TITLE 2
CITY GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
   Ch. 2-4   Mayor
   Ch. 2-8   City Council and Wards of the City
   Ch. 2-12   City Clerk
   Ch. 2-14   Department of Administrative Hearings
   Ch. 2-16   Animal Care and Control
   Ch. 2-20   Department of Aviation
   Ch. 2-21   Reserved
   Ch. 2-22   Department of Buildings
   Ch. 2-23   Reserved
   Ch. 2-24   Reserved
   Ch. 2-25   Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
   Ch. 2-26   Reserved
   Ch. 2-28   Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
   Ch. 2-29   Office of Emergency Management and Communications
   Ch. 2-30   Reserved
   Ch. 2-32   Department of Finance
   Ch. 2-36   Fire Department
   Ch. 2-38   Reserved
   Ch. 2-40   Citywide Language Access to Ensure the Effective Delivery of City Services
   Ch. 2-44   Department of Housing
   Ch. 2-45   Department of Planning and Development
   Ch. 2-48   Reserved
   Ch. 2-50   Department of Family and Support Services
   Ch. 2-51   Department of Assets, Information, and Services
   Ch. 2-52   Reserved
   Ch. 2-53   City Council Office of Financial Analysis
   Ch. 2-55   Reserved
   Ch. 2-56   Office of Inspector General
   Ch. 2-57   Reserved
   Ch. 2-60   Department of Law
   Ch. 2-64   Municipal Libraries
   Ch. 2-68   Reserved
   Ch. 2-70   Reserved
   Ch. 2-72   Reserved
   Ch. 2-74   Department of Human Resources
   Ch. 2-76   Reserved
   Ch. 2-78   Civilian Office of Police Accountability
   Ch. 2-80   Reserved
   Ch. 2-84   Department of Police
   Ch. 2-92   Department of Procurement Services
   Ch. 2-96   Office of Public Safety Administration
   Ch. 2-100   Department of Streets and Sanitation
   Ch. 2-102   Department of Transportation
   Ch. 2-106   Department of Water Management
   Ch. 2-108   Reserved
   Ch. 2-112   Board of Health
   Ch. 2-116   Zoning and Examination Boards
   Ch. 2-120   Commissioners and Commissions
   Ch. 2-124   Community Development Commission
   Ch. 2-132   Reserved
   Ch. 2-140   Public Building Commission
   Ch. 2-148   Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity
   Ch. 2-150   Reserved
   Ch. 2-151   Empowerment Zone / Enterprise Community Coordinating Council
   Ch. 2-152   Officers and Employees
   Ch. 2-154   Disclosure of Ownership Interest in Entities
   Ch. 2-156   Governmental Ethics
   Ch. 2-157   Large Lot Program
   Ch. 2-158   Sale of Surplus Land
   Ch. 2-159   Adjacent Neighbors Land Acquisition Program
   Ch. 2-160   Human Rights
   Ch. 2-164   Privatization – Transparency, Accountability and Performance
   Ch. 2-165   Debt Transactions – Transparency, Accountability and Performance
   Ch. 2-168   Chicago Fair Labor Practices
   Ch. 2-172   Payment of Wages Other Than in Cash
   Ch. 2-173   Welcoming City Ordinance
   Ch. 2-176   Municipal Identification Card
   Ch. 2-178   Prohibition on Participation in Registry Programs
CHAPTER 2-4
MAYOR
2-4-010   Appointment powers and duties.
2-4-020   Supervisory authority – Administrative officer appointment, powers and duties.
2-4-030   Ordinance enforcement authority.
2-4-040   Signature of documents.
2-4-050   Mayor's secretary – Appointment, powers and duties.
2-4-055   Chief sustainability officer.
2-4-060   Chief Risk Officer.
2-4-070   Prisoner release authority.
2-4-080   Decorations on public buildings.
2-4-090   Observance of Flag Day.
2-4-100   Reserved.
2-4-110   Coordinator of emergency activities.
2-4-010  Appointment powers and duties.
   The mayor shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the city council, all officers of the city whose appointment is not otherwise provided by the laws of this state or the provisions of this code. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in any office which by law he is empowered to fill, the mayor shall, within 30 days after the occurrence of such vacancy, communicate to the city council the name of his appointee to such office.
(Prior code § 3-1)
2-4-020  Supervisory authority – Administrative officer appointment, powers and duties.
   The mayor shall supervise the conduct of all the officers of the city, and, as to all who are exempt from the provisions of the civil service act, he shall examine the grounds of all reasonable complaints made against any of them and cause their violation of duty and other offenses, if any, to be promptly punished.
   The mayor shall appoint, with the consent of the city council, an officer to be known as the mayor's administrative officer who shall serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Such officer shall have had at least five years' experience in responsible government or private administrative positions as shall qualify him for the duties of the office.
   The mayor's administrative officer, subject to the direction and control of the mayor, shall supervise the administrative management of all city departments, boards, commissions and other city agencies established by this code and the laws of this state.
   In addition to such supervisory power, the mayor's administrative officer may, in respect to any or all agencies under his supervision, establish reporting procedures, require the submission of progress reports, provide for the coordination of the activities of such agencies, and shall perform such other administrative and executive functions as may be delegated by the mayor. He shall make periodic reports with such recommendations as he deems appropriate to the mayor concerning the administrative management of all departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the city.
   If the mayor's administrative officer is dismissed, he may, within 30 days thereafter, report his objections to the dismissal in writing to the city council, which report shall be printed in the journal of proceedings of the city council for the meeting at which such report is submitted to the city council.
(Prior code § 3-2)
2-4-030  Ordinance enforcement authority.
   The mayor, in addition to the duties, powers and functions vested in him by statute as the chief executive officer of the city and those specifically vested in him by the provisions of this code, shall have authority to act, or to designate the officer who shall act, in the enforcement of any ordinance of the city in all cases where an ordinance fails to specify the officer who shall be charged with the duty of enforcement.
(Prior code § 3-3)
2-4-040  Signature of documents.
   The mayor's signature shall appear on all licenses and permits granted by the authority of the city council except as otherwise provided by law or provision of this code. In all cases where this code requires that the signature of the mayor shall be attached to any license, permit, contract, local improvement bond, or other written instrument, and in all cases where said provisions require the mayor's approval in writing or endorsement in writing, the mayor may, in his discretion, affix his signature or cause his signature to be affixed in such manner as may be authorized by law.
(Prior code § 3-4)
2-4-050  Mayor's secretary – Appointment, powers and duties.
   The mayor may appoint a secretary, whose duty it shall be to preserve and keep in the mayor's office books and papers which are customarily filed, or are required by law to be filed, therein; to deliver to the city council and to the respective departments of the city all messages from the mayor in writing; to attend the mayor's office during the usual office hours; and to perform such other duties as may be required of him by the mayor.
(Prior code § 3-5)
2-4-055  Chief sustainability officer.
   (a)   The Mayor may appoint an officer to be known as the chief sustainability officer, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
   (b)   The chief sustainability officer shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
      (1)   To develop a coordinated and comprehensive environmental policy for the City of Chicago aimed at protecting and conserving the city's natural resources, to encourage and promote the continued beautification and long-term health of the city's streets, parkways, waterways, natural areas and shoreline for the benefit of all residents;
      (2)   To develop and coordinate the implementation of a comprehensive long-term sustainability plan for the city, consistent with the goals of the city's Climate Action Plan and environmental and energy efficiency policies as developed pursuant to this Section;
      (3)   To develop a coordinated and comprehensive energy policy for the City of Chicago to improve energy efficiency across the city and encourage innovation in the generation, distribution, conversion and consumption of energy;
      (4)   To encourage and conduct studies, investigations and research relating to the physical, chemical, engineering and meteorological aspects of environmental management, planning and mitigation, independently or in conjunction with other federal, state and local agencies and organizations, city departments and sister agencies, as he or she may deem advisable and necessary;
      (5)   To develop plans and proposals for joint cooperative investigation and research with public and private agencies and organizations on methods for reducing or eliminating land, air and water pollution;
      (6)   To advise, consult and cooperate with other agencies of the state and federal governments, and other governmental agencies to improve and advance environmental protection;
      (7)   To collect, publish and disseminate appropriate educational literature and other information to other city departments and sister agencies and to the public for the purpose of advising of the necessity, purpose and methods for land, air and water pollution reduction and prevention and to secure cooperation in reducing such pollution;
      (8)   To function as the city's central source for such research, literature, educational materials and other information regarding land, air and water pollution, energy efficiency and innovation, climate change, city-wide sustainability and environmental protection;
      (9)   To work cooperatively with all city departments and sister agencies to advance the environmental, climate, energy and sustainability goals of the city;
      (10)   To enter into grant agreements, cooperation agreements and other agreements or contracts with governmental entities, private business and civic and community groups to implement environmental enhancement and protection programs, and to enter into and execute all such other instruments and to perform any and all acts, including the allocation and expenditure of funds subject to appropriation therefor, as shall be necessary or advisable in connection with the implementation of such agreements, including any renewals thereto; and
      (11)   To develop policies and plans for waste reduction and expanded and improved recycling policies and programs throughout the city, and to review, on an annual basis, lists of recyclable materials and source reduction measures.
   (c)   All city departments and, to the extent permitted by law, sister agencies shall work cooperatively with the chief sustainability officer to advance the environmental, climate, energy and sustainability goals of the city.
(Added Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. II, § 1)
2-4-060  Chief Risk Officer.
   (a)   The Mayor may appoint an officer to be known as the Chief Risk Officer, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.
   (b)   If appointed, the Chief Risk Officer shall have the following powers and duties:
      (1)   To develop and maintain a comprehensive risk management strategy for the City of Chicago to protect the assets, operations, and employees of the City, and to review such risk management strategy and make adjustments as necessary;
      (2)   To identify and evaluate potential areas of risk exposure for City departments, employees, contractors, and agents, and conduct risk management reviews which may include, but are not limited to, investigations, regular physical inspections of facilities, analyses of losses incurred, personal contact with governmental officers and employees, and review of data and records upon request;
      (3)   To assist all City departments and Sister Agencies in developing a management plan for identifying, achieving, and maintaining acceptable loss levels and for treating and financing exposure to such loss. Such plan may include recommendations for insurance coverage;
      (4)   To identify and recommend modifications to any City operation or facility that represents an actual or potential hazard to City employees or to the public, and to advise City departments in implementing such modifications;
      (5)   To engage with public and private agencies and organizations and conduct joint investigation into and research on methods for identifying areas of risk exposure, methods of risk avoidance and reduction, and methods for addressing exposure that cannot be avoided or reduced;
      (6)   To enter into grant agreements, cooperation agreements, and other agreements with governmental entities, civic and community groups, and other persons to effectuate the powers and duties of this section, and to enter into and execute all such other instruments and to perform any and all acts, including the allocation and expenditure of funds subject to appropriation therefor, as shall be necessary or advisable in connection with the implementation of such agreements, including any renewals thereto; and
      (7)   To perform such other duties related to risk management as may be required by the Mayor and to undertake any and all acts the Chief Risk Officer deems necessary to mitigate risk and advance the risk management goals of the City.
   (c)   The Commissioner of Assets, Information, and Services shall consult and work in coordination with the Chief Risk Officer to advance the goals of the City set forth in Section 2-51-050(a)(41).
   (d)   The Risk Manager and the Office of Risk Management shall consult and work in coordination with the Chief Risk Officer to advance the risk management goals of the City.
   (e)   All City departments and, to the extent permitted by law, Sister Agencies shall cooperate with the requests, recommendations, and directions of the Chief Risk Officer to advance their respective risk management goals.
(Added Coun. J. 11-26-19, p. 11390, Art. IV, § 1)
Editor’s note – Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 2, repealed former § 2-4-060, which pertained to contracts for release of claims.
2-4-070  Prisoner release authority.
   The mayor shall have the power and authority to release and discharge, at his discretion, any person imprisoned for the violation of any provision of this code. In each and every case in which such release shall be so made by the mayor he shall cause a proper record thereof to be made and a notice thereof, together with a statement setting out his reasons for such release, to be sent to the city council.
(Prior code § 3-7)
2-4-080  Decorations on public buildings.
   The mayor shall have the power and authority to display flags or other decorations on, in, or about the city hall or other public buildings belonging to the city, on such occasions as he may deem proper.
(Prior code § 3-8)
2-4-090  Observance of Flag Day.
   On or before the tenth day of June, annually, the mayor shall issue a proclamation requesting the observance of the anniversary of the adoption of the flag of the United States by a general display of the national emblem on the fourteenth day of June, and requesting the observance of such anniversary in such other manner as he may deem appropriate.
(Prior code § 3-9)
2-4-100  Reserved.
Editor's note – Coun. J. 10-3-01, p. 68130, § 1, repealed § 2-4-100, which pertained to city newspapers furnished to mayor.
2-4-110  Coordinator of emergency activities.
   The mayor shall be ex officio coordinator of activities in cases of emergency resulting from any explosion, fire, flood, riot, storm or other cause requiring concerted measures for the maintenance of public peace and order, the preservation of life and property and the relief of suffering, or for any of these purposes. He shall formulate, and, as occasion therefor arises, he shall execute plans for the prevention of such emergencies so far as possible and for meeting them effectively when they arise. Obedience to his orders in executing such plans and meeting such emergencies is obligatory upon all departments and heads of departments and upon all other officers and employees of the City of Chicago.
(Prior code § 3-11; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 8.3)