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Record #: SO2020-2365   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Aviation
Final action: 5/20/2020
Title: Provision of COVID-19-related economic relief to concessionaires at Chicago O'Hare and Midway International Airports
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Miscellaneous, - AIRPORTS - Midway & O’Hare
Attachments: 1. SO2020-2365.pdf, 2. O2020-2365.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government as defined in Article Vll, §6(a) of the Illinois Constitution, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, the City owns and operates Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport (the "Airports") and possesses the power and authority to lease its premises and facilities and to grant other rights and privileges with respect thereto; and
WHEREAS, the City is vested with authority to provide for the needs of aviation, commerce, shipping, and traveling to and around the Airports to promote and develop the Airports, and, in the exercise of such power, to enter into agreements with entities to manage City-owned properties at the Airports, upon such terms and conditions as the corporate authorities of the City shall approve; and
WHEREAS, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services ("HHS") declared a public health emergency on January 31, 2020, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247d) and effective March 1, 2020, pursuant to sections 201 and 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 etseq.) and consistent with section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 1320b-5), it was found and proclaimed that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes a national emergency (the "Emergency"); and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to orders of shelter-in-place or stay-at-home by state governments throughout the United States, including that of Illinois, and by foreign governments to contain the spread of the pandemic; and
WHEREAS, a substantial reduction in commercial travel to and from the Airports has occurred since declaration of the Emergency with the Airports experiencing significantly reduced enplanements, aircraft operations, and passenger volume, adversely affecting the ability of airport concessionaire...

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