Washington, D.C., might not even be in the top 20 U.S. cities in population, but it’s tied for second when it comes to municipal budget.

A city’s size, as it turns out, is not always the best indicator of how big its government is. To get a better idea of which cities spend the most, the Center for Digital Government* has cobbled together a list of the top 20 cities in the country by municipal budget.

And these are the chief information officers for the top 20 cities:

  • New York: Anne Roest
  • San Francisco: Ken Bukowski (interim)
  • Washington, D.C.: Archana Vemulapalli (CTO)
  • Los Angeles: Ted Ross
  • Chicago: Danielle DuMerer (interim)
  • Seattle: Michael Mattmiller (CTO)
  • Phoenix: Matthew Arvay
  • Houston: Lisa Kent
  • Philadelphia: Charles Brennan
  • San Jose, Calif.: Rob Lloyd
  • San Diego: Jonathan Behnke
  • Austin, Texas: Steve Elkins
  • Dallas: William Finch
  • Detroit: Beth Niblock
  • Boston: Jascha Franklin-Hodge
  • San Antonio: Kevin Goodwin (interim)
  • Nashville, Tenn.: Keith Durbin
  • Charlotte, N.C.: Jeff Stovall
  • Denver: Scott Cardenas
  • Ft. Worth, Texas: Kevin Gunn (CTO)
*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Government Technology's parent company.