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Record #: SO2021-1641   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 4/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Authorization and funding for Public Building Commission to undertake project work of city-owned buildings and facilities on 2021 Capital Plan Projects List, as periodically amended by Department of Assets and Information Services and appropriated by City Council
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 51 Department of Assets, Information, and Services
Attachments: 1. SO2021-1641.pdf, 2. O2021-1641.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of local government under the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and has the authority to promote the health, safety and welfare of its inhabitants, to furnish essential governmental services through its various departments and agencies and to enter into contractual agreements with units of local government for the purpose of achieving the aforesaid objectives; and

WHEREAS, on March 18, 1956, the City Council of the City (the "City Council") created the Public Building Commission of Chicago (the "Commission"), an Illinois municipal corporation, pursuant to the Public Building Commission Act of the State of Illinois (the "Act") for the purpose of facilitating the funding, acquiring and constructing of public buildings, improvements and facilities for use by local public agencies in the furnishing of essential governmental services; and

WHEREAS, the Commission is authorized and empowered by the Act to acquire fee simple title to real property, including easements and reversionary interests in streets, alleys and other public places, by leasing, purchase or the exercise of eminent domain (collectively, the "Property Activities"), for public improvements in an area or areas that have been selected, located and approved by the governing bodies of the City and the Commission; and

WHEREAS, the Commission has heretofore undertaken the Property Activities, construction, alteration, repair, renovation, rehabilitation, demolition, maintenance and equipping of buildings and facilities (collectively, the "Work") for use by various public bodies including the City, the Board of Education of the City of Chicago, the Chicago Park District, and the Board of Trustees of Community College District No. 508, County of Cook and State of Illinois; and
WHEREAS, the Commission has agreed to undertake the Work in connection with various City-owned buildings and facilities (the "Projects") as indica...

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