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Old 08-10-2015, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Virginia Beach: $1.7 billion.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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So NY has 2x the population of L.A. but 9x the budget? That seems... odd.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:06 PM
 
Location: So California
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So NY has 2x the population of L.A. but 9x the budget? That seems... odd.

Yeah, how do they collect so much revenue and what is it spent on? I know their police force is enormous and that taxes are generally high there...
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Yeah, how do they collect so much revenue and what is it spent on? I know their police force is enormous and that taxes are generally high there...
I can think of 3 reasons. I might be wrong but doesn't LA has county or municipal taxes or something? NYC doesn't have that extra layer of government, we have no counties. Plus, NYC is very centralized so all the businesses and employees come into the city, as opposed to LA where a lot of the stuff is outside the city limits. Third, Wall street.
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Eventually cities like LA, NY and especially Chicago will run out of other peoples money and will go the way of Detroit and San Bernardino,CA. The sooner the better as far as I'm concerned.
??? NYC budget deficit is only like 1-2% a year, even under the spender DeBlasio.

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Old 08-10-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I've searched and failed for a compiled list of the largest city budgets in the US, but perhaps we could all make one here. I've only searched for a few individual cities and have listed their latest numbers.

1. New York - $77.7B
2. Washington, DC - $13B
3. Los Angeles - $8.6B
4. San Francisco - $8.56B
5. Chicago - $7.3B
6. Houston - $5.1B

Philadelphia - $3.95B
Portland, OR - $3.71B
Austin - $3.6B
Baltimore - $3.36B
Dallas - $3.08B
Boston - $2.86B
Nashville - $1.97B
Denver - $1.72B
Kansas City, MO - $1.47B
Oklahoma City - $1.25B
Phoenix - $1.16B
Detroit - $1.1B
St. Louis - $1B
Miami - $913M (not positive on Miami's)
Memphis - $658M
Tulsa - $272M
Miami's going to be tricky to compare because of the structure of local government is two tiered between the city of Miami and MiamiDade County. The upper tier, MiamiDade County has its own mayor, commission and budget and that structure is duplicated at the individual city level as well. In a way, it's like Miami's structure suspends somewhere in between a typical city/county relationship and a consolidated city/county model.
MiamiDade's County's 2015/16 budget is $6.76B while the city itself has a budget of $959M. The $913M number listed above is only the operating budget: not inclusive of the capital budget.
Perhaps interesting to others, at just over a billion, the current combined operations and capital budget for ~7 square miles of Miami Beach is actually larger than that of Miami. Most of the reason for Miami Beach's larger budget is capital related. There's tons of infrastructure being put in place now to delay the effects of sea level rise. The Republican governor and our Republican Senator might not believe in climate change but Miami Beach is taking it very seriously.

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Old 08-11-2015, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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^Ah, that's why I was so confused, lol! So, what number should be represented for Miami? Or should Miami be included at all, due to it's seemingly unique government structure?
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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More cities added:

1. New York - $77.7B
2. Washington, DC - $13B
3. Los Angeles - $8.6B
4. San Francisco - $8.56B
5. Chicago - $7.3B
6. Houston - $5.1B
7. Seattle - $4.8B
8. Philadelphia - $3.95B
9. Portland, OR - $3.71B
10. Austin - $3.6B

Baltimore - $3.36B
San Diego - $3.2B
Dallas - $3.08B
Boston - $2.86B
Long Beach - $2.67B
San Antonio - $2.5B
Charlotte - $2.13B
Nashville - $1.97B
Denver - $1.72B
Virginia Beach - $1.7B
Fort Worth - $1.5B
Kansas City, MO - $1.47B
Tucson - $1.36B
Minneapolis - $1.3B
Milwaukee - $1.26B
Oklahoma City - $1.25B
Fresno - $1.2B
Phoenix - $1.16B
Jacksonville - $1.14B
Orlando - $1.12B
Detroit - $1.1B
Cincinnati - $1.04B
Indianapolis - $1.03B
St. Louis - $1B
Miami - $959M (?)
Sacramento - $947M
Albuquerque - $915M
Tampa - $876M
Louisville - $873M
Omaha - $860M (?)
Columbus - $813M
Richmond - $689M
Memphis - $658M
Des Moines - $606M
Atlanta - $590.5M
Cleveland - $542M
Las Vegas - $524M
Pittsburgh - $508M
Bakersfield - $422M
Birmingham - $390M
Tulsa - $272M
Salt Lake City - $255M
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I can think of 3 reasons. I might be wrong but doesn't LA has county or municipal taxes or something? NYC doesn't have that extra layer of government, we have no counties. Plus, NYC is very centralized so all the businesses and employees come into the city, as opposed to LA where a lot of the stuff is outside the city limits. Third, Wall street.

??? NYC budget deficit is only like 1-2% a year, even under the spender DeBlasio.
NYC is 5 counties. There's just no individual county tax, just a city tax.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Can we get a link (s) of your numbers OP?
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Denver - $1.72B
Pop: 663,862

Colorado Springs - $718M
Pop: 445,830

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