Charlie Hales: Says "I never billed a single hour of my time to the City of Portland in the last 10 years -- so, no revolving door."
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is it true that Charlie Hales in the private sector never billed a single hour to the city of Portland?
Charlie Hales was a Portland city commissioner in 2002 when he accepted a job offer from HDR to pitch streetcars around the country. He left in June of that year, without completing his term in office. His critics have complained about this for two reasons. One, Hales quit while in office. And two, he took a job with a company that conducted business with the city. It rarely looks good for an elected official to jump to a private company that makes money off that city’s taxpayers. One of Hales’ chief ... >> More
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