Important Events, Dates Regarding Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance
Grass-roots community group Skokie Voice has shared information regarding the proposed multi-unit ordinance. Check out these important meeting dates and information regarding the multi-unit proposal.
From the community ~
The Village of Skokie is considering initiating a multi-unit rental licensing program. Within the Village there are approximately 1,200 multi-unit buildings providing 5,000 units of rental housing. The Village is pursuing licensing as a proactive and preventative initiative to strengthen the communication and partnership between landlords and the Village. Licensing of multi-unit buildings is quite common in the Chicago metropolitan area.
The Village's Public Safety Commission hosted two public hearings on April 18 and May 14, 2012 regarding the proposal. Following the public hearings and the Commission's deliberations the Commission endorsed the proposed multi-unit rental licensing program.
The Village Board voted to concur with the proposal at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 16, 2012.
The proposal will be converted to a draft ordinance for the Village Board's consideration at the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
Skokie Voice supports this proposed ordinance as a means to enhance public safety and compliance with property standards. Village action follows a November 2011 meeting with officials in which members of the Skokie Voice Community Safety and Housing Committees presented research findings and urged new public-safety measures.
On July 20, Skokie Voice issued a statement commending the Village Board for its July 16 action, encouraging passage of the ordinance.To view the statement, please visit the home page of www.skokievoice.org.
Previous coverage on Skokie Patch
- Skokie Closing in on Multi-Unit Licensing
- Landlord: 'Village Seems to Think I Should Be The Police Department'
- Police Chief, Village Discuss Crime at Skokie Voice Forum
- Is Skokie's Multi-Unit License a Double Edged Sword?