Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee and Board Meetings
June 15, 16, 2022
Rules Committee June 15, 2022
Board Meeting of the Cook County Commissioners
American Rescue Plan Act Funds
New Flag for Cook County
The Board of Commissioners congratulated Drew Duffy and Martin Burciaga, the winning student and design mentor, on his design of the new flag. (Item 22-3341). Duffy's winning design features six red stars and a sideways “Y” in green and blue on a white background. The stars have seven points to represent the regions of the county, the city of Chicago and the forest preserves, and they are in red to signal social change.
Observer - Kathi Graffam
COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
January 13, 2022-10:00 a.m.
The one and a half hours of public comments at the meeting focused on two main areas: those advocating for continued/increased funding to social agencies and to those opposed to the Cook County Health Department mandate pressing for vaccination and for masking/social distancing.
The remainder of the agenda was passed without a great deal of discussion.
Observer - Georgia Gebhardt
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
February 25, 2021
Public Speakers & Consent Agenda:
Observed by: Diane Edmundson Meeting Length: 3 ½ hours
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - June 18, 2020
The zoom format did not inhibit any of the Commissioners from engaging in lively discussion about many important items. The meeting began and ended with powerful and emotional support for President Preckwinkle and Commissioner Brandon Johnson. The president was front page news that very morning in the Sun-Times with an article about her racist experiences as a child in the 1950’s growing up in St. Paul, Mn. Comm. Daley congratulated her on the article which also gave much credit to her efforts in the area of criminal justice reform. The last part of the meeting belonged to Comm. Johnson’s resolution entitled “Justice for Black Lives” (Agenda Item 20-2867) with almost all Commissioners speaking to this issue and asking to be co-sponsors. (More on this resolution below).
Public comment came in the form of letters summarized by the Secretary of the Board. The League of Women Voters of Cook County's (LWVCC) letter, about the consolidation process of the Recorder of Deeds’ and the Clerk’s offices, was included in the summary. Also included was a letter from Sharlyn Grace of the Chicago Bond Fund in support of Comm. Johnson’s resolution and many others supporting Comm. Anaya’s resolution to stop evictions during Covid. (more on that below)
Highlights of the Meeting:
Observed by Jan Goldberg Meeting Length: just under 4 hours, about 3 hours and 53 minutes
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - February 7, 2018
Significant Topics Discussed:
Significant Decisions Made:
Items to Watch for in the Future:
Commissioners seem to be taking a more active role in how contracts are awarded and whether they are completed on time, accurately, and with reasonable cost.
Observer - Karin Hribar
Cook County Board of Commissioners Committee Meetings and Board Meeting - December 14, 2016
Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Meeting
Rules and Administration Committee Meeting
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
Significant Items Approved:
Other items of interest:
Observer - Nancy Marcus
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