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Record #: R2022-1147   
Type: Resolution Status: Introduced
Intro date: 11/7/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Committees and Rules
Final action:
Title: Submission of public question by referendum to Chicago voters at February 28, 2023 municipal general election regarding declining of utility franchise agreement with Commonwealth Edison
Sponsors: Waguespack, Scott
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2022-1147.pdf

WHEREAS, Pursuant to the Illinois Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/28-1 et seq., and the Illinois Municipal Code, 65 ILCS 5/1-1-8, the corporate authorities of a municipality have the authority to submit a public question to the electors of the municipality by means of a referendum; and


WHEREAS, The City Council hereby intends to submit to the residents of the City of Chicago a public question of city-wide significance; and


WHEREAS, The City Council believes it is in the best interest of the residents of Chicago to move as expeditiously as possible to submit this proposition to the voters at the municipal general election to be held on February 28, 2023; and




Section 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made part hereof as though fully set forth herein.


Section 2. The City Council of the City of Chicago does hereby initiate and authorize the following public question to be submitted to the voters of the entire City of Chicago at the regularly scheduled municipal general election scheduled for February 28, 2023:


Should the City of Chicago decline to approve the utility franchise agreement with Commonwealth Edison unless and until it refunds Chicago ratepayers for profits collected under legislation ComEd obtained through its publicly-admitted legislative bribery scheme, which started in 2011?






Section 3. The City Clerk of the City of Chicago shall certify the public question referenced herein to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners in accordance with Article 28 of the Election Code.


Section 4. This resolution shall be in mil force and effect upon its passage.