Off the mark several ways
Says that under City Council Member Randi Shade, Austin had the "highest city debt per person in Texas."
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Not lately, not always and not a council member's fault
"Under Randi Shade," Austin has "had the highest cost of living of any large Texas city."
Banks for bucks
Says the Austin City Council "may give $4 million a year to subsidize a race track."
Contracts unsustainable, Tovo said
Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."
Shy of several
Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.
Same as 2000, though fewer voters this time
"The turnout on May 14th was just 7 percent -- the lowest turnout in decades."
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