The price of local government: City of Pontiac
That's a decrease of 3.7 percent from 2014, when the city spent $17.48 million, or $4,003.58 per household.
Pontiac has 4,366 households and a population of 11,931.
Since 2001, the City of Pontiac budget has fallen by 11.1 percent, from $18.93 million. The city population has grown 4.4 percent over the same period, from 11,428.
Salaries accounted for 28.1 percent of city spending in 2015. Pontiac property taxpayers paid $4.73 million for 80 full-time employees and 55 part-time employees.
In 2001, the city had 132 full-time employees and 29 part-time employees, and spent $3.94 million.
All values in this story are inflation-adjusted real values.