Cook County Board of Commissioners - Committee and Board Meetings
March 15 and 16, 2023
Finance Committee March 15
Contract Compliance Committee- March 15
Technology & Innovation Committee March 15
Legislation and InterGovernmental Relations Committee March 15
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
March 16 10:30 AM to 1:10 PM
The Board of Commissioners approved previous Committee recommendations with little discussion. Several public speakers complained about the steep increases in property taxes in the Pilsen area. Commissioner Anaya has organized programs on how to appeal the taxes and request exemptions.
The Board honored Secretary of State Jessie White on his retirement. Most of the Commissioners spoke to his service to the County and State and his Jessie White Tumblers Program which has served 18,000 kids over 65 years.
Cook County Board Of Commissioners Meeting
October 20, 2022; 10:30 A.M.
The Board was asked to extend and to increase the recruiting and HR consultation services with Deloitte. The original contract was 11-8-2021 to 11-7-2022. The proposed extension would run 11-8-2022 to 11-7-2023. (Agenda Item 22-5170)
Additional Board Business Was Conducted With Little Discussion
The Board passed resolutions on the following items:
Observer: Georgia Gebhardt
Resolution to Review Compensation of Elected Officials Approved by Cook County Board Finance Committee
Committee Meetings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners
Oct 5 & 6, 2021
Note: all items listed below as being approved by a Committee do not become effective until the Board approves them at the Board meeting held on October 7.
October 5 Meeting Highlights:
Health and Hospitals Committee
Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee
October 6 Meeting Highlights
Observed by: Kathi Graffam Time: 7 hours total
Several Contracts Questioned by Commissioners at Cook County Board Meeting Especially for Clerk Of Court Brown
Cook County Board of Commissioners - Meeting - September 26, 2019
Absent: Commissioner Tobolski
Items referred to Committees for future discussion and consideration:
Committee Recommendations Approved:
Very quickly and without much explanation the following committee items were approved by the Board of Commissioners (I may have missed some that were bundled with other items and approved):
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - September 5, 2019
A Request to enter into and execute a contract with Axon Enterprise, Scottsdale, AZ Axon Enterprise provides law enforcement grade weapons and tech services. The contract is for 5 yr, 9/12/2019 - 9/11/2024. Explanations were provided for the Commissioners’ many questions. It was explained that this contract will provide upgrades and expansion of the existing body worn cameras and TASER weapons inventory that are needed to supply more Cook County Sheriff Department Officers with equipment. Axon is the only company that sells law-enforcement grade weapons which are sold strictly to law enforcement agencies. The TASER will activate their body worn camera; it is the only weapon that will activate the camera. The cloud storage system is unique to Axon. The cameras’ recordings will be sharable with the Public Defender’s Office. The contract was approved. (Agenda Item 19-5076)
The Fair Transit of South Cook County Pilot Study was referred to the Transportation Committee for a more detailed presentation. Commissioner Miller stated that the Public Meeting in the South Suburbs was well attended. Supt. Yonan explained that this 3 year Pilot Program is ready for implementation. The program has several goals, including modest service improvement and improved coordination with PACE, Metra, and CTA. Another benefit of the program should be facilitating access to employment. Yonan explained that Year 1 is the implementation phase. Years 2 & 3 are to evaluate the impact of improvements. (Agenda Item 19-4276)
Criminal Justice Committee - Charitable Bond Fund Commissioner Suffredin reported that the Criminal Justice Committee is waiting for responses from the State’s Attorney’s Office and from the County Clerk regarding questions of implementation of this program. The Committee will return with a completed proposal at the next meeting.
Observer - C. Cosentino Meeting Length - 2 hr. 25 min
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - May 23, 2019
Commissioners Absent - Silvestri and Gainer
What did the Board Decide:
Other Items of Interest
Observer - Cynthia Schilsky Meeting Length: 2 and 1/2 hours
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