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@lolo - I'm 100% NOT exaggerating nor lying. I pay very close attention to local politics and bills. The bike plan passed THIS YEAR by Mayor Adams is summed up by the following:
"The 20 year plan, which aims to increase ridership in Portland to 25% of all trips by bicycle in the year 2030, has an estimated price tag of around $600 million, for about 600 miles of bicycle boulevards, separated paths, and trails."
This is all public record if you'd like to look it up - it made a number of local papers. $600 million dollars does qualify as $100's of millions of dollars I believe - and I'm just as blown away at the number as you.
I would encourage you to pay attention to the various things the current city government is doing - and you'll find this isn't the only gross mis-spending of your tax dollars the local city government is involved in. Trust me, investigate even a little into how much they allocate for their pet projects and how little they invest in real efforts that citizens need (like jobs, education, and crumbling infrastructure) and how poorly the programs they did fund perform (e.g. commissioning and ignoring $100,000+ reports/etc) and you'll be hopping mad like the rest of us that pay attention to our local government's graft and waste.
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