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Record #: O2016-7765   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/5/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 10-8-335 to provide for Council Committee on Finance review of applications for special event permits and committee hearings if involving city fees or waivers
Sponsors: Arena, John, Waguespack, Scott
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 8 Use Of Public Ways & Places
Attachments: 1. O2016-7765.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
Finance Committee October 5, 2016 City Council Meeting



SECTION 1. Title 10-8-335 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by the addition of the underlined text to subsections (d) and (e) as follows:

10-8-335 Outdoor special events.

{Omitted text is unaffected by this Ordinance.)

(d) The department shall promptly send copies of all applications for a special event permit to the following departments, for the purpose of obtaining input on the factors set forth in (f):
the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection;
the Department of Police;
the Fire Department;
the Department of Streets and Sanitation;
the Department of Transportation;
the Department of Law;
the Office of Emergency Management and Communications; (i>) the Chicago City Council Committee on Finance.
If any of the above-listed departments have any information that the proposed special event does not meet the standards set forth in subsection (f), written objections must be sent to the department within 20 days or the department will presume there are no departmental objections.
Within 20 days of receipt of the application, the police department commander of special events shall review the applicant's security plan, including provisions made for private security personnel and for handling emergencies, and shall determine whether the applicant has planned for and provided sufficient personnel and equipment to protect public safety at the event or whether the city will need to provide additional city police and traffic control personnel and equipment. The determination of the need for additional city police services shall be based on the expected pedestrian and vehicular traffic and congestion, considering the following factors: estimated attendance, density of area, size of area, number of street closures and affected intersections. If the commander of special events determines that the city will be required to provide mor...

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