The price of local government: City of Countryside
That's an increase of 94.3 percent from 2014, when the city spent $21.98 million, or $10,444.52 per household.
Countryside has 2,104 households and a population of 5,895.
Since 2001, the City of Countryside budget has grown by 168.6 percent, from $15.90 million. The city population has fallen 10.7 percent over the same period, from 6,600.
Salaries accounted for 10.7 percent of city spending in 2015. Countryside property taxpayers paid $4.56 million for 49 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 50 full-time employees and 48 part-time employees, and spent $3.79 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.