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Record #: O2018-6135   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 7/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-45-115 regarding Residential Workers and Community Benefits Amendment (RCBA) to 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Sawyer, Roderick T., Hairston, Leslie A., Waguespack, Scott, Arena, John, Cappleman, James, Silverstein, Debra L., Moore, David H., King, Sophia D., Reboyras, Ariel, Taliaferro, Chris, Willie B. Cochran, Lopez, Raymond A., Moore, Joseph, Tabares, Silvana, Moreno, Proco Joe, Santiago, Milagros, Mell, Deborah, Austin, Carrie M., Mitts, Emma, Foulkes, Toni, Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Ervin, Jason C., Sposato, Nicholas, Curtis, Derrick G., Quinn, Marty, O'Shea, Matthew J., Scott, Jr. Michael
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 45 Dept. of Housing and Economic Development
Attachments: 1. O2018-6135.pdf
Related files: R2019-362

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government under Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and may exercise any power related to its local governmental affairs; and
WHEREAS, the City has adopted affordable housing ordinance 2-45-115, cited as the 2015 Affordable Requirements Ordinance or 2015 ARO, in order to create more affordable housing units in all areas of the City and in order to improve the economic and social quality of life in the City; and
WHEREAS, more than 22,000 residential units have been built in Chicago since 2014, with more than 30,000 residential units expected to be built by 2020; and
WHEREAS, the new residential units being built in the City are predominantly market rate, luxury high rise projects; and
WHEREAS, the maintenance and security of these new residential buildings are critical to the public health, safety and welfare of the City and its residents; and
WHEREAS, residential buildings that utilize professionally trained security and maintenance staff, whom are paid living wages and benefits, enhance the safety and security of such residential buildings; and
WHEREAS, the passage of this Amendment will enhance maintenance and security of new residential buildings, and provide for living wage benefits for those workers who are essential to building maintenance and security; and
WHEREAS, the passage of this Amendment will also improve the economic and social quality of life in the City; and
WHEREAS, developers of new residential buildings subject to the City's affordable housing ordinance may make a payment in lieu to the City in order to comply with the affordable housing program; and
WHEREAS, those developers of certain residential housing projects that choose, in whole or in part, to comply with the affordable housing ordinance through the payment of a fee in lieu of...

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