Chicago Advisory Council on Equity
The purpose of the Chicago Advisory Council on Equity is to: 1. advise the Mayor and City Council on policy matters regarding civil rights with a focus on equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations, and 2. help identify means to educate the public about Chicago's Human Rights and Fair Housing Ordinances, which offer protections against discrimination and hate crimes.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
No public comment policy available
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.