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File #: 17-0059    Version: Name: Chapter 30 - ENVIRONMENT
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 8/24/2016 In control: Environmental Control Committee (Inactive)
On agenda: 3/22/2017 Final action: 4/12/2017
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 17-0059 PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT CHAPTER 30 - ENVIRONMENT BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 30 Environment, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows: ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL Sec. 30-1. - Short title. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Environmental Control Ordinance. Sec. 30-2. - Findings, intent, and purpose and scope. (a) The County Board hereby finds and determines that in the public policy of the County to preserve, protect and improve the air, water and land resources of the County so as to promote the health, safety, welfare and comfort, prevent injury to human health, plant and animal life, and property; foster the comfort and convenience of its inhabitants and to the greatest degree practicable, facilitate the enjoyment of residents and visitors of the living, recreational and business environment of the County and recognizing that environmental damage does ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
Attachments: 1. Environmental Control Ordinance Amendments FINAL, 2. Proposed Subsitute to File 17-0059
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PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 17-0059

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

CHAPTER 30 - ENVIRONMENT

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that Chapter 30 Environment, of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as Follows:

ARTICLE I. - IN GENERAL
Sec. 30-1. - Short title.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Cook County Environmental Control Ordinance.
Sec. 30-2. - Findings, intent, and purpose and scope.
(a) The County Board hereby finds and determines that in the public policy of the County to preserve, protect and improve the air, water and land resources of the County so as to promote the health, safety, welfare and comfort, prevent injury to human health, plant and animal life, and property; foster the comfort and convenience of its inhabitants and to the greatest degree practicable, facilitate the enjoyment of residents and visitors of the living, recreational and business environment of the County and recognizing that environmental damage does not respect political boundaries or subdivisions of the County, and:
(1) Recognizing that air, water, and other types of pollution, solid waste disposal and noise are closely interrelated and must be dealt with as a unified whole;
(2) Recognizing it is the obligation of the Board of Commissioners of the County to manage the affairs of the County so as to minimize environmental damage and encourage and assist local governmental agenciesentities within the County to adopt and implement environmental protection programs consistent with this chapter;
(3) Recognizing the need to assist industry and municipal corporations within the County to promote the development of technology for environmental protection and conservation of natural resources; and
(4) Recognizing the desirability of uniform and consistent pollution abatement, regulations, programs and enforcement, this chapter is being enacted.
(b) The environment in which we live is a basic natural resource of the community....

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