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File #: 14-5780    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Filed
File created: 10/1/2014 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 10/2/2012 Final action: 11/30/2014
Title: 320223 AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 34, ARTICLE II, SECTION 34-40 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT). Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner. The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance Amendment. PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 34, ARTICLE II, SECTION 34-40 TO THE USE OF CONTINGENCY FUNDS BY COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 34, Article II, Section 34-40 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows: Sec. 34-40. - Use of contingency funds by Commissioners (018-890). (a) Contingency funds may be provided to assist Commissioners in the execution of their official duties and responsibilities as Cook County Board Commissioners for their respective districts. (b) These funds must be allocated or provided in each Commissioner's annual budget request. The maximum amount that can be allocated in each Commissioner's annual budget is...
Sponsors: LARRY SUFFREDIN
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320223
AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 34, ARTICLE II, SECTION 34-40 (PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT). Submitting a Proposed Ordinance Amendment sponsored by Larry Suffredin, County Commissioner.

The following is a synopsis of the Proposed Ordinance Amendment.

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

AN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 34, ARTICLE II, SECTION 34-40 TO THE USE OF CONTINGENCY FUNDS BY COMMISSIONERS ORDINANCE

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that Chapter 34, Article II, Section 34-40 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 34-40. - Use of contingency funds by Commissioners (018-890).
(a) Contingency funds may be provided to assist Commissioners in the execution of their official duties and responsibilities as Cook County Board Commissioners for their respective districts.

(b) These funds must be allocated or provided in each Commissioner's annual budget request. The maximum amount that can be allocated in each Commissioner's annual budget is $12,000, or the equivalent of $1,000 per month. The allocation for the contingency fund is to be subtracted from the full department budget request of the Commissioner's office. Failure to expend the monthly contingency fund allocation will result in that month's allocation being returned to the County General Fund and the loss of that allocation to the Commissioner.

Any expenses that are reimbursable as contingent expenses as outlined below may only be allocated in the contingency fund line item of the Commissioner's office budget. No separate line items may be created in the Commissioner's budget for expenditures that are reimbursable as contingent expenses, i.e. travel, education, etc.

(c) The following shall apply to the expenditure and reimbursement of contingency funds by each Commissioner:

(1) Contingency funds shall be expended for the following:
a. Costs relating to attendance at meetings and events for official County business, including such ite...

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