The price of local government: Village of Bellflower
That's a decrease of 9.1 percent from 2014, when the village spent $154,463.95, or $1,391.57 per household.
Bellflower has 111 households and a population of 357.
Since 2001, the Village of Bellflower budget has fallen by 65.7 percent, from $409,453.27. The village population has fallen 15 percent over the same period, from 420.
Salaries accounted for 17.5 percent of village spending in 2015. Bellflower property taxpayers paid $24,559.56 for 14 part-time employees, or an average of $1,754.25 each, before their health care benefits and taxpayer-funded pension contributions.
In 2001, the village had three part-time employees and spent $20,550, or $6,850 each.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.