Statements about City Government
Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."
Says that several times in the last 15 years, Austin City Council candidates have won seats after trailing by more than 4,000 votes in the election prompting the runoff.
"The turnout on May 14th was just 7 percent -- the lowest turnout in decades."
"Austin Energy is considering its first rate increase since 1994."
Says one of Austin City Council Member Randi Shade’s biggest contributors is the lobbyist for the Formula 1 racetrack planned outside Austin.
Says he has exposed plans by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to push legislation that would allow the state to declare financial martial law and take over municipal governments.
"When I took office in 2003, we had very little reserves."
Says four-year terms for City Council members are "the norm in most cities of our size."
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