Cook County Saves $200 Million for Residents
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle delivered on her promise to roll back the sales tax, saving $200 million for the County's residents. The rollback is made possible by a series of money-saving initiatives, including performance management, criminal justice reform, foundation partnerships, a desk audit, and strategic sourcing, that have been undertaken with Civic Consulting Alliance partners.
On March 16th, President Preckwinkle published a report detailing her first 100 days in office. Of the 29 initiatives laid out in the December transition plan, 11 have been completed, many thanks to help from Civic Consulting partners.
"Unlike most other politicians, [President Preckwinkle] won't force us media hacks to Google what she actually said during her election quest," wrote the New York Times. "It's all there."
Dan Potratz of Abbott, who is helping Cook County save up to $30 million in purchasing costs, said, " I am excited to see the new direction and enthusiasm the County's purchasing office has exhibited, and I will eagerly watch as the projects that I have helped initiate take root."