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Record #: O2017-8476   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/21/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action: 12/13/2017
Title: Establishment of O'Hare Rates and Operations Ordinance and associated amendment of Municipal Code Section 10-36-190
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 36 Parks, Playgrounds & Airports
Attachments: 1. O2017-8476.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
November 21, 2017










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Aviation, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing new rates and requirements for air carriers at O'Hare International Airport and associated Municipal Code amendment.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) ofthe 1970 Constitution ofthe State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the City owns and operates an airport commonly known as Chicago O'Hare International Airport ("O'Hare"), and possesses the power and authority to lease premises and facilities and to grant other rights and privileges with respect thereto; and

WHEREAS, the City heretofore entered into the Amended and Restated Airport Use Agreement and Terminal Facilities Leases and the International Terminal Use Agreement and Facilities Leases at O'Hare with certain air carriers ("Existing Use Agreements"); and

WHEREAS, the Existing Use Agreements will expire on May 11, 2018, so it is necessary and desirable for the City to adopt an ordinance governing air carrier use of the airfield and passenger airline terminals at O'Hare and prescribing the methodology for charging air carriers for such use (the "O'Hare Rates and Operations Ordinance"); and

WHEREAS, the City, as the owner and operator of O'Hare, has the right to establish airport rates and charges by ordinance; and

WHEREAS, because the City accepts federal grants under the Airport Improvement Program and is otherwise subject to federal law, any rate-setting methodology in such an ordinance adopted by the City must satisfy federal rate-setting rules and be reasonable and not unjustly discr...

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