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Record #: O2019-297   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/23/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action:
Title: Reconveyance of Park No. 386 (Mahalia Jackson Park) at 8385 S Birkhoff Ave to Chicago Park District on behalf of Chicago Board of Education
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Chicago Park District
Attachments: 1. O2019-297.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
January 23, 2019










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Fleet and Facility Management, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing a conveyance of property at 8385 South Birkhoff on behalf of the Board of Education.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

Mayor


Very truly yours,
ORDINANCE


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the 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 Board of Education of the City of Chicago (the "Board"), is a body corporate and politic, created pursuant to Article 34 of the School Code of the State of Illinois, 105 ILCS 5/1-1, et seq. (the "School Code"); and

WHEREAS, the Board is the beneficial owner of the real estate located at 8385 South Birkhoff Avenue, Chicago, which is commonly known as Mahalia Jackson Park ("Park") legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (the "Property"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 34-21 (b)(1) of the School Code, by vote of no less than two-thirds (2/3) of its full membership, the Board determined that the Property has become unnecessary, unsuitable, and unprofitable for use as a school or for the purposes of school administration, and that the transfer of the Property to the Chicago Park District constitutes the best available use of such real estate; and

WHEREAS, title to the Property, identified by PINS: 20-33-302-002-0000 and 20-33-303-004-0000 is held by the City, as Trustee, in Trust for the Use of Schools; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Park District has authorized and will accept the reconveyance of title to the Park also known as Park #386; and

WHEREAS, The Park District will use the Park for Park District programs and recreationa...

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