At the beginning of October, President Preckwinkle's proposed $8 billion Executive Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022 was announced. Our goal for the budget is to equitably address the County’s ongoing pandemic response efforts while not increasing taxes or cutting critical services.
Over the next month and a half, the Board of Commissioners will be hard at work preparing for the Fiscal Year 2022 set to take effect on December 1.
Members of the public were invited to weigh in during two virtual public hearings on Thursday, October 21st at 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Testimony for either hearing can be submitted here.
Departmental budget hearings are set to begin on Monday, October 25. The schedule is:
Monday, October 25, 2021
9:00 Bureau of Finance/Budget Overview
10:00 Offices under the President
11:00 Board of Election Commissioners
11:30 Secretary of the Board
12:00 Office of the Public Administrator
12:15 Office of the Independent Inspector General 12:30 Cook County Treasurer
1:00 Cook County Assessor
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
9:00 Cook County Health
10:30 Cook County Public Defender
11:30 Office of the County Clerk
12:30 Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court
1:30 Cook County Board of Review
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
9:00 Cook County State’s Attorney
10:30 Office of the Cook County Sheriff
12:00 Office of the Chief Judge
1:30 Cook County Land Bank Authority
Thursday, October 28, 2021
10:00 Capital Budget Hearing
11:00 ARPA Budget Hearing
All hearings can be streamed live. Recordings of hearings once they've concluded can be found on Legistar.