Proposed $4.8 Billion Cook County Budget Includes Possible Beverage Tax with Promise of No New Taxes Through 2019
Cook County Board Special Meeting - October 13, 2016
Presentation of 2017 Executive Budget by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle
President Preckwinkle presented the following to the Cook County Board:
Departmental Hearings - held by the Cook County Board Finance Committee for review of the Proposed Budget begin on Monday, October 17.
Public Comments: At the start of the Board meeting, there were a number of speakers who expressed support for the proposed Sweetened Beverage tax, mainly on the basis that such a tax can be expected to reduce consumption of those beverages, resulting in improved health.
Public Hearings: An opportunity for the public to comment about the budget to the Finance Committee.
To register to speak
Observer - Priscilla Mims
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