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Proposed Chicago Ward Remap

Proposed Chicago Ward Remap

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Published by Chuck Sudo
Proposed remap of Chicago's wards.
Proposed remap of Chicago's wards.

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Published by: Chuck Sudo on Dec 15, 2011
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Office
ofthe
Chicago
CityClerk
Office
of the
City ClerkCity
Council
Document
Tracking
Sheet
O2011-10252
Meeting Date:
Sponsor(s):Type:
Title:Commlttee(s)
Assignment:
1/18/2012
Moreno, Proco Joe (1)Fioretti, Bob (2)
Pope,
John (10)Balcer,James (11)Cardenas, George A. (12)Quinn, Marty (13)Munoz, Ricardo (22)
Solis,
Daniel (25)Maldonado, Roberto (26)Reboyras, Ariel (30)
Suarez,
Regner Ray (31)Waguespack, Scott (32)
Colon,
Rey (35)Smith, Michele (43)Arena,John (45)Cappleman,James (46)OrdinanceAmendment of
Title
2, Chapter 8 of Municipal Code ofChicagoConcerning Redistncting of City WardsCommittee on Committees, Rules and Ethics
 
RECEIVED
AMENDMENT
OF TITLE 2.
CHAPTER
8 ^ '
OF
MUNICIPAL
CODE
OF
CHICAGO CONCERNING
REDISTRICTING
OF CITY
WARDS
'IT
DEC
15 PH 1.! !§
TAXPAYER
PROTECTION
MAP
OFFICEOFTHECiTY
CLERK
WHEREAS,
Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of
Illinois
provides
that
a home rule
unit
may exercise any power and perform any functionrelating to its government and affairs; and
WHEREAS,
The City of
Chicago
is a home rule
unit;
and
WHEREAS,
The redistricting of the wards of the City of Chicago is a matterrelating to the govemment and affairs of the City; and
WHEREAS.
Pursuant to the
Illinois
Compiled Statutes, Chapter 65, Act 20,
Sections
21-36 and 21-38, the City Council shall by ordinance redistrict the Cityof
Chicago
into
fifty
wards on the basis of the most recent national census;
WHEREAS,
The most recent national census indicates
that
in the City of
Chicago
in the year 2010 the
total
population was 2,695,598, which divided
into
50 wards of equal population requires wards of 53,912
total
population;
WHEREAS,
The most recent national census indicates
that
sine the last national
census
the
total
population
ofthe
City of
Chicagodecreased
by 200,418;
WHEREAS,
The most recent national census indicates
that
in the City of
Chicago
since the last national
census,
the population of whites
decreased
by
52,449;
and the
total
population of African Americans
decreased
by 181,453;
WHERAS,
The most recent national census indicates
that
in the City of
Chicagosince
the last national
census,
the population of
Hispanics
increased by 25,218;
and
the
total
population of
Asians
increased by 20,466; anci the
total
populationof other
non-Hispanic,
non-Asian populations increased by 12,200;
WHERAS,
African-Americans and Hispanics are protected
classes
Now
therefore, be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of
Chicago:
SECTION
1. Chapter 2 of the Municipal Code of the City of
Chicago
is hereby
amended
by deleting therefrom existing Sections 2-8-310 through 2-8-810 andsubstituting therefor new Sections 2-8-310 through 2-8-810, as follows:
 
2-8-810.
Map of Ward Boundaries.
For
the purpose of more definitely fixing the boundaries of
said
wards of the City,there is attached hereto a map of the City showing the boundaries of said wards
as
herein before described and the same is made part ofthis code.
SECTION
2. This ordinance shall take effect upon April 1, 2012. This ordinance
shall
be in force and effect on and after the aforementioned effective date,notwithstanding any other ordinance to the contrary.
SECTION
3. The following aldermen, after careful review and due considerationof this proposed redistricting legislation, indicate, by their signatures affixedhereto, their sponsorship of and intention to support and vote in favor of this
proposed
redistricting legislation.
REDISTRICTING IMPACT
STATEMENT
AND
SIGNATURE
PAGES
FOLLOW

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