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File #: 21-1140    Version: 1 Name: Authorization to Extend Authority for Budget Director for CRF Funds Through February 28, 2021
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE AUTHORITY FOR THE BUDGET DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE BUDGET TRANSFERS FOR COVID AND CRF RELATED MATTERS IN AMOUNTS OVER $50,000 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021 WHEREAS, pursuant to the Cook County Code of Ordinances, Sections 26-36 and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/11, on March 10, 2020, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle found that the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 constitute a public health emergency and issued a proclamation of disaster for Cook County; and WHEREAS, in accordance with Illinois law, on March 16, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") extended the Proclamation of Disaster through September 30, 2020; and WHEREAS, Sections 8 and 9 of the Cook County FY2020 and FY2021 Annual Appropriation Bill (the "Appropriation Bill") authorize the Cook County Budget Director (the "Budget Director") to make budgetary transfers in an amount equal to or less than $50,000 without advance approval ...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JOHN P. DALEY
Indexes: ANNETTE GUZMAN, Budget Director
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

AUTHORIZATION TO EXTEND THE AUTHORITY FOR THE BUDGET DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE BUDGET TRANSFERS FOR COVID AND CRF RELATED MATTERS IN AMOUNTS OVER $50,000 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Cook County Code of Ordinances, Sections 26-36 and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act, 20 ILCS 3305/11, on March 10, 2020, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle found that the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 constitute a public health emergency and issued a proclamation of disaster for Cook County; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Illinois law, on March 16, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners ("Board") extended the Proclamation of Disaster through September 30, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Sections 8 and 9 of the Cook County FY2020 and FY2021 Annual Appropriation Bill (the "Appropriation Bill") authorize the Cook County Budget Director (the "Budget Director") to make budgetary transfers in an amount equal to or less than $50,000 without advance approval of the Board; and

WHEREAS, except for budgetary transfers authorized in Section 8 of the Appropriation Bill, transfers greater than $50,000 that are between the Personal Services, Contractual Services, Supplies and Materials, Operation and Maintenance, Rental and Leasing, Capital Equipment and Improvements, or Contingency or Special Purposes account series require advance approval by the Cook County Board of Commissioners (the "Board") or the Cook County Hospital System Board (the "System Board"); and

WHEREAS, on April 23, 2020, the Board passed Resolution No. 20-2373 which authorized the Budget Director and Comptroller to create and implement any Special Purpose Funds or other accounting measures to track the acceptance and spending of grant dollars or federal reimbursements received, including, specifically, the County's allocation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"); and

WHEREAS, in furtherance of Resolution No. 20-2373, the Budget Dire...

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