Statements about City Budget
Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
The majority of public funding for the Marlins stadium "came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers."
"It is ironic that (First Energy Corp. is) going to have a name on our (football stadium) where we (Cleveland Public Power) supply the electricity."
Says, "In the last four years we’ve cut $36 million in ongoing revenue."
Lois Frankel "spent over $13,000 in taxpayer money on a marble shower in a private bathroom with her own toilet."
While she was mayor, Lois Frankel took a "police helicopter ride to go to a dinner party."
Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees."
David Cicilline was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
Says library district would come "at no direct cost to the city budget."
Says "TriMet's own analysis shows that YouthPass does not actually add to the transit agency's costs."
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 Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
Says "city leadership is threatening to lay off police and emergency services personnel to balance the budget."
Says Lee Leffingwell "raised property taxes 20 percent in three years."
Says Democratic recall opponent Tom Barrett is campaigning on "lifting property tax" limits.
Says since 2000, Austin’s "tax burden" rose more than 40 percent while family income rose more than 20 percent.
Says she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
Says "Austin has the lowest property tax rate by far of the five major cities in Texas."
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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