Category: Bureau Updates

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.

Priorities of US Mayors

The current pandemic has raised important questions regarding transportation, pedestrian safety and the changing nature of work in Boston.

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.