Statements from Multnomah County

"Economic inequality in Multnomah County has a face -- and a name. It has 90,000 faces and names -- the number of county residents who are still unemployed, or underemployed, in the wake of the 2008 Wall Street crash."

"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."

Jules Bailey "was instrumental in creating the Business Energy Tax Credit that let companies like Wal-Mart profit by $11 million while costing the Oregon general fund $33 million."

Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."

Says the Multnomah County Library system "is the second busiest in the nation."

"There is no reason to allocate 60 percent of bridge space to satisfy two percent of all travelers."

Says Matt Wand has sided with anti-choice activists "to restrict access to reproductive health care services."

Says Multnomah County libraries "are open 44 hours per week … the lowest of any library in the four-county region."

Says "the typical homeowner will pay $4 more per month" if library district passes.

Laurie Monnes Anderson "voted to let violent criminals out of jail early."

Says she is a registered nurse.

Says library district would come "at no direct cost to the city budget."

Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar."

Say "in November 2010, voters overwhelmingly supported the idea of creating a (library) district."

Multnomah County’s food action plan "clearly plans to disrupt the free market system in terms of food choices making it harder and more expensive for many residents to eat their food of choice." 

Multnomah County has faced "11 straight years" of cuts

Say Matt Wand cut Troutdale police, created a slush fund for himself.

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