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Record #: O2018-4155   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/23/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for pilot study to evaluate potential runoff reduction and flood protection alternative in Chatham neighborhood
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2018-4155.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 Water Management, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District regarding a pilot study.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
Mayor


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution, the Illinois Intergovernmental Cooperation Act, 5 ILCS 220/1 et seq., and other applicable law permit and encourage units of local government to cooperate with and support each other in the exercise of their authority and the performance of their responsibilities; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act ("Act") declares that stormwater management in Cook County shall be under the general supervision of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago ("District") (70 ILCS 2605/7h);
WHEREAS, the Act specifically authorizes the District to plan, manage, implement, and finance activities relating to stormwater management in Cook County (70 ILCS 2605/7h(a));

WHEREAS, the District has committed to implementing a Green Infrastructure Program Plan in conformance with Appendix E, Section II (C) of a certain consent decree entered into in United States, et al v. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Case No. 1:11-cv-08859 (N.D. III. 2014) ("Consent Decree"), and the District's formal commitment herein is intended to satisfy that obligation;

WHEREAS, "Green Infrastructure" shall mean the range of stormwater control measures that use plant/soil systems, permeable pavement, stormwater harvest and reuse, native landscaping or other technologies to store, infiltrate, and/or evapotranspirate stormwater and reduce flows to the sewer systems or to surface waters, as more fully s...

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