A Special Service Area (SSA) is defined by Illinois State Statute as a contiguous area within a municipality or county in which special services are provided in addition to those services provided generally throughout the municipality or county. Special services include things like landscaping, advertising, public art, and extra garbage collections. The special services are paid from revenues collected from taxes levied or imposed upon property within that area.
Two sets of measures were used to score programs by staff. The
first set was Basic Program Attributes. These were first scored by the departments and
then reviewed for accuracy by the Finance and Law Department staff. These measures
captured metrics including whether a program was mandated to be provided by the
state or federal government and its level of internal cost recovery. Details of these
measures are included in Attachment A - PBB Scoring Guidelines.
The second set of measures was City Council Goals. For this set, staff rated programs
based on their relevance to the 2018 City Council goals of: Infrastructure and Facilities,
Community Development and Job Creation, Affordable Housing, Police and Community
Relations, Stabilize Finances, and Equity.
Data shows the number adult and juvenile suspects, arrestees, and contact cards from the first quarter of 2017. Information is categorized by race and ethnicity and percentage of the total number for each category.