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Record #: O2023-2104   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 5/24/2023 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-8 by modifying Section 10-8-180 and adding new Article VII entitled "Chicago Plow The Sidewalks Pilot Program"
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Scott, Monique L. , Tabares, Silvana, Rodriguez, Michael D., Mosley, Ronnie L., Lawson, Bennett R., Manaa-Hoppenworth, Leni, Silverstein, Debra L., Gutierrez, Jeylu B., Cruz, Ruth, Fuentes, Jessica, Hadden, Maria E. , Martin, Matthew J. , Rodriguez Sanchez, Rossana , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Cardona, Jr., Felix , La Spata, Daniel , Hall, William E., Yancy, Desmon C., Ramirez, Julia M., Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Robinson, Lamont J. , Sigcho-Lopez, Byron, Knudsen, Timothy R.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 8 - Solicitations
Attachments: 1. O2023-2104.pdf
WHEREAS, The City of Chicago (City) is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS, Maintaining public safety, equal access for persons with disabilities, transit performance, economic growth, general welfare, and compliance with the Municipal Code of Chicago are matters pertaining to the government and affairs of the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, The City is home to approximately 2.8 million people that regularly interact or are impacted by transit and mobility access; and
WHEREAS, Other American cities, like Rochester and Syracuse, NY, and Holland, Ml, and larger- sized Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto, have demonstrated prioritization of infrastructure for all through their municipal snow removal practices; and
WHEREAS, The adoption of the Chicago Plow The Sidewalks Pilot Program is anticipated to result in safe and equitable transit and mobility access throughout the City, while also, increasing economic opportunity within the selected pilot areas; and
WHEREAS, To protect the safety of the public, increase accessibility, and further City commitments, it is appropriate to establish the Chicago Plow The Sidewalks Pilot Program within the City; now, therefore,
SECTION 1. The above recitals are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.
SECTION 2. Section 10-8-180 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
10-8-180 Snow and ice removal.
(Omitted text unaffected by this ordinance)
(b) Any person who violates this section shall be fined not less than $50.00 nor more than $500 for each offense, and each day such offense shall constitute a distinct and separate offense.
(11 Exemption. This penalty shall not apply...

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