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Record #: O2021-3242   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 7/21/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-100 by adding new Section 2-100-105 regarding hiring and duties of Ward Superintendent
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian , Burke, Edward M., Reilly, Brendan, Villegas, Gilbert, Rodriguez, Michael D., Dowell, Pat
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 100 Dept. of Streets & Sanitation
Attachments: 1. O2021-3242.pdf
ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, Ward Superintendents have a wide range of duties and powers - among the most significant is advising Aldermen on policy decisions, such as the allocation of Aldermanic Menu Funds, the distribution of Ward resources, and how to allocate, coordinate, and schedule basic City services including snow and ice removal, graffiti remediation, and rodent control; and
WHEREAS, The position of Ward Superintendent has been specifically designated as an "Exempt Position" since the consent decree was approved by the court in 1983, in recognition of the unique role Ward Superintendents play in City government and providing core City services to their respective Wards; now, therefore
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Chapter 2-100 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended adding new Section 2-100-105, as follows:
2-100-105 Ward Superintendent - Hiring and Duties.
(a) Contingent upon the recommendation of the alderman of the applicable ward, ward
superintendents shall be hired by the Department of Streets and Sanitation, provided that the
individual meets the qualifications under this Section and is otherwise eligible for employment
with the City. The alderman for the ward to which the ward superintendent is assigned may, at
any time, request the removal of the ward superintendent in writing to the Commissioner of the
Department of Streets and Sanitation. For any job functions under the purview of the bureau of
street operations, ward superintendents shall report to: (i) the deputy commissioner overseeing
the bureau of street operations; and (ii) the alderman for the ward to which the ward
superintendent is assigned. For any job functions under the purview of the bureau of sanitation,
ward superintendents shall report to: (i) deputy commissioner of the bureau of sanitation; and (ii)
the alderman for the ward to which the ward superintendent is assigned.
Any ward superintendent hired afterthe effective date of this Sectio...

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