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Record #: O2014-9321   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/5/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 11/12/2014
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Transit Authority and Cook County for allocation of Motor Fuel Tax funds for operational expenses for Year 2015
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2014-9321.pdf
 
 
CHICAGO, November 12, 2014
 
 
 
To the President and Members ofthe City Council:
 
 
Your Committee on the Budget and Government Operations, having had under consideration an Ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Chicago, the County of Cook and the Chicago Transit Authority necessary for an allocation of Motor Fuel Tax Funds for a grant to the Chicago Transit Authority during 2015 pursuant to the Regional Transportation Authority Act; and having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that Your Honorable Body pass the Ordinance transmitted herewith.
 
This recommendation was concurred in by a viva voce vote of the members of the Committee.
 
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(Signed).
Carrie M. Austin Chairman
 
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
 
November 5, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO
 
 
Ladies and Gentlemen:
 
At the request of the Budget Director, I transmit herewith the 2015 Motor Fuel Tax Allocation Ordinance and associated authorization for an intergovernmental agreement with the Chicago Transit Authority.
 
Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.
 
Mayor
 
 
 
Very truly yours,
 
 
 
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the Regional Transportation Authority Act (70 ILCS 3615/1.01, et seq.) (the "Act") that establishes the Regional Transportation Authority (the "RTA") provides, in Section 4.10 thereof, that the RTA shall not for any fiscal year of the RTA release to the Chicago Transit Authority (the "CTA") any funds except for the proceeds of taxes imposed by the RTA under Sections 4.03 and 4.03.1 thereof which are allocated to the CTA under Section 4.01 (d) of the Act unless a unit or units of local government in Cook County (other than the CTA) enters into an agreement with the CTA to make a monetary contribution for such year of at least Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000) for public transportation; and
WHEREAS, the CTA will, for the foreseeable future, require such financial grants from the RTA in order to meets it operational expenses; and
WHEREAS, every year since the inception ofthe RTA, the City of Chicago has contributed Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) and the County of Cook has contributed Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) to fulfill the condition set forth in Section 4.10 of the Act; now, therefore,
 
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. There is hereby allocated for the fiscal year ofthe RTA ending December 31,
2015 the sum of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) for use by the CTA as a matching grant from
the City of Chicago, to be paid prior to December 31, 2015 from that part of the Motor Fuel Tax
Funds which have been or may be allocated to the City of Chicago.
SECTION 2. The sum of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) hereby allocated shall be
deemed, considered and construed as the payment and fulfillment of the local contribution
required of the City of Chicago pursuant to an agreement made under Section 4.10 of the Act
among the CTA, the County of Cook, and the City of Chicago. Subject to the approval of the
Corporation Counsel as to form and legality, the Mayor is authorized to execute such agreement,
substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A. U:\DOCS\Budget 2015\2015 MFT IGA + authorizing ordinance.doc
 
 
 
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT
 
This agreement is made as of this      day of      , 2015, by and among the
Chicago Transit Authority, a municipal corporation of the State oflllinois that was established pursuant to the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, 70 ILCS 3605/1, et seg. (the "Authority"), the City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation (the "City"), and the County of Cook, an Illinois body corporate and politic (the "County").
 
Witnesseth
  1. The City hereby agrees that, prior to December 31, 2015, and pursuant to an ordinance of
the City Council of the City passed on      , 2014 and recorded in the Journal
of Proceedings ofthe City Council for that date at pages      thereof, it
shall contribute to the Authority, for the Authority's public transportation purposes, the amount of Three Million Dollars ($3,000,000) (the "City Contribution") from the City's allotment of State oflllinois ("Illinois") motor fuel tax funds.
  1. The County hereby agrees that, prior to December 31, 2015, and pursuant to authority
granted by the County Board of Commissioners on      , it shall
contribute to the Authority, for the Authority's public transportation purposes, the amount of Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) (the "County Contribution") from the County's allotment of Illinois motor fuel tax funds.
  1. The Authority hereby agrees that, pursuant to an ordinance ofthe Chicago Transit Board passed on September 15, 2010, it has the authority to accept the City Contribution and the County Contribution.
  2. The Authority hereby agrees to use the City Contribution and the County Contribution for its public transportation purposes as set forth in Section 4.10 of the Regional Transportation Authority Act, 70 ILCS 3615/1.01, et seq.
  3. The Authority agrees that, if Illinois audits or otherwise questions the City or the County in connection with the City Contribution or the County Contribution, the City and the County shall each have the right to audit or question the Authority to the same extent thereof.
  4. The Authority agrees to indemnify the City and the County from and against repayment losses, if any, to the extent Illinois requires the repayment to it of all or any part of the City Contribution or the County Contribution.
  5. This agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original and all of which shall constitute one and the same agreement.
  6. The Authority, the City and the County agree to cooperate fully with one another in the implementation of this agreement.
U:\DOCS\Budget 2015\2015 MFT IGA + authorizing ordinance.doc
 
 
 
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto, by their duly authorized officers, have executed this agreement on the date first referenced above.
 
 
City of Chicago, an Illinois municipal corporation, acting by and through its Mayor
 
By:
Rahm Emanuel Mayor
 
 
 
 
County of Cook, an Illinois body corporate and politic
 
 
 
By:       
Toni R. Preckwinkle President
 
 
 
 
Chicago Transit Authority, a municipal corporation of the State oflllinois that was established pursuant to the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act, 70 ILCS 3606/1, et seq.
 
 
 
By:       
Terry Peterson Chairman
 
Approved as to form:
 
 
 
 
Assistant State's Attorney
 
 
 
 
U:\DOCS\Budget 2015\2015 MFT IGA + authorizing ordinance.doc
 
 
SECTION 3. The City Clerk is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this Ordinance to the Governor of the State of Illinois and (2) two certified copies of this Ordinance to the Department of Transportation of the State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois.
SECTION 4. This Ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Exhibit "A" referred to in this Ordinance reads as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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