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The city administration uses a budgeting device called the "municipal service charge" to distribute administrative cost to restricted funds outside of the general fund, such as the water fund or the golf enterprise fund. Calculation of the MSC does not reflect the actual use of products and services, but rather reflects a means of distributing the burden of “administrative and overhead” costs to parts of the city’s operations whose funds are restricted for one reason or another. For a more complete discussion of the MSC, see this article from the Chronicle (scroll half way down the page).

This is a pictorial explanation of the City's Municipal Service Charge:

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