Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in City Government 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. 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." Keisha Lance Bottoms stated on January 2, 2018 in her inaugural speech: "Atlanta is on its strongest financial footing in 40 years." Charles Francis stated on October 20, 2017 in in a televised debate: "There are parks in Southeast Raleigh that still don’t have air conditioning in the gym" Paul Workman stated on June 15, 2017 in an oped commentary in the Austin American-Statesman: Says it’s documented that City of Austin fees for building an apartment complex are nearly 10 times what Dallas levies. Mike McCabe stated on May 21, 2017 in an interview: "When you look at all the state and local taxes we pay in Wisconsin, the wealthiest 1 percent pay the lowest overall tax rate." Jack Berry stated on September 15, 2016 in a debate.: In Richmond, Va., there’s "more moving vans coming in than going out." Sylvester Turner stated on July 26, 2016 in a tweet announcing new display signage at airports and Houston's City Hall: "Welcome to #Houston, the most #diverse city in #America." Bernie Sanders stated on March 6, 2016 in a Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.: "(Flint, Mich., is) paying three times more for poison water than I am paying in Burlington, Vt., for clean water." Tom Barrett stated on September 22, 2015 in a speech: Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not." Don Zimmerman stated on September 1, 2015 in an Austin City Council meeting: Salaries of Austin residents who don't work for city government "have not been going up 3 percent a year for the last several years." Scott Walker stated on July 13, 2015 in a speech: Says because of his actions, Wisconsin "property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago." Anonymous Activist stated on May 19, 2015 in yard signs posted anonymously opposing a proposed office park redevelopment in Northwest Austin: "500 percent more traffic here?" Dave Claunch stated on January 14, 2015 in a meeting of the West Lake Hills City Council: "Austin has more lobbyists working for it than any other municipality in Texas." Jack Seiler stated on November 5, 2014 in a news release: "No one was taken into custody" for feeding the homeless. Jay Wiley stated on September 15, 2014 in an Austin City Council candidate forum: Austin has "over 1,000 city employees that make six-figure salaries." Steve Adler stated on September 3, 2014 in a campaign web page: "57% of the jobs created" in Austin "from 2009 to 2013 do not pay families a living wage." Scott Walker stated on July 21, 2014 in a news article: Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion." Kasim Reed stated on July 15, 2014 in a press release: Kasim Reed has kept every promise he made as a candidate. Allan Fung stated on November 4, 2013 in a campaign speech: "We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000." Kasim Reed stated on May 29, 2013 in leadership forum: My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office. Duriya Farooqui stated on February 13, 2013 in a presentation: "Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources." Gonzalo Barrientos stated on October 22, 2012 in an opinion article in the Austin American-Statesman: Says 55 percent of council members have come from area where only 10 percent of Austinites live. Amanda Fritz stated on September 28, 2012 in a campaign mailer.: Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees." Brendan Doherty stated on September 12, 2012 in in a news conference: "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." Nick Fish stated on August 16, 2012 in a statement.: Says "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation." Tommy Thompson stated on August 3, 2012 in a TV ad: Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court." Dominic Chavez stated on March 30, 2012 in a campaign video: Says since 2000, Austin’s "tax burden" rose more than 40 percent while family income rose more than 20 percent.