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Record #: O2016-6323   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 4-5 by modifying license fees for shared kitchen establishments and mobile prepared food vendors
Sponsors: Maldonado, Roberto
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 16 Shared Housing Unit Operator
Attachments: 1. O2016-6323.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Committee on License and Consumer Protection


WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6 (a); and

WHEREAS, Pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including protecting the health, safety and welfare of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago should be inviting and encouraging to small businesses; and

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has only issued 4 mobile food licenses since October 2015; and

WHEREAS, Potential mobile food vendors have noted that the total costs are acting as a barrier to beginning a business; and

WHEREAS, New York, Boston, Phoenix and Denver all have food cart license fees under $100 annually; and

WHEREAS, The shared kitchen costs have also been noted as a concern; and

WHEREAS, The city should lower the costs associated with entry for small business owners to encourage further growth; NOW THEREFORE


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

SECTION 2. Chapter 4-5 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored and deleting the language struck through as follows:

4-5-010 Establishment of license fees.

(15) Food - Retail Food Establisliment (4-8)
0 - 4,500 square feet $660.00
4,500- 10,000 square feet $880.00
10,000 plus square feet $1,100.00

Committee on License and Consumer Protection

Food - Seasonal Lakefront Food Establishment $125.00/ season
Food - Special Event Food Licenses
5-day single special event food license $75.00
10-day multiple special events food license $125.00
180-day multiple special events food license $250.00
1-year multiple special events food license $500.00
Food - Wholesale Food Establishment (4-8) $660.00
Food - Shared...

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