According to California Common Sense, over the last 10 years San Francisco city government spending on art museums has doubled, and the number of visitors to art museums has more than tripled.

In between 2001 and 2004, investments in museums increased substantially. That spending level has since been maintained while visits to city museums have risen dramatically. In this case, the CACS government transparency tools allow you to see that you are getting a great deal for your money. Our partners at Reset San Francisco have been discussing the value of reviewing Civic Return on Investment. The city’s increased contributions to art museums has sparked a tremendous rise in visitors and clearly paid a substantial return on investment. Art is a huge part of San Francisco culture and part of what makes our city so unique. Do you think this investment has been worth it?