Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Board Meeting
November 17, 2022; 10:30 A.M.
Much of the rest of the meeting was spent in discussion of a review of amendments to the Affirmative Action Ordinance.
Agenda Items 22-0931, 0932, 0933 (#8, 9, 10) Commissioners requested quarterly reports from lobbyists to monitor the progress of making companies responsible for PFAS. Commissioner Spyropoulous suggested that there be a specific schedule of dates for the reports. Commissioners Garcia, DuBuclet and Morita asked for updates from the executive director.
Agenda Item 22-1033 (#37) This was an item to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Evanston as part of the green infrastructure program, one of whose goals is to expand into the suburbs. The Executive Director reported they are working with consultants now to increase participation. There has not been an overwhelming response from suburban schools. Commissioner Davis suggested it might be because there are no cohesive funders in suburban areas, like there are in the City of Chicago. Executive Director said they would work to improve outreach.
Consent agenda (#1-38) was unanimously approved on a roll call vote, except for #27 which was deferred.
New business: Will do a poll to find a date after Thanksgiving for study session on affirmative action amendments.
Observer: Georgia Gebhardt
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