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Meeting Name: Rules and Administration Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/21/2020 9:30 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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20-4799 1 COMMITTEE MINUTESCommittee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 02/26/2020 & 09/22/2020   Not available Not available
20-3460 2 JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZED AS A COOK COUNTY HOLIDAYOrdinance Amendment20-3460 was substituted and withdrawn at 7/30/2020 Board Meeting PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT JUNETEENTH RECOGNIZED AS A COOK COUNTY HOLIDAY WHEREAS, On January 1, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation; and WHEREAS, That established that all enslaved people in Confederate states and against the Union shall be set free from slavery; and WHEREAS, Many slave owners in the state of Texas did not release their slaves; and WHEREAS, On June 19th, 1865, General Gordan Grainger and his troops made their way to Galveston, Texas after the surrender of General Robert E. Lee on Appotomox, Virginia. Upon General Grainger’s arrival in Texas soil, he issued Generals Order No. 3; and WHEREAS, This order officially declared the immediate release and freedom of the remainder of slaves located in Texas; and WHEREAS, Slaves that were forcefully held captive almost three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued were finally pronounced freemen; and WHEREAS, The year following 1865, freedmen in Texas organized the first of what became the    Not available Not available