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Record #: O2016-632   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/10/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 3/16/2016
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Board of Education for construction and maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure (Room to Grow Program) at various public schools
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2016-632.pdf
ORDINANCE|1010|WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a municipal corporation and home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago (the "Board") is a body politic and corporate, organized under and existing pursuant to Article 34 of the School Code of the State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, the City Council passed a Stormwater Management Ordinance on December 13, 2006, as found in Section 11-18 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago, which established a policy to promote programs that minimize the negative stormwater impacts of new developments and redevelopments; and
WHEREAS, in 2014 Mayor Emanuel released the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Strategy, a plan that committed $50,000,000.00 to build green stormwater infrastructure to capture rainfall runoff before it enters the City's sewer system; and
WHEREAS, the City, the Board, and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, a unit of local government and body politic, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois (the "District") have partnered with Openlands and the Healthy Schools Campaign to create Space to Grow, a program that transforms Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that benefit students, community members and the environment (the "Program"); and
WHEREAS, for purposes of this Ordinance "Green Stormwater Infrastructure" shall mean the range of stormwater control measures that use plant/soil systems, permeable pavement, stormwater harvest and reuse, or native landscaping to store, infiltrate, and/or evapotranspirate stormwater and reduce flows to the sewer systems or surface waters as more fully set forth at 415 ILCS 56/5; and
WHEREAS, the City, the Board, and District desire to cooperate and use their joint efforts and resources to promote the design, construction, and maintenance of Green Stormwater Infrastructure at various ...

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