Cook County Board Finance Committee - Departmental Budget Review
October 24, 2018
Board of Review
Commissioners absent: Butler, Fritchey, Goslin, Gainer and Garcia.
Board of Review Commissioners Rogers, Patlak and Cabonargi, presented the following:.
Com Suffredin stated that a fairer system is needed. When asked if the department was all right with the CC Board President’s budget, the response was yes.
When asked what areas they would like to grow/improve, the review board stated that they would like to have a separate PTELL unit (I believe it is currently 6 people). The PTELL unit defends challenges. If the Board of Review could have a larger PTELL unit, it could more effectively defend challenges, and that would recover more money for the county which would fund local schools and municipalities. The Board of review asked for $90,000 for its appraisal budget. It also suggested that an additional $750,000 to fund the PTELL defense budget would generate about $1 million for the county. In other words, it would pay for itself. One of the commissioners said that as the county is doing well with revenue (sounded like it was due to increased revenue from sales tax), that it made sense to fund extra money for the Board of Review which would ultimately pay for itself.
Observer - Laura Davis
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