[remote or in person] Committee on Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Chicago City Council
Politics
Health
Housing

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024
9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. CST

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121 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60602 (Directions)

Chicago City Hall, 2nd floor, Council Chambers

You have the option of documenting this meeting in person or remotely.

If you choose to attend in person, an additional hour will be added to your total assignment hours. You may be asked to provide government-issued photo ID and to go through a metal detector.

If you choose to document remotely, the meeting will be live-streamed at https://www.chicityclerk.com/.

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  • Meeting details page: https://chicityclerkelms.chicago.gov/Meeting/?meetingId=9EEFF650-88B9-EE11-A568-001DD8069864&targetTab=attachments
  • This meeting will include a subject matter hearing on the city’s current response to the arrival of migrants: “landing zone conditions, shelter conditions, shelter grievance procedure, and oversight of contracted agencies. The Office of the Mayor, the Department of Family and Support Services, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications, and Favorite Healthcare Staffing will provide testimony.”
  • Be sure to check the “attachments” tab for the meeting agenda and other documents. You can access more information about items on the agenda at https://chicityclerkelms.chicago.gov/. You can search keywords or click the “Show more filters” button and enter the legislation number (i.e. [O as in Ordinance][year introduced]-####, [R as in Resolution][year introduced]-####).
  • Chicago Councilmatic: This civic data org’s website has a lot of the information that can be found on the city’s database in a more user-friendly format, with info on this committee, plus headshots of members

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Reporting

By Wendy Wei 1/30/2024
By documenters 1/30/2024
By documenters 1/30/2024

Agency Information

Chicago City Council

The Chicago City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Chicago and consists of the Mayor and Aldermen elected from each of the City’s fifty wards. Source

If you attend a meeting in person, be prepared to go through a security checkpoint and show photo ID.

Meetings are also livestreamed at https://www.chicityclerk.com/.

At this link, scroll down to “Meeting Notices.” Look for “Watch now” and click on the link with the meeting title to go to a livestream page. If you don’t see a link for the meeting, you may be early or the meeting may be starting late. Wait a few moments and try refreshing your Internet tab.

Recordings of past City Council meetings may be found here: https://vimeo.com/user100351763/videos/sort:date.

See also: “What to Expect at a Meeting of Chicago’s City Council” via the Better Government Association.

Documents

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