Ryan Holeywell is a staff writer at GOVERNING.E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new tool allows users to compare the city councils of 15 major American cities -- including the nation's 10 largest cities -- on a variety of factors, such as councilmembers' tenure, salary and expenditures.
The data is useful because councils vary wildly in their size and operations, even among large cities.
Among the interesting tidbits in the report:
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