Chicago Development Fund
The Chicago Development Fund is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation that allocates New Markets Tax Credits to help stimulate private sector investment in economically distressed communities. The tax credits are converted into investment capital for community and economic development projects in qualified low-income census tracts. The Board of Directors consists of nine ex officio members: Commissioner of the Department of Planning and Development, Director of the Office of Budget and Management, City Treasurer, City Chief Financial Officer and the chairpersons of the City Council committees on finance, economic and capital development and budget and government operations.
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.
No public comment policy available
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.