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Record #: O2022-1695   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/23/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Housing and Real Estate
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Negotiated sale of vacant City-owned property at 5384 N Bowmanville Ave to Neighborspace for expansion of Bowmanville community-managed garden
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: PROPERTY - Sale
Attachments: 1. O2022-1695.pdf


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

May 23, 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request ofthe Commissioner of Planning and Development, I transmit herewith ordinances authorizing the sale of City-owned properties.

Your favorable consideration of these ordinances will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,





AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF CITY LAND TO NEIGHBORSPACE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago ("City") is a home rule unit of government by virtue of the provisions ofthe Constitution ofthe 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, as documented in the comprehensive plan entitled "CitySpace: An Open Space Plan for Chicago" (the "CitySpace Plan"), and as a result there is a need to develop small open spaces as parks, gardens and natural areas for public use; and

WHEREAS, the CitySpace Plan sets forth certain goals and objectives for increasing open space in the City; and

WHEREAS, the City Council ofthe City (the "Citv Council") finds that the establishment of additional public open space and parkland is essential to the general health, safety and welfare of the City; and

WHEREAS, the City owns one (1) vacant parcel of land (approximately 4,632 sq. ft.) commonly known as 5384 North Bowmanville Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, which is legally described on Exhibit A attached hereto (subject to final survey and title commitment, the "Property"); and

WHEREAS, by ordinance adopted on March 26, 1996, and published at pages 18969 to 18979 in the Journal ofthe Proceedings ofthe City Council ("Journal") of such date (the "Original NeighborSpace Ordinance"), the City authorized the execution of an intergovernmental agreement between the City, the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County (the "Original NeighborSpace IGA") to establish NeighborSpace, a not-for-profit corporation, to address the lack of sufficient open space in the City for recreational and aesthetic uses; and

WHEREAS, NeighborSpace was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois on May 29, 1996, exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, including, but not limited to, the preservation of open space and parks within the City; and

WHEREAS, the City, the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County entered into the Original NeighborSpace IGA on or as of January 16, 1997; and

WHEREAS, following two extensions, the Original NeighborSpace IGA expired on December 1, 2020; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance adopted on May 26, 2021, and published at pages 30443 to 30455 in the Journal of such date (the "2021 NeighborSpace Ordinance"), the City, the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County entered into a new intergovernmental agreement (the "2021 NeighborSpace IGA") to continue their support of NeighborSpace; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 NeighborSpace IGA commenced on January 1, 2021, and expires on December 31, 2025, subject to an option to extend for an additional five (5) year period upon the mutual agreement ofthe parties; and

WHEREAS, the primary mission of NeighborSpace is to acquire small open spaces to ensure their continued survival for community use; and
WHEREAS, the Original NeighborSpace Ordinance contemplates that the City would donate, sell or lease land to NeighborSpace, and that NeighborSpace, in turn, would enter into agreements with local groups to use and maintain the land as community gardens or other public open space; and

WHEREAS, the 2021 NeighborSpace Ordinance provides that NeighborSpace will retain the powers to buy, accept donations of, own, lease, hold easements to, and sell real property, and will continue to enter into agreements with local groups for the use and maintenance of open spaces; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to convey the Property to NeighborSpace for the expansion of a community-managed garden known as the Bowmanville Community Garden (the "Garden"), which is located at the southern end of the Rosehill Cemetery; and

WHEREAS, after transfer ofthe Property to NeighborSpace, NeighborSpace will own the Property and the Property will be managed by the community as an expansion of the Garden; and

WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the conveyance ofthe Property to NeighborSpace is in the best interests ofthe City and is consistent with the CitySpace Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of NeighborSpace approved the acquisition of the Property on November 9, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on April 21, 2022, the Chicago Plan Commission approved the sale of the Property to NeighborSpace; and
WHEREAS, public notices advertising the intent of the Department of Planning and Development to enter into a negotiated sale of the Property with NeighborSpace and requesting alternative proposals appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 31, April 7, April 14, and April 21, 2022; now, therefore,

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

SECTION 1. The foregoing recitals, findings and statements of fact are hereby adopted as the findings of the City Council.

SECTION 2. The City hereby approves the conveyance ofthe Property to NeighborSpace in its "as is" condition for the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) per parcel.

SECTION 3. The Mayor or her proxy is authorized to execute, and the City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk, is authorized to attest, a quitclaim deed or deeds conveying the Property to NeighborSpace. The quitclaim deed(s) shall include the following covenant running with the land, or language substantially similar and acceptable to the Corporation Counsel:

NeighborSpace shall use, or permit the use, of the Property as open space only, including, without limitation, as a community garden. The City, acting through the

Commissioner of the City's Department of Planning and Development, or any successor department thereto, shall have authority to release this covenant upon the request of NeighborSpace. If NeighborSpace uses, or permits the use, of the Property for any other purpose, without first obtaining a release of this covenant, the City may re-enter and take possession of the Property, terminate the estate conveyed to NeighborSpace, and revest title to the Property in the City.

SECTION 4. The Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development, or a designee of the Commissioner, is each hereby authorized, with the approval of the City's Corporation Counsel as to form and legality, to negotiate, execute and deliver such documents as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out and comply with the provisions ofthis ordinance, with such changes, deletions and insertions as shall be approved by the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee. Such documents may contain terms and provisions that the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee deems appropriate, including indemnification, releases, affidavits and other documents as may be reasonably necessary to remove exceptions from title with respect to the Property or otherwise may be reasonably necessary or appropriate to consummate the transaction contemplated hereby.

SECTION 5. If any provision of this ordinance shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the invalidity or unenforceability of such provision shall not affect any of the other provisions of this ordinance.

SECTION 6. All ordinances, resolutions, motions or orders in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

SECTION 7. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approval.


Exhibit A - Legal Description of Property
EXHIBIT A

LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

(SUBJECT TO FINAL SURVEY AND TITLE COMMITMENT)

THAT PART OF OUT LOT "A" OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND IN THE EAST HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 40 NORTH, RANGE 14, EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDAN ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED JULY 27, 1900 AS DOCUMENT #2990935 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF BOWMANVILLE AVENUE AT A POINT 16.89 FEET SOUTHWESTERLY MEASURED ALONG NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF BOWMANVILLE AVENUE FROM THE EASTERLY LINE OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF BOWMANVILLE AVENUE 30 FEET; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY AT RIGHT ANGLE TO NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF BOWMANVILLE AVENUE 120.11 FEET TO A POINT 16 FEET SOUTHERLY MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLE FROM THE NORTHERLY LINE OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND; THENCE EASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO NORTHERLY LINE OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND 68.07 FEET TO A POINT 16.29 FEET WESTERLY MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLE FROM EASTERLY LINE OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND; THENCE SOUTHERLY PARALLEL TO AND 16 FEET WESTERLY MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLE FROM EASTERLY LINE OF JOHN ASSA'S LAND 91.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

ADDRESS: 5384 NORTH BOWMANVILLE AVENUE CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60625

14-07-104-014-0000
CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT

SECTION I -- GENERAL INFORMATION

A. Legal name of the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS. Include d/b/a/ if applicable:
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Check ONE of the following three boxes.

Indicate whether the Disclosing Party submitting this EDS is: 1. f>2 [ ] a legal entity currently holding, or anticipated to hold within six months after City action on the contract, transaction or other undertaking to which this EDS pertains (referred to below as the "Matter"), a direct or indirect interest in excess of 7 5% in the Applicant. State the Applicant's legal
name:
OR " " ~~~ _"
3. [ ] a legal entity with a direct or indirect right of control ofthe Applicant (see Section 11(B)(1)) State the legal name ofthe entity in which the Disclosing Party holds a right of control:


B. Business address of the Disclosing Party: ___L-f ^ \\. S'^r f~(\ p^Pr^ii'j ft I M


C Telephone: 9? 3 -ff^^U 7 Fax: W'^'C^?? Email: h\\Va*A® ^Ql\Mp&-S&ic£.
D. Name of contact person. P\ E Federal Employer Identification No. (if you have one): _
Brief description of the Matter to which this EDS pertains. (Include project number and location of property, if applicable):
Acquire1130 N. Monticello Ave, Chicago IL 60651, PIN# 16-02-306-038-0000 and 5384 N.
-JBc^p^mtUie-Avi&rAue, PIN# 14-07-104-014-OQQQ — ¦
WhICh City agency or department is requesting this EDS? Department of Planning & Development

If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, please complete the following:

Specification # and Contract #
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SECTION II -- DISCLOSURE OF OWNERSHD? INTERESTS

A. NATURE OF THE DISCLOSING PARTY

1. Indicate the nature of the Disclosing Party:
[ ] Person [ ] Limited liability company
[ ] Publicly registered business corporation [ ] Limited liability partnership
[ ] Privately held business corporation [ ] Joint venture
[ ] Sole proprietorship £<3 Not-for-profit corporation
[ ] General partnership (Is the not-for-profit corporation also a 501(c)(3))?
\ ] Limited partnership J>^Yes [ ] No
[ ] Trust [ ] Other (please specify)
For legal entities, the state (or foreign country) of incorporation or organization, if applicable:
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For legal entities not organized in the State of Illinois: Has the organization registered to do business in the State of Illinois as a foreign entity?

[ ] Yes [ ] No ^^fOrganized in Illinois
B. IF THE DISCLOSING PARTY IS A LEGAL ENTITY:

1. List below the full names and titles, if applicable, of: (i) all executive officers and all directors of the entity; (ii) for not-for-profit corporations, all members, if any, which are legal entities (if there are no such members, write "no members which are legal entities"), (iii) for trusts, estates or other similar entities, the trustee, executor, administrator, or similarly situated party; (iv) for general or limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships or joint ventures, each general partner, managing member, manager or any other person or legal entity that directly or indirectly controls the day-to-day management of the Applicant.

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below must submit an EDS on its own behalf.

Name Title
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2. Please provide the following information concerning each person or legal entity having a direct or indirect, current or prospective (i.e. within 6 months after City action) beneficial interest (including ownership) in excess of 7.5% of the Applicant. Examples of such an interest include shares in a corporation, partnership interest in a partnership or joint venture, interest of a member or manager in a

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limited liability company, or interest of a beneficiary of a trust, estate or other similar entity. If none, state "None."

NOTE: Each legal entity listed below may be required to submit an EDS on its own behalf.
Name Business Address Percentage Interest in the Applicant
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SECTION III - INCOME OR COMPENSATION TO, OR OWNERSHIP BY, CITY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Has the Disclosing Party provided any income or compensation to any City elected official during the
12-month period preceding the date of this EDS? [ J Yes /WNo

Does the Disclosing Party reasonably expect to provide any income or compensation to any City elected official during the 12-month period following the date of this EDS? [ 1 Yes ^r^N°
If "yes" to either of the above, please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and describe such income or compensation:



Does any City elected official or, to the best ofthe Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, any City elected official's spouse or domestic partner, have a financial interest (as defined in Chapter 2-156 ofthe Municipal Code of Chicago ("MCC")) in the Disclosing Party? [ ] Yes /M*Np
If "yes," please identify below the name(s) of such City elected official(s) and/or spouse(s)/domestic partner(s) and describe the financial interest(s).



SECTION I V -- DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTORS AND OTHER RETAINED PARTIES

The Disclosing Party must disclose the name and business address of each subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist (as defined in MCC Chapter 2-156), accountant, consultant and any other person or entity whom the Disclosing Party has retained or expects to retain in connection with the Matter, as well as the nature of the relationship, and the total amount of the fees paid or estimated to be paid. The Disclosing Party is not required to disclose employees who are paid solely through the Disclosing Party's regular payroll. If the Disclosing Party is uncertain whether a disclosure is required under this Section, the Disclosing Party must either ask the City whether disclosure is required or make the disclosure.

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Name (indicate whether Business retained or anticipated Address to be retained)
Relationship to Disclosing Party (subcontractor, attorney, lobbyist, etc.)
Fees (indicate whether paid or estimated.) NOTE: "hourly rate" or "t b d." is
not an acceptable response.



(Add sheets if necessary)
^'Check here if the Disclosing Party has not retained, nor expects to retain, any such persons or entities. SECTION V » CERTIFICATIONS
COURT-ORDERED CHILD SUPPORT COMPLIANCE

Under MCC Section 2-92-415, substantial owners of business entities that contract with the City must remain in compliance with their child support obligations throughout the contract's term.

Has any person who directly or indirectly owns 10% or more ofthe Disclosing Party been declared in arrearage on any child support obligations by any Illinois court of competent jurisdiction?

[ ] Yes [ ] No /i>If "Yes," has the person entered into a court-approved agreement for payment of all support owed and is the person in compliance with that agreement?

[ ] Yes [ J No
FURTHER CERTIFICATIONS

[This paragraph 1 applies only if the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services ] In the 5-year period preceding the date of this EDS, neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity [see definition in (5) below] has engaged, in connection with the performance of any public contract, the services of an integrity monitor, independent private sector inspector general, or integrity compliance consultant (i.e., an individual or entity with legal, auditing, investigative, or other similar skills, designated by a public agency to help the agency monitor the activity of specified agency vendors as well as help the vendors reform their business practices so they can be considered for agency contracts in the future, or continue with a contract in progress).
The Disclosing Party and its Affiliated Entities are not delinquent in the payment ofany fine, fee, tax or other source of indebtedness owed to the City of Chicago, including, but not limited to, water and sewer charges, license fees, parking tickets, property taxes and sales taxes, nor is the Disclosing Party delinquent in the payment ofany tax administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue.


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The Disclosing Party and, if the Disclosing Party is a legal entity, all of those persons or entities identified in Section 11(B)(1) of this EDS:

are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared ineligible or voluntarily excluded from any transactions by any federal, state or local unit of government;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted of a criminal offense, adjudged guilty, or had a civil judgment rendered against them in connection with: obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (federal, state or local) transaction or contract under a public transaction, a violation of federal or state antitrust statutes; fraud; embezzlement; theft; forgery; bribery; falsification or destruction of records, making false statements; or receiving stolen property,
are not presently indicted for, or criminally or civilly charged by, a governmental entity (federal, state or local) with committing any of the offenses set forth in subparagraph (b) above;
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, had one or more public transactions (federal, state or local) terminated for cause or default; and
have not, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, been convicted, adjudged guilty, or found liable in a civil proceeding, or in any criminal or civil action, including actions concerning environmental violations, instituted by the City or by the federal government, any state, or any other unit of local government.
The Disclosing Party understands and shall comply with the applicable requirements of MCC Chapters 2-56 (Inspector General) and 2-156 (Governmental Ethics).
Certifications (5), (6) and (7) concern:

the Disclosing Party,
» any "Contractor" (meaning any contractor or subcontractor used by the Disclosing Party in connection with the Matter, including but not limited to all persons or legal entities disclosed under Section IV, "Disclosure of Subcontractors and Other Retained Parties");
any "Affiliated Entity" (meaning a person or entity that, directly or indirectly: controls the Disclosing Party, is controlled by the Disclosing Party, or is, with the Disclosing Party, under common control of another person or entity). Indicia of control include, without limitation: interlocking management or ownership; identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment; common use of employees; or organization of a business entity following the ineligibility of a business entity to do business with federal or state or local government, including the City, using substantially the same management, ownership, or principals as the ineligible entity. With respect to Contractors, the term Affiliated Entity means a person or entity that directly or indirectly controls the Contractor, is controlled by it, or, with the Contractor, is under common control of another person or entity,
any responsible official of the Disclosing Parry, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity or any other official, agent or employee of the Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity, acting pursuant to the direction or authorization of a responsible official ofthe Disclosing Party, any Contractor or any Affiliated Entity (collectively "Agents").

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Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Contractor, nor any Affiliated Entity of either the Disclosing Party or any Contractor, nor any Agents have, during the 5 years before the date of this EDS, or, with respect to a Contractor, an Affiliated Entity, or an Affiliated Entity of a Contractor during the 5 years before the date of such Contractor's or Affiliated Entity's contract or engagement in connection with the Matter:
bribed or attempted to bribe, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of bribery or attempting to bribe, a public officer or employee of the City, the State of Illinois, or any agency of the federal government or of any state or local government in the United States of America, in that officer's or employee's official capacity;
agreed or colluded with other bidders or prospective bidders, or been a party to any such agreement, or been convicted or adjudged guilty of agreement or collusion among bidders or prospective bidders, in restraint of freedom of competition by agreement to bid a fixed price or otherwise; or
made an admission of such conduct described in subparagraph (a) or (b) above that is a matter of record, but have not been prosecuted for such conduct; or
violated the provisions referenced in MCC Subsection 2-92-320(a)(4)(Contracts Requiring a Base Wage); (a)(5)(Debarment Regulations); or (a)(6)(Minimum Wage Ordinance).

Neither the Disclosing Party, nor any Affiliated Entity or Contractor, or any of their employees, officials, agents or partners, is barred from contracting with any unit of state or local government as a result of engaging in or being convicted of (1) bid-rigging in violation of 720 ILCS 5/33E-3; (2) bid-rotating in violation of 720 TLCS 5/33E-4; or (3) any similar offense of any state or of the United States of America that contains the same elements as the offense of bid-rigging or bid-rotating.
Neither the Disclosing Party nor any Affiliated Entity is listed on a Sanctions List maintained by the United States Department of Commerce, State, or Treasury, or any successor federal agency.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] (i) Neither the Applicant nor any "controlling person" [see MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I for applicability and defined terms] of the Applicant is currently indicted or charged with, or has admitted guilt of, or has ever been convicted of, or placed under supervision for, any criminal offense involving actual, attempted, or conspiracy to commit bribery, theft, fraud, forgery, perjury, dishonesty or deceit against an officer or employee of the City or any "sister agency"; and (ii) the Applicant understands and acknowledges that compliance with Article I is a continuing requirement for doing business with the City. NOTE: If MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I applies to the Applicant, that Article's permanent compliance timeframe supersedes 5-year compliance timeframes in this Section V.
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant and its Affiliated Entities will not use, nor permit their subcontractors to use, any facility listed as having an active exclusion by the U.S. EPA on the federal System for Award Management ("SAM")
[FOR APPLICANT ONLY] The Applicant will obtain from any contractors/subcontractors hired or to be hired in connection with the Matter certifications equal in form and substance to those in Certifications (2) and (9) above and will not, without the prior written consent of the City, use any such
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contractor/subcontractor that does not provide such certifications or that the Applicant has reason to believe has not provided or cannot provide truthful certifications.

11. If the Disclosing Party is unable to certify to any of the above statements in this Part B (Further Certifications), the Disclosing Party must explain below:
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements.

12. To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all current employees of the Disclosing Party who were, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the date of this EDS, an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none").
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13. To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, the following is a complete list of all gifts that the Disclosing Party has given or caused to be given, at any time during the 12-month period preceding the execution date of this EDS, to an employee, or elected or appointed official, of the City of Chicago. For purposes of this statement, a "gift" does not include: (i) anything made generally available to City employees or to the general public, or (ii) food or drink provided in the course of official City business and having a retail value of less than $25 per recipient, or (iii) a political contribution otherwise duly reported as required by law (if none, indicate with "N/A" or "none"). As to any gift listed below, please also list the name of the City recipient.
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C. CERTIFICATION OF STATUS AS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
The Disclosing Party certifies that the Disclosing Party (check one)
[ ] is /|>tf'is not
a "financial institution" as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b).
If the Disclosing Party IS a financial institution, then the Disclosing Party pledges:
"We are not and will not become a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We further pledge that none of our affiliates is, and none of them will become, a predatory lender as defined in MCC Chapter 2-32. We understand that becoming a predatory lender or becoming an affiliate of a predatory lender may result in the loss of the privilege of doing business with the City."

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If the Disclosing Party is unable to make this pledge because it or any of its-affiliates (as defined in MCC Section 2-32-455(b)) is a predatory lender within the meaning of MCC Chapter 2-32, explain here (attach additional pages if necessary):
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If the letters "NA," the word "None," or no response appears on the lines above, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party certified to the above statements

D. CERTIFICATION REGARDING FINANCIAL INTEREST IN CITY BUSINESS

Any words or terms defined in MCC Chapter 2-156 have the same meanings if used in this Part D.
In accordance with MCC Section 2-156-110: To the best of the Disclosing Party's knowledge after reasonable inquiry, does any official or employee of the City have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name of any other person or entity in the Matter?

[ ]Yes JXfNo

NOTE: Ifyou checked "Yes" to Item D(l), proceed to Items D(2) and D(3). Ifyou checked "No" to Item D(l), skip Items D(2) and D(3) and proceed to Part E.
Unless sold pursuant to a process of competitive bidding, or otherwise permitted, no City elected official or employee shall have a financial interest in his or her own name or in the name ofany other person or entity in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the City, or (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the City (collectively, "City Property Sale"). Compensation for property taken pursuant to the City's eminent domain power does not constitute a financial interest within the meaning of this Part D.

Does the Matter involve a City Property Sale?

[ ] Yes [ ] No
If you checked "Yes" to Item D(l), provide the names and business addresses of the City officials or employees having such financial interest and identify the nature of the financial interest:

Name Business Address Nature of Financial Interest






4. The Disclosing Party further certifies that no prohibited financial interest in the Matter will be acquired by any City official or employee.

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E. CERTIFICATION REGARDING SLAVERY ERA BUSINESS

Please check either (1) or (2) below. If the Disclosing Party checks (2), the Disclosing Party must disclose below or in an attachment to this EDS all information required by (2). Failure to comply with these disclosure requirements may make any contract entered into with the City in connection with the Matter voidable by the City.

_C_1. The Disclosing Party verifies that the Disclosing Party has searched any and all records of the Disclosing Party and any and all predecessor entities regarding records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies during the slavery era (including insurance policies issued to slaveholders that provided coverage for damage to or injury or death of their slaves), and the Disclosing Party has found no such records.

2. The Disclosing Party verifies that, as a result of conducting the search in step (1) above, the
Disclosing Party has found records of investments or profits from slavery or slaveholder insurance policies. The Disclosing Party verifies that the following constitutes full disclosure of all such records, including the names of any and all slaves or slaveholders described in those records:






SECTION VI- CERTIFICATIONS FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED MATTERS

NOTE: If the Matter is federally funded, complete this Section VI. If the Matter is not federally funded, proceed to Section VII. For purposes of this Section VI, tax credits allocated by the City and proceeds of debt obligations of the City are not federal funding.

A. CERTIFICATION REGARDING LOBBYING

1. List below the names of all persons or entities registered under the federal Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, who have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter: (Add sheets if necessary):




(If no explanation appears or begins on the lines above, or if the letters "NA" or if the word "None" appear, it will be conclusively presumed that the Disclosing Party means that NO persons or entities registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended, have made lobbying contacts on behalf of the Disclosing Party with respect to the Matter.)

2. The Disclosing Party has not spent and will not expend any federally appropriated funds to pay
any person or entity listed in paragraph A(l) above for his or her lobbying activities or to pay any
person or entity to influence or attempt to influence an officer or employee ofany agency, as defined
by applicable federal law, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee
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of a member of Congress, in connection with the award of any federally funded contract, making any federally funded grant or loan, entering into any cooperative agreement, or to extend, continue, renew, amend, or modify any federally funded contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
The Disclosing Party will submit an updated certification at the end of each calendar quarter in which there occurs any event that materially affects the accuracy of the statements and information set forth in paragraphs A(l) and A(2) above.
The Disclosing Party certifies that either: (i) it is not an organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (ii) it is an organization described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 but has not engaged and will not engage in "Lobbying Activities," as that term is defined in the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, as amended.
If the Disclosing Party is the Applicant, the Disclosing Party must obtain certifications equal in form and substance to paragraphs A(l) through A(4) above from all subcontractors before it awards any subcontract and the Disclosing Party must maintain all such subcontractors' certifications for the duration of the Matter and must make such certifications promptly available to the City upon request.

B CERTIFICATION REGARDING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

If the Matter is federally funded, federal regulations require the Applicant and all proposed subcontractors to submit the following information with their bids or in writing at the outset of negotiations.

Is the Disclosing Party the Applicant? [ ]Yes [JNo

If "Yes," answer the three questions below:
Have you developed and do you have on file affirmative action programs pursuant to applicable federal regulations? (See 41 CFR Part 60-2.)
[ ] Yes [ ] No
Have you filed with the Joint Reporting Committee, the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission all reports due under the applicable filing requirements?
[ ] Yes [ ] No [ ] Reports not required
Have you participated in any previous contracts or subcontracts subject to the equal opportunity clause?
[ ] Yes [ ] No

If you checked "No" to question (1) or (2) above, please provide an explanation:



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SECTION VII -- FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND CERTIFICATION

The Disclosing Party understands and agrees that:
The certifications, disclosures, and acknowledgments contained in this EDS will become part of any contract or other agreement between the Applicant and the City in connection with the Matter, whether procurement, City assistance, or other City action, and are material inducements to the City's execution of any contract or taking other action with respect to the Matter. The Disclosing Party understands that it must comply with all statutes, ordinances, and regulations on which this EDS is based.
The City's Governmental Ethics Ordinance, MCC Chapter 2-156, imposes certain duties and obligations on persons or entities seeking City contracts, work, business, or transactions. The full text ofthis ordinance and a training program is available on line at www.citvofchicatto.oru/Ethics , and may also be obtained from the City's Board of Ethics, 740 N. Sedgwick St., Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60610, (312) 744-9660. The Disclosing Party must comply fully with this ordinance
If the City determines that any information provided in this EDS is false, incomplete or inaccurate, any contract or other agreement in connection with which it is submitted may be rescinded or be void or voidable, and the City may pursue any remedies under the contract or agreement (if not rescinded or void), at law, or in equity, including terminating the Disclosing Party's participation in the Matter and/or declining to allow the Disclosing Party to participate in other City transactions. Remedies at law for a false statement of material fact may include incarceration and an award to the City of treble damages.
It is the City's policy to make this document available to the public on its Internet site and/or upon request. Some or all of the information provided in, and appended to, this EDS may be made publicly available on the Internet, in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, or otherwise. By completing and signing this EDS, the Disclosing Party waives and releases any possible rights or claims which it may have against the City in connection with the public release of information contained in this EDS and also authorizes the City to verify the accuracy of any information submitted in this EDS.
The information provided in this EDS must be kept current. In the event of changes, the Disclosing Party must supplement this EDS up to the time the City takes action on the Matter. If the Matter is a contract being handled by the City's Department of Procurement Services, the Disclosing Party must update this EDS as the contract requires. NOTE: With respect to Matters subject to MCC Chapter 1-23, Article I (imposing PERMANENT INELIGIBILITY for certain specified offenses), the information provided herein regarding eligibility must be kept current for a longer period, as required by MCC Chapter 1-23 and Section 2-154-020.








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CERTIFICATION

Undei' penalty of perjury, the person signing below: (1) warrants that he/she is authorized to execute this EDS, and all applicable Appendices, on behalf ofthe Disclosing Party, and (2) warrants that all certifications and statements contained in this EDS. and all applicable Appendices, are true, accurate and complete as of the date furnished to the City.




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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX A

FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ELECTED CITY OFFICIALS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS

This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5%. It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant

Under MCC Section 2-154-015, the Disclosing Party must disclose whether such Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently has a "familial relationship" with any elected city official or department head. A "familial relationship" exists if, as of the date this EDS is signed, the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof is related to the mayor, any alderman, the city clerk, the city treasurer or any city department head as spouse or domestic partner or as any of the following, whether by blood or adoption: parent, child, brother or sister, aunt or uncle, niece or nephew, grandparent, grandchild, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepfather or stepmother, stepson or stepdaughter, stepbrother or stepsister or half-brother or half-sister.

"Applicable Party" means (1) all executive officers of the Disclosing Party listed in Section II .B.l .a., if the Disclosing Party is a corporation; all partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a general partnership; all general partners and limited partners of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited partnership, all managers, managing members and members of the Disclosing Party, if the Disclosing Party is a limited liability company, (2) all principal officers ofthe Disclosing Party, and (3) any person having more than a 7.5% ownership interest in the Disclosing Party. "Principal officers" means the president, chief operating officer, executive director, chief financial officer, treasurer or secretary of a legal entity or any person exercising similar authority.

Does the Disclosing Party or any "Applicable Party" or any Spouse or Domestic Partner thereof currently have a "familial relationship" with an elected city official or department head?


If yes, please identify below (1) the name and title of such person, (2) the name of the legal entity to which such person is connected; (3) the name and title of the elected city official or department head to whom such person has a familial relationship, and (4) the precise nature of such familial relationship.









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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX B

BUILDING CODE SCOFFLAW/PROBLEM LANDLORD CERTIFICATION

This Appendix is to be completed only by (a) the Applicant, and (b) any legal entity which has a direct ownership interest in the Applicant exceeding 7.5% (an "Owner"). It is not to be completed by any legal entity which has only an indirect ownership interest in the Applicant.
Pursuant to MCC Section 2-154-010, is the Applicant or any Owner identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?
[ ] Yes >If the Applicant is a legal entity publicly traded on any exchange, is any officer or director of the Applicant identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-416?

[ ] Yes ( | No ^

3. If yes to (1) or (2) above, please identify below the name of each person or legal entity identified as a building code scofflaw or problem landlord and the address of each building or buildings to which the pertinent code violations apply.

























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CITY OF CHICAGO ECONOMIC DISCLOSURE STATEMENT AND AFFIDAVIT
APPENDIX C

PROHIBITION ON WAGE & SALARY HISTORY SCREENING - CERTIFICATION

This Appendix is to be completed only by an Applicant that is completing this EDS as a "contractor" as defined in MCC Section 2-92-385. That section, which should be consulted (www.am legal .com), generally covers a party to any agreement pursuant to which they , (i) receive City of Chicago funds in consideration for services, work or goods provided (including for legal or other professional services), or (ii) pay the City money for a license, grant or concession allowing them to conduct a business on City premises.

On behalf of an Applicant that is a contractor pursuant to MCC Section 2-92-385,1 hereby certify that the Applicant is in compliance with MCC Section 2-92-385(b)(1) and (2), which prohibit: (i) screening job applicants based on their wage or salary history, or (ii) seeking job applicants' wage or salary history from current or former employers. I also certify that the Applicant has adopted a policy that includes those prohibitions.

[ ]Yes

[ ]No


This certification shall serve as the affidavit required by MCC Section 2-92-385(c)(l).

If you checked "no" to the above, please explain.





















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445 N. SACRAMENTO BLVD. SUITE 204. CHICAGO. IL 60612 | 7 7 3-826-3240 | WWW.NEIGHB0R-SPACE.ORG
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT Cathy Breitenbach
Chicago Park District
VICE PRESIDENT Commissioner Gia Biagi
Chicago Department of Transportation
SECRETARY Wyllys Mann
MVAH Partners. LLC
Commissioner Allison Arwady
Chicago Department o! Public Health
Walter Burnett. Jr.
Alderman 27th Ward
Commissioner Dennis Deer
Forest Preserve Distnct nf Cook Countv
Rosa Escareno
Chicago Park Dismct
Dr. Shemuel Israel
North Lawndale Gieening Cornmi;tee
Ari Krigel
Freeborn & Peters, LLC
Commissioner Jose Munoz
Chicago Park District
Arnold Randall
Foit-st Preserve District of Cook Cotir.ty
Jacqui Ulrich
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
Christy Webber Christy Webber Landscapes
President
Cathy Breitenbach
Director of Cultural and Natural
Resources
Chicago Park District 541 North Fairbanks Court Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 742-4946
cathy.breitenbach@chicagoparkdistrict.com

Vice-President
Gia Biagi Commissioner
Chicago Department of Transportation
30 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60602
312.744.3600
gia.biagi@cityofchicago.org

Secretary
Wyllys Mann MVAH Partners, LLC Regional Development Director wyllysmann@gmail.com

Directors

Dr. Allison Arwady Commissioner
Chicago Department of Public Health 333 S. State Street, Room 200 Chicago, IL 60604 312-747-9870
allison.arwadv@cityofchicago.org ,

Walter Burnett Alderman, 27th Ward 4 N Western Ave, Unit IC Chicago, IL 60612 312-432-1995
wburnctt@cityofchicago.org
Dennis Deer
Cook County Commissioner 2nd District
118 N. Clark St, Suite 567 Chicago IL 60602 312-603-3019
Dennis.deer@cookcountyil.gov

Shemuel B. Israel, DC Healthy Habits By Design PO Box 802927. Chicago, Illinois 60680 773-722-2561
nlgreeningcommittee@gmaiI.com

Ari W. Krigel Partner
Freeborn & Peters, LLC
311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606-6677
(312) 360-6726
akrigel@freeborn.com

Commissioner Jose M. Munoz
Chicago Park District
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
Josc@lacasanorte.org
Jacqui Ulrich Director
Conservation & Experiential Programming
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
536 N. Harlem
River Forest, IL 60305
708-771-1573

Christy Webber President
Christy Webber Landscapes 2900 W. Ferdinand Street Chicago, IL 60612 (773)533-0477 chri sty @,chri sty webber. com

Ex Officio Directors
Arnold Randall
General Superintendent
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
536 North Harlem Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 771-1511
Arnold.Randal l@cookcountvil. gov
Rosa Escareno
Interim General Superintendent & CEO
Chicago Park District
541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL 60611
(312)-742-4200
Superintendent.Escareno@
chicagoparkdistrict.com





Executive Director

Ben Helphand
Executive Director
NeighborSpace
445 N. Sacramento Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
773-826-3127
he lphand(o)gmai 1 .com