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Wed 12/16/2020
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Latest Council Meeting

At the latest City Council meeting on Nov 24th, council members took action on 30 pieces of legislation, including 16 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

Ordinance O2020-5779 Active

Correction of City Council Journal of Proceedings of September 9, 2020

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Council Matters Correction of City Council Journal

Ordinance O2020-5780 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-60-023 (27.201) to allow additional package goods licenses on portion(s) of W Lake St

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Land Use Liquor and Package Store Restrictions

Ordinance O2020-5785 Active

Free permit(s) and associated fee waivers for all applications filed by the Chicago Board of Education or its contractors for buildings, facilities and projects used for public or governmental ...

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Ward Matters Fee Waiver

Ordinance O2020-5783 Active

Various temporary relief extension of time measures regarding Title 4 and Title 9 licenses, sidewalk cafe permits, self-repealing dates in SO2020-2891, and extended outdoor dining traffic control

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2020-5784 Active

Authorization for Department of Water Management to enter into preliminary water supply intergovernmental agreement with City of Joliet

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2020-5786 Active

Amendment to 2014 Agreement with Chicago Cubs Baseball Club LLC to delay annual payment of $250,000 for the year 2020, now payable in 2024

11/24/2020 - Referred
Non-Routine Unclassified

Resolution R2020-864 Active

Amendment of Regulations Governing Administration of Classification Plan and Employee Benefits for Classified Positions set forth in Annual Appropriation Ordinance (Salary Resolution) by ...

11/24/2020 - Adopted
Non-Routine City Matters Annual Appropriation

Ordinance O2020-5745 Active

Expenditure of portion of Motor Fuel Tax funds allocated to City of Chicago for Year 2021

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Special Funds Motor Fuel Tax Funds

Ordinance O2020-5718 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-51, 2-84, 5-12 and 9-103 (2021 Municipal Code Corrections Ordinance)

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2020-5746 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Chapters 2-112, 4-4 and 7-32 regarding various department functions and duties, creating new City Council standing committee (2021 Management Ordinance)

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine Council Matters Committe Appointments

Ordinance O2020-5744 Active

Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Transit Authority and Cook County for allocation of Motor Fuel Tax funds to Chicago Transit Authority as Year 2021 matching grant pursuant to Regional ...

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Special Funds Motor Fuel Tax Funds

Ordinance O2020-5775 Active

2021 Budget Recommendations - Amendment

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine Unclassified

Ordinance O2020-5216 Active

Annual Appropriation Ordinance Year 2021, as amended

11/24/2020 - Passed as Substitute
Non-Routine City Matters Annual Appropriation

Ordinance O2020-5747 Active

Property tax levy for Year 2021

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Taxes

Ordinance O2020-5743 Active

Amendment of Municipal Code Titles 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11 regarding various taxes, charges and fees (2021 Revenue Ordinance)

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Municipal Code

Ordinance O2020-5749 Active

Issuance of City of Chicago General Obligation Bonds and Additional Sales Tax Obligation Bonds for project costs and/or refunding purposes and levy and collection of direct annual taxes

11/24/2020 - Passed
Non-Routine City Matters Finances Bonds

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Since the last council meeting

After Nov 24th, City Council introduced 9 new pieces of legislation, including 2 that are non-routine.

Non-routine legislation introduced

Communication F2020-900 None

COMMITTEE NOTICES

12/31/2020 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified

Communication F2020-901 None

COMMITTEE AGENDAS

12/31/2020 - Placed on File
Non-Routine Unclassified