ETA: And, the ordinance passes Wednesday, during the last City Council meeting of the Daley years. Maybe this is his legacy after all.
The long-awaited, much-debated shared kitchens ordinance has been approved by the city’s licensing committee. Among other things, the ordinance creates a new category of business license for users of shared kitchens, and cuts the fee for that license by half, to $330 for a two-year license. A temporary, 90-day license is also being created that’ll cost short-term users of shared kitchens $75 a pop, so someone seeking to, say, can and sell farm-fresh tomatoes can get in on the action of August without having to come up with a lot of scratch.