2012 Approved Budget Spending Details

2012 Approved Budget Spending Details

The 2012 approved budget is $452.3 million, a 2.1% increase above 2011.  As shown in Chart 2, the largest cost is $247.5 million for salaries and benefits, which makes up 55% of spending.  The second largest is $129.4 million (29%) for other services (leases, contracts, utilities, etc.).  A breakdown of these spending categories by department is in Appendix A.

Table 2 breaks down the operating budget by department (excluding debt service), which shows:

  • Police Department has the largest share of the budget with $92.4 million (21%);
  • Fire Department has the second largest at $81.1 million (18%);
  • Public Works has the third largest with $63.4 million (14%);
  • Debt service costs have the fourth largest slice with $57.8 million (13%); and
  • Budgets for all other departments total $157.6 million (34%) of the budget.
Table 2.
2012 Proposed Budget by Department / Debt Service
Police $92,376,116 20.4%     Health & Human Services $11,369,259 2.5%
Fire $81,051,420 17.9%   Real Estate $8,012,209 1.8%
Public works $63,415,628 14.0%   Library $7,754,877 1.7%
Dept Service $57,810,046 12.8%   Municipal Attorney $7,500,119 1.6%
Public Transportation $20,991,916 4.6%   Assembly $2,805,056 0.6%
Municipal Manager $20,539,916 4.5%   Mayor $2,179,399 0.5%
Parks & Rec $16,906,045 3.7%   Employee Relations $2,189,122 0.5%
Information Technology $14,856,429 3.3%   Purchasing $1,760,416 0.4%
Community Development $13,903,896 3.1%   Management & Budget $843,933 0.2%
Convention Ctr Reserve $12,330,090 2.7%   Equal Rights $715,248 0.2%
Finance $11,749,633 2.6%   Chief Fiscal Officer $635,140 0.1%
        Internal Audit $577,863 0.1%

 

A comparison of the appropriation level by department is included at the end of this Overview section.

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