Town Hall Answers

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Name Town Hall Answers
Attribution City of Chicago
Category Administration & Finance
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Created 2011-09-02T21:45:26Z
Publication Date 2011-09-02T21:45:26Z

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series e:8piv-mrrj d:2011-09-04T09:47:11.000Z t:topic=Lincensing t:zip_code=60608 t:location="Kennedy King" t:answer="The City does require businesses  to have a  license that operate a business through a kiosk, they are not exempt from licensing requirements. The parking meters in Chicago are currently under a monitored contract that provides the necessary oversight and enforcement that typically comes with licensing." t:question="Business licenses. The kiosk industry does advertise themselves as the near business model but many kiosks in the city of Chicago do not hold business licenses unlike other cities that require them.  This can include everything from Redbox to parking meters. Normal businesses pay to operate. They should too!" m:row_number.8piv-mrrj=3

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| :updated_at | zip_code | question                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             | answer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             | topic              | location     | 
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| 1315129631  | 60649    | CPS, Slum landlords; mold and mildew. Also, questions about Veteran Affairs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         | Thanks for coming to the budget town hall and submitting a question card. It's not entirely clear what questions you have or information you need regarding these subject areas but you can always call 311 to receive information and submit service requests.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    | Veterans Affairs   | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60628    | House Taxes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          | Thanks for coming to the budget town hall and submitting a question card. It's not entirely clear what questions you have or information you need regarding these subject areas but you can always call 311 to receive information and submit service requests.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    | Property Taxes     | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60608    | Business licenses. The kiosk industry does advertise themselves as the near business model but many kiosks in the city of Chicago do not hold business licenses unlike other cities that require them. This can include everything from Redbox to parking meters. Normal businesses pay to operate. They should too! | The City does require businesses to have a license that operate a business through a kiosk, they are not exempt from licensing requirements. The parking meters in Chicago are currently under a monitored contract that provides the necessary oversight and enforcement that typically comes with licensing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     | Lincensing         | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60619    | Dept. Streets & Sanitation, Police Department, Vendor/Peddlers - required licenses?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  | The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection licenses peddlers and mobile food vendors in the City of Chicago. To find out more about licensing you can visit www.cityofchicago.org/bacp or call 312-74-GOBIZ. We need more information on this question.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            | Licensing          | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60637    | What is the strategy to improve the graduation rate for students who attend city colleges?                                                                                                                                                                                                                           | The City Colleges 3 year graduation rate for first-time, full-time students of 7% is far lower than peer institutions and they are actively engaged in a comprehensive Reinvention effort to improve degree attainment, job placement and career advancement and ensure students? success. Through Reinvention, faculty, staff and students are involved in a full-scale examination of programs and operations ? from a review of adult education and remediation programs to student supports and faculty and staff development and more. CCC aims to create a community college system through which any student can find success and meet their goals. You can read more about the efforts to date at: www.reinventingccc.org. | Graduation rate    | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60616    | Past CPS Records                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     | Please contact the Chicago Public Schools for your request for information about past CPS records.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 | schools            | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60644    | How do you close the disparity in the way innercity schools are funded compared to the schools funded by property taxes?                                                                                                                                                                                             | Property taxes are the base of funding in every district which cause disparities in schools across Illinois. This is an issue for the state legislature to consider and address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   | School Funding     | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60628    | Are there going to be more cuts from Chicago Public Schools and what happens to the money for the lottery? Also, the food in the schools for lunch and breakfast, you can save because most of it is thrown away?                                                                                                    | ? The CPS Board recently approved a balanced budget for FY 12. ? The money from the lottery is directed to the state?s general fund, not to CPS. The state then distributes funding to school districts throughout Illinois. ? Last year CPS introduced new food service menus that meet or exceed USDA standards. However, CPS continues to review their menu offerings and work with their vendors to provide nutritious food to CPS students.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   | School Budget Cuts | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60619    | Why does the principal allow the children to fight at Arthur R. Ashe etc. And why are the parents being sent to jail for voicing their opinion! Thank you, Mr. Mayor                                                                                                                                                 | We do not condone fighting at school. Under our new Network structure, Chiefs of Schools will be working closely with principals to ensure that school environments are those of teaching and learning and that behavioral issues are dealt with appropriately.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    | Arthur Ashe        | Kennedy King | 
| 1315129631  | 60615    | Why doesn't the City eliminate the districting method to fund public schools so all schools receive equal funding regardless of income tax generated in a specific district.                                                                                                                                         | Property taxes are the base of funding in every district and not statewide funding which cause disparities in schools across Illinois. This is an issue for the state legislature to consider and address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         | School Funding     | Kennedy King |