Vancouver's public pension burden on taxpayers ranked lowest in national study

Press Release Date:
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Fort Vancouver in the fall

A recent research study conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence of how much taxpayers pay for public pensions ranked Vancouver's pension as being the lowest of all 173 American cities studied.

The study shows the cost of Vancouver's public pension represents 1 percent of the total amount of  revenue collected from taxpayers and 0.2 percent of the City's total revenue. By comparison, the city with the highest pension burden was Little Rock, Arkansas. Their pension represents 17.6 percent of total revenues collected from taxpayers and 16 percent of the City's total revenue.

Other Washington cities also ranked relatively well - all coming in on the lower half of the of the scale (Tacoma is number 149, Seattle is number 118 and Spokane is number 90).

To learn more or review the study, visit the Center for State and Local Government Excellence online.