Finance Committee Meeting of the Cook County Board - February 9, 2016
Significant Decision Made:
The Committee unanimously approved a resolution calling upon the State's Attorney to:
The County’s 2016 budget was balanced based on the expectation of receiving $225.2 million from the State. However, as a result of the State’s fiscal crisis and the lack of a budget authorizing expenditures, the State is paying monies owed to the County very late, if at all.
The main concern at the moment is that the County will not receive $31 million broken down as follows:
- $2 million (to date, but more costs will be incurred) for the State's Attorney's Appellate Assistance Program (which has to be done, so if the State isn't covering it, the County will have to)
- $2.1 million for the Department of Public Health to conduct inspections that are mandated by the State (so again, if the State won't pay, the County will have to)
- $1.8 million for a street project at 167th Street in Harvey that is already underway by the County, but for which word has been received that state funding (previously granted) will not be coming.
Observer: Priscilla Mims
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