The Monday podcast: How much taxpayer money does Council spend on itself?

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City Council doesn't hold a hearing about its own budget.

 This week, City Council will begin holding hearings about specific aspects of the city budget. Over the next few months, every single thing the city spends money on could potentially come under the microscope. Every single thing except one.
City Council's own budget.
There is no budget hearing focused on Council's budget. No one gets to ask questions about the taxpayer money lawmakers spend on themselves.
On this week's It's Our Money podcast, we don't solve this problem. But we do tell you almost everything we know about Council's budget: How much the total budget is, which Council members spend the most on staff, how much Council spends on contracts, etc.

This week, City Council began holding hearings about specific aspects of the city budget. Over the next few months, every single thing the city spends money on could potentially come under the microscope. Every single thing except one.

City Council's own budget.

There is no budget hearing focused on Council's budget. No one gets to ask questions about the taxpayer money lawmakers spend on themselves.

On this week's It's Our Money podcast, we don't solve this problem. But we do tell you everything we know about Council's budget: how much the total budget is, which Council members spend the most on staff, how much Council spends on contracts, and more.

Listen up here.

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