The price of local government: City of Galva
That's an increase of 6.6 percent from 2014, when the city spent $8.62 million, or $6,865.05 per household.
Galva has 1,256 households and a population of 2,539.
Since 2001, the City of Galva budget has grown by 134.7 percent, from $3.92 million. The city population has fallen 7.4 percent over the same period, from 2,742.
Salaries accounted for 7.2 percent of city spending in 2015. Galva property taxpayers paid $661,299.66 for 12 full-time employees and 15 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 15 full-time employees and 12 part-time employees, and spent $688,674.34.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.