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Record #: O2016-8405   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/16/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation
Final action: 12/14/2016
Title: City of Chicago Special Events Ordinance (2017)
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: SPECIAL EVENTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2016-8405.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
November 16, 2016











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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, I transmit herewith the 2017 Special Events Ordinance.

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 as defined in Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The City, through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ("DCASE"), sponsors and conducts unparalleled exhibits, programs, festivals and cultural and entertainment events as further described by this ordinance (collectively "Events") in City facilities managed by DCASE and other City departments and throughout the City's streets, parks and neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, The Events promote the public interest by providing vital recreation for the citizens of the City and from around the world, enhancing the cultural life of the City, and bringing together large numbers of people from every segment of society to meet and share in common social experiences in celebration of the City; and

WHEREAS, The City Council wishes to confer supplemental authority relating to the management and execution of Events, and also to vest the Commissioner with contracting authority important to the functioning of DCASE, including the operation of retail shops at DCASE's facilities, and the authority to buy, maintain, and restore art, all as specified in this ordinance; now, therefore,

Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:

SECTION 1. The above recitals are made a part of this ordinance as though fully set forth herein.

SECTION 2. DCASE is authorized to sponsor and produce the E...

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