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Cook County legislation committee appoints members

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By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 13, 2017

Meeting 09

The Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee met Jan. 18 to appoint members.

Here is the meeting's agenda, as provided by the committee:

The Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is a standing committee of the county’s board of commissioners.

Board of Commissioners of Cook County

Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

9:00 AM Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

NOTICE AND AGENDA

There will be a meeting of the Committee or Subcommittee of the Board of Commissioners of Cook County at the date, time and location listed above to consider the following:

PUBLIC TESTIMONY

Authorization as a public speaker shall only be granted to those individuals who have submitted in writing, their name, address, subject matter, and organization (if any) to the Secretary 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Duly authorized public speakers shall be called upon to deliver testimony at a time specified in the meeting agenda. Authorized public speakers who are not present during the specified time for public testimony will forfeit their allotted time to speak at the meeting. Public testimony must be germane to a specific item(s) on the meeting agenda, and the testimony must not exceed three minutes; the Secretary will keep track of the time and advise when the time for public testimony has expired. Persons authorized to provide public testimony shall not use vulgar, abusive, or otherwise inappropriate language when addressing the Board; failure to act appropriately; failure to speak to an item that is germane to the meeting, or failure to adhere to the time requirements may result in expulsion from the meeting and/or disqualify the person from providing future testimony.

17-1131

COMMITTEE MINUTES

Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 12/14/2016

17-0664

Presented by: THOMAS J. DART, Sheriff of Cook County

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Appointee(s): Scott Cassidy

Position: Member

Department/Board/Commission: Emergency Telephone Systems Board

Effective date: Immediate

Expiration date: 1/1/2020

Legislative History : 12/14/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

17-0662

Presented by: THOMAS J. DART, Sheriff of Cook County

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Appointee(s): Michael Boyce

Position: Member

Department/Board/Commission: Emergency Telephone Systems Board

Effective date: Immediate

Expiration date: 1/1/2018

Legislative History : 12/14/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

16-6373

Presented by: TONI PRECKWINKLE, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Appointee(s): Jeffrey Rodrigues

Position: Member

Department/Board/Commission: Emergency Telephone Systems Board

Effective date: Immediate

Expiration date: Three (3) years from the date of approval

Legislative History : 11/16/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

Legislative History : 12/14/16 - Legislation and Intergov - recommended deferral

Legislative History : 12/14/16 - Board of Commissioners - defer

17-0576

Presented by: TONI PRECKWINKLE, President, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Appointee(s): Fred Moody

Position: Trustee

Department/Board/Commission: South Stickney Sanitary District

Effective date: Immediate

Expiration date: 12/14/2019, or until a successor is appointed and qualified.

Legislative History : 12/14/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

16-5356

Sponsored by: LARRY SUFFREDIN, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED RESOLUTION

REQUESTING A HEARING OF THE LEGISLATION AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE FISCAL IMPACT OF THE USAGE AND PAYMENT OF OVERTIME PAY TO COOK COUNTY EMPLOYEES

WHEREAS, on August 2, 2016 the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee of the Cook County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing examining the impact of employees taking leave from employment under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on staffing levels at various departments throughout Cook County; and

WHEREAS, at the hearing the Director of the Bureau of Human Resources and the Human Resources Directors of the various departments throughout Cook County testified to the high number of employees taking leave under FMLA and the resulting need for Departments to address the shortage of staffing by paying overtime to employees, as well as taking other remedial measures; and

WHEREAS, the use of overtime and other remedial measures to fulfill staffing requirements has a significant financial impact on Cook County;

WHEREAS, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby request that a meeting of the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee be convened to discuss the usage and fiscal impact of overtime pay to Cook County employees in addition to continuing the impact of FMLA; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of the Bureau of Human Resources and the Human Resources Directors for all independently elected officials and the Cook County Health and Hospital System, the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and the Cook County Sheriff appear before the Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee and be prepared to update the Committee on the usage and fiscal impact of overtime pay and FMLA to Cook County employees in their respective departments.

Legislative History : 9/14/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

16-2289

Sponsored by: LARRY SUFFREDIN, Cook County Board of Commissioners

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN AMENDMENT TO THE COOK COUNTY ETHICS ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 2 - Administration, Article VII - Ethics, Division 2 - Code of Ethical Conduct, Section 2-575 Electronic Communication Regarding Official Government Business of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:

Sec. 2-575. Electronic Communication Regarding Official Government Business

All electronic communication by officials, board or commission appointees and employees regarding official government business shall be by and through official government email accounts. Use of personal email, texts or social media to communicate official government business is prohibited except as specified herein with respect to separately elected officials. Use of social media to broadcast information to the general public is permitted. Separately elected officials and their staffs may use separate email accounts associated with their own offices or personal email accounts if they notify the Secretary to the Board that such email accounts are being used for official government business and they include information from such accounts in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.

Chairman: Suffredin Vice-Chairman: Fritchey Members: Committee of the Whole

Effective date: This ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon adoption.

Legislative History : 3/23/16 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergov

Legislative History : 6/7/16 - Legislation and Intergov - recommended deferral

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