Chicago City Council Committee on Housing and Real Estate
The Committee on Housing and Real Estate has jurisdiction over all housing, redevelopment and neighborhood conservation matters and programs (except Zoning and Building Codes), City planning activities, development and conservation, matters generally affecting the Chicago Plan Commission, the City's housing agencies and the Department of Planning, City and Community Development. It also has jurisdiction over all acquisitions and dispositions of interest in real estate by the City, its agencies and departments. The Committee's jurisdiction includes all other acquisitions and dispositions of interest in real estate which the City Council is required to approve under state or federal law. The Committee has jurisdiction over all leases of real estate, or of space within buildings to which the City or any of its agencies, departments or offices, is a party.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.