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Record #: O2011-4400   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/18/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 3-56-050 regarding wheel tax sticker fees
Sponsors: Moreno, Proco Joe
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 56 Wheel Tax Licenses
Attachments: 1. O2011-4400.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
WHEREAS, It is the express desire and duty of the City of Chicago and the Chicago City Council to encourage practices that reduce carbon emissions and prepare for climate change; and
WHEREAS, emerging technologies have resulted in commercial availability of electric and hybrid vehicles that have significantly higher fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs and lower impact on the environment; and
WHEREAS, the City of Chicago has taken the lead in installing municipal infrastructure and will have by end of 2011 the highest per capita placements of charging stations; and
WHEREAS, There are 1,300,000 city stickers sold over the last 9 months of current year and an average 1,500,000 per year in the City of Chicago; and
WHEREAS, The number of hybrid vehicles currently account for 3-4% of vehicles on the road, but with projections as high as 10% by 2015; and
WHEREAS, it is a fact that heavier vehicles are harder on our road surfaces; and
WHEREAS, Chicago Municipal Code does not provide for different fees for different types of vehicle fuel systems or varying weights of vehicles; therefore
SECTION 1. The above recitals are expressly incorporated herein and made a part of this ordinance.
SECTION 2. Section 3-56-050 of the Municipal Code of the City ofChicago is hereby amended by inserting or modifying the language underscored, as follows
Vehicles sticker fees for passenger cars will be based upon a 7 section table established and maintained by the City Clerk that is based upon factory estimated MPG and factory curb vehicle weight. The list shall be available for public inspection at any time during the clerk's regular business hours.
Passenger Vehicles Fee
Electric Automobiles $0.00
Category A; 45 MPG+. Low Curb Weight < 3000 lbs. 25.00
Category B: 45 MPG+. Medium-High Curb Weight 3000-5000 35.00
Category C: 25-44 MPG. Low Curb Weight < 3000 lbs. 45.00
Category D: 25-44 MP...

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