The Boston Public Health Commission is in the forefront of managing two priority policy areas for Boston – COVID-19 and systemic racism solutions.
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.
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.
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.