In October 2010, we published our first Budget Options report. The report contains options to decrease City spending or increase City revenue. For each option, we present an overview and an estimate of the savings or increased revenue that the option would generate. Additionally, we include brief discussions of what proponents might argue in support of the option and, conversely, what opponents might argue against the option.
The report is intended to provide a background and framework for more detailed analysis and public discussion and is modeled after reports done by both the Congressional Budget Office at the federal level and the Independent Budget Office in New York City.
Budget Options will be an ongoing project of our office and a new edition will be published each year before the Mayor’s Budget Recommendations are issued.
For the 2011 edition, we have published both a printable version and an online version. The online version will be updated as we receive more information, comments, questions, and criticisms of individual options. Finally, we have also published some of the supporting data behind some of the options that we encourage interested parties to use to further analyze these options.
Budget Options Reports and Related Information
Focused on meeting its mandate of promoting efficiency and effectiveness in City government, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) today released its third annual report of Savings and Revenue Options for the City. This year the IGO’s Savings and Revenue Options Report is comprised of 31 options to cut spending or increase … [Read More...]
On July 3, the IG sent a letter to the City asking for input and ideas for consideration to the 2012 Budget Options Report. The letter can be downloaded by clicking on the link to the right.
Focused on meeting its mandate of promoting efficiency and effectiveness in City government, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) today released its annual report of Budget Options for the City. The IGO’s Budget Options report for the 2012 budget provides a total of 44 separate, stand-alone options to cut spending. This year’s … [Read More...]
The administration’s response to the 2010 Budget Options can be viewed here.
With a renewed focus on the mandate in its founding ordinance to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of City government, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (IGO) released its first report of Budget Options for the City today.