TIF Reform Panel Final Report
In August 2011, with the support of Civic Consulting Alliance and partners, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) reform panel presented this report outlining its recommendations for improving Chicago’s use of TIF, a development tool that generates roughly $500 million in incremental property tax revenue each year.
100-Day Mayoral Progress Report
At the 100-day mark of his administration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel released this progress report on his Transition Plan. Many of the accomplishments reported were achieved with the support of Civic Consulting Alliance and our partners.
Cook County STAR Report
In July 2011, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle released the initial report of the County’s new performance management program, STAR (Set Targets, Achieve Results). STAR is a cornerstone of President Preckwinkle’s plan to establish a new culture of performance in Cook County. The program aims to lower the cost of government, improve services, and allow the public to judge the County’s effectiveness.
Final Report of the Joint Committee on City-County Collaboration
On June 13, 2011, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Mayor Rahm Emanuel released a report outlining $66 million to $140 million in annual savings and revenue that could result from unprecedented collaboration between the City and County. The report was developed by the Joint Committee on City-County Collaboration, a seven-member group of non-profit, community, and business leaders. Schiff Hardin LLP, Alvarez & Marsal, and Civic Consulting Alliance worked pro bono with the committee and City and County staff to develop the report. Accenture and Mayer Brown provided pro bono research support.
Michael Reese Hospital Site Tech Park Advisory Panel Report
On May 11, Mayor Daley released this report, showing that a successful technology park developed on the Michael Reese site–approximately 37 acres of mostly vacant land on the city’s South Side–could create as many as 20,000 – 25,000 jobs across the region when fully developed. The report is the work of an advisory panel named to assess the future use of the site, which is located between 26th and 31st streets and between Martin Luther King Drive and Lake Shore Drive.
The Chicago 2011 Transition Report
Over a period of two and a half months, Mayor-elect Emanuel’s transition team and 15 Civic Consulting Alliance partners conducted a review of the City’s priorities and developed proposals for improvement. The final product of this work, the Chicago 2011 Transition Report, was published on May 10th, 2011. The report contains more than 50 ideas that the administration will launch immediately, as well as ideas for the term that will position Chicago for the next 40 years.
City-County Collaboration First Quarter Report
In March 2011, the Joint Committee on City County Collaboration issued this first quarterly report on the status of collaboration between the City of Chicago and Cook County. In the first quarter, an estimated $11 million was saved for the 2012 budgets of both governments, and services were improved in many areas.
Cook County 100-day Report Card
On March 16, 2011, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle released a report detailing her first 100 days in office. Of the 37 initiatives in her Transition Report, 11 were completed within the first 100 days.