OIG Publishes New Report Describing City’s Spending for 2012 NATO Summit
February 1, 2013
The OIG published a report describing the sources and uses of funding for the 2012 Chicago North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit.
The OIG does not make any recommendations in the report, but instead provides the public with a simplified summary of the origin and final uses of $27.4 million the City spent on the event.
Report highlights include:
– The City spent almost $19 million on overtime for City employees doing work related to the Summit.
– For the use of their police forces, three municipalities received $691,106 in compensation from the City.
– The City used funds from 8 government sources, including 7 federal grants, in addition to the $7 million provided by the NATO Host Committee to help cover costs for the Summit.
– With federal approval, the City used several repurposed Federal Emergency Management Agency grants originally awarded to Chicago for post-9/11 infrastructure security.