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Name Organization Title

David Robinson Manufacturing Renaissance Director of External Affairs


Worlee Glover concerned citizens of chatham administrator
G. Sequane Lawrence Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities Executive Manager
Patrick Brutus Coalition of African American Leaders Jobs and Economic Development committee chairman
Rev. Joel Washington (Khunanpu Sangoma), PastorReformation African American Lutheran Mission Pastor,
Church-Chicago/ELCA
Nonprofit Development Freelance Writer & Small Magazine Edit
Cynthia Stewart Sustainable Options for Urban Living, Inc. S.O.U.L.
Executive Director
Ronald Milsap Providence Bank & Trust VP Mission Banking & CRA Officer
Valerie F. Leonard Nonprofit Utopia, LLC Founder
Adrienne Irmer IRM Group Consultant
Jacquelyn Baldwin Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) Organizer
Leslie Page-Piper Nonprofit Utopia Founding Member
Leslie Page-Piper. ( second survey submission) Nonprofit Utopia Founding Member
Were you able to attend the May
What14th
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topic
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of your
session?
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No Economic Development NA
Yes Economic Development how to develop community consensus on economic development
Yes Economic Development Process Design, public/private support for community facilitators to assist with neighborho
Yes Job Creation Job creation and the gaps in employment levels between blacks and other demographics.
Yes Housing Gentrification, Community Displacement, HUD RIGHTS OF RESIDENTS ORGANIZATIONS RU
Yes Job Creation Expand and support alternative apprenticeships and other options for skill development an
Yes Wealth Creation Issue of home ownership, business formation, innovation in education, cooperative econo
Yes Wealth Creation Dis-engaged youth; the fact that more seasoned workers are often overlooked in the work
Yes Economic Development Intentionality around having members of the community direct the conversation and ideat
Yes Housing Homelessness, affordable housing, programs to increase home ownership
No Economic Development N/A
No Economic Development N/A
Were there issues that you would like to Ifhave you discussed,
could choose butone
timetopic
constraints
or issueprevented
to put in front
you from
of Mayor
bringing
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themto upfocus
or discussing
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them fully?
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Career technical training pipeline and community Inclusive
ownership
industrial
of manufacturing
policy linked companies
to advanced with
manufacturing
no identifiedand
successor.
21st Century education. Manufacturing and all the re
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Will she continue the NOF and Thrive Zone Programs
Yes.. worker -owner cooperatives; community-owned Need forbusinesses
an regionaland
equitable
democratic
industrial
budgeting
policy
atthat
the local
articulates
level the feasibility of and relationship with manufacturing a
No A citywide TIFWorks training program to train 2,000 eligible participants from the south and westside's who are unem
HUD RIGHTS OF RESIIDENTS ORGANIZATIONS RULES Subsidized
as wellowner/management
as the model of Residents
compliance
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with HUDof Greater
RIGHTS Englewood
OF RESIDENTS (RAGE)
ORGANIZATIONS RULES & Community To
Too many of those with the greatest need are overwhelmed
Community development
by their circumstances
that is intentional
and areabout
stuck directing
without hope.
resources
Our residents
to the people,
have been
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and smalland
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would
to Capital
have in for
hindsight
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in the room.
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the hosts.
the employment
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gap between
amount blacks
of time
andsupporting
whites in the
guests
City and
of Chicago.
taking candid photographs. If I were able to fo
No, I think we had a good conversation The need for a comprehensive citywide and people-driven economic development plan.
Creating diverse neighborhoods Creating more affordable housing opportunities (rental and purchase)
N/A See below
N/A Cooperative Economics
What issues within your table's topic should Mayor Mayor-elect Lightfoot’s
Lightfoot prioritize? Whatvalues are equity,
specific diversity,
actions shouldinclusion,
she take as transparency,
she addresses accountability
these issues a
We would like to co-host with the Mayor's office, a high-level
NA symposium that features manufacturers, educators, supply chain players, and key city departments to e
City support of neighborhood development We discussed equity
The need for support for facilitators to assist with creating
Our emphasis
neighborhood
on neighborhood-focused
quality of life plans and
visioning,
practitioners/planners
planning and implementation
to help implement
is inclusive.
the plans
It stresses
that already
data-driv
exi
See above They address equity
Enforced Compliance of Chicago's Subsidized HousingCertainly!
owner/management with regard to HUD RIGHTS OF RESIDENTS ORGANIZATIONS RULES as well as promote a w
City-wide TIF Works based on community unemployement Equity,&diversity,
incomeLiftinclusion,
the Uniontransparency,
PLA requirements
accountability
on community
can all be
based
achieved
projects
by embracing
<$300,000the Support
concepts
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job t
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our target
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the and
fact the
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unemployment
Chicago as a whole;
rates increating
our targeted
living wage
communities
jobs in our
is much
targethigher
area sothan
residents
the Cityd
see above pretty clearly-- being more intentional about including the community, in a real way, will lead to better more sus
Affordable housing. Increasing the amount of affordable Creating
housing
affordable
requiredhousing
in new and
developments.
promoting diverse communites ties to them all.
N/A See below
N/A N/A
Two overarching themes from the discussion included Mayor-elect Lightfoot has
self-determination andjust named(Cooperative
Ujamaa the City's first Chief Diversity
Economics): Officer,
To build andwhich
maintain signals
our owa
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San Francisco.
equity deficits
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and institute
public/private
explicitinvestment
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in these
policies
ownership
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We didn't discuss that at our table. The 30% MBE/WBE sanctioned on the Lincoln Yards and 78 mega projects are a great start to moving towa
Support the thrust of https://blackholyfamiy.wordpress.com community land trusts and enforcement of HUD RIGHTS OF RESIDENTS ORGANIZATION RULES.
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of cooperative
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economics.
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the political
much towill
typeand
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investments
and it taketomore
execute
thanthehiring
plans.
a CDO. A lot can be achieved by implementing equitab
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be sure to include multiple organizations that are already working on the issues at the table.
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of Business
above Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) back in October. This followed a meeting between mysel
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Please share examples of cooperative economics initiatives How could that the
have ideas
worked
and insuggestions
the past, orpresented
in other places.
in this memo
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Chicago
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As noted above, the Mondragon Cooperative in Northern Spain Once
is brilliant.
we arrive at a jointly agreed upon plan, I recommend launching a follow-up series of presentation
none come to mind communities can look at them and use them as a measuring stick as too what they are doing
Mondragon in Spain, Emilia Romagna in Italy are the gold standards.
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Housing Cooperatives. Former Englewood Faith-Based Housing It Cooperative.
would stem the HUD lossConstruction
of Black Chicago
Finacing,
residents
Illinoisespecially,
State Financing,
loss of Chicago residents
Public Housing
generally.
subsidy
Cooperative economics provides a path toward a more inclusive Economic
economy. Development
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widening
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and wealth
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Chicago
in communities
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Chicago
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ensive economic development planning, with workforce development in our Chicago
target isarea.
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when work
all of with
her citizens
local leaders
are doing
to attract
well, and
employers
their communities
who can payare wages
healthy.
comparable
None come to mind right now-- other than models like SSAs, BIDs,When etc.
the people have real impact/influence on decisions being made about their neighborhoods, it ma
I think the Black Mall is an excellent example of cooperative economics.
The cost of racism impacts every neighborhood. The memo can provide solutions that help every Chica
See above See above
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SHzoyElshS8jSr4dkmbSDzN5D2COFkbYs6eCzbEKWaI
See Above The above is a listing of PDF’s compiled by Michael Tekhem Strode, of
Please share examples of other municipalities viewing policies1around housing, economic development, job creation and wealth creation thro
Pittsburgh, Seattle, Portland, NYC, Atlanta. 1
none come to mind 1
NY City under its current mayor took an approach like our mayor-elect 1
N/A 1
New York City, New York's Co-op City, others 1
Addressing the housing and health of the nations aging population the home 1 care care industry is stressed. There are ten worker-owned home care co-ops currently o
I’m not aware of other municipalities that have put an equity lens into1the framework of how they do business. However, I’m excited about the new position f
City governments are shaping up as key actors accelerating worker co-op development.
1 It started in 2009 when the City of Cleveland accessed a federal guaranteed lo
There is a LOT of information that can be found housed on the Next City website
1 around equity in planning.
Prairie Fire is a housing development initiative that seems to be making an1impact on affordable housing.
See above 1
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