Vote YES on Cook County November Referendum Question on Elimination of Office of Recorder of Deeds
A study done by The League of Women Voters of Cook County supports a Yes vote in November based on the following:
BECAUSEshould the referendum pass:
Any public policy decisions that should be made by an elected Recorder of Deeds could be made by the elected Cook County Clerk.
The League has found that it is reasonable to assume at least $1 million would be saved each year.
The League has found that there should be some efficiencies realized.
There has never been a requirement in the past for the elected Recorder to have any special expertise, and any expertise needed could be learned or obtained by the Clerk hiring a Deputy Clerk to oversee the recording function.
There is no reason for the recording of deeds function to be independent of the other functions overseen by the Clerk. Neither office serves as a check and balance on the other.
Voters will continue to be able to elect the person responsible for the recording function, and the Clerk will continue to be accountable to the voters.
The Referendum Question as it will appear on your ballot:
“Shall the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be eliminated and all duties and responsibilities of the Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds be transferred to and assumed by, the Office of the Cook County Clerk by December 7, 2020. [ X ] YES [ ] No”
LWVCC encourages a yes vote!!
League member Susan Kern (far left) led a discussion with Wayne Lerner (left), member of the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board, and Laurence Msall (right), President of the Civic Federation.
How Sustainable is the Cook County Health and Hospitals System?
LWVCC LUNCH AND LEARN Annual Fund Raising Event Held on August 11
In many ways, the Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) is in the best position it has been in years. In other ways, it is facing some of its greatest challenges. But both Wayne Lerner, a member of the CCHHS Board of Directors, and Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation, agree that the CCHHS plays a vital role in providing healthcare to the people of Cook County, and it must continue to exist.