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Record #: O2016-3930   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation
Final action: 6/22/2016
Title: Expenditure of Open Space Impact Fee funds for Nettelhorst School active spaces project
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: ENERGY/ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Open Space Impact Fees
Attachments: 1. O2016-3930.pdf



OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITV OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
May 18, 2016










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing an expenditure of Open Space Impact Fee Funds for the Chicago Public Schools.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970, and as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City is authorized under its home rule powers to regulate the use and development of land; and

WHEREAS, it is a reasonable condition of development approval to ensure that adequate open space and recreational facilities exist within the City; and

WHEREAS, on April 1,1998, the City Council adopted the Open Space Impact Fee Ordinance codified at Chapter 18 of Title 16 (the "Open Space Ordinance") ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago (the "Code") to address the need for additional public space and recreational facilities for the benefit of the residents of newly created residential developments in the City; and

WHEREAS, the Open Space Ordinance authorizes, among other things, the collection of fees from residential developments that create new dwelling units without contributing a proportionate share of open space and recreational facilities for the benefit of their residents as part of the overall development (the "Fee-Paying Developments"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Open Space Ordinance, the Department of Finance ("DOF") has collected fees derived from the Fee-Paying Developments (the "Open Space Fees") and has deposited those fees in separate funds, each fund corresponding to the Community Area (as defined in the Open Space Ordinance), in ...

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