COOK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONER’S MEETING
September 22, 2022
During new business, commissioners were asked to suspend the rules to take up fourteen  new items. The rules call for new items to be deferred to committee for consideration if the item or items have been introduced less than 48 hours before the Board meeting. Commissioner Gainer supported by Commission Sean Morrison noted that several of these items were not emergencies and were for expenditures totaling around $40 million dollars. Commissioner Gainer noted that it seems to be circumventing the Board’s procedure for referring new items to committees. Commissioner Morrison agreed and said that, in particular, items with an RFP process should go to committee. Notwithstanding these objections, nine of the resolutions were passed and five were referred to committee.
No action was taken on the ordinance amendment that would limit public testimony to 60 min. #22-4697 or #22-3155 proposed changes to ethics rules to align them with the new IL law.
In addition, the Board approved the following items approved in prior Committee Meetings:
Finance Committee meeting of Sept. 21:
Legislation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee meeting of Sept. 21:
Public Speakers included:
Observer: Diane Edmundson
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