The price of local government: City of Rolling Meadows
That's an increase of 2.6 percent from 2014, when the city spent $68.92 million, or $8,659.02 per household.
Rolling Meadows has 7,959 households and a population of 24,099.
Since 2001, the City of Rolling Meadows budget has grown by 42.8 percent, from $49.50 million. The city population has fallen 2.1 percent over the same period, from 24,604.
Salaries accounted for 24.5 percent of city spending in 2015. Rolling Meadows property taxpayers paid $17.30 million for 155 full-time employees and 21 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 218 full-time employees and 71 part-time employees, and spent $19.15 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.