"Growing up in San Francisco, I thought I was the luckiest kid in the world.
A beautiful city built right on the bay.
...The constant tax increases, in property tax, sales tax, property tax levies, and continually burdensome regulation has made it almost impossible to live and raise a family.
So, I started to look at where all the money really goes…
The City of San Francisco, a city of 870,877 people and only 49 square miles, is slated to spend $10.1 billion dollars next fiscal year, which started July 1.
You read that right: a city of less than 1 million people plans to spend over $10 billion dollars.
Let’s compare that to other California cities of even greater size:
- San Diego has a population of 1.2 million people, an area of 372 square miles, and spends $3.1 billion.
- San Jose has a little over 1 million people, an area of 180 square miles, and also spends $3.1 billion.
San Francisco has less than half the size in land area and a few hundred thousand less people, yet spends over three times the amount of money per year.
...Let’s take a look into the numbers.
For years, San Francisco has created and maintained a Homeless Industrial Complex.
One of the most expensive cities in the country literally pays for more homeless people to pour in. Non-profit organizations, many of which are paid to serve the homeless or very low income individuals, will be dividing $600 million dollars under the 2017-18 budget.
By comparison, the city will spend less on the
- San Francisco Police Department ($590 million), the
- San Francisco Fire Department ($382.3 million), the
- San Francisco Sheriff’s Department ($231.7 million), the
- Recreation and Parks Department ($220.4 million) and the
- Public Library ($138 million), among many other offices which don’t even eclipse the $100 million mark..."