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File #: 13-1987    Version: Name: AMENDMENT TO THE COURTHOUSE FACILITY PARKING RESOLUTION
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/17/2013 In control: Suffredin
On agenda: 10/23/2013 Final action: 10/23/2013
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION AN AMENDMENT TO THE COURTHOUSE FACILITY PARKING RESOLUTION WHEREAS, since 2006, the Cook County Board of Commissioners have discussed the need to have a plan to implement fee-based parking at all Cook County owned parking lots; and WHEREAS, implementing fee based parking at the Cook County Courthouse Facilities will provide a revenue resource that will not only assist in deficit reduction but will help offset the costs of the parking facilities; and WHEREAS, the Department of Facilities Management supervises County owned parking lots and is working with the Purchasing and Revenue Departments to implement fee-based parking; and WHEREAS, fee-based parking should be implemented at the following Cook County Courthouse Facilities: Criminal Courts Complex (26th Street); Bridgeview Courthouse; Skokie Courthouse; Maywood Courthouse; Markham Courthouse and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse; and WHEREAS, fees should be charged to any individual or employee ente...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
AN AMENDMENT TO THE COURTHOUSE FACILITY PARKING RESOLUTION
 
WHEREAS, since 2006, the Cook County Board of Commissioners have discussed the need to have a plan to implement fee-based parking at all Cook County owned parking lots; and
 
WHEREAS, implementing fee based parking at the Cook County Courthouse Facilities will provide a revenue resource that will not only assist in deficit reduction but will help offset the costs of the parking facilities; and
 
WHEREAS, the Department of Facilities Management supervises County owned parking lots and is working with the Purchasing and Revenue Departments to implement fee-based parking; and
 
WHEREAS, fee-based parking should be implemented at the following Cook County Courthouse Facilities: Criminal Courts Complex (26th Street); Bridgeview Courthouse; Skokie Courthouse; Maywood Courthouse; Markham Courthouse and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse; and
 
WHEREAS, fees should be charged to any individual or employee entering utilizing the Cook County Courthouse Facility parking garages on a daily basis in an amount no less than $4.75 a day; and
 
WHEREAS, monthly passes should be made available that could be applied for monthly use at any one of the Cook County Courthouse Facility parking garages for a fee of no less than $65.00; and
 
WHEREAS, any individual acting as a juror, law enforcement personnel on official business, a voter participating in an early voting site, or witness under subpoena from the Cook County State's Attorney, or Cook County Public Defender, or Cook County Public Guardian is exempt from having to pay a fee to park in any Cook County Courthouse Facility.; and
 
WHEREAS, parking fees or parking exemptions shall be considered a portion of employee compensation and therefore shall be a mandatory subject of bargaining during the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements for union-represented employees;
 
WHEREAS, the terms of this resolution shall not be construed to replace or diminish the rights and/or obligations of Cook County, its employees, or labor organizations representing its employees pursuant to the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act; and    
 
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that the Departments of Facilities Management, Purchasing and Revenue Departments implement fee based parking at the following Cook County Courthouse Facility parking garages: Criminal Courts Complex (26th Street); Bridgeview Courthouse; Skokie Courthouse; Maywood Courthouse; Markham Courthouse and the Rolling Meadows Courthouse; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that the Departments of Facilities Management, Purchasing and Revenue shall work together to implement the fee based parking, and to exempt jurors, law enforcement personnel on official business or witnesses under subpoena from the Cook County State's Attorney, or Cook County Public Defender, or Cook County Public Guardian from having to pay the fee, within 6 months of the effective date of this Resolution inclusive of any applicable tax other than parking taxes imposed by Cook County; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that the Departments of Facilities Management, Purchasing and Revenue report back to the Board of Commissioners within 120 days regarding the status of the implementation of fee based parking and exemptions at the Cook County Courthouse Facility parking garages.
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