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Record #: R2014-137   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/2/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for Department of Transportation to create and post clear and distinct warning signs in photo enforced areas
Sponsors: Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Holmes, Natashia, Munoz, Ricardo, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Foulkes, Toni, Fioretti, Bob, Willie B. Cochran, Burns, William D., Dowell, Pat, Waguespack, Scott, Arena, John, Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Transportation and Public Way
Attachments: 1. R2014-137.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
City of Chicago
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Alderman, 9th Ward 34 East 11 2th Place Chicago. Illinois 60628 Telephone: (773) 785-1100 Fax: (773) 785-2790 e-mail:
March 10, 2014
To the President and Members of the Chicago City Council:
Your Committee on Transportation and Public Way having had under consideration one (1) Resolution concerning a Call on Department of Transportation to post clear and distinctive warning signs in photo enforced areas:
This Resolution was sponsored by the following Aldermen:
Ward 5 - Hairston Ward 6 - Sawyer Ward 7 - Holmes Ward 22-Munoz Ward 21 - Brookins Ward 15 - Foulkes Ward 2 - Fioretti Ward 20- Cochran Ward 4 - Burns Ward 3 - Dowel I Ward 32 - Waguespack Ward 45 - Arena Ward 36 - Sposato
Having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that your Honorable Body re-refer the ordinance(s)/order(s) transmitted herewith the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety.
Respectfully submitted.
Anthony A. Beale Chairman
WHEREAS, motorists traveling in the city of Chicago would like to be law abiding citizens; and
WHEREAS, residents would like for pedestrians and children to be safe in their most vulnerable environments which is that of a school and park area; and
WHEREAS, the signs that indicate that there is a photo enforced speed area (speed camera) ahead are similar to the existing speed limit signs; and
WHEREAS, signs that indicate a motorist is approaching a photo enforced traffic signal (red light camera) is uniquely designed with a traffic signal illustration and the phrase "photo enforced"
WHEREAS, motorists should be driving at or below the posted speed limit, it is unfortunately a common occurrence that they travel in excess of the speed limit; and
WHEREAS, motorists driving 6 MPH and over in excess of the posted speed limit will be automatically fined between $35 & $100, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chicago Department of Transportation should post clear, distinctive signs and/ or striping that indicate that a motorist is approaching a school or park safety zone ;and
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chicago Department of Transportation should create and post warning signs that illustrate a park or school followed by the phrase "photo enforced" in photo enforced area ;and
Leslie A. Hairston - 5th Ward
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that signs and/ or striping should be posted near all schools and parks since safety for park goers and children is the main objective.
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