Latest Fact-checks in City Government George P. Bush stated on August 13, 2020 in a tweet: Says a video shared to his social media shows vehicles with broken windows in a parking garage used by state agencies in Texas on “the same night the City of Austin voted to cut $150 million” from the police department.” Levar Stoney stated on June 16, 2020 in a news conference.: On conducting a national search for a new Richmond police chief. Jeanette Kowalik stated on June 14, 2020 in an appearance on WISN-TV's "UpFront": "Our health department, our city and our county declared racism as a public health crisis last year.” Donald Trump stated on March 2, 2020 in a Tweet: Michael Bloomberg “did not poll well as mayor in handling crisis!” Michael Bloomberg stated on January 30, 2020 in a news release: During his tenure as mayor of New York City, “street homelessness decreased by 28 percent.” Tom Barrett stated on November 20, 2019 in a public forum: Says since he took office, the City of Milwaukee has seen the creation of 7,000 new affordable housing units. Michael Bloomberg stated on January 1, 2020 in a television ad: "Mayor Bloomberg helped lower the number of uninsured by 40 percent, covering 700,000 more New Yorkers" Viral image stated on November 5, 2019 in a Facebook post: "These are real ads running in New York City calling for the removal of ‘trash’ which includes white people, Trump supporters, and Christians." Greg Abbott stated on October 10, 2019 in a tweet: "The City of Austin is dedicating more than $20,000 PER HOMELESS PERSON in Austin." Roger Stone stated on September 28, 2018 in a Facebook post: As mayor of Newark, N.J., Cory Booker "stole $600,000 from a city water authority and laundered it through his law firm." Donald Trump stated on October 7, 2019 in a statement to the press: Minneapolis "city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs" related to a Trump rally, "more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Barack Obama." Bill de Blasio stated on May 17, 2019 in an interview: "We’ve lifted hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty in the last five years." Viral image stated on April 27, 2019 in a Facebook post: Says Bill de Blasio is "banning hot dog sales to stop climate change." Greg Casar stated on April 24, 2019 in in a tweet: Says one year ago, "no cities in the South had guaranteed paid sick days." Levar Stoney stated on March 6, 2019: On tax increases. Lori Lightfoot stated on March 5, 2019 in a tweet: Says the percentage of officers the Chicago Police Board fired after hearing their cases or who chose to resign prior to a board hearing roughly doubled during her tenure. Paul Vallas stated on November 14, 2018 in a press release: Says Susana Mendoza’s assertion that she fought efforts to hike vehicle sticker prices when she was Chicago’s city clerk "is absurd … Mendoza pushed a draconian sticker penalty program." Florida Strong stated on October 17, 2018 in a Facebook video: Says Andrew Gillum "oversaw a 52 percent increase in murder." Alexander Strenger stated on October 1, 2018 in response cited in an interactive voter guide: Says 60 percent of Austin’s "waterways are found to be contaminated with fecal matter and deemed unsafe to swim." Marco Rubio stated on October 15, 2018 in a gathering in West Miami of Ron DeSantis supporters: After Hurricane Hermine in 2016, Tallahassee "didn’t have power for weeks because (Mayor Andrew Gillum) stood in the way of crews being able to come in and restore power, because they weren’t members of the right union or something." Republican Party of Florida stated on October 10, 2018 in an ad: Says Andrew Gillum is running "from the FBI." Republican Party of Florida stated on October 4, 2018 in an ad: After Hurricane Hermine struck Tallahassee, "utility companies lined up trucks to restore power. But as mayor, Andrew Gillum refused help from workers." John Cox stated on October 8, 2018 in a campaign debate: Says Gavin Newsom "didn’t solve the homeless problem at all" as mayor of San Francisco, "and it’s gotten worse." Nate McMurray stated on August 8, 2018 in a news conference at the UAW 897 hall in Hamburg. : Says he’s a "small-town supervisor who has kept a balanced budget, who has increased surpluses, who has led us to the highest credit rating our town has ever had." Texas Campaign for the Environment stated on April 26, 2018 in a handout: Says most of Austin’s biggest parks have recycling though as "many as 293 out of 300" Austin city "parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park." Greg Casar stated on May 8, 2018 in an Austin American-Statesman news story: Says Austin has "been ranked repeatedly as one of the most, if not the most, economically segregated cities in the country." Bob Donovan stated on May 23, 2018 in a news release: "Since 2015, the City of Milwaukee has spent more than $22 million on settlements with litigants accusing police of misconduct." Steve Adler stated on April 25, 2018 in a tweet: Says Austin is the "safest big city in Texas with an unemployment rate under 3% that has been named the best place to live in the entire United States two years running." Scott Walker stated on January 11, 2018 in a tweet: Says Paul Soglin took Madison backward -- "businesses have left and murders have gone up." Keisha Lance Bottoms stated on January 2, 2018 in her inaugural speech: "Atlanta is on its strongest financial footing in 40 years."