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City government budget breakdown

Here's an interactive look at the proposed budgets for Tampa Bay's three largest cities in 2011-12. The size of the rectangles indicates proposed spending, and the color key indicates the percent change from the 2010-11 budget. Roll over the rectangles to view a breakdown of the budget numbers.

St. Petersburg's proposed 2011-2012 budget

St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster's proposed 2012 budget is set for a final City Council vote on Sept. 22. Because of a fifth-straight year of declining property tax revenue, budget officials had to make up a shortfall of more than $12 million. Foster plugged the hole with a combination of cuts -- the elimination of 41 positions, a reduction in pool and library hours -- and fee hikes. The city refused to raise the property tax rate, meaning residents pay the same amount they've paid since 2007. It adds up to a $462 million budget. Here's a breakdown of how the money would be spent.

Percent change from 2010-11

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