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Record #: O2018-8113   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/31/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Joint Committee: Aviation; Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-20-040 requiring Commissioner of Aviation to provide semi-annual report detailing payments, goods and services provided by City of Chicago to Gary Chicago International Airport
Sponsors: Burke, Edward M.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 20 Dept. of Aviation
Attachments: 1. O2018-8113.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago is a home rule unit of government pursuant to the 1970 Illinois Constitution, Article VII, Section 6 (a); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to its home rule power, the City of Chicago may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs including the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, on April 17, 1995 the City of Chicago and the City of Gary, Indiana, entered into an interstate airport compact (Compact) that established the Chicago-Gary Regional Airport Authority (CGRAA); and

WHEREAS, the Compact provides that among its purposes is to assure the continued management and operation of the Chicago Airports (as defined in the Compact) by the City of Chicago and of the Gary Regional Airport by the City of Gary (through the Gary Regional Airport Authority); and

WHEREAS, the purpose of the CGRAA is to create an interstate body politic with powers set forth in the Compact to jointly oversee and support the bi-state regional airports; and

WHEREAS, aside from detailing the circumstances and requirements for establishing new airports in the area, a chief Compact purpose is to facilitate the Gary Regional Airport's (Gary Airport) purpose of functioning as a reliever cargo airport for the Chicago airports, thereby "alleviating congestion at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, reducing operational delays and associated costs for air carriers and air travelers and promoting the efficient use ofthe local airport system;" and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Compact, the Commissioner of Chicago's Department of Aviation (Commissioner of Aviation), the City's Comptroller, and the Corporation Counsel are Chicago's ex officio members of the CGRAA's board of directors (the Board); and

WHEREAS, as a member of this authority's board, these City officials are authorized to take or approve the necessary or desirable measures to fulfill Chicago's Compact obligations...

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