- Growth in employee wages and benefits – not the number of employees – accounts for 54 percent of the spending growth.
- Public Health: San Francisco’s per capita spending on public-health services is more than double the average of surveyed peer counties.
- Human Services: San Francisco spends up to three times more per capita on social services.
- Police and Fire: San Francisco is the only city that has a voter-adopted minimum staffing level for its Police and Fire Departments.
- The current recession has been a wake-up call across the country. Here in San Francisco it is time to seriously evaluate our cost structure with the goal of living within our means.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce: Growth in City’s Wages and Benefits Far Outstrips Revenue Growth
Steve Falk, President of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, has published a concise and timely review of the San Francisco Controller's Office Budget Improvement Project. You can read the article here. Here are the highlights: