Cook County Board and Finance Committee Meetings - November 15, 2018
By unanimous vote (15 to 0, with Commissioners Butler and Garcia absent), the Cook County Board approved the budget for fiscal year 2019 that begins on December 1, 2018. Prior to that vote, the Finance Committee (a committee composed of all the Commissioners) approved 16 amendments which are incorporated into the final budget.
These amendments include one which increased the Revenue for the General Fund amount by $11.4 million based on (1) higher surplus in TIF accounts released by Chicago, (2) higher projected revenues by the Treasurer, and (3) projected increases in reimbursements from other governments. This additional $11.4 million was disbursed by several amendments which
Two other amendments:
The Finance Committee meeting lasted less than 1 hour, the shortest budget amendment meeting since the League began observing in the mid-2000’s.
Observer - Priscilla Mims
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