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Record #: O2017-8475   
Type: Ordinance Status: Re-Referred
Intro date: 11/21/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 4/18/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 3-12 and 11-12 regarding access of water supply and affordable cost to City of Chicago households
Sponsors: Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Waguespack, Scott, Moore, David H., Munoz, Ricardo
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 12 Sewer Revenue Fund, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 11 - Utilities & Environmental Protection - Ch. 12 Water Supply & Service
Attachments: 1. O2017-8475.pdf
Committee on Finance November 21, 2017

ORDINANCE

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

SECTION 1. The City Council finds that access to an adequate supply of safe water is a basic human right and necessity of human life, and that as the city's Department of Water Management makes necessary improvements, implementation should be equitable, just and democratic, and the supply of water furnished by the city of Chicago to any household shall be made available at an affordable cost.

SECTION 2. Chapters 3-12 (3-12-020 et seq.) and 11-12 (11-12-010 et seq.) of the Municipal Code of Chicago are hereby amended by deleting the language stricken through and by inserting the underscored language, as follows:


3-12-020 Charge for sewer service and use of sewerage system.
(a) A charge for sewer service and use of the sewerage system of the City of Chicago is hereby established. The charge shall be an amount equal to the percentage set forth in the below Table, of the amount charged for water service pursuant to Chapter 11-12 of this Code, whether such water service is metered or otherwise. Provided, however, that:
property of the State of Illinois which is exempt from payment of a water service charge pursuant to subsection (a)(1) of Section 11-12-540 shall be exempt from payment of the first $500.00 charge for sewer service per semiannual billing period;
property of the City of Chicago which is exempt from payment of a water service charge pursuant to subsection (a)(2) of Section 11-12-540 shall be exempt from payment of 100% of the charge for sewer service;
property of the Chicago Public Schools which is exempt from payment of a water service charge pursuant to subsection (a)(3) of Section 11-12-540 shall be exempt from payment of 100% of the charge for sewer service;
property of the City Colleges of Chicago which is exempt from payment of a water service charge pursuant to subsection (a)(4) of Section 11-12-540 shall be exempt from payment of the firs...

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