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Old 08-11-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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NYC is 5 counties. There's just no individual county tax, just a city tax.
The NYC "counties" don't have their own government/services or taxes. They are virtual counties that exist only on paper. In other cities, they provide certain services (such as utilities like water, police, land assessment, parks, jails, whatever) and have some kind of government/board of supervisors, thus levy taxes (property taxes most of the time). In NYC, the city does all that (there is no county jail for example, but city jail) and collects taxes to the city budget that otherwise would go to county governance elsewhere. In the case of LA (and most other cities), the Los Angeles county does quite a lot, and has several departments.

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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This is interesting, but hard for apples to apples comparisons because of how different cities and states are structured. Some of these are cities within a county, some are independent cities, and some are consolidated cities. Independent and consolidated cities more or less have a budget that includes city and county services (again, depending how the states are structured). Things such as a sheriffs office, county schools district, county libraries, and other services might be excluded from cities that exist separately in a county.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Does SF being a city-county affect this much/at all?

Edit: oh I see someone touched on this above
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Valle Luna, Phoenix, AZ
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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 08-13-2015, 03:52 AM
 
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3.6b budget for Austin. How sustainable is that as it will go nothing but up.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by KayneMo View Post
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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Trust me, a lot of these budgets have me making the same dang face. Lololol
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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San Francisco is merged with its county, Los Angeles isn't. But Boston's budget is 1/3rd of San Francisco? Either San Francisco spends a ton more than Boston or a lot of local services in Boston are provided by the state (possible, Massachusetts is a rather centralized state; for example instead of a county justice system, it's all provided and funded on the state level).

For kicks, the budget of El Salvador is $6.0 billion with 75% of the population of NYC.
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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A few more cities:

Honolulu - $2.16B
http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/d.../ORD15-025.PDF

Omaha - $867M
http://www.cityofomaha.org/finance/i...d%20Budget.pdf

Raleigh - $832.5M
https://www.raleighnc.gov/content/ex...16Budget/#10/z

Tulsa - $759.3M (Correction)
https://www.cityoftulsa.org/media/42...%20Summary.pdf

New Orleans - $536.7M
http://www.nola.gov/getattachment/Ma...dget-Book.pdf/
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Updated list:

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
Honolulu - $2.16B
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 - $867M
Raleigh - $832.5M
Columbus - $813M
Tulsa - $759.3M
Richmond - $689M
Memphis - $658M
Des Moines - $606M
Atlanta - $590.5M
Cleveland - $542M
New Orleans - $536.7M
Las Vegas - $524M
Pittsburgh - $508M
Bakersfield - $422M
Birmingham - $390M
Salt Lake City - $255M

What other cities are we forgetting?
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I think what sticks out me is that LA, Chicago, Houston, and Philadelphia definitely have lower per capita spending than the others. All the Limo Liberal cities are living it up... I could imagine a place like Honolulu has a hug budget because a lot of costs are risk prevention related.
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