Forest Preserve District of Cook County FY2010 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

November 30, 2009

The Civic Federation supports the FY2010 Forest Preserve District of Cook County budget of $198.2 million because the District will reduce its property tax levy by $1.1 million and use a portion of its budget reserve funds, rather than increase taxes, to balance its budget. However, the Civic Federation warns that the Forest Preserve District faces fiscal pressures due to rising personnel costs and should transfer law enforcement duties to the Cook County Sheriff and swimming pools to local park districts to maximize operating efficiency.

Read the press release for this analysis here.