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Top 20 U.S. Cities by Budget — and Their CIOs

The biggest cities don't always have the budgets to match.

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.

Ben Miller is the associate editor of data and business for Government Technology. His reporting experience includes breaking news, business, community features and technical subjects. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and lives in Sacramento, Calif.