Statements about City Government

Says the reasoning behind Portland's high water and sewer rates is "all kinds of ’pet projects’ unrelated to the core function of the water and sewer bureaus"

Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.

Says Oak Grove is "one of the largest cities in Oregon" and is "the biggest city in Clackamas County and it's not a city."

Says the Portland Children’s Levy holds its "administrative expenses to less than 5 percent."

Says, "In the last four years we’ve cut $36 million in ongoing revenue."

Says the initial Portland plastic bag ban represented "only a modest share of total single-use checkout bag use."

Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees."

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

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

Says "As Mayor of Wilsonville, I drove TriMet out of town and replaced their bloated transit system with our own local bus line that offers better service and has saved our businesses millions of dollars."

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."

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."

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