Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago - April 15, 2020

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Source: Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago

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Published by the Authority of the City Council of the City of Chicago
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JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS
of the CITY COUNCIL
of the CITY of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS


Reconvened Session -- Wednesday, April 15, 2020
at 10:00 A.M.
Of the Regular Meeting Held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
at 10:00 A.M.
Teleconference
OFFICIAL RECORD.

LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
Mayor
ANDREA M. VALENCIA
City Clerk

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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC.

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Attendance At Reconvened Meeting.
Present -- The Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, and Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, Cárdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Austin, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden.
Absent Aldermen Napolitano, Silverstein.


Call To Order.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., the Honorable Lori E. Lightfoot, Mayor, called the City Council to order and noted that pursuant to Illinois Executive Order 2020-07, issued on March 16, 2020 and suspending in-person attendance requirements of the Open Meetings Act and encouraging remote participation, that this meeting was being conducted by videoconference. The clerk then called the roll of members and it was found that there were present at that time: Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, Cárdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, SigchoLopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, RodriguezSanchez, Austin, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden -- 48.
Quorum present.


Pledge Of Allegiance.
Mayor Lightfoot led the City Council and assembled guests in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.


Invocation.
Alderman Cappleman opened the meeting with prayer.

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Rules Suspended AMENDMENT OF CITY COUNCIL RULES OF ORDER AND

PROCEDURE BY ADDITION OF NEW RULES 39E AND 58E REGARDING
VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION BY MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AND MEMBERS
OF PUBLIC.
R2020-234
At this point in the proceedings, Alderman Harris moved to Suspend the Rules Temporarily for the purpose of going out of the regular order of business for the purpose of adopting a resolution amending the 2019 -- 2023 Rules of Order and Procedure to allow for remote participation by members of the City Council and members of the public pursuant to Illinois Executive Order 2020-7. The motion Prevailed.
Thereupon, on motion of Alderman Harris, the said proposed resolution was Adopted by a viva voce vote.
Alderman Thompson moved to reconsider the foregoing vote. The motion was lost.
The following is said resolution as adopted:
Be It Resolved by the City Council of the City of Chicago:
SECTION 1. The Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, for the 2019 -- 2023 term are hereby amended by adding new supplemental Rules 39E and 58E, as follows:
Rule 39E. All public meetings of the City Council and its committees shall be conducted by means of electronic, video, audio, or telephonic connection remote meeting. A member who desires to attend and participate in a public meeting shall do so by means of a remote meeting. A member who attends a remote meeting is considered present for purposes of Rule 19.
For purposes of conducting a remote meeting, the terms written, in writing, document and copy in these rules includes printed or electronic means, and a rule that requires an instrument to be handed to another member or the Presiding Officer may be accomplished by electronic transmission.
Rule 58E. Subject to the limits contained in Rule 58, any member of the general public may address the City Council or any of its committees at any remote meeting required to be open to the public under the Open Meetings Act 5 ILCS 120/1, et seq. in writing, or orally from a remote location by means of electronic, video, audio, or telephonic connection.
SECTION 2. To the extent of any inconsistency between this resolution and any other provision of the Rules of Order and Procedure or any other enactment of the City Council, this resolution shall prevail. This resolution shall remain in effect for the duration of the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, including any extensions thereto, related to COVID-19.

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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC.

14971

REGULAR ORDER OF BUSINESS RESUMED.


PUBLIC COMMENT.
In accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public addressed the City Council:
Tes Wayland Daria Porter Dr. Alexander Dzakovic Steve Drane Mike Foresman on behalf of Maureen Foresman Jim Kroeger Aimee Roland Brian Daley Ruben Richell Bob Israel Matt Cardoni
In accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public registered to address the City Council but did not testify:
Ron Adelman Ivy Tour

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In accordance with the City Councils Rules of Order and Procedure, the following members of the general public submitted written comments to the City Council:
Andrew Petersen Walter Brzeski Brian P. Urbaszewski


Time Fixed For Next Succeeding Regular Meeting.
O2020-1917
By unanimous consent, Alderman Mitchell presented a proposed ordinance which reads as follows:

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:
SECTION 1. In accordance with COVID-19 Executive Order Number 16, the next regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Chicago shall be conducted by videoconference on Wednesday, the 22nd day of April, 2020, beginning at 10:00 A.M., and shall provide for remote participation and remote viewing by members of the public.
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

On motion of Alderman Mitchell, the foregoing proposed ordinance was Passed by yeas and nays as follows:
Yeas -- Aldermen La Spata, Hopkins, Dowell, King, Hairston, Sawyer, Mitchell, Harris, Beale, Sadlowski Garza, Thompson, Cárdenas, Quinn, Burke, Lopez, Coleman, Moore, Curtis, OShea, Taylor, Brookins, Rodriguez, Tabares, Scott, Sigcho-Lopez, Maldonado, Burnett, Ervin, Taliaferro, Reboyras, Cardona, Waguespack, Rodriguez-Sanchez, Austin, Ramirez-Rosa, Villegas, Mitts, Sposato, Nugent, Vasquez, Reilly, Smith, Tunney, Gardiner, Cappleman, Martin, Osterman, Hadden -- 48.
Nays -- None.
Alderman Thompson moved to reconsider the foregoing vote. The motion was lost.

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MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS

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Adjournment.
Thereupon, Alderman Mitchell moved that the City Council do Adjourn. The motion Prevailed and the City Council Stood Adjourned to meet by videoconference in regular meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 10:00 A.M..

ANDREA M. VALENCIA, City Clerk.

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APPENDIX A
LEGISLATIVE INDEX

JOURNAL of the PROCEEDINGS
of the CITY COUNCIL
of the CITY of CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Regular Meeting Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Virtual Reconvened from March 18, 2020

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OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK
Date: 4/15/2020

CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE INDEX

CITY COUNCIL
Regular Meetings April 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. virtual Mitchell 7

O2020-1917

Passed C.J.p. 14972
Rules of Order & Procedure Supplemental Rule 39E requiring all public meetings of City Council and its committees to be conducted by means of electronic, video, audio or telephonic transmission Effective for duration of Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, including any extension, related to COVID-19 crisis Harris 8
R2020-234
Adopted C.J.p. 14970
Supplemental Rule 58E allowing members of general public to address City Council or any of its committees at any remote meeting required to be open to public under Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS
120/1, et seq.
Effective for duration of Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation, including any extension, related to COVID-19 crisis Harris 8
R2020-234
Adopted
C.J.p. 14970

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OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK
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CITY COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE INDEX

Date: 4/15/2020

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