The price of local government in 2017: City of Madison
That's an increase of 44 percent from 2016, when the city spent $8.46 million.
Madison has a population of 3,891.
Since 2001, the City of Madison budget has grown by 48.8 percent, from $8.19 million. The city population has fallen 14.4 percent over the same period, from 4,545.
Salaries accounted for 17.3 percent of city spending in 2017. Madison property taxpayers paid $2.11 million for 31 full-time employees and 44 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 38 full-time employees and 27 part-time employees, and spent $2.09 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.