The price of local government: City of Fairfield
That's an increase of 11 percent from 2014, when the city spent $23.39 million, or $9,113.34 per household.
Fairfield has 2,567 households and a population of 5,154.
Since 2001, the City of Fairfield budget has grown by 19.1 percent, from $21.80 million. The city population has fallen 5.3 percent over the same period, from 5,442.
Salaries accounted for 14.9 percent of city spending in 2015. Fairfield property taxpayers paid $3.87 million for 75 full-time employees and 56 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 84 full-time employees and one part-time employee, and spent $3.30 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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