The price of local government: City of Belleville
That's an increase of 4.4 percent from 2014, when the city spent $123.63 million, or $5,441.93 per household.
Belleville has 22,718 households and a population of 44,478.
Since 2001, the City of Belleville budget has grown by 170.7 percent, from $47.65 million. The city population has grown 0.7 percent over the same period, from 44,165.
Salaries accounted for 16.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Belleville property taxpayers paid $21.60 million for 339 full-time employees and 68 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 330 full-time employees and 56 part-time employees, and spent $17.14 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.