Statements about City Government
Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."
The Redskins Training Camp deal "generated $40 million in new private investment in the city."
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
San Antonio has seen "67% growth" in water customers "in the last 25 years, 0% more water used."
"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."
"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
A $10 million fire fee proposal in St. Petersburg was "inspired" by Gov. Rick Scott.
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
A proposed San Antonio ordinance will allow men into women’s restrooms in the city.
"State law says that once the state appraises a piece of property, they can only pay it a certain amount above appraisal."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
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"
On residency requirements for public workers
Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.
Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’
Says that when the Rolling Stones performed in an Austin park, they paid $25,000 to the nearby city of Rollingwood "for one night of inconvenience."
My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.
Says first eight chosen to draw Austin City Council districts are seven Democratic primary voters and one Republican primary voter.
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