Committee on Budget and Government Operations + Subcommittee on the Chicago Recovery Plan [remote or in person]

Chicago City Council

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. CST

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121 N LaSalle St Chicago, IL 60602 (Directions)

City Hall, 2nd floor, Council Chambers

You have the option of documenting this meeting in person or remotely.

If you choose to attend in person, an additional hour will be added to your total assignment hours. You may be asked to provide government-issued photo ID and to go through a metal detector.

If you choose to document remotely, the meeting will be live-streamed at

At this link, scroll down to “Meeting Notices.” Look for a navy blue banner directly below that says “Watch now” and click on the link with the correct meeting title to go to a livestream page.

The “Watch now” link may not appear until at or after the meeting’s scheduled start time. If you don’t see it right away, wait a few seconds and refresh the webpage, repeating until the link appears. A video recording of this meeting should be available soon after the meeting ends at

This assignment is to document a meeting of the City Council’s Budget Committee and a hearing/update on the Chicago Recovery Plan, which is how the city is allocating federal COVID-relief funds it received via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). You can find Documenters coverage from past hearings at this link.

This hearing will specifically focus on spending related to affordable housing and arts and culture.

The end time listed on this assignment is an estimation based on the duration of past meetings of this type.

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Agency Information

Chicago City Council

The Chicago City Council is the legislative branch of the government of the City of Chicago and consists of the Mayor and Aldermen elected from each of the City’s fifty wards. Source

If you attend a meeting in person, be prepared to go through a security checkpoint and show photo ID.

Meetings are also livestreamed at

At this link, scroll down to “Meeting Notices.” Look for “Watch now” and click on the link with the meeting title to go to a livestream page. If you don’t see a link for the meeting, you may be early or the meeting may be starting late. Wait a few moments and try refreshing your Internet tab.

Recordings of past City Council meetings may be found here:

See also: “What to Expect at a Meeting of Chicago’s City Council” via the Better Government Association.



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