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Record #: O2018-9094   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/14/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 34, Uptown (Year 2019)
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: SPECIAL SERVICE AREAS - S.S.A. No. 34 (Uptown)
Attachments: 1. O2018-9094.pdf






November 14, 2018














Ladies and Gentlemen:


At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith a scope of services, budget and management agreement for various special service areas.


Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.




Very truly yours,


CHICAGO December 12, 2018



To the President and Members of the City Council:


Your Committee on Finance having had under consideration an ordinance authorizing the imposition of a tax levy, the approval of the 2019 budget, and the approval of the Service Provider Agreement for Special Service Area Number 34.

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Having had the same under advisement, begs leave to report and recommend that your Honorable Body pass the proposed Ordinance Transmitted Herewith.


This recommendation was concurred in by                     (a (viva voce vote^)

of members of the committee with                     dissenting vote(s)7                     






Respectfully submitted










Document No.









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 December 7, 2005, the City Council of the City of Chicago (the "City Council") enacted an ordinance, as further amended by an ordinance by the City Council on October 5, 2016 (collectively the "Original Ordinance"), which established an area known and designated as City of Chicago Special Service Area Number 34 (the "Original Area") and authorized the levy of an annual tax, for the period beginning in tax year 2005 through and including tax year 2014 (the "Original Period") not to exceed an annual rate of twenty-five hundredths of one percent (0.250%) of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein (the "Services Tax") to provide certain special services in and for the Original Area in addition to the services provided by and to the City of Chicago generally (the "Original Special Services"); and


WHEREAS, on December 10, 2014, the City enacted an ordinance (the "Enlargement Ordinance") which (i) enlarged the boundaries of the Original Area (as enlarged, the "Area"), (ii) authorized certain special services in the Area distinct from the Original Special Services (the "Special Services"), and (iii) authorized the extension of the time period for which the levy of the Services Tax is authorized within the Area from the Original Period to a period from tax year 2014 through and including tax year 2028; and


WHEREAS, the Original Ordinance and the Enlargement Ordinance are herein collectively referred to as the "Establishment Ordinance"; and


WHEREAS, certain funds in Fund A09 ("Fund A09") in the amount of $170,016 are available for use in connection with the Area; and


WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance established the Area consisting of West Irving Park Road on the south to West Foster Avenue on the north along Uptown's primary north-south commercial corridors, North Broadway and North Sheridan Road. It includes properties along major and minor east-west roads throughout Uptown, including: Montrose Avenue, West Wilson Avenue, West Lawrence Avenue, and West Argyle Street; and


WHEREAS, the Special Services authorized in the Establishment Ordinance include, but are not limited to: customer attraction, public way aesthetics, sustainability and public place enhancements, economic/business development, safety programs, and other activities to promote commercial and economic development; and


WHEREAS, the Establishment Ordinance provided for the appointment of the Uptown Special Service Area Commission (the "Commission") to advise the City Council regarding the amount of the Services Tax to be levied and for the purpose of recommending to the City Council: (1) a yearly budget based upon the cost of providing the Special Services; (2) an entity to serve as a service provider (the "Service Provider"); (3) an agreement between the City and the Service Provider for the provision of Special Services to the Area (the "Service Provider


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Agreement"); and (4) a budget to be included in the agreement between the City and the Service Provider (the "Budget") (the aforementioned items 1 through 4 shall be known collectively herein as the "Recommendations"); and


WHEREAS, the Commission has heretofore prepared and transmitted to the Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development (the "Commissioner") its Recommendations to the City Council, including the Budget attached hereto as Exhibit A and hereby made a part hereof; now, therefore


Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Chicago:

SECTION 1. Incorporation of Preambles. The preambles of this ordinance are hereby incorporated into this text as if set out herein in full.


SECTION 2. Appropriations. There is hereby appropriated the following sums in the amounts and for the purposes necessary to provide the Special Services in and for the Area, the estimated amounts of miscellaneous income and the amounts required to be raised by the levy of the Services Tax indicated as follows:




For the fiscal year commencing January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019:




Service Provider Agreement for the provision of Special

Services $920,651 TOTAL BUDGET REQUEST $920,651

SOURCE OF FUNDING Tax levy at an annual rate not to v     exceed an annual rate of twenty-five hundredths of one percent (0.250%) of the equalized assessed value, of the taxable property within

Special Service Area Number 34 $685,635

FundA09 $170,016 Carryover funds currently available

from prior tax years $65,000


Late collections received by the City of Chicago attributable to the levy of the Services Tax in prior tax years, along with interest income thereon, if any $0


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SECTION 3. Levy of Taxes. There is hereby levied pursuant to the provisions of Article VII, Sections 6(a) and 6(l)(2) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois and pursuant to the provisions of the Act and pursuant to the provisions of the Establishment Ordinance, the sum of $685,635 as the amount of the Services Tax for the tax year 2018.


SECTION 4. Filing. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago (the "City Clerk") is hereby ordered and directed to file in the Office of the County Clerk of Cook County, Illinois (the "County Clerk") a certified copy of this ordinance on or prior to December 25, 2018, and the County Clerk shall thereafter extend for collection together with all other taxes to be levied by the City, the Services Tax herein provided for, said Services Tax to be extended for collection by the County Clerk for the tax year 2018 against all the taxable property within the Area, the amount of the Services Tax herein levied to be in addition to and in excess of all other taxes to be levied and extended against all taxable property within the Area.


SECTION 5. Service Provider Agreement. The Commissioner, or a designee of the Commissioner (each, an "Authorized Officer"), are each hereby authorized, subject to approval by the Corporation Counsel as to form and legality, to enter into, execute and deliver a Service Provider Agreement as authorized herein with Uptown United, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, as the Service Provider, for a one-year term in a form acceptable to such Authorized Officer, along with such other supporting documents, if any, as may be necessary to carry out and comply with the provisions of the Service Provider Agreement. The Budget shall be attached to the Service Provider Agreement as an exhibit. Upon the execution of the Service Provider Agreement and the receipt of proper documentation the Authorized Officer and the City Comptroller are each hereby authorized to disburse the sums appropriated in Section 2 above to the Service Provider in consideration for the provision of the Special Services described in the Budget. The Department of Planning and Development shall promptly make a copy of the executed Service Provider Agreement readily available for public inspection.

SECTION 6. Enforceability. If any section, paragraph or provision of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such section, paragraph or provision shall not affect any of the remaining provisions of this ordinance.


SECTION 7. Conflict. This ordinance shall control over any provision of any other ordinance, resolution^ motion or order in conflict with this ordinance, to the extent of such conflict.


SECTION 8. Publication. This ordinance shall be published by the City Clerk, in special pamphlet form, and made available in her office for public inspection and distribution to members ofthe public who may wish to avail themselves of a copy of this ordinance.


SECTION 9. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect 10 days after its passage and publication.








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Exhibit A Budget



Special Service Area #


Service Provider Agency:

Uptown United


Budget and Services Period: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019

2018 Levy


Collectable Levy

Carryover Funds






Levy Total



1.00 Customer Attraction

2.00 Public Way Aesthetics

3.00 Sustainability and Public Places

4.00 Economic/ Business Development

5.00 Safety Programs

6.00 SSA Management 7.00 Personnel



Loss Collection












$0 $0

TIF Rebate Fund #A09



$0 $0







$65,000 $170,016



Late Collections and Interest

$0 $0

$0 $0


Total All Sources

$49,750 $428,500




$15,000 $38,957 $166,484






Estimated 2018 EAV:


Authorized Tax Rate Cap

Maximum Potential Levy limited bv Rate Cap:

Requested 2018 Levy Amount:

Estimated Tax Rate to Generate
2017 Levy:




$685,635; 0.2500%!