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Record #: SO2013-8312   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 10/16/2013 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 11/13/2013
Title: Budget and service provider agreement for Special Service Area No. 43, Devon Avenue (Year 2014)
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS - S.S.A. No. 43 (Devon Avenue)
Attachments: 1. O2013-8312.pdf, 2. SO2013-8312.pdf

WHEREAS, special service areas may be established pursuant to Article VII, Sections 6(1) and 7(6) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and pursuant to the provisions of the Special Service Area Tax Law, 35 ILCS 200/27-5 et seq., as amended from time to time (the "Act") and pursuant to the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/1-1 et seq., as amended from time to time; and

WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006, the City Council of the City of Chicago (the "City Council") enacted an ordinance (the "Establishment Ordinance") which established an area known and designated as City of Chicago Special Service Area Number 43 (the "Area") and authorized the levy of an annual tax, for the period beginning in tax year 2006 through and including tax year 2015, not to exceed an annual rate of 0.40% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein (the "Services Tax") to provide certain special services in and for the Area in addition to the services provided by and to the City of Chicago generally (the "Special Services"); and

WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance established the Area on Devon Avenue from Kedzie Avenue to Damen Avenue and Western Avenue from Arthur Avenue to Granville Avenue; and

WHEREAS, the Special Services authorized in the Establishment Ordinance include but are not limited to maintenance and beautification, new construction, coordinated marketing and promotional activities, parking and transit programs, area strategic planning, business retention and recruitment, building facade improvements, security services and other technical assistance activities to promote community and economic development; and

WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance provided for the appointment of the Devon Avenue Special Service Area Commission (the "Commission") for the purpose of recommending to the Mayor and to the City Council a yearly budget based upon the cost of providing the Special Services and further to advise the Mayor and the City Council ...

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