Statements about Urban

The wife of the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said African-Americans in Ferguson "are feral and violent."  

Oregon has never before tried to create a land-use plan for "what it should look like for 50 years."

"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."

"Tampa got more (federal housing) money because they scored higher on the blight scoring system, so they've got a much bigger problem than we do."

"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."

Almost 400 arrests in the city last year for panhandling-related offenses involved just 78 suspects, an indication that the same people are panhandling over and over.

Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality. 

Twenty percent of housing in Portland’s Pearl District is ‘affordable.’

"Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go."

Welfare programs caused more long-term damage to Detroit than the atomic bomb caused to Hiroshima

Tarpon Springs takes its homeless to St. Petersburg.

The addition of a 1 percent sales tax would cost a typical household in Hillsborough County approximately $12 a month.

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