Legislative Team meets fourth Mondays of the month unless otherwise announced, 6:00pm, 5620 N Western Ave (40th Ward Office)
Our Legislative Team is a tool to help Chicago’s City Council move legislation forward that was researched, considered, and drafted in-house. The basic Legislative Team process produces multiple stages of researched documentation:
- Summary of the Issue – a short, snapshot overview of a policy issue
- Legislative Status Quo – an examination of the issue’s history in government/law
- Path Forward – an action plan for the Ward office’s engagement on the issue
- Draft Legislation or other materials, depending on the Path Forward plan
Much of the Legislative Team’s work happens between meetings at the Ward office. Expect homework! This citizen council requires a willingness to work independently and commit a substantial amount of time to research and writing. Legal, legislative, or research experience is not required but is extremely helpful.
Want to get involved? Fill out our Legislative Team sign-up form and a staff member will be in touch to interview you!