2011 City of Red Wing Spending Comparisons

Ever wonder how Red Wing’s municipal spending compares to other cities?

For example, Red Wing spends 41% more per capita than Northfield.  How is that?

Or consider this, Austin, with a population about 50% greater than Red Wing’s, spends less on general government spending than Red Wing.

If Red Wind spent per capita the same as Winona our budget would be nearly $6 million dollars less.  Some serious money.  Why is Red Wing ranked 25th out of 226 cities in per capita spending?

Former City council President Ralph Rauterkus showed no interest in trying to find explanations for our city’s spending.  Hopefully, Lisa Bayley, the current council president, will.  We need answers.

Take a look at the report here.

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