CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-75 Closed @Dixie Hwy. In Both Directions Due To Accident [MORE]

Local

Study: Detroit Council Among Most Expensive To Taxpayers

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – A new report finds that the Detroit City Council is one of the most expensive to the taxpayer.

The Pew Charitable Trusts report bases its findings on the amount of money from the general fund that’s used to finance a city council. A total of $13 million is spent on Detroit’s council and staffers annually – that represents 1 percent of the total general fund. That’s the highest percentage of the 15 cities studied by Pew Charitable Trusts.

The Detroit News also reports city taxpayers pay out $14.53 for each person, which, other than Washington D.C., is higher than any city. But when you consider council member salaries, which are $73,500 a year – it’s well below the $178,000 a year that Los Angeles council members receive.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus