Cook County Board Finance Committee
Departmental Budget Hearings:
October 27, 2021
This report covers the meetings with the Chief Judge and the Land Bank.
Chief Judge presented by Honorable Tim Evans
Proposed 2022 Budget: $287,915,856 2021 Budget: $273,508,315
(2022 includes $1.9 M from American Rescue Plan funds)
Proposed 2022 FTEs: 2,906.6 2021 FTEs: 2,872.6
(2022 includes 29 FTEs from American Rescue Plan funds)
The Chief Judge’s office is the administrative office serving the Circuit Court of Cook County. The office supervises non-judicial employees who provide a wide range of services including judicial support, probation, guardianship, Juvenile Detention, clinical and other support.
The Chief Judge stated that the Chief Judges Office is more than hearings in Court and emphasized the good work they are doing with the money that they are given. Some of the highlighted offices under the Chief Judge include:
Chief Judge Evans will submit 2 amendments to the Chief Judge’s budget:
Land Bank Authority presented by Eleanor Gorski, Executive Director
Proposed 2022 Budget: 15,020,440 2021 Budget: 15,232,149
Proposed FTEs: 13 2021 FTES: 12
The Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA) will acquire, hold, and transfer interest in real property throughout Cook County to promote redevelopment and reuse of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed, or tax delinquent properties, and support targeted efforts to stabilize neighborhoods.
Executive Director Gorski began her job in August of 2021.
CCLBA Outlook for 2022 that will keep administrative costs flat. Some of the highlights include:
Observer: Nancy Marcus
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