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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/23/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-3075 1 Appointment of Dr. Ponni ArunkumarReappointmentPROPOSED REAPPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Dr. Ponni Arunkumar Position: Chief Medical Examiner Department/Board/Commission: Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County Effective date: Immediate Upon Approval Expiration date: Five (5) years from date of approval Summary: Dr. Arunkumar is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with specialization in forensic pathology. She currently serves as the Chief Medical Examiner at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Dr Arunkumar has 17 years of forensic pathology experience. She has conducted close to 7,500 postmortem examinations and testified in court and depositions over 150 times. She is on staff at RUSH University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University. She has presented at various national conferences and published articles in the field of forensic pathology. She is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the National Association of Medical Examiners, the College of American Pathologists, the American Medical Association, and the America   Not available Not available
21-3127 1 Appointment of Lyndon Taylor to CCHHS Board of DirectorsAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Lyndon Taylor Position: Director Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board of Directors Effective date: 7/1/2021 Expiration date: 7/1/2025   Not available Not available
21-2641 1 Juandalynn S. Johnson Member, Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Advisory BoardAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Juandalynn Johnson Position: Member Department/Board/Commission: Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Advisory Board Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: 6/30/2022, filling the vacancy of Esther Franco Payne   Not available Not available
21-3144 1 Appointment of Sufyan Sohel to the Cook County Commission on Human RightsAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Sufyan Sohel Position: Member Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Commission on Human Rights Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: Three years from date of approval or until a successor is appointed   Not available Not available
21-2935 1 Terrance J. Walsh, Member, Cook County Sheriff’s Merit BoardAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Terrance J. Walsh Position: Member Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: Third Monday in March, 2027, or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Summary: This appointment is being made to succeed the vacancy of the Merit Board Member position previously held by Chairman James P. Nally, whose appointment would have expired on March 15, 2021. The appointment is being made pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-7002 and shall be effective immediately. Pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-7002, as amended by the 100th General Assembly, “[s]uccessors or reappointments shall be appointed to hold office for a term ending on the third Monday in March 6 years following the preceding term expiration.”   Not available Not available
21-2936 1 Darren Collier, Member, Cook County Sheriff’s Merit BoardAppointmentPROPOSED APPOINTMENT Appointee(s): Darren Collier Position: Member Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board Effective date: Immediate Expiration date: Third Monday in March, 2025, or until a successor is appointed and qualified. Summary: This appointment is being made to succeed the vacancy of the Merit Board Member position previously held by Juan L. Baltierres, whose appointment was set to expire on March 17, 2025. The appointment is being made pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-7002 and shall be effective immediately. Pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/3-7002, as amended by the 100th General Assembly, “[s]uccessors or reappointments shall be appointed to hold office for a term ending on the third Monday in March 6 years following the preceding term expiration. In the case of a vacancy in the office of a member prior to the conclusion of the member's term, the Sheriff shall, with the advice and consent of three-fifths of the county board, appoint a person to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term.”   Not available Not available
21-3171 1 COVID-19 VACCINATION RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONSOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE COVID-19 VACCINATION RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 42, HUMAN RELATIONS, ARTICLE V. COVID-19 VACCINATION RIGHTS FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS, Sed. 42-120 through 42-126. Sec. 42-120. Title, purpose and scope. (a) This Article shall be known and may be cited as the “COVID-19 Vaccination Rights for Employees and Prohibition of Retaliation by Employers” Ordinance and shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies. (b) The purpose of this Article, and the policy of the county, is to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of its citizens, to establish the rights of employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and the obligations of employers to not retaliate against employees for exercising their right to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (c) This Article applies to, regulates, and determines rights, obligations, and remedies under applicable to employees whose employer violates this Article. (d) T   Not available Not available
21-3184 1 CHANGES TO APPOINTMENT AFFIDAVITSOrdinance AmendmentPROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CHANGES TO APPOINTMENT AFFIDAVITS BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2, ADMINISTRATION, Article III, COUNTY BOARD, DIVISION 2. - RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE, Sec. 2-110(b) of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: Sec. 2-110. Committee roles and responsibilities, specified. (b) Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. (1) Confirmation of presidential appointments. All appointments and reappointments of the President requiring the advice and consent of the Board shall be referred to the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee upon the President's submission unless waived by the Board. The Committee shall promptly hold such hearings as it deems appropriate and shall, no later than 30 days after referral, report all such appointments to the Board with a recommendation for action. If the Committee has not made a timely report on any appointment, the appointment shall, at the next regular meeting of the Board following the expiration of such 30 days, be referr   Not available Not available
21-3242 1 Cook County Pharmaceutical Disposal Advisory Committee Annual ReportReportREPORT Department: Cook County Sheriff’s Office Report Title: Cook County Pharmaceutical Disposal Advisory Committee Annual Report Report Period: January 1 - December 31, 2020 Summary: Reports Provided Pursuant to the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance (16-1983)   Not available Not available
21-2535 1 REVIEWING THE COOK COUNTY TREE REPLACEMENT POLICY AND EXISTING SUBURBAN TREE CONSORTIUM PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIES OF SCALEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REVIEWING THE COOK COUNTY TREE REPLACEMENT POLICY AND EXISTING SUBURBAN TREE CONSORTIUM PROGRAMS TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIES OF SCALE WHEREAS, Chapter 126 of the Cook County Land Development Ordinance provides specific guidelines for tree preservation, landscaping, and screening; and WHEREAS, the provisions of Chapter 126 are intended to foster aesthetically pleasing development that will protect and preserve the appearance, character, health, safety, and welfare of Cook County; and WHEREAS, on those occasions in which replacement tree planting falls to a Cook County entity, such as the Department of Transportation or to the Township Highway Commissioner, there is no umbrella tree replacement policy; and WHEREAS, several suburban municipal conferences, including the West Central Municipal Conference, administer tree purchasing and planting programs; and WHEREAS, the Suburban Tree Consortium to which the West Central Municipal Conference belongs and administers, joins with other municipalities to combine purchasing power to negotiate advantageous cont   Not available Not available