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Record #: O2016-1599   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 4/13/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-102-075 regarding home rule powers in relation to special assessment proceedings
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 102 Dept. of Transportation
Attachments: 1. O2016-1599.pdf

SECTION 1. Section 2-102-075 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken and inserting the language underscored, as follows:

2-102-075 Exercise of home rule powers in relation to special assessment proceedings.

Pursuant to the City's home rule powers, as provided by Article VII, Section 6 of the 1970 Illinois Constitution, any proceeding under the provisions of the Local Improvement Act, 65 ILCS 5/9-2-1, et seq. and the Special Assessment Supplemental Bond and Procedures Act, 50 ILCS 460/1, et seq. may be initiated and may proceed in accordance with the following:
Notwithstanding 65 ILCS 5/9-2-9, as amended, the following provisions shall apply to the proceeding:

"The proposed local improvement may consist of the acquisition of the necessary interests in real property and the construction of any public improvement or any combination of public improvements, including, but not limited to, streets, storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers, sidewalks, walkways, bike paths, parks, landscaping, recreation areas, lighting improvements, signage improvements, vehicular parking improvements, any additional improvements necessary to provide access to the public improvements and all necessary appurtenances, in a local contiguous area pursuant to a single special assessment project, provided that in assessing each lot, block, tract and parcel of property, the commissioner so assessing shall take into consideration whether each lot, block, tract or parcel is benefitted by all or only some of the improvements combined into the single special assessment project. For purposes hereof, a local contiguous area shall be defined as an area in which all of the lots, blocks, tracts or parcels located within the boundaries thereof will be benefitted by one or more of the proposed improvements. The fact that more than one improvement is being constructed as part of a single spe...

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