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Oregonlive: Portland street fee: Mayor Charlie Hales' spokesman clarifies earlier challenge, said mayor meant 'illegally spent' dollars

June 24, 2014 | Portland Mayor Charlie Hales' spokesman clarified a challenge issued by the mayor to attendees of a street fee town hall Tuesday morning.

What Hales meant by "misspent" money, was money that is illegally spent outside the city's stringent budget requirements, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Hales pledged to show up at anyone's house with $10 and a TV reporter if they could find misspent money in the two fiscal year budgets Hales presided over.

Dana Haynes, Hales' spokesman, said Hales was talking about illegal spending. "Do we have illegal projects. I'm fairly certainly we'd have read about them in The Oregonian," Haynes said in an email. READ FULL ARTICLE