Statements about City Government

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.

Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."

The proposed raises for the Norcross City Council would put it in line with other liked-sized communities.

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."

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