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Record #: O2018-4138   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 5/23/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 10-28-805 by extending validity of sidewalk cafe permits to one year from March 1 to last day of February, extending expiration date of permits issued in 2018 and reducing fee for new two-year limited business licenses
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: PUBLIC WAY USAGE - Miscellaneous, MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 28 Structures On & Under Public Ways
Attachments: 1. O2018-4138.pdf

OFFICE  OF  THE MAYOR

CITY OF CHICAGO

RAHM EMANUEL

MAYOR

May 23, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

At the request of the Commissioner of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, I , transmit herewith an ordinance amending various provisions of the Municipal Code regarding licensing.

 

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor

 

 

Very truly yours,

 

ORDINANCE

 

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

 

 

SECTION 1. Section 10-28-805 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

10-28-805 Permit required for sidewalk cafe.

A permit, which shall be known as a sidewalk cafe permit, shall be required to operate a sidewalk cafe. A sidewalk cafe permit shall be valid for one year, from March 1st to and including December 1st of the year of its issuance the last day of February. The fee for a sidewalk cafe permit shall be determined by the commissioner Commissioner, taking into account land values, and shall be set forth by regulation rule.

 

 

SECTION 2. The expiration date of sidewalk cafe permits issued in 2018 is hereby extended from December 1, 2018, to February 28, 2019.

 

 

SECTION 3. In order to encourage the establishment of new businesses in the City of Chicago, from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, the fee for a new two-year limited business license currently set forth in item (1) of Section 4-5-010 of the Municipal Code of Chicago shall be temporarily reduced from $250.00 to $125.00. The license fee reduction authorized under this section shall not apply to the renewal of any existing business license.

 

 

SECTION 4. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect following due passage and approval.