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Latest Council Meeting

At the latest City Council meeting on Sep 20th, council members took action on 7 pieces of legislation, including 4 that are non-routine.

One of the more unusual aspects of Chicago City Council is the volume of ordinances that are introduced and passed every month. Most of these are routine items like sign permits, damaged vehicle claims, sidewalk cafe approvals and honorifics.

To help sort through all of this, we classify all legislation and tag it appropriately. If something doesn’t look like a routine piece of legislation, we tag it as Non-Routine to make it easier to discover.

Non-Routine Activity

Communication F2018-54 None

Call for Special City Council Meeting on October 17, 2018 regarding Year 2019 Executive Budget; Mayor's Budget Message; Year XLV (45) CDBG recommendations; publication of Executive Budget and ...

10/17/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine City Matters Community Development Block Grant

Ordinance O2018-7968 Active

2019 Budget Overview

10/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-7954 Active

2019 Budget Recommendations

10/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-7955 Active

2019 Draft Action Plan and CDBG Year XLV Budget Recommendations

10/17/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine City Matters Community Development Block Grant

Since the last council meeting

After Sep 20th, City Council introduced 263 new pieces of legislation, including 19 that are non-routine.

Non-routine legislation introduced

Ordinance O2018-7917 Active

Parking meters at W Hastings St from S Ashland Ave to S Paulina Ave

10/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Ordinance O2018-7916 Active

Parking meters at W Has tings St from S Paulina St to S Wood St - repeal

10/25/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Parking Parking Meters

Report F2018-56 Active

Civilian Office of Police Accountability Quarterly Report (2018 Q3)

10/31/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-7964 Active

2019 scope of services, budget and management agreement and amendment of 2018 levy, budget and service provider agreement for Special Service Area No. 38, Northcenter

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7960 Active

Amendment of tax levy for Special Service Area No. 20, South Western Avenue (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7966 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 44, 103rd St-Beverly (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7961 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 28-2014, Six Corners (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7965 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 39, Brighton Park/Archer Heights (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7956 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 7, Kedzie Industrial Tract (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7963 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 32, 79th St/Auburn Gresham (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7959 Active

2019 scope of services, budget and management agreement and amendment of 2018 levy, budget and service provider agreement for Special Service Area No. 16, Greektown/Halsted Street

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7962 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 29-2014, West Town (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7957 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 10, Back of the Yards (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Ordinance O2018-7958 Active

Scope of services, budget and management agreement for Special Service Area No. 13, Stockyards (Year 2019)

10/29/2018 - Direct Introduction
Non-Routine Ward Matters Economic Development Special Service Area

Resolution R2018-1074 Active

Call for establishment of emergency fund to address citizenship question in 2020 census

10/31/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Call for Action

Ordinance O2018-7995 Active

Amendments of Municipal Code Sections 9-64-205 (f) and 9-64-206 (h), striking surge parking meter rates at certain times near W Irving Park Rd at N Southport Ave, and W Belmont Ave at N Broadway

10/31/2018 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Communication F2018-53 None

Executive Order No. 2018-2 (Submission Date of 2019 Executive Budget)

10/31/2018 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2018-5006 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 7, 11 and 13 concerning provisions for graffiti removal

10/22/2018 - Substituted in Committee
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2018-5006 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 7, 11 and 13 concerning provisions for graffiti removal

10/22/2018 - Substituted in Committee
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

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