Statements from Portland
Says "only 18 percent of Portland elementary schools have art instruction compared to 83 percent nationally."
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
Says Amanda Fritz "manages less than 5 percent of city operations."
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 she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
Says "Amanda Fritz publicly claimed to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, both on her website and in the voter’s guide."
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 "my advocacy questioning contracting out in Parks … delayed and altered the renewal of the Brooks contract, and reduced the number of contracted employees in Parks from over 100 to fewer than 40."
Says more than 8,000 people have supported her campaign as volunteers, donors and advisors and endorsers.
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."
Rob Cornilles supports privatizing Medicare.
Rob Cornilles has been endorsed by 20 local mayors, including Independent, Democratic and Republican.
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