Statements about City Government
A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held not one conversation with the public about the new Falcons stadium project
"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."
"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
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."
Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."
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 55 percent of council members have come from area where only 10 percent of Austinites live.
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."
Says "Portland has higher standards than feds on allowed police use of force."
Says that "you can’t destroy the guns purchased in a (gun) buyback program as the city (of Memphis) wants to do."
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
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 "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation."
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