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Record #: SR2016-451   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/22/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 7/20/2016
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at November 8, 2016 election on whether City of Chicago should work with federal government and State of Illinois to prioritize investments in important infrastructure
Sponsors: Burnett, Jr., Walter
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2016-451.pdf, 2. SR2016-451.pdf

WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1, et seq., and the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-8, the corporate authorities of a municipality have the authority to submit a public question to the electors of the municipality by means of a referendum; and
WHEREAS, The City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago a public question of city-wide significance; and

WHEREAS, The City Council believes it is in the best interest of the residents of Chicago to move as expeditiously as possible to submit this proposition to the voters at the next regularly scheduled municipal general election, to be held on November 8, 2016; now, therefore,

Section 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.

Section 2. The City Council of the City of Chicago does hereby initiate and authorize the following public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled municipal general election on November 8, 2016:

Should the City of Chicago work with the Federal Government and the State of Illinois to prioritize significant new investments in important infrastructure like roads, bridges, public transportation, river and lakefront redevelopment, and additional green space?

• ? No

Section 3. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago shall certify the public question referenced herein to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with Article 28 ofthe Election Code,

Section 4. This resolution shall be in full force and effect upon its passage.

City Hai i , Room 200 121 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602 Telephone: 312-744-3075
Michelle A. Harris Alderman, 8th Ward
Public Sfrvige Office:" 8359 Sou in Co ii age AvQNUi'r, Sum: A Chicago, Illinois 6061 9 TLLfi'HONt: (773) 874-3300 Fax: (773) 224-2425

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