Marijuana Referendum, Sexual Harassment Policy, Public Testimony Decorum Passed Unanimously at County Board Meeting
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committees and Board Meeting
December 13, 2017
Meeting Length: Committees—3 hours 40 minutes, Board meeting—1 hour 40 minutes
Commissioners Absent: Butler, Schneider, Silvestri
Significant Decisions Made:
Significant Topics Discussed and/or referred to committee:
Technology reports presented updates and progress on various technology projects.
Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) presentation:
Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (JTDC) administrator Steve Smith requested another contract extension (Agenda Item 18-0877) to re-hire 30 private security personnel. This is about the 10th extension of this contract since 2008. Concern was expressed by the Board that this was not going out to bid and that late bidding requests came too often. The JTDC has 679 staff which is 2 1/2 staff per juvenile defendant. There are critical staffing issues at JTDC: high absence rate due to almost 40% of staff on FMLA (18% being absent everyday and 21% intermittent absence).
Unexpected Votes and Items to watch for in the Future:
Observer - Karin Hribar
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