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Record #: O2020-3651   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-32 by adding new Section 10-32-245 to establish Urban Forestry Advisory Board
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott, Cardenas, George A., Nugent, Samantha , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Smith, Michele, Martin, Matthew J. , Hopkins, Brian , Reilly, Brendan, Rodriguez, Michael D., Tabares, Silvana, Cappleman, James, Hadden, Maria E. , O'Shea, Matthew J.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 32 Trees, Plants & Shrubs
Attachments: 1. O2020-3651.pdf
. Finance
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July 22, 2020

WHEREAS, the motto ofthe City of Chicago is Urbs in Horto ("City in a Garden"), indicating that the City aspires to maintain natural vegetation throughout its urban environment; and,

WHEREAS, the City maintains its natural vegetation by working in partnership with many nongovernmental organizations, community members, and experts; and,

WHEREAS, vandalism, pests, and climate change collectively threaten to denude Chicago of its natural vegetation; and,

WHEREAS, the City can benefit from more cooperation and knowledge-sharing with its numerous partners in order to combat the aforementioned threats and pursue the vision outlined by the City's motto; now therefore,


SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part of this ordinance.

SECTION 2. Section 10-32-010 of the Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the underscored language, as follows:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance.)

(h) "Forestry operations" means any planting, pruning, cultivation, maintenance or removal ofany tree, shrub or other plant material by the deputy commissioner in accordance with this chapter.
fJD "Heritage tree" means a tree of special significance to the Citv because of its age. . size, type, historical association, or horticultural value.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance.)

SECTION 3. Chapter 10-32 of the Municipal Code ofthe City of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the new Section 10-32-245, as follows:

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance.)
10-32-245. Urban Forestry Advisory Board

(a) Establishment, membership, organization.

There is hereby established the Urban Forestry Advisory Board. The board shall consist of 13 members. The following shall serve t'.v officio as members: Chief Sustainability Officer, or successor position; Ch...

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