Cook County Board Meeting
January 26, 2023
The Board approved:
The Board referred:
Public Comments included:
Observer: Priscilla Mims
Cook County Board - Criminal Justice Committee Meeting
September 21, 2022
Big controversy over Cook County Court use of SCRAM devices
Lots of contradictory points were made by justice groups, public defender office, and some Commissioners vs. the Chief Judge’s Office regarding the Court use of SCRAM ankle bracelets for DUI and other alcohol-related defendants. These devices measure perspiration to determine if the offender has consumed alcohol. The wearer is to avoid all alcohol consumption.
Points made by Jim Anderson, CFO of Chief Judge Office:
1. condition of probation
2. in bond court as a condition of release
3. plea deal to avoid the charge of DUI being on the defendant’s record
Points made by justice groups and some commissioners:
Cook County Board - Pension Committee
September 21, 2022
A steady depletion of assets in Retirement Funds for CC and FPD despite a great investment year (2021)
Observer: Karin Hribar
Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting - December 17, 2020
Virtual Meeting - All Commissioners present
President Preckwinkle left at 2:10 to attend the Covid inoculation. Vice Chair Sims took over.
Follow Up Items
Observer: Kathleen Graffam Meeting Length: 5 hours
Cook County Board of Commissioner Meeting - February 21, 2019
Comm. Suffredin & Arroyo were both absent. All others present
Of Interest: Meeting was speedy!
Observer - Mary Ann Benden
Cook County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee - Departmental Budget Hearings
October 22, 2018
Bureau of Finance - Budget Overview
Office of the President
Office of the Independent Inspector General
Commissioners present at least most of the time: Moody, Daley, Schneider, Suffredin, Boykin, Deer, Arroyo, Moore, Fritchey, Gainer.
Overview of the Budget - Ammar Rizki, CFO, and Tanya Anthony, Budget Director:
Comm. Daley several times reminded the other Commissioners to submit questions in writing that are not answered at the meeting. The answers will then be posted on the website.
Office of the President - Lanetta Hayes Turner, Chief of Staff:
Office of the Independent Inspector General - Pat Blanchard, Independent Inspector General (IIG):
Observer - Karin Hribar
Cook County Board Finance Committee - July 23, 2018
Mid-Year Budget Hearings
The Finance Committee held Mid-Year Budget Hearings in connection with the Preliminary Budget Forecast for fiscal year 2019, Item 18-4447, beginning on July 23 to meet with all areas of County government. This is the first time such a process has been conducted. During the opening public comment period, the League of Women Voters of Cook County commended the Committee, noting that during last year’s meetings on the 2018 budget, a number of ideas to reduce costs were proposed, but there was not enough time to explore these ideas in order for them to be implemented during 2018. The League expressed its hope that having these mid-year hearings would allow time for any such ideas to be put forward and properly considered for the 2019 budget. The League also
Highlights from the hearings:
Priscilla Mims, observer
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