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Record #: O2020-5785   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 11/24/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 2/24/2021
Title: Free permit(s) and associated fee waivers for all applications filed by the Chicago Board of Education or its contractors for buildings, facilities and projects used for public or governmental purposes with quarterly reporting of waivers to Office of Budget and Management
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Scott, Jr. Michael
Topic: PERMITS/LICENSE/FEE EXEMPTIONS - Free Permits
Attachments: 1. O2020-5785.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

November 24, 2020










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Chicago Board of Education, I transmit herewith, together with Alderman Scott, an ordinance providing for waivers for the Chicago Board of Education.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, Section 2-8-065 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago prohibits individual fee waivers for any person, including but not limited to any not-for-profit corporation, except as provided in Section 2-8-065(c); and
WHEREAS, Section 2-8-065(c) provides that individual fee waivers are permitted for "governmental entities" as defined in Section 2-8-065(a); and

WHEREAS, The Board of Education of the City of Chicago is a governmental entity created pursuant to State statute, 105 ILCS 5/34 et seq.; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any provision ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("Code") to the contrary, all permits for demolition, construction, alteration, repair, renovation, rehabilitation and inspection filed by the Chicago Board of Education ("Board") or its contractors for buildings and facilities used for public or governmental purposes shall be issued without charge. This section shall also exempt the Board and its contractors from the payment of all permit fees, inspection fees, annual inspection fees, application fees, plan review fees, license fees, fees to cut-off or reconnect water and sewer lines, fees to occupy or use the public way, and fees to install or maintain temporary driveways, canopies, barricades or other structures on the public way, in connection with any ofthe foregoing work, for all buildings, facilities and improvements operated by the Board or its contractors for public or governmental use.

Provided, however, that the fee waivers author...

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