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Record #: O2018-6912   
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. 54, Sheridan Road (Year 2019)
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS - S.S.A. No. 54 (Sheridan Road)
Attachments: 1. O2018-6912.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., as amended from time to time (the "Act") and pursuant to the Property Tax Code, 35 ILCS 200/1-1 et seq., as amended from time to time; and
WHEREAS, on November 16, 2011, the City Council of the City of Chicago (the "City Council") enacted an ordinance (the "Establishment Ordinance") which established an area known and designated as City of Chicago Special Service Area Number 54 (the "Area") and authorized the levy of an annual tax, for the period beginning in 2011 through and including 2020, not to exceed an annual rate of four hundred fifteen thousandths of one percent (0.415%) 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 consisting approximately of the area on Sheridan Road from Devon Avenue to Farwell Avenue; Loyola Avenue on the south side of the street, from Sheridan Road to 1245 W Loyola Avenue; and Albion Avenue on the south side of the street, from Sheridan Road to the train viaduct just east of Lakewood Avenue; and
WHEREAS, the Special Services authorized in the Establishment Ordinance include, but are not limited to: recruitment of new businesses to the Area, rehabilitation activities, maintenance and beautification activities, new construction, security, coordination of promotional and advertising activities, strategic planning for the Area, and other technical assistance activities to promote commercial and economic development (which may include, but are not limited to, streetscape improvements, strategic transit/parking improvement inc...

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