Lake County, IL
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File #: 18-0059    Version: Name: Resolution accepting the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability Final Report and providing for the appointment of members to the Lake County Government Reform Implementation Committee.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/9/2018 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 1/16/2018
Title: Resolution accepting the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability Final Report and providing for the appointment of members to the Lake County Government Reform Implementation Committee.
Attachments: 1. LCCGRA Final Report, 2. LCCGRA Attachment A - List of Recommendations, 3. LCCGRA Attachment B - Meeting Agendas and Minutes, 4. LCCGRA Attachment C - Research Memoranda Prepared for the Commission, 5. LCCGRA Appendix 1 - Board Resolution Establishing the Commission, 6. LCCGRA Appendix 2 - Presentations Made to the Commission, 7. LCCGRA Appendix 3 - Research Documents Provided to the Commission, 8. LCCGRA Appendix 4 - Additional Resources Provided to the Commission, 9. LCCGRA Attachment D - Reform Implementation Committee Membership
Title
Resolution accepting the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability Final Report and providing for the appointment of members to the Lake County Government Reform Implementation Committee.

Staff Summary
* The Lake County Board approved the creation of a Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability at its March 10, 2017 meeting and appointed its members on April 11, 2017.
* The bipartisan commission, whose members represented diverse perspectives and backgrounds, held eight meetings in 2017 to review and discuss information about the election of the county board chair, the size of the county board, independent redistricting and other relevant topics, and has submitted a report of its recommendations to the Lake County Board.
* The Lake County Board accepts this report and establishes an Ad Hoc Government Reform Implementation Committee to further examine and implement the recommendations submitted by the Commission.

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RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, The Lake County Board approved the creation of a Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability (LCCGRA) at its March 10, 2017 meeting and appointed its members on April 11, 2017; and

WHEREAS, the bi-partisan Commission, which represented thought leaders from across Lake County and the region, met eight times in 2017 and conducted in-depth research, heard from distinguished experts, and participated in an extensive dialogue about the topics they were challenged to explore, as well as other topics that deserved additional consideration; and

WHEREAS, the Commission concluded that the County functions well and it has the opportunity to be a leader in establishing an independent redistricting commission and serve as model for government reform as the only county in Illinois to embark on this, and joining only three other counties in the country to do so; and

WHEREAS, in its Final Report (attached), the Commission outlines 12 recommendations, as summarized in Att...

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