Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1104    Version: 1 Name: Ordinance amending the Lake County Standards of Conduct.
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/19/2019 In control: Ethics and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/9/2019
Title: Ordinance amending the Lake County Standards of Conduct.
Attachments: 1. Current Standards Ordinance, 2. SOC Revised Redline, 3. SOC - Clean 7.9.2019
Title
Ordinance amending the Lake County Standards of Conduct.

Staff Summary
* Illinois Public Act 098-0779 authorizes a county board in a county with a population between 300,000 and 2,000,000 residents to, by ordinance, adopt a code of conduct regarding the fiscal responsibility and procurement authority, as required by State law, local ordinance, or county board policy.
* On November 11, 2014, the Lake County Board adopted the Lake County Standards of Conduct.
* In 2019, the Ethics and Oversight Committee reviewed the Lake County Standards of Conduct and identified ways to strengthen and clarify the language in the Standards of Conduct to increase transparency and identify specific measurable expectations of appointees to units for local government or agencies.

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ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the County Board of Lake County is the appointing authority for more than 70 local appointed units of government encompassing nearly 300 appointees; and

WHEREAS, the County Board Chairman has the authority to appoint individuals to serve on the governing bodies (such as boards and commissions) of various units of local government and agencies throughout Lake County, and the individuals appointed must be confirmed by the County Board; and

WHEREAS, Illinois Public Act 097-0084 (55 ILCS 5/5-1133(a)) authorizes a county board in a county with a population between 300,000 and 2,000,000 residents to, by ordinance, require any unit of local government or agency to which the county board chairman or county executive nominates and the county board confirms a majority member appointments to provide the county with detailed information; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the 2010 Census, the population of Lake County is 703,462; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Illinois Public Act 098-0779 (55 ILCS 5/5-1133(b)), counties may, by ordinance, adopt a code of conduct regarding the fiscal responsibility and procurement authority, as required by State law, local ordinance, or county board policy, as wel...

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