SFSOS on Daly’s Proposed Tax Increase
In the their latest bulletin, SFSOS pleads for sanity and compares our bloated government to the rest of the country as follows:
Bring the swollen City payroll down…down from its 31,000-count height in 2003, down further from its current 27,000, down further past its pre-dot-com boom level of 24,000. While we’re now using 27,000 city employees to serve 750,000 residents, the city of Indianapolis uses 4,000 full-time employees to serve 790,000 residents. Four thousand. No typo. San Jose is serving 898,000 residents with 6,300 people.
San Francisco operates on an annual budget of $5.3 billion, comparable to the entire state budgets of Oklahoma or Alabama (and larger than 22 other states). It’s comparable to the city of Los Angeles, which serves 9 million people to our 750,000 people.