Who has the biggest city workforce of them all?

The following chart recently appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. The most relevant data point is the “full time equivalent” number of city workers per 10,000 residents. According to the chart, Santa Fe has nearly triple the number of city government workers as does Rio Rancho.

Local government size doesn’t always jibe with political ideology, but it is not a surprise that liberal Santa Fe has the largest bureaucracy in the State.