Public Safety Spending Options
The 2011 Annual Appropriation Ordinance appropriated $1.93 billion in local funds for Public Safety and an estimated $760 million in employee benefits attributed to Public Safety employees, for an estimated total appropriation of $2.69 billion. Public Safety is primarily composed of three City departments: the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC).
The spending options related to Public Safety are at the links below.
- Fire Department – Reduce Fire Apparatus Staffing to Four Persons
- Police and Fire Department – Eliminate Duty Availability Pay
- Fire Department – Convert Twenty Percent of Fire Suppression Apparatuses to Ambulances
- Police Department – Eliminate Supervisor Quarterly Pay
- Police Department – Eliminate the Marine and Helicopter Unit
- Fire Department – Eliminate the Fire Commissary Contract
- Fire Department – Reduce the Number of Fire Suppression Districts to Four
- Fire Department – Eliminate the Internal Affairs Unit
- Police Department – Civilianize Forensic Services
- Police Department – Move Sworn Officers to Non-administrative Positions
- Fire Department – Transfer the Responsibilities of the Fire Prevention Bureau to the Department of Buildings
- Police Department – Require Police and Firefighter Unions to Fully Pay for the Pension Benefits of Members who Work on Union Business