Statements from the Oregon: 2012 Portland Mayor's race

Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."

Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.

Says "I never billed a single hour of my time to the City of Portland in the last 10 years -- so, no revolving door."

Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."

Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.

Says  "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."

Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."

Says she is co-owner of Celilo Group Media.

Says "I worked with our Mayor and other commissioners to help save the school year when a budget crisis in Salem threatened to cut four weeks of the school year," including  negotiating with teachers to work for free.

Says "at the state level we're spending more on tax expenditures than we are on public safety, health care and education combined."

Says "streetcars carry more people than buses … you attract more riders who don't ride transit now, and actually the operating costs are not any greater than the bus."

Says "we got a chance to pass what I think is Oregon's first human trafficking bill which has increased by 66 percent the calls to the human trafficking hotline."

Says she "brought together business, labor and hospitals to give 94,000 Oregon children health care."

Says if elected, he would be the first Mayor who lives east of 82nd.

Says "Many people I’ve talked to are angry that because of City Hall inaction we may have to spend a needless $500 million to cover and treat our pure drinking water."

"When I served as City Commissioner, we made great strides …we successfully fought for, and won, adding women and people of color to the Fire Bureau."

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