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Record #: O2015-7214   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/24/2015 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 9/24/2015
Title: Public hearing(s) on reestablishment of Special Service Area No. 42, 71st Street/Stony Island
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS - S.S.A. No. 42 (71st Street-Stony Island)
Attachments: 1. O2015-7214.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, and pursuant to the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/1-1 et seq., as amended from time to time (the "Property Tax Code"); and
WHEREAS, on November 15, 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 42 (the "Area") and authorized the levy of an annual tax, for the period beginning in tax year 2006 through and including tax year 2015 (the "Original Period"), not to exceed an annual rate of two percent (2%) 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 "Original Special Services"); and
WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance established the Area consisting of Stony Island Avenue from 67th Street to 73rd Street and the west side only of Stony Island Avenue from 73rd Street to 79th Street; and 71st Street from South Shore Drive to Kimbark Street; and

WHEREAS, the Original 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 City desires to authorize certain special services in the Area distinct from the Original Special Services (the "Special Services"), and to authorize the...

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