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File #: 16-2290    Version: 1 Name: ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 3/17/2016 In control: Economic Development, Bureau of
On agenda: 3/23/2016 Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. WHEREAS, the municipalities throughout Cook County, including inner-city Chicago and those comprising the Chicago Southland, are facing high unemployment and other economic challenges; and WHEREAS, high levels of economic distress in the aforementioned areas have been reported in the Distressed Community Index from Washington D.C. based, Economic Innovation Group, that shows high levels of inequality; and WHEREAS, people throughout Cook County are urgently seeking knowledge-based, innovation-driven solutions to social problems relating to education, health care, unemployment, and poverty. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 14 Community Development, Article IX, sections 14-89 through 14-97 of the Cook County Code, is hereby...
Sponsors: JESÚS G. GARCÍA, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, DEBORAH SIMS, STANLEY MOORE, ROBERT STEELE
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

ESTABLISHING THE COOK COUNTY COMMISSION ON SOCIAL INNOVATION FOR JOB CREATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION, AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
WHEREAS, the municipalities throughout Cook County, including inner-city Chicago and those comprising the Chicago Southland, are facing high unemployment and other economic challenges; and

WHEREAS, high levels of economic distress in the aforementioned areas have been reported in the Distressed Community Index from Washington D.C. based, Economic Innovation Group, that shows high levels of inequality; and

WHEREAS, people throughout Cook County are urgently seeking knowledge-based, innovation-driven solutions to social problems relating to education, health care, unemployment, and poverty.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 14 Community Development, Article IX, sections 14-89 through 14-97 of the Cook County Code, is hereby enacted as follows:

Sec. 14-89. Short title

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Ordinance Establishing the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation."

Sec. 14-90. Declaration

The County Board hereby establishes the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.

Sec. 14-91. Definitions

The following words and terms shall have the meanings set forth in this section, except where otherwise specifically indicated:
Board of Commissioners or County Board means the Board of Commissioners for Cook County, Illinois

Commission means the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation created by this ordinance.

Chairperson means the chairperson of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation.

County means Cook County, Illinois.

Cook County Code means the Code of Ordinances of Cook County, Illinois.

Inner City means any area within a municipality's boundaries that is facing economic challenges economic...

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