Statements about City Government
Says "Austin has the lowest property tax rate by far of the five major cities in Texas."
Says "I worked with our Mayor and other commissioners to help save the school year when a budget crisis in Salem threatened to cut four weeks of the school year," including negotiating with teachers to work for free.
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."
"We don’t allow filming inside of the City Hall unless there is a specific reason."
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "took us into arbitration."
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract."
"Invested $90 million in traffic fixes without raising taxes."
Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.
Says the D.C. city council passed a law banning lethal rat trapping.
"In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."
Says "the City of Portland alone has 84 public relation representatives on payroll which cost taxpayers over $6.2 million (a year)."
Says there's $4 billion in private investment along the streetcar.
Says "Many people I’ve talked to are angry that because of City Hall inaction we may have to spend a needless $500 million to cover and treat our pure drinking water."
Says "There are now Occupy Wall Street camps in hundreds of cities across the United States."
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
Says she helped lead the launch of curbside recycling.
"Ten years ago the Austin Water Utility used a total of 240.3 million gallons. Every summer since then our peak day of water use has been lower."
Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."
Thirty-seven percent of Central Falls’ retired police officers and firefighters are out on disability pensions; in most municipalities, about 5 percent of retirees collect disability pensions.
Says that under City Council Member Randi Shade, Austin had the "highest city debt per person in Texas."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. For tips or comments on our campaign promise database, please e-mail the Obameter. If you are commenting on a specific promise, please include the promise number. For comments about our Truth-O-Meter or Flip-O-Meter items, please e-mail the Truth-O-Meter. We’re especially interested in seeing any chain e-mails you receive that you would like us to check out. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse the The Truth-O-MeterTM:
Browse The Obameter:
Keep up to date with Politifact National: