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Record #: O2018-373   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/17/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 2/28/2018
Title: Donation agreement with Tecumseh Redevelopment, Inc.for purchase of property on Little Calumet River and transfer to Chicago Park District for use as public park and wildlife habitat
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2018-373.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 17, 2018










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith z ordinance authorizing an acceptance and conveyance of property to the Chicago Park District.

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 by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970 and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District ("Park District") is a body politic and corporate created pursuant to the Chicago Park District Act, 70 ILCS 1505/0.01, et seq., and a unit of local government under Article VII, Section 1 of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such, has the authority to exercise control over and supervise the operation of all parks within the corporate limits of the City; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the City Council of the City ("City Council") on December 14, 2005, and published at pages 67052 through 67055 in the Journal of Proceedings of the City Council for such date, the City Council authorized the Department of Planning and Development to negotiate for the acquisition of property located on the Little Calumet River, as depicted on Exhibit A ("Original Parcel"); and

WHEREAS, the City was interested in acquiring the Original Parcel for use as a public park and wildlife habitat, and in order to preserve a bald eagle nesting site; and

WHEREAS, the Original Parcel has since been divided and the northern portion of the Original Parcel has been sold, but the City remains interested in acquiring the southern portion of the Original Parcel containing the bald eagle nesting site; and

WHEREAS, the City is n...

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