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Cook County legislation committee amends ethics ordinance

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By Wadi Reformado | Mar 9, 2017

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The Cook County Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee met Feb. 8 to amend the ethics ordinance.

Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the committee:

Board of Commissioners of Cook County

Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

Cook County Building, Board Room,

118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:15 AM

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.

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Sponsored by: Board of Commissioners, Cook County Board of Commissioners

COMMITTEE MINUTES

Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 1/18/2017

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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,

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Legislation and February 8, 2017

Intergovernmental Relations

Committee

NOTICE AND AGENDA

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.

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

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

Legislative History : 6/7/16 - Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee - recommend fo

Legislative History : 1/18/17 - Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee - recommend f

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

PROPOSED APPOINTMENT

Appointee(s): Edward Tivador

Position: Member

Department/Board/Commission: Cook County Justice Advisory Council

Effective date: Immediate

Expiration date: 1/18/2021 or until a successor is appointed and qualified.

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Legislation and February 8, 2017

Intergovernmental Relations

Committee

NOTICE AND AGENDA

Legislative History : 1/18/17 - Board of Commissioners - refer to the Legislation and Intergovernment

Secretary

Chairman: Suffredin

Vice-Chairman: Fritchey

Members: Committee of the Whole

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