JAN 28, 2021
Remap disputes kick off as City Council approves Welcoming City ordinance among slew of other measures
Results from the 2020 Census may be delayed, but the grappling over how boundaries of Chicago’s 50 wards will be redrawn has already begun.
As disagreements on the remapping process began to bubble up, the City Council on Wednesday approved a Welcoming City ordinance (O2021-117) eliminating carveouts that allowed Chicago police to work with federal immigration agents, a hike in fines (O2020-6200) for industrial facilities that violate air quality rules and two measures (O2020-6206, O2020-6207) that set minimum density requirements in parts of Pilsen and the city’s Near Northwest Side to stop the conversion of affordable small apartment buildings into more expensive single-family homes, among a slew of other measures.
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