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Record #: O2016-2585   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action:
Title: Establishment of mayoral accountability and procedures for recall election
Sponsors: Misc. Transmittal
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2016-2585.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
5305 N. LARAMIE CHICAGO, IL. 60630 312 498-4341 JOHNJLAG@GMAIL.COM

April 8,2016

Hon. Susana A. Mendoza City Clerk, City of Chicago 121 N. LaSalle St., Rm. 107 Chicago, IL. 60602

Re: City Council proposed Ordinance

Dear Ms. Mendoza:

Enclosed you will find an amended proposed Ordinance that 1 have prepared and am sponsoring and wish to have placed on the Agenda and submitted to the City of Chicago City Council at their next meeting.

Please have the Ordinance assigned to the Committee on Committees, Rules and


WHEREAS: The current Mayor of the City of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, has consistently and repetitively insisted upon accountability to the people of the City of Chicago for all public servants and elected officials; and,

WHEREAS: Under the existing Laws of the City of Chicago, there is no mechanism for the citizens of the Chicago to hold their Mayor accountable for performance on their behalf during the four year term of office; and,

WHEREAS: In response to and in support of the Mayor's constant insistence upon being held accountable to the People of Chicago; now, therefore,

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:

SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated in and made a part of this ordinance as though fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. The recall of the Mayor of Chicago may be proposed by a petition signed by a number of electors, who shall be registered voters in the City of Chicago, equal in number to at least 15% ofthe total votes cast for Mayor in the preceding Election. A petition shall have been signed by the petitioning electors not more than 60 days after an affidavit has been filed with the board of election commissioners providing notice of intent to circulate a petition to recall the Mayor. The affidavit may be filed no sooner than 12 months after the beginning of the Mayor's term of office. The affidavit s...

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