Special Cook County Board and Finance Committee Meetings
November 16, 2023
Completing a process that began this summer, the Cook County Board unanimously passed a budget for fiscal year 2024 totaling $9.26 B on November 16, 2023. This budget contains no increases in taxes or fees. It does continue to utilize ARPA funds of about $682 M, mainly for special programs, as opposed to ongoing operations. However, as part of this budget, the County has also begun setting aside some funds for future use to continue those ARPA programs that are deemed most beneficial beyond 2026, when no further ARPA funds may be spent. See the Observer Reports on the Budget meetings that were held on October 24 thru 26 that are posted on this web site for more information about the initial proposed budget. The 2024 fiscal year begins December 1, 2023.
Amendments to the Original Budget Proposal
The $9.26 B budget passed reflects an increase of $126 M over the initial budget proposed by President Preckwinkle in October as a result of 7 of the 22 amendments approved at the Finance Committee meeting:
Public Speakers at the beginning of the Special Board Meeting included
Observer: Priscilla Mims
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