2008 Annual Report Budget Expenditure Chart
Public Works: 24 percent
Police: 14 percent
Fund Transfers, Debt Services and other Non-Departmental Costs: 13 percent
Housing (see note below): 11 percent
Health and Human Services: 8 percent
General Government (see note below): 8 percent
Fire: 7 percent
Parks Recreation and Waterfront: 6 percent
Departments of Planning and Economic Development: 4 percent
Library: 4 percent
The City’s revenue comes from many places, including state and federal funds, property taxes, fees, and restricted funds, like the library and parks taxes. When people talk about the budget, they usually mean the General Fund, but the services that residents receive actually come from many sources. This chart reflects the TOTAL amount the City spends on services, divided by department.
A few notes about this graph:
- General Government includes eight departments: City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk, Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, City Auditor, and the Police Review Commission.
- The Housing category includes the City’s Housing Department, the Berkeley Housing Authority, and the Rent Board.
- Some services are funded primarily through special funds (such as the library or the marina), while others are funded by the general fund (such as Fire and Police).
- The percentages in this chart are based on the adopted FY 2008 & FY 2009 biennial budget.
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