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Record #: SO2018-7136   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 9/20/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 10/31/2018
Title: Revised intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District for City acquisition of Obama Presidential Center site and execution of use agreement with Obama Foundation for improvements to and operation of facility
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. SO2018-7136.pdf, 2. O2018-7136.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
September 20, 2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance approving a use agreement and related documents for Chicago Park District property for the Obama Presidential Center.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.
Mayor


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a municipal corporation and home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District (the "Park District") is a body politic and corporate created pursuant to the Chicago Park District Act, 70 ILCS 1505/0.01, et seq., and a unit of local government under Article VII, Section 1 ofthe 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois, and as such, has the authority to exercise control over and supervise the operation of all parks within the corporate limits of the City; and

WHEREAS, The Barack Obama Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, not-for-profit corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia (the "Foundation"); and

WHEREAS, a core project of the Foundation is to build the Obama Presidential Center (the "OPC") in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, the central mission of the OPC is to house and operate, among other facilities, a presidential museum telling the story of our nation's first African-American President and First Lady, their journey to the White House, their historical connection to Chicago, and the countless individuals, communities, and social currents that shaped their journey; and

WHEREAS, the museum will allow visitors to experience firsthand the historic Obama presidency and its successes an...

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