Budget Options

OIG is not currently producing annual budget options. We are dedicated on promoting efficiency, effectiveness of City Government through our Audits of government programs, which can be found here. All previous Budget Options reports are available below.

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 Reports and Related Information


2012 Savings & Revenue Options

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 27, 2012  CONTACT: (773) 478-0534 Jonathan Davey Inspector General Announces Savings and Revenue Options for the City of Chicago Focused on meeting its mandate of promoting efficiency and effectiveness in City government, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released its third annual report of Savings and Revenue Options … [Read More…]

OIG Letter to the City Regarding 2012 Budget Options Report

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.

2011 Budget Options – Printable Version

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2011 CONTACT: (773) 478-0534 Jonathan Davey Inspector General Announces Second Annual Budget Options Report for the City of Chicago Focused on meeting its mandate of promoting efficiency and effectiveness in City government, the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) today released its annual report of Budget Options for … [Read More…]

Administration Response to 2010 Budget Options

The administration’s response to the 2010 Budget Options can be viewed here.

OIG 2010 Budget Options for the City

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 (OIG) released its first report of Budget Options for the City today.