Statements from Portland

Says "Portland has higher standards than feds on allowed police use of force."

Says it will cost $220 per square foot in hard construction costs to rebuild Portland Public high schools.

"Portland Schools spend $500K to deem PB&J sandwiches racist."

Says "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation."

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

"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."

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

The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 1,525 direct jobs as of June 11, 2012.

Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."

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."

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