Chicago Budget Equity
Below is a chart of our desired results – what we hope will happen with the people in Chicago. These desired results come primarily from three strategic plans that anchor the City’s work: Healthy Chicago 2025, We Will Chicago, and the Climate Action Plan. The Office of Equity and Racial Justice (OERJ) asked each department to make three goals for FY23 aligned to some of the below desired results. One goal needed to be related to an outcome, one to a process, and the third was their choice.
As a reminder, just because they do not have a goal listed in a category does not mean they are not actively doing work in the space; it just means that their racial equity focus for the next year is not in that category (for example, the Chicago Public Health Department’s goals are in Environment, Climate and Energy, Workforce Diversity, and Community Engagement. These are three areas they are putting particular focus into for the next year; they will still continue to do work aligned to the Public Health and Services goal).
|FOCUS AREA||DESIRED RESULTS||DEPTS|
|EQUITY IN OUR OUTCOMES||Housing||All Chicagoans have healthy, accessible, and affordable homes.||DOH, MOPD|
|Environment, Climate, & Energy||All Chicagoans breathe air free from pollutants and have resilient and sustainable communities.||CDPH, DSS|
|Public Safety||All Chicagoans are safe across the city and have trusting relationships with law enforcement and first responders.||COPA, CCPSA, DOF, CFD, DHR, OIG, OEMC, CPD|
|Neighborhood Planning& Development||All Chicagoans live in vibrant neighborhoods that reflect their identities.||DPD|
|Transportation & Infrastructure||All Chicagoans have a safe multi-modal transportation system and broadband access.||CDOT|
|Public Health & Services||All Chicagoans are healthy and benefit from a full range of health and human services.||AIS, CACC, DFSS, CFD, CCHR, CPL, MOPD, DPD, DWM|
|Economic Development||All Chicagoans are economically self-sufficient, can build wealth, and thrive.||BACP, DOB, DOF, DPD, DPS, OPSA|
|Arts & Culture||All Chicagoans celebrate, connect with, and contribute to the City’s creative and cultural ecosystem.||DCASE|
|Lifelong Learning||All Chicagoans gain meaningful knowledge and skills to thrive.||CACC, CDA, DOL, CPL, DPS|
|Workforce Diversity||The City of Chicago’s workforce reflects the demographics of the City, and all employees are connected to training and advancement opportunities.||DOAH, CDA, CACC, BoE, CFD, CDPH, DHR, OIG, DOL, OEMC, CPD, DSS, CDOT, DWM|
|Data||All Chicagoans can obtain, view, or use public facing data from the City of Chicago.||COPA, DCASE, DFSS, BoE, DOH, CCHR, OIG, MOPD, DSS, DWM|
|Contracting||All Chicagoans benefit from and can participate in economic business with the City of Chicago.||AIS, CDA, BACP, DOB, DOH, LAC, DPD, DPS, OPSA|
|Community Engagement||All Chicagoans have a meaningful opportunity to influence City of Chicago programs, policies, and initiatives.||DOAH, CDA, BACP, COPA, CCPSA, DCASE, BoE, DOF, CDPH, CCHR, CPL, OEMC, CPD, Police Board, OPSA, CDOT|
Below is the list of City of Chicago departments and their budget equity submissions for the year. Each department answered three questions:
- What was your department’s biggest win last year that advances racial equity?
- What are your department’s racial equity goals for FY 2023?
- Why did you select these goals? Specifically, how will they advance the ultimate outcomes the City is striving to meet?
Each department’s full name and acronym are below:
Chicago Public Library (CPL)
Department of Housing (DOH)
Regulatory & General Services
Board of Ethics (BOE)
Department of Buildings (DOB)
Department of Finance (the Comptroller's Office)
Department of Law (DOL)