Yep, since at least 2009.
Says "Portland has higher standards than feds on allowed police use of force."
Total cost between $310 and $353
Says it will cost $220 per square foot in hard construction costs to rebuild Portland Public high schools.
Nobody actually accused the sandwich of oppression
"Portland Schools spend $500K to deem PB&J sandwiches racist."
Yes, though Portland may save less.
Says "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation."
It would cost the city at least $7 million
Says library district would come "at no direct cost to the city budget."
Carrying capacity is not the same as actual ridership
"Without Westside MAX, we’d need to add 2.9 lanes to the Sunset Highway."
Education helps, but it's not everything
Says Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies than Oregon and "one of the most obvious differences is they've invested in their schools."
The word 'create' needs more defining
The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project has created 1,525 direct jobs as of June 11, 2012.
Yes, but TriMet says it's not about operating costs
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
The numbers are reliable and fairly comparable
Says "only 18 percent of Portland elementary schools have art instruction compared to 83 percent nationally."
He's right -- but only if you count retirees
Says "TriMet now spends $1.63 in benefits for every $1.00 spent on wages."
Nolan's right, though it's not Fritz's choice
Says Amanda Fritz "manages less than 5 percent of city operations."
The city doesn't know for sure -- but his numbers hold up
Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.
It wasn't for lack of trying
Says "I never billed a single hour of my time to the City of Portland in the last 10 years -- so, no revolving door."
The EPA told us to
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."
Not with a 2009 deadline
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
Sweeping breaks for developers and retailers
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."
The law is clear
Say that under state law, "systems development charges can only be spent on capital investment."
And she is board chairwoman
Says she is co-owner of Celilo Group Media.
On a hypothetical balance sheet
Says she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
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