There are three items on the agenda for the City Council’s Committee on Special Events and Cultural Affairs, chaired by Ald. Tom Tunney (44):

  • The reappointment of Martin Laird Koldyke to the Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners: The seven member body, all appointed by the mayor, is in charge of setting policies, governing operations, and designing programs for the Park District. Koldyke, a co-founder and Managing Partner of Winona Capital Management, was first appointed to the board in 2011.
  • Expenditure of Open Space Impact Fee Funds for Nettlehorst School: The ordinance from the Department of Planning and Development would use $400,000 of “Open Space Impact Fees” to support the construction of a roughly quarter acre park at 3252 North Broadway, next to the school. Open space impact fees are collected from residential developments that create new dwelling units “without contributing a proportionate share of open space and recreational facilities for the benefit of their residents as part of the overall development.”
  • Agreement with Home Run Inn, Inc for Beverage Services at Millennium Park: This ordinance would allow for Home Run Inn Chicago 31 to manage beverage services at the concession stand adjacent to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The operator would be allowed to serve draft beer, wine, premium low alcohol beverages, bottled water, soft drinks and coffee. They’ll be required to submit a beverage plan and budget to the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events before opening the stand.