Statements about City Government
"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."
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
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 Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."
"No one on my staff has ever been charged with a crime."
Because of voter fraud, Republican candidates "need to do a point or two better" to win statewide elections in Wisconsin.
Says Amanda Fritz "manages less than 5 percent of city operations."
Says the city of Portland has one manager for every six "front-line" workers.
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 no Austin City Council "member lives south of" Lady Bird Lake "or north of 45th Street."
Says "I never billed a single hour of my time to the City of Portland in the last 10 years -- so, no revolving door."
Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
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