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Record #: O2021-5206   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/17/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-8 by modifying Section 10-8-320 and adding new Section 10-8-321 regarding reward program for reporting violations of commercial advertising on public property
Sponsors: Hopkins, Brian
Attachments: 1. O2021-5206.pdf

ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Section 10-8-320 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by deleting the language struck through as follows:
10-8-320 Posting commercial advertising matter on public property - Prohibited.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)
(d) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $200.00 nor more $1,000.00 for each offense. Each day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)


SECTION 2. Chapter 10-8 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting new Section 10-8-321, as follows:

10-8-321 Reward program for reporting violations of commercial advertising on public property.
For purposes of this section, "illegal posting" means any violation of Section 10-8-320 of this Code.
The Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation shall establish a reward program for individuals who provide information regarding any illegal posting. City employees shall not be eligible for the reward authorized under this section.
Individuals who report instances of illegal posting to the City using the City's 3-1-1 service center will be eligible for a reward of $250 if their report results in a conviction or finding of liability for any illegal posting, and the following requirements are met: (1) the individual provides to the 3-1-1 service center their name, contact information, and proof the individual is a resident ofthe City; (2) the individual completes and signs a witness report through the 3-1-1 service center; (3) the individual provides photographic evidence of the illegal posting to the
3-1-1 service center; and (4) the individual testifies at any hearing or legal proceeding that may ensue in response to their filing of a witness report, if required by the City.
If the Commissioner of Streets and Sanitation determines a witne...

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