Impending Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale Brings Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. to Cook County Board Meeting
Cook County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting - March 22, 2017
Significant Issue Discussed:
Real Estate Delinquent Tax Sale - Commissioners Gainer, Boykin, and Garcia along with Treasurer Maria Pappas brought the issue to Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., who spoke at the CC Board meeting. He asked all commissioners to inform their constituents about Real Estate Tax Delinquency buyers:
Other items of interest discussed:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS)
Observer - Amy Little
Cook County Board of Commissioners Board and Committee Meetings - March 8, 2017
Significant Actions Taken:
Other Actions Taken:
Other Discussion of Interest: Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Issues
During the Finance Committee’s consideration of a monthly report from CCHHS:
Observer: Priscilla Mims Length of Board Meeting: 1 hour
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings and Board Meeting - February 8, 2017
Committee meetings include: 1. Workforce, Housing and Comm. Dev. 2.Business and Ec. Dev., 3.Criminal Justice,
4.Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, 5.Rules and Administration, 6.Finance 7.Zoning and Building
Significant Decisions Made:
Other Topics Discussed or Referred to Committee
Observer - Kelly Kleiman Meeting Length: Committees - 9am to noon, Full Board - noon to 2:30pm
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings and Board Meeting
January 18, 2017
Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Meeting Meeting Length - 40 minutes
During this meeting the committee continued with hearings related to the fiscal impact of overtime paid to Cook County employees. Today Karen Yarborough, Recorder of Deeds, outlined her office's experience to date with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its impact on overtime.
The Board of Review cross-trains with the Assessor’s office to allow workers to fill in during absences. Cross-training between departments may help offset the issue in the future but apparently needs to be part of union negotiations.
Business and Economic Development Committee
Comm. Gainer asked about information requested for a report on Class 8 Economic Incentive Awards. Susan Campbell, from the Planning and Development Dept. of Cook County stated she had requested the information from the Assessor’s office more than a month ago, but had not received anything back. Chairman Garcia stated his office had received information from the Assessor’s office, only after filing a FOIA, but it was provided in an unhelpful, incomplete format. His office was attempting to compile the information into a meaningful report. Comm. Gainer stated she was willing to make a call to see about getting the necessary information so a report could be produced.
Board of Commissioners Meeting Meeting Length: Only 1 hour 15 minutes!
The Consent Agenda honoring individuals and organizations has been moved to a separate meeting time and it seems to have resulted in a more incisive board meeting. Now each agenda item presented to the Board for consideration is explained in layman’s language by the commissioner presenting the item before action is taken. This clarifies the meeting immensely for both observers and commissioners
Significant Topics Discussed and/or Referred to Committee:
Observer - Amy Little
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings and Board Meeting - December 14, 2016
Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Meeting
Rules and Administration Committee Meeting
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
Significant Items Approved:
Other items of interest:
Observer - Nancy Marcus
Cook County Board of Commissioners Board Meeting - November 16, 2016
Item of Interest:
Cook County Commissioners agreed to a rule change designed to shorten regular meetings by moving the usual set of commendations, resolutions, and congratulations of notable achievements (Consent Agenda) from the Board meeting agenda to a special meeting once a month meant only for these acknowledgments. (Agenda item 16-4645)
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