PublicWorks, Transportation &Commerce8,452 or 31.6%
Public Protection6,318 or 23.6%Public Health5,838 or 21.8%Human Welfare &NeighborhoodDevelopment1,958 or 7.3%Culture & Recreation1,810 or 6.8%GeneralAdministration &Finance2,346 or 8.8%
The City & County's FY 2009-10 Annual Budget is $6.6 billionand includes funding for 26,721 positions as shown below byMajor Service Area
he City is organized bydepartments - nearly 60 intotal - ranging in size of budgets less than $1 million(Unified School District) toover $1.4 billion (PublicHealth) and from staffs of one (Unified School District)to thousands (Public Health,MUNI).Each department breaks
down its budget and staff into programs - smaller
unitswith specific jobs to do.For example, the Fire
include Fire Prevention, FireSuppression & Investigation. A program is often the bestway to understand andcritique the budget - at thislevel
you can see the trends,the decisions that your Cityis making, and the specificservices being funded.The
Mayor’s Budget Book
(Proposed Budget) and the
each show the Citybudget by program.
very department isrequired by law to measureand report on itsperformance. Thesemeasures can show theeffectiveness of differentCity services and the moneyspent on them.For example, the HumanServices Agency measuresthe number of peoplereceiving job training whosuccessfully earn income andstop receiving publicassistance.The
Mayor's Budget Book
each showperformance measures,comparisons, and ratings of the quality of City Servicesfrom year to year. The CitySurvey is completed everyother year. The last surveywas completed in April 2009.
very department payssalaries to its staff, buysmaterials and supplies, andcontracts with privatebusinesses or with non-profitorganizations to build thingsor to provide services.Many departments collectfees, receive grant funding,or generate other kinds of revenue. By reviewing thesources side of a
department’s budget, you will
be able to tell how much of their costs are being coveredthrough both tax and non-taxrevenues (that is, fees andservice charges).The
Mayor’s Budget Book
Annual Appropriation Ordinance
both show departmentbudgets this way - by type of revenue and expense.
Controller's Citizen Survey
are available on the Controller's Office website