How the City of Philadelphia spends $3.5 billion annually should be better visualized online, we say.
The state-empowered Philadelphia Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority (PICA), which is chaired by investor and former mayoral candidate Sam Katz, released in November a citizen’s guide to the City of Philadelphia General Fund that was full of visualizations — all buried in a PDF.
While we shared the document a few weeks ago, after seeing it on PhillyDeals, it seems that it all passed with too little fanfare. While we at Technically Philly would love to work with PICA to develop a friendlier, more interactive web version of this project, we thought we’d start by sharing our 10 favorite of the many charts and graphs detailing where the city government gets its money and how it’s spent.
In addition to the one above, see our 10 favorites below.
Distribution of Fiscal Year 2012 General Fund Revenues
Distribution of Fiscal Year 2012 General Fund TAX Revenues
How many city employees
Percentage change in city employment by agency
Percent of budget distributed by function
Percent of budget distributed by agency
Comparing the 10 largest U.S. cities by expenditures
Tax revenue and rate
Comparing 10 large U.S. cities by state and local tax burden
Comparing 10 large U.S. cities by percentage of tax revenues
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