October 31, 2016
The Civic Federation supports Cook County’s proposed FY2017 budget of $4.4 billion because it is reasonable, including expenditure reductions and revenue measures that will balance the County’s budgets through FY2019.
The FY2017 budget includes a number of initiatives to close a preliminary deficit of $174.3 million. The full report also discusses Federation support for the realignment of staff positions within the Health System, the County’s reasonable pension funding plan, reduction of debt, technology investments, a ballot measure that would merge the offices of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds and Cook County Clerk as well as steps taken to improve unincorporated areas.
Cook County’s Fiscal Year 2017 begins on December 1, 2016 and ends on November 30, 2017.