City of Chicago FY2002 Proposed Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

November 28, 2001

The Civic Federation supported the proposed FY2002 City of Chicago budget of $4.6 billion because: the budget did not include any broad-based tax increases; it eliminated 538 vacant positions for a net savings of $22 million; it cut 5% from all non-safety related agencies; and it froze overtime and hiring except for key health, safety and security programs.