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Record #: F2015-18   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 3/18/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/18/2015
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Department of Streets and Sanitation Garbage Ordinance Enforcement Follow-up Inquiry
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2015-18.pdf
Office of Inspector General
City of Chicago

Report of the Office of Inspector General:


Department of Streets and Sanita tion Garbage Ordinance Enforcement Follow-Up Inquiry



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March 2015

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Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Street. Suite 200 Chicago. Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7799 Fax: (773) 478-3949

March 10,2015

To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents of the City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has concluded a follow up to its June 2014 audit of the Department of Streets and Sanitation's (DSS) enforcement of Municipal Code of Chicago (MCC) ยง 7-28-240 ("the ordinance") regarding eligibility for City garbage collection service. OIG concludes that DSS has not implemented corrective actions related to the original findings, and, as a result, significant savings and efficiency opportunities remain unrealized.

The purpose of OIG's June 2014 audit was to determine if DSS effectively and efficiently enforced the ordinance with respect to "grandfathered" multi-unit dwellings and not-for-profit organizations.1 Our audit found that in these respects DSS did not enforce the ordinance effectively and efficiently.

Based upon the results of our audit, we recommended that DSS,
take steps to ensure garbage collection services are provided to only those multi-unit dwellings eligible under the grandfather clause;
develop and implement a more efficient process for updating the grandfather list on an ongoing basis in order to reduce the resources needed to enforce the ordinance;
work with the City Council to set explicit standards in the MCC for not-for-profit refuse removal service. If the City Council chose not to formalize this service by amending City ordinance, we recom...

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