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Record #: SO2016-2642   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action: 7/20/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 7-12 by adding new Section 7-12-365 establishing Coyote Wildlife Management Program
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Zalewski, Michael R., Osterman, Harry, Reboyras, Ariel, Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. SO2016-2642.pdf, 2. O2016-2642.pdf

SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

 

SECTION 1. Chapter 7-12 of the Municipal Code of City ofChicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 7-12-365, underscored as follows:

 

7-12-365 Coyote management program.

 

The executive director shall establish and maintain a coyote management program and response guide based on research and best practices, using public education, followed by humane hazing, as primary management methods. The executive director shall professionally assess the pertinent geography to determine how humane hazing can be applied in specific instances. The executive director shall use lethal force only if a coyote has approached a human and growled, bared teeth, or lunged, or has injured or killed an escorted/on-leash pet, or has injured a human.

 

The executive director shall produce and provide a progress report to the City Council Committee on Health and Environmental Protection on or before October 15th of each year in the event of anv new information regarding coyote management efforts during that year.

 

 

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Hopkins Alderman, 2nd Ward

 

July 20, 2016

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

 

 

 

PRESENTING A REPORT FOR YOUR COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WHICH HELD A MEETING ON July 18, 2016. THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES WERE PASSED BY A MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS PRESENT.

 

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Ordinance regarding the establishment of a coyote wildlife management program

 

 

 

 

I HEREBY MOVE PASSAGE OF THIS ITEM BY THE LAST MOST FAVORABLE VOTE OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT AND THE ASSOCIATED MOTION TO RECONSIDER.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

George A. Cardenas Alderman, 12th Ward