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Record #: O2021-2179   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/26/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 6/25/2021
Title: Acquisition of certain right-of-way parcels for Division Street Reconstruction Project
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Acquisition
Attachments: 1. O2021-2179.pdf



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

May 26, 2021










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Transportation, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing a right-of-way acquisition for the Division Street Reconstruction Project.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("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, pursuant to an ordinance (the "Approved Ordinance") adopted by the City Council ofthe City ("City Council") on October 7, 2020 and published at pages 21449 to 21461 in the Journal of Proceedings ofthe City Council ("Journal") that determined and declared that it is useful, desirable and necessary that the City acquire the Acquisition Parcels described in Exhibit A ofthe Approved Ordinance, or certain portions thereof or interests therein, for public purposes including the implementation of the objectives of the described plans for the Division Street project, and thereby authorized the Department of Transportation ("CDOT"), with the assistance ofthe Corporation Counsel, to undertake acquisition of the Acquisition Parcels or certain interests therein, including if necessary with the exercise of the power of eminent domain; and

WHEREAS, the Approved Ordinance stated that the "Commissioner of CDOT is authorized to execute such documents as may be necessary to implement the provisions of this ordinance, subject to the approval of the Corporation Counsel;" and

WHEREAS, the Approved Ordinance omitted a statement of its express intention to authorize the Commissioner to provide indemnifications in connection with such acquisition agreements, subject to the approval of the Corporation Co...

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