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File #: 21-1196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: President
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH REDISTRICTING PROCEDURES FOR THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WHEREAS, Section 2-109 (a)(4) of the Cook County Code of Ordinances authorizes the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") to create special committees by resolution adopted by a majority of those elected; and WHEREAS, Section 2-109 (h) further provides that such resolution creating a special committee shall specify the subject matter of the special committee, the number of members to be appointed, and may specify a reporting date during the term; and WHEREAS, the County of Cook is called upon by law to redraw its districts every decade based upon the population data compiled and made available by the U.S. Census Bureau; and WHEREAS, the 2020 Census results have not yet been released; however, in order to ensure timely completion of redistricting in Cook County, the Board desires to establish the process and procedures in order to commence its review of County Board district...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), DEBORAH SIMS, PETER N. SILVESTRI, LUIS ARROYO JR, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

TO ESTABLISH REDISTRICTING PROCEDURES FOR THE COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

WHEREAS, Section 2-109 (a)(4) of the Cook County Code of Ordinances authorizes the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") to create special committees by resolution adopted by a majority of those elected; and

WHEREAS, Section 2-109 (h) further provides that such resolution creating a special committee shall specify the subject matter of the special committee, the number of members to be appointed, and may specify a reporting date during the term; and

WHEREAS, the County of Cook is called upon by law to redraw its districts every decade based
upon the population data compiled and made available by the U.S. Census Bureau; and

WHEREAS, the 2020 Census results have not yet been released; however, in order to ensure timely completion of redistricting in Cook County, the Board desires to establish the process and procedures in order to commence its review of County Board district boundaries; and

WHEREAS, a Redistricting Committee has been established by the Board to review the 2020 U.S. Census data and to make recommendations to the Board for new County Board district boundaries; and

WHEREAS, it is in the interest of the Redistricting Committee and the public to establish procedures for redistricting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF COOK COUNTY AS FOLLOWS that the following procedures shall be implemented and followed for Cook County Redistricting Committee:

1. The Redistricting Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") shall consider plans of single-member districts and recommend one plan for adoption by the Board. The plan recommended to the Board shall comply with all applicable federal and state constitutional and statutory requirements.

2. The Chair, following consultation with the Vice-Chair and Assistant Vice-Chair of the Redistricting Committee shall establish and post guidelines fo...

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