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File #: 14-5163    Version: 1 Name: Francesco Bettoni
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 8/29/2014 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/10/2014 Final action: 9/10/2014
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION HONORING FRANCESCO BETTONI WHEREAS, Francesco Bettoni is President of Brebemi SpA, one of the largest companies in the country of Italy; and WHEREAS, Brebemi SpA is building a highway to connect the city of Milan to the city of Brescia in central Italy, a project recognized as one of the most important road construction endeavors on the continent of Europe; and WHEREAS, The project is the first motorway infrastructure project in Italy funded entirely by private capital without the need for any public contribution; and WHEREAS, This venture not only provides local communities with a modern, vital and long-awaited transport link but also provides a model for project financing that can be adopted with equal success in construction of other important infrastructure projects both in Italy and Europe; and WHEREAS, When completed, this new motorway will link the cities of Brescia and Milan, spanning a distance of 62.1 km and will also link 35 k...
Sponsors: PETER N. SILVESTRI, JERRY BUTLER, EARLEAN COLLINS, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), EDWIN REYES, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
RESOLUTION HONORING FRANCESCO BETTONI
 
WHEREAS, Francesco Bettoni is President of Brebemi SpA, one of the largest companies in the country of Italy; and
 
WHEREAS, Brebemi SpA is building a highway to connect the city of Milan to the city of Brescia in central Italy, a project recognized as one of the most important road construction endeavors on the continent of Europe; and
 
WHEREAS, The project is the first motorway infrastructure project in Italy funded entirely by private capital without the need for any public contribution; and
 
WHEREAS, This venture not only provides local communities with a modern, vital and long-awaited transport link but also provides a model for project financing that can be adopted with equal success in construction of other important infrastructure projects both in Italy and Europe; and
 
WHEREAS, When completed, this new motorway will link the cities of Brescia and Milan, spanning a distance of 62.1 km and will also link 35 km of extensions to existing roads. Five provinces, Bergamo, Brescia, Cremona, Lodi, and Milan, containing 43 municipalities, are involved in this massive undertaking; and
 
WHEREAS, Francesco Bettoni has been instrumental in driving this award-winning project, which will repay the €1.61 billion to its investors through the tolls collected; and
 
WHEREAS, Francesco Bettoni's leadership has been praised throughout the Italian and European communities.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby salute Francesco Bettoni for his outstanding contribution to his country and extend our very best wishes for continued success in all his future ventures; and
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to Francesco Bettoni.
 
 
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