Chief Judge Touts Budget Savings
Cook County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee - Departmental Budget Hearings
October 27, 2017
Office of the Chief Judge
Commissioners absent for all or most of meeting: Morrison, Butler, Goslin, Fritchey, Gainer
Commissioners present: Suffredin, Boykin, Moody, Silvestri, Schneider, Garcia, Sims, Moore, Deer, Daley, Arroyo, Tobolski
Items of Interest:
Chief Judge Tim Evans stated that he has complied with the request to cut 10% of his budget, which would be about $26.4 million. He noted that he had already cut 4% of his budget prior to this request which made the cuts $37 million. The Budget Director, Tanya Anthony, disagrees with his budget cut figures.
2. 20 furlough days per employee to be staggered (so no one would lose their job)
3. close one branch court (at Belmont and Western)
Questioning by commissioners resulted in the following discussions:
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