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Record #: O2018-3436   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/18/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 5/25/2018
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-16 and 7-12 regarding animal foster care and associated matters
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 16 Animal Care & Control, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. O2018-3436.pdf, 2. O2018-3436 (V1).pdf
ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 2-16-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
2-16-010 Chicago Animal Care animal care and Control control - Establishment and composition.
There is hereby established an executive department of the municipal government of the City which shall be known as Chicago Animal Care and Control, which shall have the powers and duties set forth in this chapter. The Department shall be administered by an Executive Director, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council, and staffed by such other employees as may be provided for in the annual appropriation ordinance. Words and phrases used in this chapter shall have the meaning set forth in Section 7-12-020, unless the context indicates otherwise.


SECTION 2. Section 2-16-015 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
2-16-015 Executive director - Powers and duties.
The Executive Director shall have general supervision over the Department and its employees, and also the following powers and duties:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(gj) To create and promulgate such programs, policies,, and rules as are necessary or useful to implement the administration and enforcement ofthis Chapter and Chapter 7-12.

(k) To accept the transfer of animals, and to transfer animals in the custody of the Department to foster homes, humane societies, or permanent homes through adoption, and to enter into agreements governing such transfers. Any animal transferred to the Department pursuant to this subsection shall become a City-owned animal, as defined in Chapter 7-12.

(I) To enter into partnerships and execute contracts for services, subject to the availability of duly appropriated funds, that...

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