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Record #: R2020-581   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Submission of public questions by referendum to Chicago voters within certain precincts of 25th Ward at November 3, 2020 election regarding cannabis dispensary, new public high school and affordable housing for seniors in Chinatown neighborhood
Sponsors: Sigcho-Lopez, Byron
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2020-581.pdf

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2020 the 25th Ward Alderman's office held a community forum to seek feedback on pressing issues in the community, focusing specifically on issues impacting different communities within the ward; and

WHEREAS, Chinatown residents identified issues related to cannabis, the 78 development, affordability, education, and senior housing; and

WHEREAS, under Illinois state law, the City of Chicago City Council may, by ordinance or resolution, initiate an advisory referendum on questions of public policy under 10 ILCS 5/28-6(b) and 65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60; and

WHEREAS, such questions may be submitted to all voters of a contiguous territory by the governing body of that subdivision;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to Section 28-6 of the Illinois Election Code (10 ILCS 5/28-6) and Section 3.1-40-60 ofthe Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60), the following questions are certified to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners for submission to the voters of precincts 6,14, and 18 within the 25th Ward ofthe City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled election occurring after the passage of this resolution, November 3, 2020:
Shall a cannabis dispensary be zoned for approval to open in Chinatown? Yes No
Shall the City of Chicago be required to open a new public high school for Chinatown residents in light ofthe construction ofthe near South Side mega-development known as the 78?

Yes No
Shall the City of Chicago build more affordable housing units for seniors in Chinatown?

Yes No

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be filed with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.