Resolutions & Documents
The ULC Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is responsible not only for developing programming that addresses current issues, but also for recommending to the Club's Board of Directors positions on important public policy matters. If the Board of Directors approves a position adopted by the PAC -- which typically takes the form of a resolution -- then that becomes the official stance of the ULC and the Club's Executive Director of Public Affairs works to advance that position with the appropriate unit of government and officials, often in partnership with other civic organizations that share the position adopted by the Club.
As stated in the Club's by-laws (Article VI, Section 3), "[t]he Club shall not take any position or initiate any action on a controversial public question, particularly of a partisan nature, without affirmative action thereon by the Public Affairs Committee and approval thereof by the Board of Directors."
Below you will find significant resolutions adopted by the PAC and approved by the Club's Board of Directors over the past several years, as well as important documents and reports developed by the PAC concerning its work on various public policy questions.
Resolution supporting the findings of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute (NPHHI) report titled “Funding of Inmate Health Services: Options to Mitigate the Financial Burden of Providing Health Services to Inmates of the Cook County Jail” and urging the Cook County Department of Corrections to adopt the recommendations contained therein (adopted January 27, 2009)
From time to time, the PAC produces reports and/or documents associated with its public policy advocacy efforts. Links to PDF copies of these materials appear below.
National Public Health and Hospital Institute report (commissioned by ULC PAC and Concerned Citizens of Cook County LLC), "Best Practices in Public Hospital Governance: Assessment of Proposals to Restructure the Cook County Bureau of Health Services" - May 2008