I am working on a little side project to analyze the size of city budgets as compared to population.
Did you know that New York City spends $8,317.65 per resident per year?
Did you know that LA spends $1,978.61 per resident per year?
Why does it cost 4x as much to provide services to a New Yorker? What does this ratio look like when we drill down to smaller cities?
I want to do a simple analysis of this ratio for the top 100 cities in the U.S. I have a public google spreadsheet here
that I need help filling in.
The task at hand is to find a figure for the FY14 [masked]) operating budget for each city, paste in the number, and paste in a link to where you found this number.
I want to see what the curve of this data looks like and see where the outliers are.
If you're interested in helping, please jump on the google doc and fire away. Thanks!