Intergovernmental Agreements (Department of Planning and Development)

Matt Chapman filed this request with the Department of Planning and Development of Chicago, IL .
Multi Request Intergovernmental Agreements
Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: Matt Chapman


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all intergovernmental agreements.

An example of an intergovernmental agreement is: https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/dcd/tif/T_014_CTACentralLoopIGA.pdf

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matt Chapman

From: Department of Planning and Development

On behalf of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, I am responding to your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request(s) dated and received by our office on July 01, 2019. On July 4th, 2019, DPD was closed due to a federal holiday. At this time, I am seeking an extension of five additional working days to respond to the request for one or more of the following reasons identified in 5 ILCS 140/3(e) of FOIA:

() the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;
( ) the request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records;

(x ) the request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it;
() the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;
(x ) the requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the FOIA or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;
() the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by 5 ILCS 140/3(d) without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;
( ) there is need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

Sincerely,
[cid:image001.jpg@01D53588.F31C24F0]

Angelica Lis
FOIA Officer
Department of Planning and Development
312-742-7144

From: Matt Chapman

The records that I am seeking are those agreements that were created to satisfy the statutory requirements from (5 ILCS 220/) Intergovernmental Cooperation Act and other acts which include references to intergovernmental agreements, their creation, or maintenance. Of note, (5 ILCS 220/3.2). I am not sure how much further narrowing you'll need, as these are standard agreements throughout Illinois that should be readily available to maintain statutory requirements. Please reach out to the respective director, as defined by the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act.

Furthermore, the records responsive to this request will be used to build a greater public understanding of Chicago's decisions, policies, procedures, rules, standards, and other aspects of government activity that affect the conduct of government and the lives of any or all of the people. As such, I humbly ask that the unduly burdensome exemption be waived, as the public interest greatly outweighs the burden on the public body. Consider that the burden is placed on the public body to show that the burden on the public body is outweighted by the public's interest.

From: Department of Planning and Development

Max,

Please see attached

From: Matt Chapman

Thank you!

From: Department of Planning and Development

Max,

Please give me a call at 312-742-7144

Thank you,

Angelica Lis
City of Chicago
Department of Planning and Development
121 N. LaSalle St. Room 1000
Chicago, IL 60602
[DPD_LOGO_rectangular_small]

From: Department of Planning and Development

On behalf of the City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development, I am responding to your Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") request(s) dated and received by our office on July 09, 2019. At this time, I am seeking an extension of five additional working days to respond to the request for one or more of the following reasons identified in 5 ILCS 140/3(e) of FOIA:

() the requested records are stored in whole or in part at other locations than the office having charge of the requested records;
( ) the request requires the collection of a substantial number of specified records;

( ) the request is couched in categorical terms and requires an extensive search for the records responsive to it;
(XX ) the requested records have not been located in the course of routine search and additional efforts are being made to locate them;
( ) the requested records require examination and evaluation by personnel having the necessary competence and discretion to determine if they are exempt from disclosure under Section 7 of the FOIA or should be revealed only with appropriate deletions;
() the request for records cannot be complied with by the public body within the time limits prescribed by 5 ILCS 140/3(d) without unduly burdening or interfering with the operations of the public body;
( ) there is need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, with another public body or among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the determination or in the subject matter of the request.

Sincerely,
[cid:image001.jpg@01D53C02.89C4E0C0]

Angelica Lis
FOIA Officer
Department of Planning and Development
312-742-7144

From: Department of Planning and Development

Max,

All intergovernmental agreements can be found on the City Clerk's website.

From: Department of Planning and Development

Max, I replied to your request previously and im uncertain if you received my response. However, all of that information can easily be found on the City Clerk's website using the Legistar search function.

From: Matt Chapman

My name is Matt. Do you know if those are the agreements for all Chicago agencies?

From: Department of Planning and Development

Correct

From: Department of Planning and Development

In response to your request, please note that while the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") requires a public body to produce documents (5 ILCS 140/3(a) "Each public body shall make available to any person for inspection or copying all public records, except as otherwise provided in section 7 of this Act."), the FOIA does not require a public body to provide answers to questions or create documents. In fact, 5 ILCS 140/3.3 provides that FOIA "is not intended to compel public bodies to interpret or advise requesters as to the meaning or significance of the public records." Additionally, in Kenyon v. Garrels, 184 Ill. App. 3d 28, 32 (4th Dist. 1989), the Illinois Appellate Court noted that FOIA "does not compel the agency to provide answers to questions posed by the inquirer."

All of the city's agreements are posted on the City's website.

From: Department of Planning and Development

Matt,

What documents are you seeking. All intergovernmental agreements are online.

Files

pages

Close