July 22, 2014, Tampa Bay Times, Richard Danielson -“Since her election in 2011, Montelione has focused on small business development,transportation planning, code enforcement, purchasing and contracting, improving city communications, drainage and sustainability initiatives.” -“District 7 has been the fastest-growing council district in the city since 2000 and contains wide economic diversity.”
April , 2011, Tampa Bay Times, Tia Mitchell “...the district deserved a representative who didn't choose sides.”
July 24, 2014, Saint PetersBlog, Janelle Irwin “But the thing she’s most passionate about is community organizing.” “...giving small businesses access to resources that would help them thrive and road and sign age improvements between Busch Boulevard and Fowler Avenue.”
April 8, 2014, New Tampa & Wesley Chapel Neighborhood News, Matt Wiley “New Tampa’s representative downtown really wants to know what her constituents think.”
July 30, 2014, Tampa Tribune, Kecin Wiatrowski “During her term on the council, Montelione has focused on transportation issues, becoming an advocate of the “complete streets” development model that calls for building roads with walkers and cyclists in mind along with cars."
05/19/14 Janelle Irwin, 88.5 WMNF “City Council member Lisa Montelione has been a passionate proponent for changes to Busch Boulevard and other busy thoroughfares that would reduce pedestrian and cycling-related crashes.”