Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
November 4, 2021
The RTA (which includes the CTA, PACE and Metra) presented their 2022 budgets to the Cook County Board for their information as required by law. The Board received and filed the reports.
Commissioners approved an ordinance amendment designating firearm and ammunition tax revenues for gun violence prevention programs. Cook County, pursuant to its home rule powers, implemented a tax on firearms and ammunition to curb the cost of gun violence. (Agenda Item 21-6225)
The Board Referred:
Observer: Amber L Elmer Meeting Length: 4 hours 40 minutes
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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
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What to Watch for:
Observed by: Kim Inman Meeting Length: 1 1/2 hours
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Significant Topic Discussed and Deferred:
November Ballot Referendum - Commissioners in favor of having voters decide this November if the office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds should be consolidated with the County Clerk’s office, dodged a challenge! A new resolution (Agenda Item #16-4660) that would remove the question from the ballot and replace it with an impact study was “deferred”, although public testimony was allowed. Protestors charged that racism motivated the referendum. Commissioners for and against pushed back vigorously on the charge. It is not clear whether deferred means “dead” or if the matter will be taken up again before the November election.
Other Significant Topics Approved or Referred to Committee:
Meeting Rules Changes Under Consideration:
Observer - Diane Edmundson
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