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Record #: O2018-6888   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/17/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 9/20/2018
Title: Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 4, 95th Street (Year 2019)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS - S.S.A. No. 4 (95th/Beverly)
Attachments: 1. O2018-6888.pdf

WHEREAS, special service areas may be established pursuant to Article VII, Sections 6(1) and 7(6) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and pursuant to the provisions of the Special Service Area Tax Law, 35 ILCS 200/27-5 et seq., (the "Special Service Area Act") and pursuant to the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/1-1 et seq., as amended from time to time; and

WHEREAS, on October 31, 1983, the City Council of the City of Chicago (the "City Council") enacted an ordinance, as amended by an ordinance enacted by the City Council on May 30, 1984, as further amended by an ordinance enacted by the City Council on July 27, 1988, and as further amended by an ordinance enacted by the City Council on November 15, 1995 (collectively, the "Establishment Ordinance") which established an area known and designated as City of Chicago Special Service Area Number 4 (the "Area") and authorized the levy of an annual tax not to exceed an annual rate of two percent (2%) of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein (the "Services Tax") to provide certain special services in and for the Area in addition to the services provided by and to the City of Chicago generally (the "Special Services"); and

WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance established the Area as that territory approximately bounded by the area fronting in whole or in part on 95th Street between Ashland Avenue on the east and Western Avenue on the west; and

WHEREAS, the Special Services authorized in the Establishment Ordinance included recruitment of new businesses to the Area, rehabilitation activities, maintenance, private security services, coordinated promotional and advertising activities for the Area, and other technical assistance activities to promote economic development; and

WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance provided for the appointment of the 95th Street Special Service Area Commission (the "Commission") to advise the City Council regarding the amount of the Services Tax to be...

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