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Record #: SO2016-2679   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/13/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 6/22/2016
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 9-84 by futher regulating vehicle towing operators and relocators and establishing Chicago Towing Bill of Rights
Sponsors: Pawar, Ameya, Reboyras, Ariel, Waguespack, Scott, Arena, John, Thompson, Patrick D., Cochran, Willie, Burke, Edward M., Cappleman, James, O'Shea, Matthew J., Santiago, Milagros, Mell, Deborah, Mitts, Emma, Austin, Carrie M., Villegas, Gilbert, Zalewski, Michael R., Laurino, Margaret, O'Connor, Patrick, Napolitano, Anthony V., Tunney, Thomas, Osterman, Harry, Taliaferro, Chris, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Maldonado, Roberto, Ervin, Jason C., Scott, Jr. Michael, Munoz, Ricardo, Sposato, Nicholas, Reilly, Brendan, Smith, Michele, Hairston, Leslie A., Mendoza, Susana A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 9 - Vehicles, Traffic & Rail Transportation - Ch. 84 Towing Unauthorized Vehicles
Attachments: 1. O2016-2679.pdf, 2. SO2016-2679.pdf
SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE


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


SECTION 1. Section 9-84-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the language underscored, as follows:

9-84-010 Report - Definition - Procedure.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
Before a relocator or operator relocates an Prior to relocating any unauthorized vehicle, the relocator or operator shall first obtain written consent from the owner of the private property or his such owner's authorized agent to relocate the specific vehicle in question, unless the firm relocator has an agreement with the owner or agent to relocate all unauthorized vehicles from that such owner's private property. Each year, beginning on the effective date of this amendatory ordinance of 2016, each relocator shall provide the Chicago police department with a list of all locations where the relocator has an active contract or other agreement in place with an owner to remove unauthorized vehicles from such owner's private property. This list shall clearly indicate whether the contract or agreement authorizes the relocator or operator to patrol or remove vehicles from the owner's private property only upon request by the owner. The Chicago police department shall organize the lists required under this subsection by police district and shall provide a copy of the applicable list to each district commander annually.
When any owner enters into an agreement with a relocator to relocate unauthorized vehicles from his such owner's private parking area, the relocator shall post a notice of this arrangement prominently at all entrances and exits to the parking areas areafs). in clear view, and free from interference from any natural or manmade objects, and positioned with the bottom of the sign not less than 4 feet^ and not more than 7 fee^ above ground level. The lettering on these signs shall be in prominent type at least three in...

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