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Record #: O2022-2927   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 9/21/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 2-80-070 to further regulate establishment, purpose, composition and duties for district councils
Sponsors: Vasquez, Jr., Andre
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 80 Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountability
Attachments: 1. O2022-2927.pdf


SECTION 1. Section 2-80-070 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the text underscored, as follows:

2-80-070 District Councils - Establishment, purpose, composition and duties.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

(c) Each District Council shall be elected by residents of the District. Persons wishing to appear on the ballot as a candidate for District Council shall file a statement of candidacy with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and submit petitions a petition for nomination; the signature requirements for the petitions each petition for nomination of a District Council oandidatos candidate shall be 0.5% of the total number of registered voters in the District who voted in the next preceding general election, or a minimum of 25 registered voters in the District, whichever is greater.

Beginning in 2023, and every four years thereafter, District Councils shall be elected in a nonpartisan election coinciding with the consolidated primary election held in odd-numbered years on the last Tuesday in February. The candidates in each District receiving the greatest, second greatest, and third greatest number of votes shall take office on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May following their election.

In all District Council elections, voters may vote for up to three candidates.

Between the day established by law for the commencement of the circulation period for nomination petitions for District Council election and the day after the District Council election, District boundaries shall not be altered, unless necessary to address a public safety emergency, in which case the Superintendent shall publicly post the reason for the alteration.

If a vacancy occurs on any District Council, then the vacancy shall be filled pursuant to 65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-51. When the Mayor is filling a District Council vacancy, the remaining member or members of ...

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