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.
Also see the original PDF here or here (Technically Philly strongly recommends you give the document a look for additional explanation for much of the information below).