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Record #: O2021-781   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/24/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation
Final action: 3/24/2021
Title: Authorization for annual programs and events contracted by Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) for Year 2021
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Cultural Affairs
Attachments: 1. O2021-781.pdf


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

February 24, 2021










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing annual programs and events, and the execution of contracts with artists, vendors and sponsors for such programs and events.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.

ORDINANCE


WHEREAS. The City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government as defined in Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, The City, through the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ("DCASE"), sponsors and conducts unparalleled exhibits, programs, festivals and cultural and entertainment events as further described by this ordinance (collectively "Events") in City facilities managed by DCASE and other City departments and throughout the City's streets, parks and neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, The Events promote the public interest by providing vital recreation for the citizens of the City and from around the world, enhancing the cultural life of the City, and bringing together large numbers of people from every segment of society lo meet and share in common social experiences in celebration of the City; and
WHEREAS, The City Council wishes to confer supplemental authority relating to the management and execution of Events, and also to vest the Commissioner with contracting authority important to the functioning of DCASE, including the operation of retail shops at DCASE's facilities, and the authority to buy, maintain, and restore art, all as specified in this ordinance; now, therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. The above recitals are made a part of this ordinan...

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