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Record #: O2017-937   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/22/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-022 to disallow additional alcoholic liquor licenses on various portion(s) within 29th, 30th, 36th and 38th Wards
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Taliaferro, Chris, Reboyras, Ariel, Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 60 Liquor Dealers
Attachments: 1. O2017-937.pdf
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

WHEREAS, The vast majority of "liquor moratorium" areas set forth in Sections 4-60-022 and 4-60-023 ofthe Municipal Code are set out in specifically defined, limited-size increments; and

WHEREAS, There are in the Municipal Code three outliers to this common practice, whereby a moratorium area is defined with a single reference to all, or substantially all, of a bounded area that constituted a City ward at the time of the ordinance's passage (a "blanket moratorium"); and

WHEREAS, When a subsequent alderman is elected to one of these wards, he or she is confronted with a drastic choice not of their making; namely, that in order to amend a liquor moratorium ordinance in their ward, they would need to make most or all of their ward moratorium-free for a year; and
WHEREAS, The problem is compounded in that ward boundaries have changed as a result ofthe decennial census, and thus some ofthe area that was at one time limited to one ward is now partially located in others, so that a decision to lift a blanket moratorium will have effects on adjacent wards; and

WHEREAS, Under - and only under - these unusual circumstances, it is necessary and appropriate to allow, by this ordinance, a one-time limited exception to the requirements and restrictions of Section 4-60-021 ofthe Municipal Code, and allow incumbent aldermen to better address the needs of their communities by repealing a blanket moratorium and replacing it with a more customary, properly targeted set of moratoria, in one legislative action; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The above recitals are incorporated into and made a part of this ordinance. Accordingly, Sections 2 and 3 of this ordinance shall only take effect if, at the time this ordinance passes: (1) the primary sponsor of this ordinance is an alderman whose ward has in place a blanket moratorium covering either tavern sales or ...

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