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Chicago Election: From Weed to Rent Control, These Are The Questions That Will Be On The Ballot Depending On Your Ward

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    Chicago Election: From Weed to Rent Control, These Are The Questions That Will Be On The Ballot Depending On Your Ward
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    Depending on what neighborhood you live in, your ballot for the Feb. 26 election could ask you about your opinion on topics like rent control and what the city should do with tax revenue from recreational marijuana if it is legalized.

    The questions are designed to gauge public opinion on policy issues and do not have any legal force. But they are still a useful tool for elected officials to see how their constituents feel about relevant issues on a hyper-local scale.

    Anyone can get a referendum on the ballot in their precinct if they get a petition signed by a number of registered voters equal to 8 percent of the votes cast for governor in any precinct or any ward.

    Here are the questions which will be asked on Feb. 26 in each ward:

    • In the event that the recreational use and sale of marijuana is legalized in the State of Illinois, should the City of Chicago appropriate tax or other revenues it receives from the sales of marijuana to fund neighborhood reinvestment in low-income disenfranchised communities hit hard by the war on drugs?

    6th Ward

    5th Precinct

    23rd Precinct

    26th Precinct

    16th Ward

    33rd Precinct

    17th Ward – all precincts

    24th Ward

    5th Precinct

    20th Precinct

    30th Precinct

    28th Ward – all precincts

    29th Ward

    2nd Precinct

    3rd Precinct

    16th Precinct

    26th Precinct

    28th Precinct

    • Should the state of Illinois lift its ban on rent control?

    1st Ward

    1st Precinct

    17th Precinct

    20th Precinct

    24th Precinct

    26th Precinct

    30th Precinct

    26th Ward

    2nd Precinct

    6th Precinct

    8th Precinct

    9th Precinct

    12th Precinct

    24th Precinct

    40th Precinct

    45th Ward

    11th Precinct

    15th Precinct

    17th Precinct

    50th Ward

    8th Precinct

    13th Precinct

    • Should our alderman support a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) ordinance to prevent the displacement of residents from the area surrounding the Obama Center by having: 1) 30 percent set-aside of affordable housing; 2) Property tax freeze; 3) Funding for local jobs and affordable housing?

    5th Ward

    5th Precinct

    20th Ward

    1st Precinct

    22nd Precinct

    23rd Precinct

    • Should our alderman support a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) ordinance to prevent the displacement of residents from the area surrounding the El Paseo Trail by having: 1) 30 percent set-aside of affordable housing; 2) Property tax freeze; 3) Funding for local jobs and affordable housing?

    12th Ward

    15th Precinct

    18th Precinct

    22nd Ward

    15th Precinct

    25th Ward

    12th Precinct

    13th Precinct

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