Committee Information

Committee Members
Nicholas Sposato, Ward 38, Chairman
Andre Vasquez, Jr. Ward 40, Vice Chair
Daniel La Spata Ward 01, Member
Sophie King, Ward 04, Member
Susan Sadlowski Garza, Ward 10, Member
Michael D. Rodriguez, Ward 22, Member
Silvana Tabares, Ward 23, Member
Chris Taliaferro, Ward 29, Member
Felix Cardona, Jr. Ward 31, Member
Samantha Nugent, Ward 39, Member
Thomas M. Tunney, Ward 44, Member
James M. Gardiner, Ward 45, Member
Matthew J. Martin, Ward 47, Member
Harry Osterman, Ward 48, Member
Maria E. Hadden, Ward 49, Member
Debra Silverstein, Ward 50, Member


RULE 37: “The jurisdiction of each standing committee, in terms of legislation and administrative activities of its particular concern, shall be as follows:

16. The Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs & Recreation shall have jurisdiction over all special events and related programs of the City, including parades, fests, tastes, community and neighborhood fairs. The Committee shall also have jurisdiction over those matters which affect the cultural growth of the City and its cultural institutions including matters generally affecting the Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library.

The information above is from the publication “Rules of Order and Procedure of the City Council, City of Chicago, For Years 2007-2011”

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