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Record #: R2018-673   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 6/27/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
Final action: 6/27/2018
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at November 6, 2018 election on whether City of Chicago should ban use of plastic straws
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2018-673.pdf







WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1 et seq., and the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-8, the corporate authorities of a municipality have the authority to submit a public question to the electors of the municipality by means of a referendum; and

WHEREAS, The City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago a public question of city-wide significance; and

WHEREAS, The City Council believes it is in the best interest of the residents of Chicago to move expeditiously as possible to submit this proposition to the voters at the next regularly scheduled general election to be held on November 6, 2018; now, therefore,



Section 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.


Section 2. The City Council of the City of Chicago does hereby initiate and authorize the following public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled general election next occurring after the effective date of this resolution, on November 6, 2018:


Should the City of Chicago ban the use of plastic straws within the corporate city limits?






Section 3. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago shall certify the public question referenced herein to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with Article 28 of the Election Code.


Section 4. This resoluti

Edward M. Burke Alderman, 14th Ward


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