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City Clerk Anna M. Valencia Announces Permanent Reduced Term City Sticker Option
New Change Makes Reduced Term City Sticker Option Permanent
CHICAGO – Today, City Clerk Anna M. Valencia announced that the Office of the City Clerk’s Reduced Term City Sticker will now be a permanent option.“The Reduced Term City Sticker is an affordable option for all Chicagoans, especially those who cannot afford the cost of a full-term City Sticker in one payment,” said Clerk Valencia. “Making this a permanent option, particularly as the price of gas and inflation continues to rise, will make life a little easier for our residents.”
The current pilot program for the Reduced Term Sticker is set to Sunset on July 31, 2022. The option allows residents to purchase City Stickers for four months, instead of one or two years, at a lower price point. Upon expiration, residents who have chosen the Reduced Term option can continue to buy a Reduced Term City Sticker or renew at the yearly or two-year periods.
“This is a significant step forward to ensure that we have permanent options in place to help low-income drivers and reduce penalties,” remarked Chairman Scott Waguespack who co-sponsored the ordinance and chairs the Committee on Finance. “I applaud Clerk Valencia for her commitment and encourage more Chicagoans to consider this option.”
Since its inception in late 2019, the Office of the City Clerk has sold over 180,000 Reduced Term Stickers and generated over $2.8M in revenue for the City.
"Now, more than ever, it is vitally important for us as City leaders to reduce costs for our residents wherever possible," said Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. "The Reduced Term City Sticker will ensure that they can afford to purchase their City Sticker without having to tap into funds they need for other necessities."
The ordinance will take effect immediately.