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BMRB Update

Boston Police Budget in Context

Boston’s General Fund spending has grown by $1.19B or 49.0% from FY11 through the recently approved FY21 budget. Over the same period the Police budget grew by $128.4M or 46.6%, from $275.8M to $404.2M.

COVID-19 IMPACT ON BOSTON’S BUDGET

Boston’s FY21 recommended budget is before the City Council. Now is the time to explore the spending and revenue expectations
for FY21 during this unprecedented and continually evolving public health and economic crisis.

Boston’s Tax Rates Set for FY20

Strong growth in existing property value and even greater growth from new building construction and property tax status changes, have combined to increase Boston’s total taxable value by 7% in FY20.