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Record #: O2021-1639   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 5/26/2021
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Park District and Forest Preserve District of Cook County for continued funding and support of NeighborSpace open space projects
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2021-1639.pdf


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


April 21, 2021










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to support NeighborSpace.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours

ayor
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970 and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, there is a lack of sufficient open space in the City for recreational and aesthetic uses; and
WHEREAS, there is a need and desire to develop typically small, open spaces as pocket parks, garden and natural areas for public use for the benefit of the residents of the City; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted on March 26, 1996 and published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City for such date at pages 18969 through 18979, the City entered into an agreement (as amended, the "Original Agreement") with the Chicago Park District (the "Park District") and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the "Forest Preserve District," and collectively with the City and the Park District, the "Parties") to establish and support NeighborSpace, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation ("NeighborSpace"); and
WHEREAS, since its establishment, NeighborSpace has been dedicated to developing, preserving, and maintaining open space in the City; and
WHEREAS, the Original Agreement has expired and the City, through the Department of Planning and Development ("DPD"), wishes to enter into a new agreement with the Park District and Forest Preserve District t...

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