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This ordinance requires every person who possesses a firearm to notify the police department of the destruction, loss or theft of his or her firearm within 48 hours of when the person knows or should have known. An individual should also notify the department of a sale, transfer, inheritance or other disposition of the firearm within 48 hours. A person who violates this ordinance will be fined between $1,000 and $5,000 and be incarcerated for between 90 and 180 days. In addition, the ordinance requires an individual to report to the police within 72 hours the loss, theft, or destruction of his or her Chicago firearm permit or firearm registration certificate.
This ordinance decreases the penalties for a possession of 15 or fewer grams of marijuana. A person found to have 15 grams or fewer of cannabis will be issued a ticket of $250 for a first offense rather than being arrested. The ticket's amount will increase after each offense. Arrests will still be made under certain circumstances such as smoking in public or possession by a person under the age of seventeen.
The ordinance prohibits the investigation, arrest, or detention of an individual based solely on immigration status. The ordinance also prohibits Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents' access to an individual in custody unless it is for a legitimate law enforcement purpose unrelated to the enforcement of civil immigration law.
The ordinance amends Section 2-84 of the Chicago Municipal Code, which establishes the Chicago Police Board (Board), to, among other things, limit terms on the Board to 10 years during a person's lifetime; authorizes the removal of a Board member by the Mayor for just cause as defined; establishes terms of service for the president and vice president of the Board; requires the secretary to post on the Board website all votes broken down by board member within 10 days of a vote; requires the posting of all findings and decisions, including an explanation of the reasons for such findings and decision, on the Board website; requires that dissenting Board members state the reason for their dissent; requires the secretary to post the reasons for a dissent on the Board website; authorizes the Board to make recommendations to the superintendent of police and to the chairman of the city council committee on public safety concerning revisions in policy and operating procedures; and requires that recommendations be posted on the Board website.
Fact sheet supporting Chicago's energy benchmarking program.
This ordinance creates the Chicago Infrastructure Trust. The trust is a public-private partnership that uses private investments to pay for public infrastructure projects. The Trust is a non-profit organization that will provide funding and credit support to qualifying city infrastructure projects, attract private investments for these infrastructure project, make grants to qualifying projects, and provide transparency with the infrastructure funding process. The ordinance also creates a board of directors and determines the composition and powers of the board.
This ordinance: expands the size limit on community gardens to 25,000 square feet; relaxes fencing and parking requirements on larger commercial urban farms in order to hold down overhead costs for entrepreneurs and community organizations that launch and maintain these enterprises; allows for hydroponic and aquaponic systems and keeping honey bees under set conditions; and creates green jobs and provide fresh produce in communities.
This ordinance requires an owner of a vacant building to register the building with the city within thirty days of the building becoming vacant. The owner must renew this registration every six months until the building is no longer vacant. The registration includes a fee, but the fee does not apply to buildings that are eleemosynary, religious, educational, benevolent, governmental, or charitable non-profits. After registering the building, the owner will permit the city access to it in order to conduct exterior and interior inspections to determine if the building is in compliance with the municipal code. The intention of this ordinance is to reduce the negative effects of blight caused by foreclosed, vacant properties that are often owned by banks or lenders.
An ordinance requiring large retailers operating in the city to pay a wage established in the ordinance and also to provide their employees benefits
This study examines equity and smart mobility in ten U.S. counties and their central cities to understand the extent that smart mobility services and assets are equitably available, and impact accessibility, employability, livability, and mobility. For this study, “equitable smart mobility” is defined as transportation systems that incorporate technology while increasing access to mobility options, enhancing opportunity in low-income communities of color, and supporting a clean environment.