF CHICAGOANS WILL PARTAKE IN A NEW
01:58:02 ECONOMY, LESSENING THE NEED TO INCREASE TAXES AND LESSENING THE NEED
01:58:07 TO RELY MORE AND MORE ON TAXPAYERS.
01:58:10 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
01:58:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
01:58:13 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS BUDGET.
01:58:18 5 YEARS AGO I WENT TO THE HARVARD SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND MOST OF
01:58:22 THE FOCUS WAS ON NEGOTIATIONS.
01:58:25 I LEARNED THAT IF I AM NEGOTIATING WITH SOMEONE AND IF I'M GOING
01:58:29 TOWARDS THE ANSWER OF NO, THAT MEANS I NEED TO WORK HARDER TO
01:58:34 NEGOTIATE, AND IF I'M NOT FEELING HEARD, I DO WHATEVER I CAN TO GET
01:58:39 HEARD. IF I END UP VOTING NO, THAT'S OKAY TO VOTE NO, BUT IF I VOTE
01:58:45 NO, IT'S ALSO A FAILURE ON MY PART OF MY NEGOTIATION SKILLS. IT'S
01:58:50 NOT THE BEST BUDGET BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS I DO LIKE ABOUT IT. I
01:58:55 HAVE LEARNED IN MY YEARS AS BEING AND ALDERMAN THAT THE BEST WAY TO
01:59:02 ADVOCATE FOR MY OWN WARD IS TO ADVOCATE FOR THIS WHOLE CITY AND
01:59:13 POVERTY AND RACISM.
01:59:15 I THANK YOU, MAYOR, FOR LEADING THE WAY TO TAKING POSITIVE STEPS TO
01:59:22 ADDRESSING POVERTY.
01:59:23 THE BAND PROGRAM HAS WORKED WONDERS, ESPECIALLY OUR SUMMER CHICAGO
01:59:29 PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDES JOBS FOR YOUTH.
01:59:32 I SEE LOTS OF HOPE AND PROMISE. WE ALL KNOW THERE IS SO MUCH MORE
01:59:36 THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
01:59:38 I WANT TO CLOSE WITH MY FAVORITE PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME.
01:59:45 I LOVE THIS QUOTE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA.
01:59:49 "DEMOCRACY DESERVES COMPROMISE WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE RIGHT"
02:00:10 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN?
02:00:11 >> THANK YOU, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR THIS BUDGET PROCESS AND
02:00:18 BUDGET DIRECTOR SAMANTHA FIELDS FOR HER ABILITY AND THE BUDGET
02:00:25 WORKERS FOR MEETING WITH ME DURING THE BUDGET PROCESS ABOUT SOME
02:00:31 CONCERNS I HAD IN ADDITION TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CPA.
02:00:35 SOME THINGS I'M HAPPY WITH ON THIS BUDGET I THINK THE CONTINUING
02:00:38 REDUCTION OF THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE
02:00:44 VIABILITY OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO IN ADDITION TO THE REDUCTION IN OUR
02:00:48 DEBT SERVICE I THINK HELPS PUT US ON A GOOD FISCAL PATH.
02:00:53 I WANT TO SAY WHILE I'M NOT, I THINK IT'S A SLIPPERY SLOPE TO START
02:01:01 A TRADITION OF GIVING MONEY TO THE CP A, IT IS INCUMBENT ON US AS
02:01:07 ALDERMAN TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CTA IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE MONEY
02:01:12 THAT THEY RECEIVE FROM US, AND AT LEAST IN THIS PARTICULAR BUDGET
02:01:19 THAT AT LEAST THE LONG NEGLECTED GREEN LINE IN THE THIRD WARD THAT
02:01:27 RUNS THROUGH 3-20 AND OTHER WARDS WILL GET SOME ATTENTION FOR IT'S
02:01:34 SLOW ZONE. MR. MAYOR, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE SHOT
02:01:39 SPOT OF TECHNOLOGY THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO
02:01:42 RECEIVE IT IN THE SECOND DISTRICT ALONG WITH THE COMMITMENT TO
02:01:51 MOVING RESOURCES TO THE SECOND DISTRICT.
02:01:53 I WANT TO ALSO SAY THAT I'M PLEASED TO SEE THAT THERE IS SOME
02:01:57 IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO THE CITY'S VACANT LOT CUTTING PROGRAM AND
02:02:01 THAT OUR AREA WILL BEGIN TO RECEIVE MORE ATTENTION FOR THE GROWING
02:02:08 HOMELESS PROBLEM THAT WE SEE IN THE COMMUNITY.
02:02:11 I HAVE GENERALLY BEEN OPPOSED TO THE 911 SURCHARGE ON LAND LINES AND
02:02:20 CELL PHONES, AND HAD A SIGNIFICANT CONVERSATION WITH THE LAW
02:02:24 DEPARTMENT ABOUT THE ABILITY TO SEPARATE OUT THE LAND LINE FROM THE
02:02:30 CELLPHONE, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.
02:02:34 SO, THAT'S THE PART OF THE BUDGET THAT I'M NOT HAPPY WITH.
02:02:38 BUT IN VOTING FOR THIS BUDGET, MR. MAYOR, I WOULD LIKE TO, I WOULD
02:02:45 HOPE AND WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH YOU ON TRYING TO BRING A SENIOR
02:02:52 CENTER TO THE SOUTH SIDE THAT WOULD SERVE THE THIRD WARD, THE FOURTH
02:03:00 WARD, THE FIFTH WARD AND THE 20TH WARD BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF
02:03:05 SENIORS WHO WOULD BE IMPACTED BY THIS SURCHARGE WHO ARE NOT
02:03:12 RECEIVING THE REQUISITE SERVICES FROM THE CITY OF CHICAGO. WITH
02:03:14 THAT, I LAY THAT ON YOUR DESK RIGHT NOW AND CAN FOLLOW UP WITH YOU,
02:03:18 BUT TODAY YOU HAVE MY VOTE ON THE BUDGET.
02:03:21 THANK YOU.
02:03:22 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN RAMIREZ-ROSA
02:03:37 >> THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR, IF I WENT OUT AND TALKED TO PEOPLE AND
02:03:42 ASKED WHAT TYPE OF BUDGET WOULD REQUIRE AN INCREASE IN PHONE TAX,
02:03:52 THAT WOULD REQUIRE AN INCREASE ON GOODS AND PURCHASES YOU PURCHASE,
02:03:58 QUITE FRANKLY THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TELL YOU BECAUSE IT'S BEEN
02:04:01 NEARLY EVERY SINGLE YEAR IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:04:04 IF I TOLD YOU THERE WAS A BUDGET THAT INCLUDED A RELIANCE ON A
02:04:10 MASSIVE PROPERTY TAX INCREASE, AN INCREASE IN SEWER AND WATER AND
02:04:15 INCREASE IN MONTHLY PHONE CHARGE, YOU WOULD SAY IT'S THE IDENTIFY
02:04:21 BUDGET, 2018 BUDGET. BUT IN REALITY IT WAS THE 2016 BUDGET THAT DID
02:04:33 ALL OF THAT.
02:04:34 THIS BUDGET, TEN YEARS LATER IS NOTHING NEW. IT'S BUSINESS AS USUAL
02:04:45 IN CITY HALL. WORKING THIS AND YOU WOULD SAY THIS IS THE SAME AS
02:04:56 APPLE PIE. I'M VOTING NO ON THIS BUDGET BECAUSE WORKING CHICAGOANS
02:05:02 ARE TIRED OF BEING NICKEL AND DIMED.
02:05:05 I'M VOTING NO ON THIS BUDGET BECAUSE THERE IS A DIFFERENT PATH.
02:05:11 RATHER THAN CONTINUING THE OLD TENETS AND RATHER THAN PICKING THOSE
02:05:18 PICTURES, LET US INSTEAD TO ASK THE RICH AND POWERFUL CORPORATIONS
02:05:25 TO PAY THEIR SHARES. IN 2017, THE CAUCUS PUT FORWARD A SMORGASBORD
02:05:33 OF PROGRESSIVE REVENUE OPTIONS.
02:05:35 SINCE THEN, THIS COUNCIL HAS SOUGHT TO REIN-STATE A TAX, HAVE CALLED
02:05:42 FOR A COMMERCIAL LEASE TAX, HAVE CALLED FOR THE INSTITUTION OF A
02:05:46 COMMERCIAL BANKS TO LEVY THE DOLLARS THAT THE CITY OF CHICAGO HAS IN
02:05:50 THEIR PROPOSAL TO WORK FOR US AND NOT WORK FOR LARGE MULTINATIONAL
02:05:55 BANKS. THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A BUDGET THAT CONTINUES TO NICKEL
02:06:00 AND DIME CHICAGOANS.
02:06:02 THIS BUDGET FAILS TO PURSUE THAT.
02:06:04 SO, BEFORE WE SAY THE BUDGET IN 2018 THAT IS SO MUCH LIKE THE BUDGET
02:06:09 IN 2008, IT'S SO MUCH GREAT AND BETTER AND PUTTING US ON THE RIGHT
02:06:13 TRACK, LET'S CUT OUT THE RHETORIC AND LOOK AT THE FACTS
02:06:24 BECAUSE THE ONLY RHETORIC IS IN THIS ROOM. WHEN YOU GO TO MY
02:06:28 COMMUNITY AND SEE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT ABLE TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES
02:06:32 BECAUSE THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THE RISING TAX BILLS. THEY WILL TELL
02:06:37 YOU WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THIS BUDGET AND THAT THE START WITH A B.
02:06:43 I'M VOTING NO ON THIS BECAUSE THERE IS SOMETHING WE CALL A REVENUE
02:06:50 AND WE HAVEN'T TRIED THAT AND WE CONTINUE WITH THIS.
02:06:54 THANK YOU.
02:06:55 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN JOE MOORE?
02:06:59 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:07:08 AFTER HEARING MY COLLEAGUE TALK ABOUT ALL OF THESE MAGICAL PLACES
02:07:10 THAT WE CAN FIND THIS REVENUE, I'M REMINDED OF THE OLD REFRAIN,
02:07:21 DON'T TAX ME, DON'T TAX YOU, TAX THE GUY BEHIND THE TREE. THERE IS
02:07:26 NO TAX BEHIND THE TREE AND MOST OF THE REVENUE OPTIONS THAT MY
02:07:36 COLLEAGUE PULLS OUT OF HIS RHETORICAL HAT ARE OPTION THAT ARE AT OUR
02:07:44 DISPOSAL BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY. WE CAN ONLY DO WHAT
02:07:47 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY GIVES US THE AUTHORITY
02:07:53 TO DO.
02:07:54 AND, THE ONE THING THAT HE MENTIONED THAT I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE I DO
02:07:57 HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO OF CORPORATE HEAD TAX IS SOMETHING THAT WE
02:08:05 SPENT YEARS REDUCING AND FINALLY ELIMINATING BECAUSE WE REALIZE
02:08:11 CORPORATE HEAD TAX IS A JOB KILLER. A TAXING COMPANY BASED ON A
02:08:15 NUMBER OF PEOPLE THEY EMPLOYED.
02:08:20 AND THE CORPORATE TAX, HEAD TAX THAT MY COLLEAGUE APPARENTLY SUPPORT
02:08:27 CALLS FOR A $33 A HEAD TAX PER QUARTER, MULTIPLY BY FOUR TIMES A
02:08:36 YEAR COMES TO, HELP ME OUT, FOLKS. WHO IS GOOD AT TAX? A LOT OF
02:08:44 MONEY.
02:08:45 AND YOU MULTIPLY THAT AND SAY WE ARE GOING TO APPLY IT TO BIG
02:08:52 BUSINESSES.
02:08:53 YOU KNOW WHAT APPLIES TO BIG BUSINESS IS A COMPANY THAT EMPLOYS
02:09:01 FEWER THAN 50 PEOPLE. THERE IS A RESTAURANT IN MY WARD, A CAFE, IT
02:09:11 EMPLOYS 50 PEOPLE. IT'S A LITTLE RESTAURANT TRYING TO SURVIVE IN A
02:09:15 COMPETITIVE MARKET.
02:09:17 THEY CAN'T AFFORD THE $600 ADDITIONAL A YEAR TO SATISFY SOMEONE'S
02:09:26 RHETORIC. SO WE ARE FACED WITH WHAT WE HAVE TO, WE ARE FACED WITH
02:09:34 NOT WITH RHETORIC BUT REALITY.
02:09:40 I THINK THIS BUDGET DOES FACE REALITY.
02:09:43 ONE CONCERN THAT FACES ALL OF US AND THAT IS PUBLIC SAFETY.
02:09:50 WE HAVE LIKE MANY CITIES IN THIS COUNTRY HAVE STRUGGLED WITH BETWEEN
02:09:58 DEMANDS OF OUR CONSTITUENTS FOR SAFER STREETS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME
02:10:02 HAVING A POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT RESPECTS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND
02:10:08 RESPECTS THE PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSEDLY MAKING SAFE.
02:10:15 WELL, THIS BUDGET GOES A LONG WAY TO ADDRESSING THOSE CONCERNS.
02:10:21 500 MORE POLICE OFFICERS.
02:10:26 192 NEW FIELD TRAINING OFFICERS.
02:10:29 112 NEW SERGEANTS, 50 NEW LIEUTENANTS, 200 NEW DETECTIVES TO ENSURE
02:10:35 WE HELP TO IMPROVE OUR LOW STAFF. BODY CAMERAS.
02:10:55 SURELY NOTHING MORE WILL ENSURE GOOD BEHAVIOR ON ALL OF US TO KNOW
02:11:01 THAT WE ARE CONSTANTLY ON VIDEO.
02:11:05 IMPROVED TRAINING FOR RECRUITS AN LONG TIME OFFICERS, EARLY
02:11:09 INTERVENTION SYSTEM TO HELP OFFICERS WHO NEED OUR SUPPORT THAT ARE
02:11:14 STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE ISSUES AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND
02:11:22 SOMETIMES THOSE MANIFEST THEMSELVES IN VIOLATING OTHER PEOPLE'S
02:11:25 CIVIL RIGHTS. WE NEED TO HAVE THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO REACH OUT TO
02:11:30 THOSE OFFICERS.
02:11:31 THE CREATION OF AN OFFICE OF REFORM MANAGEMENT THAT WILL INCLUDE 26
02:11:37 NEW CIVILIAN MEMBERS WHO WILL SERVE AS LIAISONS WITH THE CONSENT
02:11:44 DECREE, INDEPENDENT MONITOR AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUREAU OWES
02:11:47 THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING THESE VERY IMPORTANT REFORMS.
02:11:54 AND AN OFFICE THAT WILL MEASURE OUR PROGRESS AND VERIFY COMPLIANCE
02:12:08 WITH THESE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
02:12:17 OF OUR CITIZENS THAT ARE VIOLATED. AND NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART IS
02:12:24 THE FUNDING FOR POLICING. TRIPLING THE FUND FOR POLICEMEN, MY
02:12:29 OPINION, IT'S NOT ENOUGH, BUT IT'S MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
02:12:37 IT'S A MISTAKE MADE LONG AGO.
02:12:39 WE STARTED WITH A VERY AMBITIOUS COMMUNITY POLICING INITIATIVE THAT
02:12:46 DID NOT DISCUSSED THE VIEW OF THE PROGRAM AND SOMEHOW WE TOOK OUR
02:12:53 EYE OFF THE BALL OVER THESE YEARS. WE ARE GOING TO PUT OUR EYE BACK
02:12:57 ON THE BALL WITH STAFF MEMBERS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY
02:13:01 POLICING, COMMUNITY POLICING TRAINING, EXPANDING OUR DISTRICT
02:13:06 ADVISORY COUNCILS AND OUR YOUTH DISTRICT ADVISORY COUNCILS IN
02:13:11 GETTING OUR DISTRICTS INVOLVED IN MORE PUBLIC OUTREACH.
02:13:14 ANOTHER IMPORTANT THING THAT IS BEING FUNDED IS KOPPA, THE AGENCY
02:13:22 THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATING THE ALLEGATIONS OF POLICE
02:13:29 MISCONDUCT, SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS OF POLICE MISCONDUCT AND ENGAGING
02:13:40 POLICE OFFICERS OF MISCONDUCT.
02:13:45 AND A PERCENT OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE DEDICATED
02:13:50 TO COPA.
02:13:51 HE WENT OFF THE RAILS HERE SAYING THIS BUDGET DOESN'T SATISFY THAT
02:13:56 REQUIREMENT.
02:13:57 SO LET'S GO THROUGH THE NUMBERS.
02:14:03 1% OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE
02:14:09 DEVOTED TO COPA IS APPROXIMATELY $23.3 MILLION. IF YOU GO DOWN TO
02:14:13 THE BUDGET YOU WILL SEE THAT NON-PERSONNEL COST FOR THE POLICE
02:14:20 BUDGET IS $3 MILLION.
02:14:23 PERSONNEL COST, 10.2 $10.2 MILLION, AND BENEFITS WHICH YOU DON'T
02:14:31 FIND IN THE POLICE BUDGET, BUT IN THE GENERAL, YOU SEE $20.3 MILLION.
02:14:37 YOU ADD THAT UP AND YOU GET $17.5 MILLION WHICH IS NOT ONLY AT BUT
02:14:45 EXCEEDS BY $2.2 MILLION TO 1% CPD BUDGET.
02:14:51 NOW, BEFORE SOMEONE SAYS, WELL, WHY ARE YOU INCLUDING BENEFITS, IS
02:14:57 BENEFITS INCLUDED IN THIS.
02:14:58 WAS THAT SOMETHING WE INVENTED WHEN WE PASSED THIS ORDINANCE
02:15:03 REQUIRING 1% OF THE BUDGET? WELL, AS A MATTER OF FACT THERE WAS
02:15:09 BECAUSE MY COLLEAGUE, ALDERMAN LOPEZ RAISED THAT SAME ISSUE WITH
02:15:14 FARLEY BACK IN 2016. HE WAS ADDING UP THE 2016 BUDGET AND HE ALSO
02:15:20 WAS COMING UP SHORT AND THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR FARLEY POINTED OUT
02:15:27 THAT IT'S NOT JUST SALARIES, BUT ALSO NON-PERSONNEL COST AND
02:15:33 BENEFITS.
02:15:35 RIGHT HERE.
02:15:36 A TRANSCRIPT OF THE BUDGET HEARING WHERE MY COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN LOPEZ
02:15:43 WAS HOLDING THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR FARLEY'S FEET TO THE FIRE.
02:15:52 NOT ONLY DOES THIS MEET THE REQUIREMENT, IT EXCEEDS THE REQUIREMENT
02:15:57 AND HOPEFULLY WILL RESTORE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTABLE.
02:16:14 IT'S NOT JUST POLICING. WE CAN'T HAVE OUR CHILDREN UNSAFE IN OUR
02:16:20 COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE TO PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE FOR THEM TO THRIVE IN
02:16:23 WHICH TO HAVE GREAT ROLE MODELS.
02:16:26 THIS BUDGET DOES JUST THAT.
02:16:31 IT INCREASES SPENDING ON YOUTH PROGRAMS TREMENDOUSLY.
02:16:34 30,000 YOUTH FOR SUMMER JOBS. MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT WE SPENT JUST 6
02:16:41 YEARS AGO.
02:16:42 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR MORE THAN 110,000 YOUNG PEOPLE. MEANTING
02:16:51 PROGRAMS FOR MORE THAN 200,000 ADOLESCENCE.
02:16:59 AND A PROGRAM TO EXPAND TO 18,000 KIDS.
02:17:04 REPRESENTING A 70% INCREASE OVER WHAT WE SPENT 7 YEARS AGO.
02:17:10 FREE EYE CARE TO NEARLY 60,000 CPS STUDENTS.
02:17:19 YOU CAN'T LEARN WITHOUT SEEING THE CHALK BOARDS AND WHAT THEY ARE
02:17:24 CALLED NOW.
02:17:26 WIPING BOARDS? THANK YOU. FREE MEDICAL CARE FOR 90,000 STUDENTS,
02:17:34 DENTAL CARE.
02:17:35 SO THEY ARE NOT DISTRACTED BY DENTAL PROBLEMS.
02:17:45 BRINGING LEARNING SPACE PLACES ACROSS THE CITY, 70 ADDITIONAL MEDIA
02:17:50 PLACES IN NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET WHERE TEENS CAN EXPLORE THEIR INTEREST
02:17:55 IN SKILLS AND STORY TELLING, COMPUTER SCIENCE, MUSIC, DESIGN, VISUAL
02:18:00 ARTS AND MORE.
02:18:02 THIS BUDGET FUNDS THE CITY OF CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY HOMEWORK HELP
02:18:12 AFTER SCHOOL AND SATURDAYS AT OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES.
02:18:21 IT HELPS THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND THAT HELPS
02:18:28 WITH GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.
02:18:30 THIS IS MONEY THAT IS SPENT ON OUR KIDS, THIS BUDGET ON OUR KIDS IN
02:18:37 THE LAST 6-7 YEARS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS IS A GOOD BUDGET.
02:18:43 IT'S AN HONEST BUDGET AND WHEN WE DISCUSS THIS BUDGET WITH OUR
02:18:48 CONSTITUENTS, WE SHOULD TREAT THEM AS ADULTS AND TALK TO THEM
02:18:54 HONESTLY.
02:18:55 TELL THEM WHAT THEY NEED TO HEAR, NOT NECESSARILY WHAT THEY WANT TO
02:18:59 HEAR.
02:19:00 THANK YOU.
02:19:02 >>MAYOR
02:19:10 PRO TEM.
02:19:12 ALDERMAN HOPKINS?
02:19:14 >> THANK YOU, MS. PRESIDENT.
02:19:16 I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS BUDGET.
02:19:18 I DO THAT BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
02:19:21 THIS BUDGET RECOGNIZES THE ECONOMIC REALITIES THAT WE FACE, THE
02:19:29 FISCAL CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE DEALT WITH OVER THE MANY YEARS. BUT
02:19:35 CASTING THIS SHADOW IS THE SAME SHADOW THAT I HAVE BEEN VOTING ON
02:19:39 AND THAT IS THE UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YEARS, IF
02:19:45 NOT DECADES OF NEGLECT OF POOR DECISIONS OF UNDER FUNDING AND
02:19:51 OBLIGATIONS THAT WE KNEW AND SHOULD HAVE KNOWN AND THIS DAY OF
02:19:56 RECKONING SHOULD HAVE COME AND THERE IS A RECKONING THAT STILL NEEDS
02:20:00 TO BE HAD. IT'S BEEN LAMENTED THAT IF WE ONLY COULD GO BACK IN TIME
02:20:06 TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO BACK IN THOSE 20 YEARS TO PREVENT THOSE
02:20:11 POOR DECISIONS THAT LED US TO TODAY, OF COURSE, WE DON'T HAVE THAT
02:20:14 ABILITY. BUT TODAY WE HAVE A SIMILAR MOMENT IN TIME. I WANT TO
02:20:19 HIGHLIGHT ONE ASPECT OF THIS BUDGET THAT HAS GENERATED SOME
02:20:23 DISCUSSION TODAY AND THAT IS A RELATIVELY MODEST CONTRIBUTION TO CTA
02:20:31 AND THAT SOME OPPOSE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY OR GUARANTEE
02:20:36 THAT THE CTA IS GOING TO RESPOND IN A FAVORABLE WAY. BUT THIS IS A
02:20:40 MOMENT RIGHT NOW THAT POTENTIALLY COULD PRESENT 20 YEARS IN THE
02:20:45 FUTURE DEALING WITH A SITUATION LIKE THEY ARE IN NEW YORK RIGHT NOW
02:20:48 WHERE THE NEW YORK TIMES DID A LANDMARK STUDY OF THE CRUMBLING
02:20:54 FAILING NEW YORK SUBWAY SYSTEM AND THE DECISIONS MADE OVER A PERIOD
02:20:58 OF TIME OF TIME THAT LEAD THEM TO THE CRISIS WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.
02:21:02 WE ARE IN A MOMENT RIGHT NOW TO PREVENT THIS CRISIS FROM HAPPENING
02:21:07 15 YEARS IN THE FUTURE. A $16 MILLION CONTRIBUTION WON'T DO IT, BUT
02:21:12 IT WILL HIGHLIGHT AN ON GOING PROBLEM. BUS RIDERSHIP ON THE CTA HAS
02:21:23 DECLINED BY 27% SINCE 2012, RUSH HOUR TRAIN SERVICE IS A PROBLEM
02:21:27 WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR 2-3 TRAINS TO GET TO YOUR JOB ON THE LOOP.
02:21:35 THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.
02:21:36 THE CTA HAS THE CHANCE TO REVERT A CRISIS.
02:21:41 IT IS OFFERING $16 MILLION TO THIS BUDGET.
02:21:51 IT NOT GOING TO CHANGE EVERYTHING.
02:21:55 WE CAN START TALKING TODAY ABOUT THE PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE
02:22:00 INVESTMENT THAT IS GOING TO BE REQUIRED AS THE CITY CONTINUES TO
02:22:04 GROW, AS JOBS CONTINUE TO RELOCATE TO CHICAGO. WE HAVE TO
02:22:08 ACCOMMODATE THOSE WORKERS, WE HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE RESIDENTS
02:22:11 AND WE HAVE TO DO IT WITH A HEALTHY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.
02:22:17 CARS ARE NOT THE FUTURE.
02:22:18 CARS ARE GOING TO BE A THING OF THE PAST.
02:22:22 HOW DO OUR WORKERS GET TO POINT A AND POINT B.
02:22:30 IT HAS BEEN TO BE A PROCESS TO THIS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. I SUPPORT
02:22:35 THIS BUDGET AND THE CONTRIBUTION AND I SUPPORT THE HEARING BEFORE
02:22:41 ALDERMAN BEALE'S COMMITTEE TO SAVE THIS.
02:22:45 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:22:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN COCHRAN?
02:22:48 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS BUDGET, BUT
02:22:52 I WANT TO BRING A COUPLE THINGS TO LIGHT.
02:22:55 THE ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO SUPPORT IS THE SENIOR SATELLITE
02:23:04 CENTER THAT MY COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN DOWELL MENTIONED AS YOU KNOW I'M
02:23:10 WORKING WITH FAMILY AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES ON THIS PROCESS.
02:23:14 I WOULD LIKE TO REENGAGE THAT AND MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE FOR US NOT TO
02:23:23 HAVE A SATELLITE CENTER, I THINK IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD MAKE A
02:23:27 LOT OF CITIZENS HAPPY IF WE PUT SEVERAL OF THEM THROUGHOUT THAT
02:23:33 AREA.
02:23:38 THAT IS ONE THING THAT I WILL TRY TO ADDRESS OUR SENIORS.
02:23:45 I WANT TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH.
02:23:47 I'M AN ADVOCATE OF IT.
02:24:00 I AM IN SUPPORT OF THE INCREASE IN FUNDS.
02:24:05 WE HAVE A NATIONAL EPIDEMIC OF OPIOIDS AND WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING
02:24:11 TO ADDRESS IT.
02:24:13 AND MENTAL HEALTH, DRUG USE, ALCOHOLISM, WHATEVER THE CASE MIGHT BE,
02:24:20 OUR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. WE COULD NOT CUT BACK ON IT. WE SHOULD BE
02:24:24 INCREASING IT TREMENDOUSLY. AS I LOOK AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND
02:24:29 MEN GETTING OUT OF JAIL AFTER SPENDING 20 YEARS AND OTHERS BEING
02:24:36 RELEASED LOOKED AS AS NOTHING MORE THAN SOMEONE CAN BE SENT TO
02:24:44 PRISON, I THINK THERE IS A LOT OF ROOM TO CHANGE THE CHARACTER OF
02:24:47 THE INDIVIDUALS THAT SERVE US AS POLICE OFFICERS AND I BELIEVE THAT
02:24:53 ON THE POLICE ACADEMY HAS BEEN A C MINUS FACILITY THAT IS FAR FAR
02:25:04 TOO LONG.
02:25:06 NOT ONLY FOR ENFORCEMENT, BUT IT ALSO REPRESENTS THE CHARACTER
02:25:11 DEVELOPMENT AND PROFESSIONALISM THAT WE CAN BUILD INTO THE OFFICES
02:25:14 THAT WE SEND INTO THAT ACADEMY. I'M FULLY IN SUPPORT OF THAT POLICE
02:25:19 ACADEMY MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE IT JUST WON'T BE AGAIN A POLICE
02:25:26 OFFICER THAT WILL BE GETTING TRAINED AND GETTING BETTER, THE
02:25:29 COMMUNITY WILL BE GOING THERE AND THERE WILL BE MATTERS THAT NEED TO
02:25:33 BE ADDRESSED BUT WE CAN'T DO THAT IN A FACILITY THAT WE HAVE NOW. WE
02:25:37 HAVE TO PUT IN A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY IN PLACE AND GET BACK TO
02:25:41 THE TOP OF THE NATION.
02:25:43 WHEN WE START TO START ABOUT POLICE REFORM, THAT IS PART OF THE
02:25:48 POLICE REFORM.
02:25:49 SO EMBRACE THE IDEA THAT WE ARE MAKING THAT INVESTMENT.
02:25:51 LET GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS OF PAYING FOR LAWSUITS FOR WRONGFUL
02:25:56 INCARCERATIONS.
02:25:57 WE HAVE YEARS TO GO IT SEEMS TO ME IN A PLACE WHERE WE HAVE TO
02:26:01 CONTINUE TO DO THAT, BUT IT IS A PROBLEM TO WANT TO INCARCERATE
02:26:12 PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE JUSTICE.
02:26:15 I WANT TO COMMEND YOU ON THE RETAIL THRIVE ZONE.
02:26:22 THAT RETAIL THRIVE ZONE.
02:26:24 EXTRA STANDING AND MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET IN THE BUSINESS
02:26:28 FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD. LET'S FULFILL THEIR PROMISE. THANK YOU FOR THE
02:26:34 WORK THAT YOU PUT IN REDUCING THIS LONG-TERM DEBT AND WHAT YOU HAVE
02:26:40 DONE TO SUPPORT THAT.
02:26:43 LET'S KEEP CHICAGO MOVING FORWARD. THANK YOU.
02:26:47 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN BURKE AND ALDERMAN AUSTIN FOR
02:26:54 CLOSING.
02:26:55 ALDERMAN BURKE?
02:26:57 >> I'M SURE ALDERMAN AUSTIN IS GOING TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THIS
02:27:02 DEBATE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THIS HAS BEEN A HEALTHY DEBATE.
02:27:09 EACH YEAR WHEN I THINK ABOUT THIS PROCESS, I'M REMINDED OF A QUOTE
02:27:18 FROM OUR LATE COLLEAGUE TONY LAURINO. HE APPOINTED THE TERM -- ALLEY
02:27:36 ALDERMAN AND WE HAVE TO BE THE PEOPLE AND IN ORDER TO BE ALLEY
02:27:40 ALDERMAN THAT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE STREETLIGHTS GET REPAIRED AND
02:27:46 THAT POLICE COME WHEN THEY ARE CALLED WHEN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
02:27:51 RESPONDS AND THAT ONCE A YEAR WE ARE CALLED UPON TO PUT ASIDE OUR
02:27:58 PAROCHIAL INTEREST AND VOTE FOR A CITYWIDE MATTER WHICH IS THE
02:28:03 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE AND ESSENTIALLY IT IS INDEED A ROAD
02:28:09 MAP FOR WHAT THE CITY IS ABOUT AND IT'S AN ENDORSEMENT OF LEADERSHIP
02:28:17 WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS EASY.
02:28:20 TOUGH DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE.
02:28:26 AND LEGISLATIVE DEBATES, THE LEGENDARY CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY OF
02:28:36 BISMARCK IS OFTEN QUOTED WHEN HE SAYS LAWS ARE LIKE SAUSAGES AND
02:28:44 BETTER TO NOT SEE THEM BEING MADE. I WOULD DISAGREE WITH THAT MR.
02:28:50 PRESIDENT AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO
02:28:57 ASSEMBLE WHAT I WOULD DESCRIBE AS A QUINTESSENTIAL FORECAST.
02:29:06 CHAIRMAN AUSTIN, DIRECTOR SAMANTHA FIELDS, CAROL BROWN AND KAREN
02:29:13 KING.
02:29:14 FOUR STRONG DETERMINED INTELLIGENT WOMEN WHO ARE THE QUARTET THAT
02:29:23 CREATED WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO VOTE ON TODAY.
02:29:29 [ APPLAUSE ] AND WHAT YOUR LEADERSHIP SHOWS, MR. PRESIDENT IS THAT
02:29:37 IN THIS HOLLOWED BUILDING THERE IS NO GLASS CEILING.
02:29:41 THAT GLASS CEILING HAS BEEN SHATTERED AND THIS DOCUMENT THAT IS AN
02:29:46 EXAMPLE OF WHAT LEADERSHIP IS ALL ABOUT IS REALLY THE PRODUCT OF
02:29:54 THESE FOUR REMARKABLE WOMEN TO WHOM WE OWE A GREAT DEBT OF GRATITUDE.
02:30:07 MY DISTINGUISHED COLLEAGUE FROM THE 49TH WARD DID ALLUDE TO THE FACT
02:30:14 THAT THIS CITY DOES NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT ALL OF THOSE
02:30:21 SOLUTIONS THAT ARE OFFERED BY SOME OF OUR COLLEAGUES.
02:30:24 THEY ARE SIMPLY NOT IN THE REALM OF POSSIBILITY AS THEY ARE NOT
02:30:29 LEGAL, BUT IT'S EASY TO SAY, WELL, WE SHOULD DO THIS OR WE SHOULD DO
02:30:34 THAT, BUT WHEN YOU EXAMINE THOSE THINGS, WE TRIED THEM OVER THE
02:30:37 YEARS AND THERE HAS BEEN AN ON GOING DEBATE FOR 100 YEARS ABOUT
02:30:43 WHETHER OR NOT CHICAGO SHOULD HAVE HOME RULE. WE DON'T HAVE HOME
02:30:47 RULE IN SO MANY OF THESE AREAS. SO, I WOULD ONCE AGAIN, MR.
02:30:54 PRESIDENT, SAY, WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE, THIS IS THE ART OF THE
02:31:03 POSSIBLE AND THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO IS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS
02:31:10 ORDINANCE TO GIVE THE MEMBERS OF THIS BODY WHO WANT TO BE ALLEY
02:31:15 ALDERMAN TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO DELIVER FOR THEIR CONSTITUENTS.
02:31:19 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:31:22 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN? TO CLOSE.
02:31:27 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
02:31:31 IN YEARS PAST, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE PASSED SEVERAL HEAVILY LIFTING
02:31:38 BUDGETS INCLUDING THE ONE IN 2007.
02:31:45 INCLUDING THE ONE IN 2007.
02:31:48 THAT WAS MY HEAVIEST BECAUSE IT WAS MY FIRST.
02:31:56 MR. PRESIDENT, IN THIS BUDGET, IT'S NOT HEAVY, BUT IT DOES HAVE SOME
02:32:04 WEIGHT BECAUSE AS ALDERMAN ERVIN ALLUDED TO, YOU CAN'T PLEASE
02:32:15 EVERYBODY. NOBODY IS 100% SATISFIED ESPECIALLY ME BECAUSE YOU HAVE
02:32:18 TO GIVE, YOU HAVE TO TAKE, YOU HAVE TO COMPROMISE AND YOU HAVE TO DO
02:32:22 WHAT'S NOT BEST FOR YOU, BUT WHAT'S BEST FOR THIS CITY AND THE
02:32:25 PEOPLE THAT YOU REPRESENT.
02:32:29 EVERYBODY IN THIS CITY WANTS EVERYTHING FOR THEIR SENIORS, EVERYBODY
02:32:37 WANTS EVERYTHING FOR THEIR CHILDREN. I BELIEVE THIS CITY AND
02:32:42 ALDERMAN ERVIN ALLUDED TO, WE ARE TRYING TO DO THAT. THERE ARE SOME
02:32:44 OPTIONS THAT WE CAN NOT DO AS ALDERMAN BURKE JUST STATED.
02:32:49 I HAVE TO SAY THAT ALDERMAN O'CONNOR WENT CLEARLY OUTLINED OUR
02:32:56 BUDGET, OUR PROCESS AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
02:33:02 ON A WHOLE, WE ALL CONGRATULATE THE MAYOR BUT THE WORK RELIES RIGHT
02:33:13 HERE ON THIS FIELDWORKING WITH THE FINANCIAL TEAM, SAMANTHA, AARON
02:33:17 KING AND CAROL BROWN.
02:33:20 NOBODY WOULD HAVE WORKED WITH ME BUT ANYWAY. YEAH, I CARRY A BIG
02:33:28 STICK BECAUSE WE REPRESENT THE CITY.
02:33:33 WE DON'T JUST REPRESENT OURSELVES.
02:33:35 WE REPRESENT THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN GRACEFULLY ELECTED US.
02:33:42 IN BUDGETS PAST WE HAVE ADDED TAXES, ADDITIONAL FEES, MANY OF THOSE.
02:33:50 BUT IF YOU'VE GOT ANOTHER SOLUTION, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM. IF YOU
02:33:54 HAVE ANOTHER ANSWER, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM.
02:34:00 OUT OF ALL OF THE TIME THAT WE HAVE PASSED BUDGETS AND I HAVE PASSED
02:34:04 10, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE COME FORWARD.
02:34:07 EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR
02:34:12 CONSTITUENTS.
02:34:13 BUT THIS BUDGET STARTS TODAY. WE ARE NOT LADDENED WITH HEAVILY
02:34:24 STRUCTURAL ISSUES.
02:34:27 WITH THAT, I THANK THE DIRECTORS AND BROWN.
02:34:34 WITH THAT, I MOVE THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET COMMITTEE THE ORDINANCE
02:34:41 PUBLISHED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPEARING ON THE JOURNALS ON
02:34:49 PROCEEDINGS NOVEMBER 15, 2017, THROUGH 706 THROUGH 60427 BY A VOICE
02:34:56 VOTE.
02:34:57 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: CALL THE VOTE.
02:35:13 ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
02:35:14 >> AYE.
02:35:15 >> ANY OPPOSED?
02:35:16 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR THAT THE REFERENCE TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON
02:35:24 THE JOURNAL APPEARING ON NOVEMBER 2017, AND AMEND BY A ROLE CALL
02:35:32 VOTE.
02:35:33 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MADAM CLERK, CALL THE ROLL.
02:35:40 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
02:35:55 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, SADLOWSKI-GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN,
02:36:07 BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN,
02:36:24 BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
02:36:42 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
02:36:55 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
02:37:08 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN,
02:37:28 JOE MOORE, SILVERSTEIN.
02:37:29 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THE AYES 47, NOS 3.
02:37:38 ALDERMAN BEALE.
02:37:39 >> MR. MAYOR, A MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:37:44 >> NO.
02:37:46 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
02:37:47 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR TO THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE
02:37:55 COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT ORDINANCE DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED BY THIS CITY
02:37:58 COUNCIL AND APPEARING IN THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS ON NOVEMBER
02:38:04 15TH, ON PAGES 61044 THROUGH 61048 BY A VOICE VOTE.
02:38:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
02:38:10 >> AYE.
02:38:12 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION STOPPED IT.
02:38:15 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE TO
02:38:23 DEVELOP THE BLOCK GRANT ORDINANCE BEFORE BY CITY COUNCIL AND
02:38:28 APPEARING IN THE JOURNAL PROCEEDING OF PAGE 16, AS AMENDED BY THE
02:38:37 SAME ROLE CALL VOTE APPLIED TO THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION
02:38:44 ORDINANCE.
02:38:45 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:38:46 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE AND
02:38:51 ADOPT THE YEAR 2018 SUBSTITUTE MANAGEMENT ORDINANCE DEFERRED AND
02:38:55 PUBLISHED BY THIS COUNCIL AND APPEARING IN THE GENERAL PROCEEDINGS
02:38:59 ON NOVEMBER 15, 2017, ON PAGES 60252 THROUGH 60350 BY THE SAME ROLE
02:39:08 CALL VOTE AS APPLIED TO THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS ORDINANCE.
02:39:12 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:39:16 >> THAT CONCLUDES, NOT YET.
02:39:22 MR. PRESIDENT, I WANTED TO ALSO THANK ALL OF THE ALDERMAN THAT
02:39:28 ATTENDED OUR BUDGET HEARING, BUT ALSO PROVIDED NOURISHMENT TO THOSE
02:39:37 IN THE BUDGET PROCEEDING.
02:39:39 SOME LOST AND SOME GAINED 15 POUNDS. MAYBE NEXT YEAR WE'LL HAVE
02:39:47 LIGHTER LUCK. FOR ALL OF THOSE ESPECIALLY ALDERMAN SPOSATO OF ALL OF
02:39:53 THOSE TIMES BEING HERE EVERY SINGLE MORNING. THANK YOU, MR. SPOSATO.
02:40:00 THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
02:40:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: CHAIRMAN BURKE, FINANCE COMMITTEE.
02:40:07 >> YOUR HONOR, I MOVE TO THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE ON THE TAX LEVY
02:40:13 FROM THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPEARING ON THE JOURNAL PROCEEDINGS ON
02:40:25 PAGES 64027 TO 64051 BY THE SAME ROLE CALL.
02:40:28 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:40:30 >> YOUR HONOR, I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE
02:40:35 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ADOPT THE SUBSTITUTE 2018 REVENUE ORDINANCE
02:40:40 WHICH WAS DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND APPEARS ON
02:40:45 THE JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF NOVEMBER 15, 2017, ON PAGES 60199
02:41:04 THROUGH 601422 APPLIED BY THE SAME ROLE CALL.
02:41:09 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:41:10 >> YOUR HONOR, THAT CONCLUDES THE VOTING ON THE 2018 BUDGET PACKAGE.
02:41:15 THERE ARE FOUR REMAINING ITEMS OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS THAT WERE
02:41:19 DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED AT THE LAST CITY COUNCIL MEETING.
02:41:22 >> MR. CHAIRMAN?
02:41:23 >> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY SAY FEW WORDS ON THE BUDGET IF I MAY BEFORE
02:41:27 WE GO ON THE OTHER ITEMS.
02:41:29 I THINK I HAVE BEEN PATIENT WHICH IS A RARITY FOR ME.
02:41:36 I WANT TO THANK CHAIRMAN AUSTIN, CHAIRMAN BURKE, ALL THE MEMBERS OF
02:41:40 THIS CITY COUNCIL. I ALSO WANT TO ECHO MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE BUDGET
02:41:47 DIRECTOR, THE HEAD OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE CFO AND A COMPLIMENT
02:41:59 TO MARIA GRERA FOR THEIR WORK AND THE EFFORTS ON HELPING ON THIS
02:42:06 BUDGET. ALSO IF I CAN, WHILE THERE HAS BEEN A LONG DISCUSSION, TO
02:42:11 QUOTE LINDEN JOHNSON HAS BEEN SAID BUT NOT BY EVERYONE THAT HAS TO
02:42:17 SAY IT.
02:42:20 IT'S NOW MY JOB. I WANT TO TAKE BACK TO 2011 WHEN A LOT OF PEOPLE
02:42:26 PREDICTED BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS OF THE CITY BOTH
02:42:30 BECAUSE OF ITS BUDGET AND PENSION THAT WERE HANGING OVER THIS CITY A
02:42:34 LOT OF PEOPLE THOUGHT THOSE DAYS WERE BEHIND US AS A CITY. THAT THE
02:42:40 FISCAL CONDITIONS OF THIS CITY WERE IN SUCH DIRE CONDITIONS THAT IT
02:42:46 BEGAN TO AFFECT OUR ROADS AND STRENGTH AND ECONOMY.
02:42:49 WE COULDN'T TALK ABOUT THIS STRENGTH AND COULDN'T TALK ABOUT ANY OF
02:42:53 THEM. THE FACT IS OUR STRUCTURAL DEFICIT WAS A LITTLE OVER $650
02:43:01 MILLION.
02:43:02 ALL FOUR PENSIONS WERE IN A REAR HEADED TOWARDS IN SOLVENCY AND
02:43:07 PULLING THE CITY IN THAT DIRECTION.
02:43:09 STEP BY STEP, YEAR OVER YEAR, THIS CITY COUNCIL MADE A SERIES OF
02:43:19 CUTS AND REFORMS IN THE STRUCTURAL BUDGET WELL OVER $600 MILLION.
02:43:25 OUR HEALTHCARE COST TODAY ARE BASICALLY FLAT THAN 2012 NOT ACHIEVING
02:43:32 THE PRIVATE SECTOR BECAUSE WE DID THE RIGHT THING AND HONEST AND
02:43:42 FORTHRIGHT. WE HIT THE SMOKE SCREENS THAT HID THE TRUE COST.
02:43:57 GOT RID OF SELLING EFFORT, SELLING ASSETS, GOT RID OF RESERVES.
02:44:10 WE DID EVERYTHING RESPONSIBLE TO MEET OUR NEEDS.
02:44:13 BY MEETING OUR NEEDS WE ARE GETTING NOW MORE POLICE ON OUR STREETS
02:44:18 AND KIDS OUT OF GANGS AND GUNS OFF OUR STREETS. WE ARE INCREASING
02:44:26 THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM. ALL BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND
02:44:28 THE STATE OF ILLINOIS HAVE NOT INCREASED THEIR CONTRIBUTION, BUT WE
02:44:33 HAVE. 30,000 KIDS OVER DOUBLE WHAT OUR SUMMER JOBS WERE, ALL IN THE
02:44:37 FACE OF THE FACT THAT SPRINGFIELD AND WASHINGTON D.C. WALKED AWAY
02:44:46 FROM THESE KIDS FUTURE.
02:44:50 85% OF THE KIDS IN A SAFE PASSING ROUTE. MORE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN
02:44:55 WHO WE HOPE TO BE RESPONSIBLE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN RECEIVING MENTORS
02:45:01 FOR THE FIRST TIME SO THEY FACE THE RIGHT CHOICES IN LIFE TO LOOK
02:45:07 BACK NOT WITH REGRET, BUT PROUD OF THE DECISIONS THEY MADE. I SEE IT
02:45:12 IN MY KIDS, I SEE IT IN OUR KIDS, THAT THOSE YEARS ARE ESSENTIAL.
02:45:20 THEN MAKING INVESTMENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS IN ENSURING THERE IS A
02:45:26 THRIVING RETAIL TYPE OF BUSINESS THAT WE WANT TO SEE TO RAISING OUR
02:45:32 FAMILIES.
02:45:33 NOT PERFECT BUT FINALLY HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SO THE OTHER
02:45:40 INVESTMENT WARD BECAUSE A SMALL BUSINESS TO A WARD AND COMMUNITY AND
02:45:47 NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT I NOTE, WE DID THAT ALSO, YES, WE ELIMINATED AHEAD
02:45:52 OF SCHEDULE DEBATED FOR YEARS, THE HEAD TAX, WE SAW THE COMPANIES
02:45:59 GROW IN IN CITY. WE ELIMINATED IN THIS BUDGET THE AMUSEMENT TAX FOR
02:46:08 OUR THEATRES AND ON THE BIG VENUES, THEY WILL PAY A FEW DOLLARS
02:46:13 MORE, BUT WE ADD A COUPLE MILLION INTO ARTS EDUCATION. THOSE ARE THE
02:46:20 TRADE OFFS AND CHOICES WE MADE TO ADVANCE THIS CITY. TODAY, I TAKE
02:46:24 NOTE, SOME PEOPLE JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO CHALLENGED WHAT WE WERE GOING
02:46:28 TO DO THE IMPORTANT RESTRUCTURING OF OUR FINANCES, PAYING LESS IN
02:46:33 INTEREST TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND INCREASING OUR INVESTMENTS IN
02:46:36 POLICE, IN OUR KIDS, IN THEIR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. I THINK THOSE
02:46:40 ARE THE RIGHT CHOICES.
02:46:41 THERE IS NO REASON TO PAY MORE IN INTEREST TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
02:46:46 WHEN OUR COMMUNITIES AND NEIGHBORHOODS.
02:46:48 I HAVE NOT YET ON THE L OR GROCERY STORE HEARD SOMEONE SAY, WHY ARE
02:46:53 WE NOT PAYING MORE INTEREST COST. I HAVE YET TO SEE THAT OR HEAR
02:46:59 THAT. EVERYONE ELSE HEARD ABOUT GETTING THEIR TREES TRIMMED, MORE
02:47:05 POLICE OFFICERS, ROAD ABATEMENT AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND WE
02:47:08 MADE THAT CHOICE.
02:47:11 AND WHAT HAPPENED? FITCH, AAA.
02:47:19 S & P DOUBLE A FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEN WE CAN MAKE INVESTMENTS
02:47:24 AND WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR. THINGS IN THEIR SECURITY IMPROVEMENT AND
02:47:33 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT.
02:47:35 WE GOT RID OF SCOOP AND COST AND MORE POLICE ON THE STREETS AND MORE
02:47:44 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS SMALL
02:47:49 BUSINESSES. BUDGETS ARE A SERIES OF CHOICES ALTOGETHER. LET ME SPEAK
02:47:58 TO ONE CHOICE.
02:47:59 THERE IS THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE RIDE SHARE FEE THAT I PROPOSED
02:48:03 THAT DID THEN GO INTO OUR MASS TRANSIT. GO ASK THE QUESTION THAT YOU
02:48:08 WANT TO ASK.
02:48:10 THERE WAS A STORY IN THE PAPER ABOUT ALL THE DECISIONS NEW YORK HAD
02:48:16 MADE OVER THE YEARS OF STEALING MONEY FROM INVESTMENT IN THE FUTURE
02:48:20 TO SEND MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE.
02:48:25 TODAY THERE IS A STORY IN THAT SAME PAPER THE NEXT DAY ABOUT THE
02:48:31 SAME THING THAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK THAT IS GOING STRANGLE
02:48:38 THEIR ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY. OUR EFFORTS TO MAKE PEOPLE'S LIVES
02:48:47 BETTER AND NOT TO FOLLOW THAT SITUATION WITH MASS TRANSIT.
02:48:52 I TOOK IT YESTERDAY 30 MINUTES, DOOR TO DOOR. THAT'S NOT TRUE IN NEW
02:48:56 YORK. IF YOU DON'T MAKE THE INVESTMENT AND THAT'S JUST ONE ASPECT.
02:49:03 IF YOU DON'T MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT THERE, YOU CAN GO TO NEW YORK NOW
02:49:07 AND THEY WILL NOW STRANGLE VISITORS.
02:49:10 YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET ANYWHERE IN NEW YORK. PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE
02:49:16 TO GO HOME OR GET TO WORK. WE ARE GOING TO IMPROVE OUR WATER SYSTEM
02:49:22 BECAUSE IT'S NOT GOING TO BEEN LIKE THAT CITY.
02:49:26 HALF OF IT HAS BEEN PAID BY SUBURBANITES, AND I'M PROUD THAT OUR
02:49:44 CITY POLICEMEN WHO WORK NOW WILL HAVE A PENSION AT THE END OF THE
02:49:47 DAY WHICH WASN'T TRUE IN 2011.
02:49:51 AND WE'VE BEEN AWAY FROM OUR CHALLENGES OVER THE YEARS, WE FACED UP
02:49:56 TO THEM. RATHER THAN DO WHAT WAS POLITICALLY EXPEDIENT, WE DID WHAT
02:50:02 WAS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.
02:50:04 AND RATHER THAN DO WHAT WAS EASY, WE DID THE HARD THING.
02:50:09 SO OVER THE 6 YEARS, CHICAGO IS FISCALLY ON SOLID AND SOUNDER AND
02:50:14 MORE STABLE GROUND.
02:50:16 OUR WORK ISN'T DONE.
02:50:17 IT'S NOT.
02:50:19 NOBODY IS SITTING HERE SPIKING THE BALL ON THE 20-YARD LINE.
02:50:27 I COULD HAVE GIVEN THAT ADVICE TO THE BEARS.
02:50:31 OUR WORK IS NOT DONE, BUT WE ARE NOT WHERE WE WERE IN 2011 BUT
02:50:39 ACROSS THE RIVER BANK THAN BEFORE.
02:50:43 THIS IS THE DAY THAT IS GROWING THE ECONOMY AND STRENGTHENING THE
02:50:47 CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:50:48 ON THAT MEASURE, 4 YEARS IN A ROW, THE CITY OF CHICAGO IS A NO. 1
02:50:54 CITY FOR CORPORATE RELOCATION. OUR INDUSTRIAL OCCUPANCY IS AT THE
02:50:58 HIGHEST RATE SINCE 2000.
02:50:59 AND THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY IS WHAT ALLOWS US TO MAKE THE FISCAL
02:51:05 CHALLENGES WE FACE EASIER.
02:51:06 THEY ARE NOT GOING AWAY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO WISH THEM AWAY, BUT WE
02:51:11 ARE GOING TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES TO HAVE A HEALTHY ECONOMY AND
02:51:16 STRONGER NEIGHBORHOODS.
02:51:17 AND IN THE END OF THE DAY, ALL OF THIS ADDS UP TO ONE THING IN MY
02:51:22 VIEW THAT ULTIMATELY WE AS A CITY HAVE A SHARED FUTURE.
02:51:27 A SHARED FUTURE TO WHERE WE DO HAVE OUR CHALLENGES, WE FACE UP TO
02:51:31 THEM AND MAKE THE TYPE OF INVESTMENT TO MAKE ALL THE HARD DECISIONS
02:51:35 BECAUSE I WANT TO SEE ONE CITY, ONE FUTURE, ONE SHARED FUTURE
02:51:42 TOGETHER.
02:51:43 I THINK THIS BUDGET, THE CHOICES, THE VALUES, THE PRIORITIES WE
02:51:46 PLACE HELP US ACHIEVE THAT AND THEY DON'T WISH TO PUT OUR FUTURE IN
02:51:51 THE HANDS OF SPRINGFIELD AND THEY DON'T PUT THE FUTURE OF THE CITY
02:51:57 IN THE HANDS OF WASHINGTON. WE DO THE BEST WE CAN TO MAKE THE
02:52:00 CHOICES THAT ARE NECESSARY TO PUT THE POLICE IN OUR STREETS AND PUT
02:52:07 OUR KIDS IN JOBS AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM TO ADDRESS THE QUALITY OF
02:52:11 LIFE THAT ALL OF US CAN BE PROUD TO CALL CITY OF CHICAGO HOME.
02:52:17 OUR WORK IS NOT DONE, BUT WE ARE WORKING TOGETHER.
02:52:20 SO I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR WORK OVER THE YEARS AND
02:52:24 NOT JUST THIS BUDGET IN MOVING FORWARD.
02:52:28 THANK YOU.
02:52:29 CHAIRMAN BURKE?
02:52:30 >> YOUR HONOR, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THOSE REMARKS.
02:53:04 TO ENCAPSULIZING THESE REMARKS.
02:53:06 THAT CONCLUDES THE ITEMS ON THIS PACKAGE.
02:53:09 UNLESS THERE IS SUGGESTION, I SUGGEST WE ADDRESS THOSE NOW AND
02:53:15 SUPPOSE ALL THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS AT ONE TIME.
02:53:17 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:53:19 >> YOUR HONOR, I NOW REFER TO CHAIRMAN AUSTIN.
02:53:27 >> ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
02:53:28 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION
02:53:37 OF THE COMMITTEE TO AUTHORIZE THE FUEL TAX FUNDS DURING 2018 AND THE
02:53:44 ASSOCIATED GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT THAT WERE PUBLISHED AT THE NOVEMBER
02:53:51 15TH MEETING I MOVE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:53:54 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:53:57 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR IN THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE OF
02:54:02 THE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ADOPT THE 2018 CO-CORRECTIONS
02:54:08 ORDINANCE THAT WAS DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED AT THE NOVEMBER 15TH,
02:54:11 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL.
02:54:12 I MOVE PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:54:16 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:54:18 >> I NOW MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AND
02:54:23 GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING EXECUTION
02:54:28 OF AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE COOK COUNTY STATE
02:54:32 ATTORNEYS OFFICE THAT WAS DEFERRED AND PUBLISHED AT THE NOVEMBER
02:54:37 15TH, MEETING, THE CITY COUNCIL, I MOVE PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS.
02:54:41 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:54:42 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT.
02:54:47 >> CHAIRMAN BURKE?
02:54:48 >> YOUR HONOR, THAT CONCLUDES ALL THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS. SINCE
02:54:54 THERE IS NO FURTHER UNFINISHED BUSINESS BEFORE THE BODY, I NOW MOVE
02:54:58 THAT WE RETURN TO THE REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS.
02:55:02 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:55:10 COMMITTEE REPORTS.
02:55:12 FINANCE COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN BURKE.
02:55:14 >> YOUR HONOR, REPORTING FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, I WOULD LIKE
02:55:19 TO REPORT OUT A SUBSTITUTE RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE UNITED STATES
02:55:27 SENATE TO OPPOSE PROPOSALS REDUCING OR ELIMINATING STATE AND LOCAL
02:55:32 TAX DEDUCTION AND MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION IN TAX CUTS AND JOBS
02:55:37 TAX. I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION BY A COMMITTEE
02:55:42 ROLL CALL VOTE.
02:55:43 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: MADAM CLERK, CALL THE ROLL.
02:55:48 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HAIRSTON, SAWYER,
02:56:00 MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, SADLOWSKI-GARZA, THOMPSON, CARDENAS, QUINN,
02:56:10 BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, DAVID MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA, COCHRAN,
02:56:21 BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO, BURNETT, ERVIN,
02:56:35 TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL, AUSTIN,
02:56:47 RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR, NAPOLITANO,
02:56:54 REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA, CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN, JOE MOORE,
02:57:05 SILVERSTEIN.
02:57:13 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: THE AYES 49 AND NO, 0.
02:57:18 >> MR. PRESIDENT, A MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE VOTE.
02:57:20 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
02:57:21 >> AYE.
02:57:24 >> ANY OPPOSED? CHAIRMAN BURKE?
02:57:26 >> YOUR HONOR, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON
02:57:30 THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE COMMITTEE ON ITEMS 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6 BY
02:57:37 APPLYING THE SAME LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL IN THE SAME LAST MOTION
02:57:45 TO RECONSIDER.
02:57:46 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:57:47 >> LIKEWISE, YOUR HONOR, I WOULD MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE
02:57:50 RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON ITEMS 7, 8, 9 AND 10 BY THE SAME
02:58:01 LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL AND APPLY THE SAME LAST MOTION TO
02:58:06 RECONSIDER.
02:58:07 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:58:09 >> YOUR HONOR, UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD LIKE TO CONCUR ON
02:58:13 THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE COMMITTEE BY THEITEM 11, 12, BY THE SAME
02:58:25 LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL WITH THE SAME LAST LOSING MOTION TO
02:58:28 RECONSIDER.
02:58:29 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:58:31 >> YOUR HONOR, ITEM NO. 13 INCLUDES ITEMS A THROUGH K WHICH RELATE
02:58:43 TO APPROVAL OF LEVY OF TAXES OR AMENDMENT OF SERVICE PROVIDER
02:58:47 AGREEMENTS OR APPROVAL OF 2018 BUDGETS APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS IN
02:58:52 2017 APPROPRIATION LEVY AND AGREEMENT ORDINANCES FOR VARIOUS SPECIAL
02:58:56 SERVICE AREAS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF CHICAGO.
02:58:58 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I MOVE TO CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF
02:59:02 THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME LAST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL ALONG WITH THE
02:59:11 SAME LAST LOSING MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
02:59:14 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:59:15 >> YOUR HONOR, I MOVE TO ADOPT IN THE OMNIBUS UNLESS THERE IS
02:59:19 OBJECTION.
02:59:20 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
02:59:21 >> YOUR HONOR, THAT CONCLUDES THE REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON
02:59:27 FINANCE.
02:59:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN REBOYRAS, PUBLIC SAFETY.
02:59:31 >> MR. PRESIDENT, AND COUNCIL, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON
02:59:36 PUBLIC SAFETY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017, WHICH RECESSED AND RECONVENED
02:59:46 NOVEMBER 20, 2017.
02:59:49 I HEREBY RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE.
02:59:58 A TERM EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND EXPIRING 2022.
03:00:02 MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE BEEN IN CITY GOVERNMENT NOW HEADING ON 39
03:00:08 YEARS, I'M ONLY 45.
03:00:13 [ LAUGHTER ]
03:00:20 AND I LOOKED AT RESUMES, I HAVE DONE RESEARCH, BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN
03:00:26 A RESUME AS IMPECCABLE AS MS. ANDREA'S RESUME.
03:00:36 I HAVE KNOWN HER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS. SHE SITS ON THE TASK BOARD
03:00:42 AND THERE IS OTHER MEETINGS SHE'S HEADING TO AND I'M GOING TO MISS
03:00:46 HER DEARLY BECAUSE I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM HER AND WE DEVELOPED A
03:00:51 GREAT WORKING RELATIONSHIP. BUT HER CREDENTIALS ARE UNBELIEVABLE.
03:00:57 GRADUATED FROM HARVARD LAW SCHOOL AND PRESENT CEO OF A BUSINESS IN
03:01:03 CHICAGO AND HEAD OF THE CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER IN CITY OF
03:01:07 CHICAGO. SHE'S HELD EXECUTIVE POSITIONS IN LEADERSHIP IN NUMEROUS
03:01:12 FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES. SHE'S ALSO SERVED ON SEVERAL BOARDS INCLUDING
03:01:18 THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD AND NATIONAL LEAGUE AND OTHERS.
03:01:21 I AM PLEASED TO SEE ANDREA SITTING RIGHT HERE AS A MEMBER OF THE
03:01:30 POLICE BOARD AND STILL WE WERE ASKED, WILL SHE BE AN INDEPENDENT
03:01:36 PERSON? AND I SAID ABSOLUTELY.
03:01:39 SHE SHOWS HER LEADERSHIP, SHE'S BEEN THERE AND SHE'S ACTUALLY
03:01:43 PROSECUTED TWO LAW ENFORCEMENT INDIVIDUALS. IF THAT DOESN'T SAY IT,
03:01:47 NOTHING ELSE WILL.
03:01:50 BUT, MR. PRESIDENT, I'M IMPRESSED AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS
03:01:56 APPOINTMENT BECAUSE WE NEED ANDREA ZOP ON THIS BOARD. I WILL HOLD
03:02:02 FOR ANY OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO WISH TO SPEAK ON THE MATTER BEFORE I
03:02:07 CLOSE.
03:02:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN HARRIS?
03:02:11 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I COMMEND YOUR RECOMMENDATION TO ADOPT
03:02:18 ANDREA ON THIS POLICE BOARD.
03:02:20 ANDREA, YOU ARE A REAL FIGHTER AND WE SPENT A SPECIAL PERIOD OFTEN
03:02:28 LATE AT NIGHT RUNNING FROM ONE COUNTY TO THE OTHER.
03:02:30 YOU REALLY GET TO KNOW THE TRUE CHARACTER OF A PERSON WHEN YOU GET
03:02:35 TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME WITH THEM. I THINK WE SHOULD BE HONORED THAT
03:02:39 YOU WOULD TAKE ON THIS ENTERPRISE AT THIS POINT IN YOUR CAREER.
03:02:44 AND YOUR LEADERSHIP WILL BE WELCOMED. YOUR KNOWLEDGE WILL BE
03:02:50 WELCOMED, YOUR EXPERIENCE, YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCES WILL BE WELCOMED
03:02:54 AND IT'S WHAT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME.
03:02:57 BECAUSE OF YOUR EXPERIENCES AND YOUR MELTING POT OF INFORMATION AND
03:03:00 EVERYTHING THAT YOU KNOW AND HOW HARD YOU WORKED TO GET WHERE YOU
03:03:03 ARE, YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON TO BE SITTING IN THAT T SEAT AND I
03:03:12 WELCOME YOU.
03:03:15 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN AUSTIN?
03:03:18 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, AS ALDERMAN HARRIS SAID, WE COMMEND YOU
03:03:27 FOR THIS APPOINTMENT. ANDREA, AS WE SAID IN COMMITTEE, MAYBE WE
03:03:32 THOUGHT IN YEARS PAST THAT IT WAS JUST A PASS THROUGH, THAT THERE
03:03:35 WAS NO DISCIPLINE DONE IN THIS CAPACITY, BUT TO HAVE YOU THERE NOW,
03:03:41 IT GIVES ME A SENSE OF THAT I KNOW SOME WORK WILL GET DONE AND GET
03:03:49 DONE FAIRLY, BUT WITH THE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU HAVE HAD, YOU
03:03:55 CONVICTED MY CONGRESSMAN.
03:03:56 THAT SAID SOMETHING TO ME.
03:03:57 THAT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH COLOR, IT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH
03:04:01 RIGHT AND THE LAW. THAT'S WHAT WE ALL EXPECT FROM YOU.
03:04:05 IT COULDN'T BE A BETTER PERSON.
03:04:09 MAYBE HE COULD HAVE FOUND ONE, BUT IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN A BETTER
03:04:14 PERSON THAN YOURSELF.
03:04:16 I'M GRATEFUL THAT IT'S YOU THAT WOULD BE IN THIS APPOINTMENT.
03:04:21 WE HAVE BEEN INVOLVED I AM TIMES IN THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT, BUT YOU
03:04:25 TO TAKE ON THIS WEIGHT, IT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU AND YOUR
03:04:30 DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT.
03:04:32 AND FOR THAT, ANDREA, I'M GRATEFUL FOR.
03:04:34 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
03:04:37 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN COCHRAN?
03:04:40 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I STAND IN SUPPORT OF THIS APPOINTMENT.
03:04:46 BOB AND I HAVE A PROFESSION AND A PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP THAT IS
03:04:52 MENTIONED BY MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE ALDERMAN HARRIS THAT SPENDING
03:04:58 TIME WITH HER REVEALS A DIFFERENT VIEW OF THE PERSON THAT SHE GIVES
03:05:07 BALANCE AND THE NATURAL THAT SHE IS TO SO MANY THINGS.
03:05:11 THIS IS OBVIOUS BY THE APPOINTMENTS SHE HAS MADE AND I'M GLAD TO
03:05:15 HAVE YOU ON THE BOARD TALKING ON THE APPOINTMENT OF MS. ZOP HERE
03:05:23 INTO THAT AND BEING INFLUENCED BY YOU, THE MAYOR.
03:05:28 WELL, I THINK THAT YOU APPOINT ALL THE PEOPLE ON THE BOARD. SO THE
03:05:33 INFLUENCE OF THE MAYOR NEVER GOES AWAY, WHAT WE WANT HIM TO DO IS TO
03:05:39 APPOINT PEOPLE WHO WILL ALWAYS REPRESENT AND WHO DELVES THEMSELVES
03:05:48 IN A PROFESSIONAL AND UNBIASED WAY AND THE MEN AND WOMEN COMING
03:05:54 BEFORE YOU ARE COMING BEFORE YOU FOR VARIOUS REASONS. SOME A LOT
03:05:58 WORSE AND WE JUST WANT A BALANCED APPROACH SO THAT WE SUPPORT OUR
03:06:03 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY, AND DEMONSTRATE OUR
03:06:08 LEADERSHIP THAT IS IN THOSE SPOTS LIKE YOU ARE THAT HAVE THAT
03:06:12 ABILITY TO DO SO.
03:06:14 YOU BRING A GREAT TRACK RECORD.
03:06:19 CONGRATULATIONS.
03:06:21 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN CURTIS?
03:06:23 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
03:06:27 FOR YEARS I HAVE SUPPORTED ANDREA ON EVERYTHING SHE'S DONE.
03:06:31 I STILL HAVE TWO BUTTONS LEFT AND I ALWAYS TOLD YOU THAT.
03:06:38 YOU CAN'T STOP ZOP.
03:06:40 I LOVE YOU DEARLY AND CONGRATULATIONS.
03:06:44 THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
03:06:46 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SAWYER?
03:06:48 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, JUST TO BE VERY QUICK. I HAD THE
03:06:53 OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH ANDREA IN THE BACK. THIS IS NOT EVEN A
03:06:57 DISCUSSION TO HAVE.
03:06:58 THIS IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD HAVE DONE BY ACCLIMATION WHEN IT WAS
03:07:04 BROUGHT UP. CONGRATULATIONS, ANDREA, I KNOW YOU WILL DO A GREAT JOB.
03:07:07 THANK YOU.
03:07:08 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN MITTS?
03:07:09 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, I TOO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS
03:07:12 NOMINATION. ANDREA, AS YOU KNOW ON YESTERDAY, WHEN WE HAD THE
03:07:18 PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETING THAT ONE OF OUR WEST SIDE
03:07:25 CONSTITUENTS FROM THE NAACP FELT THAT THIS APPOINTMENT WAS NOT
03:07:29 TRANSPARENT, WELL, I WANTED TO LET HIM KNOW FIRST OF ALL I WASN'T
03:07:36 TOLD BEFORE HE CAME DOWN HERE HOW HE FELT ABOUT YOU, BUT AT THE SAME
03:07:41 TIME, I SAID, THAT'S YOUR FEELING.
03:07:44 THAT'S NOT MY FEELING BECAUSE MY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND I WAS
03:07:52 ELECTED TO ALDERMAN HAS BEEN IMPECCABLE.
03:07:56 YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, YOU HAVE SUPPORTED US AND YOU HAVE BEEN
03:07:59 RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND THEREFORE EVEN IN
03:08:06 LIGHT OF ONE OF OUR MEMBERS SAYING THAT IT WAS NOT TRANSPARENT, WELL
03:08:13 I HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU NEED TO GET TO KNOW THAT PERSON. I HAVE
03:08:18 WHOLEHEARTED MY FULL CONFIDENCE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE THAT CHANGE
03:08:22 THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR ON THAT POLICE BOARD, THAT YOU ARE GOING TO
03:08:27 BE THE ONE THAT ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY THE BOARD HAS BEEN
03:08:33 RUNNING, THE WAY THEY HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING BUSINESS.
03:08:37 THAT CHANGE IS GOING TO TRANSFER FROM THE BOARD TO THE COMMUNITY.
03:08:41 AND THAT'S MY FAITH AND MY BELIEF THAT I HAVE IN YOU. SO, HAVING
03:08:48 SAID THAT, I AM SUPPORTING YOU WHOLEHEARTEDLY.
03:09:00 THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
03:09:04 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: CHAIRMAN BURKE?
03:09:05 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.
03:09:06 I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS APPOINTMENT.
03:09:10 I WAS PLEASED TO MOVE THE MATTER IN COMMITTEE BEFORE CHAIRMAN'S
03:09:16 CALLING OF THE VOTE, AND I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER APPOINTMENT FOR
03:09:27 THIS POST.
03:09:28 A LOT OF US HAVE KNOWN ANDREA FOR A LONG TIME.
03:09:35 THE DATE WAS SEPTEMBER 28, 1995.
03:09:43 THE LOCATION WAS 26 IN CALIFORNIA, COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT,
03:09:52 BEFORE JUDGE IS THE CASE WAS CALLED THE PEOPLE VERSUS MOUNT
03:10:06 REYNOLDS AND INVESTIGATION LED BY ANDY ZOP, 30 SOMETHING FIRST
03:10:15 ASSISTANT STATES ATTORNEYS, FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN EVER TO SERVE AS
03:10:20 FIRST ASSISTANT STATES ATTORNEY, FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO
03:10:31 SERVE IN THE STATES ROLE TO ADDRESS JUDGE SERIA WHO WAS ABOUT TO
03:10:38 ANNOUNCE HIS DECISION ON THE JUDGMENT IN THIS CASE.
03:10:53 LET ME QUOTE FROM WHAT STATES ASSISTANT ANDREA ZOP SAID THIS MORNING
03:11:00 BECAUSE I DOUBT THAT FIRST ASSISTANTS STATES ATTORNEY ZOP ON
03:11:08 SEPTEMBER 28, 1995, COULD HAVE ENVISIONED SITTING RIGHT HERE IN THIS
03:11:16 COUNCIL CHAMBER HAVING HER INDEPENDENT, HER PERSONAL INTEGRITY, HER
03:11:23 BACKGROUND CHALLENGED BY SOMEONE. THIS WAS WHAT SHE SAID TO JUDGE
03:11:34 SYRIA.
03:11:35 SHE HAS A COMPLETE INABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS OWN
03:11:41 CONDUCT.
03:11:47 SHE HAS COMPLETE INABILITY TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS CONDUCT.
03:11:51 IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT HE DID.
03:11:53 HE DID WHAT HE COULD AS LONG AS HE DIDN'T HAVE TO ANSWER TO HIS
03:11:57 CONDUCT AND USING ANYBODY WHO GOT IN HIS WAY. SHE WENT ON.
03:12:04 HE PREYED ON THE FACT THAT SHE WAS MESSED UP.
03:12:07 THAT SHE WAS OPEN TO THE IDEA OF SEX. HE TURNED HER INTO A HOOKER.
03:12:12 HE HAD HER IN HIS OFFICE HANDING HER MONEY, PARADING HER AROUND IN
03:12:20 LINGERIE.
03:12:21 THIS MAN IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR IN TEENAGERS.
03:12:28 THAT'S WHAT HE DID AND HE WILL DO IT AGAIN. HE'S A PROBLEM. YOU HAVE
03:12:32 TO SAY TO THIS DEFENDANT AND THIS COMMUNITY, THIS IS WRONG, IT'S
03:12:40 TERRIBLY WRONG.
03:12:41 THE JUDGE SENTENCED HIM TO PRISON.
03:12:45 YOU THINK HE WAS PLANNING 22 YEARS AGO BEFORE JUDGE SERIA TO MAKE
03:13:00 THAT PLAN TO JUSTIFY HER ABILITY, HER INTEGRITY HER PRECEDENCE IF
03:13:09 YOU WILL FOR WHAT WE WITNESSED TODAY? OF COURSE NOT.
03:13:15 WE SHOULD ALL BE PROUD, MR. PRESIDENT TO STAND UP AND UNANIMOUSLY
03:13:22 VOTE TO APPROVE THIS APPOINTMENT AND SHE'S ONE OF THE BEST PEOPLE,
03:13:26 ONE OF THE FINEST LAWYERS THAT WE HAVE EVER HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF
03:13:32 KNOWING. CONGRATULATIONS AND DON'T EVER LET THESE PEOPLE GET YOU
03:13:37 DOWN BECAUSE THEY DO NOT REPRESENT WHAT YOU REPRESENT.
03:13:41 YOU'VE BEEN THERE, YOU'VE DONE IT, AND WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.
03:13:50 [ APPLAUSE ]
03:13:56 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: ALDERMAN SOLIS?
03:13:57 >> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW ALDERMAN BURKE
03:14:01 HERE?
03:14:02 [ LAUGHTER ]
03:14:03 >> YOU ARE THE ONE THAT PUT YOUR NAME DOWN.
03:14:21 >> YOU KNOW WHAT, MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS A WOW APPOINTMENT.
03:14:28 IF YOU WOULD HAVE APPOINTED JESUS, YOU WOULDN'T HAVE DONE BETTER.
03:14:35 SOME OF THE OPPONENTS TO THIS ARE REALLY NOT THINKING ABOUT ANDY ZOP
03:14:44 AND THEY SAY THAT IS THE MAYOR'S APPOINTMENT.
03:14:48 THAT'S RIDICULOUS.
03:14:49 A LADY THAT HAS THE EDUCATION THAT SHE DOES, A LADY THAT HAS THE
03:14:53 PUBLIC SERVICE THAT SHE DOES AND THE LADY THAT HAS THE WORK
03:14:56 ESPECIALLY WHAT ALDERMAN BURKE IS TALKING ABOUT, YOU CAN'T GET ANY
03:15:01 BETTER THAN THAT. ANDY, I AM PROUD TO SAY I AM SUPPORTING YOU ON
03:15:05 THIS.
03:15:06 GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK. RAHM EMMANUEL, MAYOR
03:15:15 ALDERMAN REBOYRAS.
03:15:16 >> MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON VOTING
03:15:21 NO ON THE SUBJECT MATTER BECAUSE OF THE PROCESS.
03:15:24 ANDY, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES THAT WE'VE SPOKEN. I
03:15:29 APPRECIATE THAT.
03:15:30 I WISH YOU THE BEST WHERE YOU ARE AT BECAUSE I KNOW YOU WILL DO A
03:15:34 GREAT JOB. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE FOR IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I
03:15:40 MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL
03:15:41 VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO
03:15:42 RECONSIDER
03:15:43 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:15:45 BEFORE WE GO ON TO THE NEXT COMMITTEE, ANDY, I AM VERY, I THINK LIKE
03:15:53 EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM AND OUTSIDE OF THIS ROOM PLEASED THAT YOU
03:16:00 DECIDED TO SERVE THIS PUBLIC IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO THAT WE LOVE. I
03:16:04 THINK WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SOMEBODY WHO GRADUATED FROM HARVARD
03:16:09 LAW, SOMEBODY WHO SERVED IN THE CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, IN THE
03:16:15 STATES ATTORNEYS OFFICE AND SOMEBODY WHO STOOD UP TO A CONGRESSMAN
03:16:21 AND FBI OFFICER AND SOMEONE WHO WAS AN OFFENDER TO CHILDREN. YOUR
03:16:27 RECORD, SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER AS WELL AS YOUR PERSONAL
03:16:31 BACKGROUND AND YOUR MOTIVATION.
03:16:36 ANYTIME YOU COULD HAVE GONE TO MAKE MORE MONEY, YOU COULD HAVE LEAD
03:16:47 THIS CITY IN A VERY ACTIVE PROCUREMENT.
03:16:53 I KNOW YOU WILL BRING THE STRENGTH OF YOUR BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
03:16:57 TO THIS POLICE BOARD. I CAN'T BE MORE HAPPY ABOUT THIS APPOINTMENT.
03:17:04 CONGRATULATIONS.
03:17:05 [ APPLAUSE ]
03:17:28 >> RULES.
03:17:29 >> THE COMMITTEE ON RULES MET ON NOVEMBER 20TH. I HAVE THREE ITEMS
03:17:34 TO REPORT ON. RESOLUTION R 207107. VOTER CONCERNING FIRE BUMP STOPS
03:17:47 AND TRAFFICKERS.
03:17:50 ITEM 2.
03:17:53 RESOLUTION R 271906, THE PUBLIC QUESTION CONCERNING HEALTHCARE
03:18:00 BENEFITS. ITEM 3.
03:18:01 SUBMISSIONS OF A PUBLIC QUESTION TO ADDRESS THE RISE AND OPIOID
03:18:11 RELATED DEATH. ALL THREE RESOLUTIONS RECEIVED A DO PASS RECOMMENDED
03:18:18 BY COMMITTEE.
03:18:19 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
03:18:20 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
03:18:21 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
03:18:22 MOTION TO RECONSIDER. IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION
03:18:28 >>MAYOR RAHM EMMANUEL: HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:18:31 >> TO CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.
03:18:35 >> ALDERMAN SOLIS, ZONING.
03:18:37 >> REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING
03:18:44 STANDARDS.
03:18:47 THE MEETING OF NOVEMBER 14, 2017.
03:18:51 REGARDING THE INDUSTRIAL QUARTER AND ONE MAYORAL APPLICATION
03:18:55 REGARDING THE INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING AND IMPLEMENTATION.
03:18:59 ON THIS ITEM, BOTH ALDERMAN REILLY AND SMITH WOULD LIKE TO RECORD
03:19:06 VOTING NO ON.
03:19:07 PAGE 6 REGARDING LAND USE.
03:19:12 PAGE 3, ID SIGNS, PAGE 4, FOR A DEMOLITION OF HISTORICAL LANDMARK
03:19:18 BUILDING AND ONE ORDER FOR HISTORICAL LANDMARK FEE WAIVER.
03:19:27 UNLESS THERE IS OBJECTION, I WOULD MOVE TO
03:19:28 CONCUR ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE SAME ROLL
03:19:29 CALL APPLIED TO ITEM NO. 1 ON THE AGENDA ALONG WITH THE SAME LAST
03:19:30 MOTION TO RECONSIDER.
03:19:31 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:19:35 >> MS. PRESIDENT, REPORTING FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON ZONING AND ZONING,
03:19:41 LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS MEETING NOVEMBER 17, 2017.
03:19:47 PAGE 1 CONTAINS THE MAYORAL APPLICATION REGARDING THE INDUSTRIAL
03:19:54 QUARTER, AND ONE MAYORAL APPLICATION OF AN ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF
03:20:05 RATING PAGES 1-9 CONTAIN VARIOUS MAP AMENDMENTS REGARDING LAND USE
03:20:11 AND ID SIGNS AND ONE HISTORICAL LANDMARK DESIGNATION.
03:20:22 IF THERE IS NO OBJECTION, I MOVE FOR PASSAGE OF THESE ITEMS BY THE
03:20:23 LAST MOST FAVORABLE ROLL CALL VOTE ON THE COMMITTEE OF FINANCE AND
03:20:24 THE UNSUCCESSFUL MOTION TO RECONSIDER
03:20:27 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:20:29 >> THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.
03:20:32 >> ALDERMAN TUNNEY?
03:20:33 >> I WANT TO BE RECORDED AYE ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.
03:20:36 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:20:40 >> MATTERS ON THE AGREED CALENDAR?
03:20:42 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD LIKE TO CALL UP THE AGREED CALENDAR WITH THE
03:20:50 PROVISION THAT THE BODY OF PERMIT ME TO AMEND THAT FOR -- AND WITH
03:21:09 THAT ADDITION, YOUR HONOR, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE THE ADOPTION OF THE
03:21:12 AGREED CALENDAR IN THE OMNIBUS.
03:21:14 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:21:19 >> NEW BUSINESS, THE CLERK WILL CALL THE WARDS BEGINNING WITH THE
03:21:27 50TH.
03:21:28 >>CLERK: CLAIMS FEES, PERMITS LICENSE AND EXCEPTIONS REFERRED TO THE
03:21:42 COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:21:48 ZONING, ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS, PEDESTRIAN AND
03:22:00 TRAFFIC SAFETY.
03:22:03 PARK FACILITIES REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PEDESTRIAN AND TRAFFIC
03:22:25 SAFETY.
03:22:26 AN HISTORICAL LANDMARK. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON ZONING,
03:22:32 LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:22:35 A PROPERTY ON 2112 NORTH CEDRIC STREET.
03:22:46 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS
03:22:51 RAMIREZ-ROSA HAS AN AMENDMENT TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL PACKAGES WITH
03:22:56 LICENSES ON NORTH KIMBELL AVENUE.
03:23:01 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:23:06 ALDERMAN SOLIS FOR ADDITIONAL SHARED HOUSING UNITS AND VACATION
03:23:10 RENTALS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER
03:23:19 PROTECTION.
03:23:20 >> REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LICENSING AND CONSUMER PROTECTION.
03:23:34 ALDERMAN BROOKINS ALSO ON A LANDMARK.
03:23:36 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ZONING, LANDMARK AND BUILDING STANDARDS.
03:23:42 ALDERMAN O'SHEA HAS A PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO CALL ON CHILD EDUCATION
03:23:49 DEVELOPMENT AT CITY OF CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT WAS REFERRED TO
03:23:53 COMMUNITY ON EDUCATION AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT.
03:23:56 >> A REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF DIVISION. REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON
03:24:09 FINANCE.
03:24:10 >> REGARDING RESTRICTION ON PROCESSING OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS.
03:24:16 REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.
03:24:21 >> CALLING ON THE DRUG ADMINISTRATION TO IMPOSE THE BAN ON MEN
03:24:30 HAVING SEX WITH MEN.
03:24:31 THIS WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL
03:24:38 PROTECTION.
03:24:39 >> ALDERMAN RAMIREZ-ROSA AS OTHERS HAVE PROPOSED ORDINANCE ON THE
03:24:43 VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE REGARDING SEWER SERVICE AND
03:24:49 USE OF SEWER SYSTEM WHICH IS REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.
03:24:55 TWO COMMITTEES CALLED REFERRED TO COMMITTEES ON RULES AND ETHICS.
03:25:08 >> ALDERMAN BURKE FOR APPROVAL OF THE JOURNAL.
03:25:20 >> YOUR HONOR, I HAVE MOVED TO APPROVAL THE JOURNAL OF THE
03:25:28 PROCEEDINGS.
03:25:29 >> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:25:30 >> AYE.
03:25:31 >> ANY OPPOSED? THE MOTION IS CARRIED.
03:25:33 UNFINISHED BUSINESS?
03:25:34 >> YOUR HONOR, WE HAVE DISPOSED OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
03:25:41 >> MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
03:25:42 >> I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS.
03:25:47 >> DATE AND TIME OF THE MEETING?
03:25:51 >> YOUR, I HAVE GIVEN TO THE CLERK THE DATE AND TIME FOR THE NEXT
03:25:55 REGULAR MEETING OF THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL DECEMBER 13, 2017, AT 10:00
03:26:02 A.M.
03:26:03 >> CLERK, PLEASE READ THE ORDINANCE.
03:26:07 >> ALDERMAN BURKE HAS SET AN ORDINANCE FOR THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL
03:26:13 MEETING ON DECEMBER 13, 2017, AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE CHAMBERS OF CITY
03:26:19 HALL.
03:26:20 >> CAN YOU MOVE PASSAGE IN THE OMNIBUS?
03:26:26 >> YOUR HONOR, I WOULD MOVE THE PASSAGE OF THE ORDINANCE SETTING THE
03:26:41 DATE AND TIME OF THE NEXT MEETING IN THE OMNIBUS UNLESS THERE IS
03:26:48 OBJECTION.
03:26:49 >> HEARING NO OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.
03:26:50 >> ROLL CALL ON THE OMNIBUS.
03:27:10 >>CLERK: ALDERMAN MORENO, HOPKINS, HOPKINS, DOWELL, KING, HARRISON,
03:27:26 SAWYER, MITCHELL, HARRIS, BEALE, SADLOWSKI-GARZA, THOMPSON,
03:27:31 CARDENAS, QUINN, BURKE, LOPEZ, FOULKES, MOORE, CURTIS, O'SHEA,
03:27:38 COCHRAN, BROOKINS, MUNOZ, ZALEWSKI, SCOTT, SOLIS, MALDONADO,
03:27:44 BURNETT, ERVIN, TALIAFERRO, REBOYRAS, SANTIAGO, WAGUESPACK, MELL,
03:27:52 AUSTIN, RAMIREZ-ROSA, VILLEGAS, MITTS, SPOSATO, LAURINO, O'CONNOR,
03:28:04 NAPOLITANO, REILLY, SMITH, TUNNEY, ARENA CAPULMAN, PAWAR, OSTERMAN,
03:28:16 MOORE, SILVERSTEIN.
03:28:17 >>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:28:18 >> AYE.
03:28:21 >> ANY OPPOSED? ALDERMAN BURKE ON A MOTION TO ADJOURN?
03:28:24 >> YOUR HONOR, THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS ON BEHALF OF THE
03:28:29 BODY, I MOVE WE ADJOURN AND WOULD LIKE TO EXTENT TO THE MEMBERS OF
03:28:35 THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
03:28:37 >> THANK YOU.
03:28:40 >> ALL IN FAVOR TO A MOTION TO ADJOURN.
03:28:42 ALL IN FAVOR SAY, "AYE".
03:28:43 >> AYE.
03:28:44 >> ANY OPPOSED? THIS COUNCIL IS ADJOURNED.
03:28:46 [ MEETING IS ADJOURNED ]