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File #: 16-2570    Version: 1 Name: OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Type: Ordinance Status: Filed
File created: 4/4/2016 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 4/13/2016 Final action: 11/21/2018
Title: PROPOSED ORDINANCE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38, Article VII, Sec. 38-165 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows: ARTICLE VII. OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES Sec. 38-165. Office for People with Disabilities (a) Title. This division shall be known and may be cited as the "Office for People with Disabilities Ordinance" of Cook County, Illinois. (b) Purpose and Policy. Cook County is a place where your future is not limited by your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, income, where you were born or where you live. Equity exists when everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential. Equity is both the means to healthy communities and an end that benefits us all. People who have disabilities are entitled to full inclusion as equal c...
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PROPOSED ORDINANCE

OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 38, Article VII, Sec. 38-165 of the Cook County Code is hereby enacted as follows:

ARTICLE VII. OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Sec. 38-165. Office for People with Disabilities

(a) Title. This division shall be known and may be cited as the "Office for People with Disabilities Ordinance" of Cook County, Illinois.

(b) Purpose and Policy. Cook County is a place where your future is not limited by your race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, income, where you were born or where you live. Equity exists when everyone has access to opportunities necessary to satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being, and achieve their full potential. Equity is both the means to healthy communities and an end that benefits us all.

People who have disabilities are entitled to full inclusion as equal citizens in society and the opportunity to achieve their full economic, social, cultural, civic, and political potential. People who have disabilities are entitled to the freedom to experience environments without discriminatory barriers that prevent people who have disabilities from participating in the decisions that affect them.
It is the policy of Cook County to resist and remove such barriers, to promote the full integration and participation of people with disabilities into all areas of economic, political, and community life, and to make it possible for them to realize their full potential and contribute to the common good.
(c) Creation. There is hereby created and established the Office for People with Disabilities. The Office for People with Disabilities will coordinate all activities, plans, and programs including, but not limited to providing assistance to the problems, concerns, and issues of people with disabilities.

(d) Duties.The Office...

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