Figure 7; Distribution of Expense Growth by Department from 2011 to 2020

Relative Share of the 2011-2020 Growth Among Departments
Figure 7 above, shows the growth in each department as a percentage of total expense growth during the study period. Itís interesting to note that two areas Protective Services and Transportation, dominate the chart. As we discussed above Transportation and Protective Services grew $3.8 million and $3.9 million respectively from 2011 to 2020. Together these two services accounted for 62% of the total expense growth.

Government Services, Health Services and Planning & Development are clearly not part of the excessive expense growth problem.  Recreation & Cultural Services combined with Environmental Services were responsible for 35.5% of the growth during this period.  These departments along with Protective Services and Transportation account for 97.43% of the growth in expenses from 2011 to 2020.