Fiscal Year 2006
December 13, 2005
The 2006 Forest Preserve District of Cook County budget passed today by a vote of 12-4.† I voted for it.† This budget incorporates many of the reforms that I have been urging over the last three years.† This budget insures the preservation of our current land holdings and provides for capitol improvements that are long over due.
This budget also insures that the Brookfield Zoo and Chicago Botanic Garden have the resources they need to serve our visitors.†
In the future, we must work to obtain money for land acquisition and expand our restoration activities. The fiscal year 2006 budget for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County was released on November 8, 2005.† President Strogerís budget as introduced for the Forest Preserve District meets the reform agenda that I had previously outlined.† Therefore, I will be supporting the budget as introduced.
Friends of the Forest Preserves, Friends of the Parks, Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter and the Audubon Chicago Region have all endorsed the FY06 FPD budget.
November 8, 2006
The FY06 FPD budget is available on-line at the Districtís website at www.fpdcc.com.† Copies are also available for review in my Evanston District office located at 820 Davis, Suite 104, in Evanston or at my Rogers Park office located at 1409 Morse Ave., in Chicago.† My district offices are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.† If you wish to schedule an appointment, please call 847-864-1209.†
The FPD Board of Commissioners is scheduled to vote on the budget on December 13, 2005 at 10 a.m. in County Board Room, 118 N. Clark, room 567.