Chicago City Council Committee on Finance
The Committee on Finance has jurisdiction over tax levies, industrial revenue bonds, general obligation bonds and revenue bond programs, revenue orders, ordinances and resolutions, the financing of municipal services and capital developments; and matters generally affecting the Department on Finance, the City Comptroller, City Treasurer and Department of Revenue; and the solicitation of funds for charitable or other purposes on the streets and other public places. The Committee has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the audit and review of expenditures of funds appropriated by the Council or under the custody of the City Treasurer, all claims under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, the condominium refuse rebate program and all other pecuniary claims against the City or against funds over the custody of the City Treasurer. The Committee also has jurisdiction over all personnel matters relating to City Government.
Grades are based on information from December 2019
The first step toward participating in a public meeting is knowing when and where it is, and getting context on the decisions it’s been making.
The Illinois Attorney General has said that all public bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act must provide an opportunity for members of the public to address public officials at open meetings. Public comment periods offer an avenue for people to support or oppose policy decisions and provide information that might not otherwise be represented in a meeting.
Knowing the time and location of a meeting is one thing, but it doesn’t necessarily make getting there any easier. Varying meeting times and locations can reduce barriers for attendees.