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Record #: Or2018-207   
Type: Order Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/18/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Call for Commissioner of Department of Streets and Sanitation to enter into third-party agreements with local landscaping business owners to accept clean woodchip donations
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M., Lopez, Raymond A., Santiago, Milagros, Scott, Jr. Michael
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Streets & Sanitation
Attachments: 1. Or2018-207.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

Committee on Budget & Government Operations

April 18, 2018



WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has 12,986 vacant lots in its inventory throughout the city's fifty wards and seventy-seven neighborhoods; and,


WHEREAS, the Department of Streets & Sanitation [DSS) routinely works to ensure the maintenance of these lots, ensuring cleanliness through various means; and,


WHEREAS, DSS Commissioner has allowed in the past various alternative measures to assist in hampering the vegetation growth on these lots, including the use of herbicides and woodchips; and,


WHEREAS, this Council has sought innovative measures ensuring the cleanliness and appearance of these city-owned lots; now therefore,




The Commissioner of the Department of Streets & Sanitation be authorized and encouraged to enter into third-party agreements with local landscaping business owners licensed in Chicago to accept clean wood chip donations to the Department for the benefit of the public good in assisting with the maintenance of city-owned lots within Chicago.