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Record #: O2020-5116   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 10/7/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-8-050 to modify use of expenditures from aldermanic expense allowance funds
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A., O'Shea, Matthew J., Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 8 City Council & Wards of City
Attachments: 1. O2020-5116.pdf
Committee on Committees and Rules City Council Meeting October 7,2020


WHEREAS, The aldermanic expense account is annually appropriated to allow members ofthe City Council the ability to communicate with their respective constituents and provide access to services and resources in each of the city's fifty wards; and,

WHEREAS, Recent events have highlighted the need for aldermanic offices to evolve in ways that allow maximum public opportunities for engagement, service delivery, and governmental responsiveness to constituent needs; now therefore,


SECTION 1. Section 2-8-050 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through and by adding the language underscored, as follows:
2-8-050 Aldermanic expense allowance.
(Omitted text not affected by this ordinance)
(b) Expenditures may be made from aldermanicexpense allowance funds for any ofthe following purposes:
(Omitted text not affected by this ordinance)
(2) Lease or rental of a post office box, postal service machine-postage, shipping and messenger fees:
(Omitted text not affected by this ordinance)
(7) . Pnntngnr shipping nnri ma«;nnngnr fans Reimbursement for costs related to teleconferencing, video conferencing, electronic communication. text messaging software and usage fees, electronic advertising of both public and/or in-person meetings and events, electronic advertising for items and
services covered under Section 2-8-050:
(Omitted text not affected by this ordinance)

Office maintenance expenses other than on a personal services basis, including janitorial services, health and safety wellbeing upgrades for the public and personnel, and minor repairs or alterations which are the responsibility of the tenant;
Lease, rental, purchase, maintenance and repair of computer and data processing services, software, equipment and supplies;
Lease, rental, purchase, maintenance and repair of printing, pho...

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