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Record #: O2015-2656   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/15/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/6/2015
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago regarding Albany Park storm tunnel
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2015-2656.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is a body corporate and politic, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois (hereinafter the "District"); and
WHEREAS, on November 17, 2004, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 093-1049, as amended (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, the Act declares that stormwater management in Cook County shall be under the general supervision of the District; and

WHEREAS, "stormwater management" as defined in the Act (and codified at 70 ILCS 2605/7h(a)) means the management of floods and floodwaters; and

WHEREAS, the Act specifically authorizes the District to plan, manage, implement, and finance regional and local activities relating fo stormwater management in Cook County; and
WHEREAS, the Act provides that stormwater management in a municipality with a population over one million will be conducted by that municipality, or by the District subject to an intergovernmental agreement between the District and that municipality; and /

WHEREAS, the City has a population greater than one million people; and

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2006, the City Council of the City adopted the "Chicago Stormwater Management Ordinance," codified as Chapter 11-18 of the Municipal Code of Chicago (the "City Ordinance"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 11-18-110 of the City Ordinance and other provisions of the Municipal Code of Chicago, the Commissioner of the City's Department of Water Management has issued regulations for sewer construction and stormwater management; and

WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq. and Section 10 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution allow and encourage intergovernmental ...

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