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City of Berkley Dashboard

Your car's dashboard is a visual display of the status of your vehicle – speed, oil pressure, mileage, etc. Similarly, the city's financial dashboard displays the status of the city's finances. Berkley's financial dashboard provides information on our: Fiscal stability, Economic strength, Crime Rate; and Overall quality of life. The City of Berkley Citizens Guide (Excel file) and the Unfunded Accrued Liabilities Plan (PDF file) are also available, and provides a more detailed analysis of the city's financial status.

Fiscal Stability Prior Current Progress
General government annual expenditures per capita $154 $168
Designated fund balance per capita $269 $274
Unfunded OPEB liability per capita 1,695 1,689
Debt burden per capita $683 $631
Road funding provided by the General Fund 0% 0%
Ratio of employees to retirees 1.35 1.29
Unassigned general fund balance to general fund expenses 28% 27%
Number of services delivered via cooperative venture* 29 29
Bond rating (Fitch Rating Services) AA Stable Outlook AA Stable Outlook


Economic Strength Prior Current Progress
% of community with access to high speed broadband 100% 100%
% of community over 25 with a bachelor's degree or higher 43.6% 45%
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 9.3%
Number of new businesses 29 36
Number of housing units 6,940 6,951
Average of critical infrastructure (years) 41 41


Public Safety Prior Current Progress
Violent Crimes
   Robbery 3 2
   Forcible Rape 2 5
   Murder 0 0
   Aggravated & Felonious Assault 4 3
Total: 9 10
Property Crimes
   Burglary 28 20
   Larceny 81 120
   Stolen Autos 10 7
   Arson 1 0
Total: 120 147
Injury Accidents 23 41


Quality of Life Prior Current Progress
Miles of sidewalks and non-motorized trails per mile of local roads 106 106
General fund budget committed to arts, culture and recreation per capita $84 $90
Newsweek National High School Ranking - Berkley High School 594 182
Percentage of graduates attending 4 year college 66% 68%
Acres of park per thousand residents 2.7 2.7
Percent of community with curbside recycling 100% 100%

Updated 11/25/2014

Performance improving
Performance declining
Performance neutral

State of Michigan Dashboard

As always, if you have any questions about the City of Berkley Dashboard please contact the City Manager.

Jane Bais-DiSessa
City Manager

* Part II of the 2011 Economic Vitality Incentive Program. As required by the State of Michigan, the City has provided a Collaboration Plan, which details its partnerships with outside organizations and communities.

* Part III of the2011 Economic Vitality Incentive Program. As required by the State of Michigan, the City has provided a Employee Compensation Plan, which outlines a plan in the area of salary for new hires, pension multiplier for all employees, federal average compensation for all employees and health care for new employees.