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Record #: SO2016-2616   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/18/2016
Title: Issuance of City of Chicago General Obligation Bonds Project Series 2016 and levy and collection of direct annual tax upon all taxable property
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Attachments: 1. SO2016-2616.pdf, 2. SO2016-2616 (V1).pdf, 3. O2016-2616.pdf
Amended Substitute Ordinance
An Ordinance providing for the issuance of General Obligation Bonds of the City of Chicago, in an amount not to exceed $600,000,000 for project costs, and providing for the levy and collection of a direct annual tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on said Bonds.
Whereas, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a body politic and corporate under the laws of the State of Illinois and a home rule unit under Article VII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970; and

Whereas, it is in the best interests of the inhabitants of the City and necessary for the welfare of the government and affairs of the City to finance (i) public right-of-way infrastructure improvements in City neighborhoods, including street and alley construction and improvements, lighting improvements, sidewalk improvements and replacement, and curb and gutter repairs and replacement; (ii) infrastructure improvements to enhance the development of economic activity, including industrial street construction and improvements, streetscaping, median landscaping, demolition of hazardous, vacant or dilapidated buildings that pose a threat to public safety and welfare, shoreline reconstruction, riverbank stabilization, residential and commercial infrastructure redevelopment and railroad viaduct clearance improvements; (iii) transportation improvements (to City property and facilities and to property and facilities located within the City limits which are owned by other governmental entities), including street resurfacing, bridge and freight tunnel rehabilitation, traffic signal modernization, new traffic signal installation, intersection safety improvements and transit facility improvements; (iv) grants to assist not-for-profit organizations or educational or cultural institutions, or to assist other municipal corporations, units of local government, school districts, the State of Illinois or the United States of America; (v) the acquisition of personal property, including, bu...

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