Cook County Board of Commissioners Meeting
June 24, 2021
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 am in a hybrid meeting with some commissioners present in the County Board Room and others connecting virtually. Public speakers can now testify in person in the lobby area or virtually.
Michael Stone of the Center for Disability & Elder Law voiced his support for the proposed ordinance amendment to permanently reduce the Transfer on Death Instrument recording fee to $48. This fee must be paid before the owner's death. Then the transfer of residential property from owner to beneficiary(s), upon the owner's death, is effective. If the transfer is complete, probate can be avoided which aids low-income families and disabled people. [The Commissioners approved the ordinance amendment [Substitute 21-3868] to reduce the Transfer on Death Instrument recording fee to $50].
American Rescue Plan:
Other Board Action:
Commissioner Suffredin commented that CC's Legal Aid, Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Mediation Program along with the CC Emergency Rental Assistance Program (rent and utilities) is playing a big role in preventing evictions and mortgage foreclosures in parallel with the extended eviction moratorium.
Observed by Michele Niccolai Meeting Length: 4 hours
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