An independent analysis of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2017 budget from the Council Office of Financial Management (COFA) is generally supportive of the mayor’s proposals, with only a few minor critiques, according to a draft obtained by The Daily Line. The COFA report has been held, awaiting Budget Chair Carrie Austin (34)’s approval. Because Austin has not reviewed the report, it was held for a Wednesday early morning release, the day of the budget vote, leading some aldermen to question the value of the report at all.

UPDATE: Only a few minutes after The Daily Line spoke with COFA Director Ben Winick, he emailed the report to Council members.

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