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Record #: O2020-2236   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/24/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Call for 90-day signature collection period for restricted residential zones for new or additional shared housing units or vacation rentals to be tolled for duration of Illinois Executive Order 2020-10 or applicable federal order and requiring City Clerk to notify petitioners of such tolling and date and time signatures must be obtained once order expires
Sponsors: Quinn, Marty
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - City Clerk
Attachments: 1. O2020-2236.pdf

WHEREAS, Chapter 4-17 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("Code") authorizes the legal voters of any precinct within the City that contains residentially zoned property to petition their local alderman to introduce an ordinance establishing that precinct as a restricted residential zone in which all new or additional shared housing units or vacation rentals or both are prohibited; and

WHEREAS. Section 4-17-030(a) of the Code requires persons seeking to initiate the petition process to submit to the City Clerk a notice of intent describing the potentially affected area and the scope ofthe restriction sought. jSectioh 4-17-030(b) provides that in.order to be legally sufficient all signatures on the petition must be obtained within 90 days of the date on which the City Clerk posts the notice of intent online. Section 4-17-030(e) states that if the City Clerk rejects a petition as .legally insufficient, a minimum of 12 months must elapse before a new notice of intent can be submitted for the same precinct; and

WHEREAS, On March 20, 2020, in response to the rapid spread ofthe COVID-19 virus throughout the State, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-10 ("Stay-at-Home Order"), which went into effect on March 21,2020 at 5:00 p.m., ordering Illinois residents to stay at home through April 7,2020; and

WHEREAS, As of March 2.1,2020, several notices of intent had been posted by the City Clerk, with the result'that petitions to establish restricted residential zones were being circulated for signature in various precincts across the City. Additional notices of intent may be forthcoming. However, due to the Stay-at-Home Order, petitioners are legally precluded from circulating those petitions and obtaining the required number of signatures within the applicable 90-day period; and

WHERE AS, In order to preserve the integrity of the democratic process in precincts where a notice of intent to establish a restricted residential was posted by the City ...

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