Public Building Commission of Chicago
The Public Building Commission of Chicago is an independent agency formed in 1956 to maintain, acquire and build municipal buildings such as schools, libraries, parks, police stations and firehouses.
The Mayor of the City of Chicago serves as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Of the ten commissioners, one each is appointed by the Chicago Board of Education, the Chicago Park District, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The Chairman, with the advice and consent of the City Council, appoints the remaining board members who represent labor, commerce, clergy and the community.
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.