The price of local government: City of Highwood
That's an increase of 39.1 percent from 2014, when the city spent $8.22 million, or $9,544.33 per household.
Highwood has 861 households and a population of 5,405.
Since 2001, the City of Highwood budget has fallen by 34.6 percent, from $17.49 million. The city population has grown 30.5 percent over the same period, from 4,143.
Salaries accounted for 20.2 percent of city spending in 2015. Highwood property taxpayers paid $2.31 million for 22 full-time employees and 44 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 49 full-time employees and seven part-time employees, and spent $2.24 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.
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