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Campaign: Arts and culture

Reduce city subsidies pledged to billionaire Paul Allen.

Reduce the hundreds of millions in corporate welfare the city has pledged (with no public vote) to billionaire Paul Allen's projects in South Lake Union.

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Campaign: Effective government

Secure funding for Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN)

Continue City of Seattle Funding of Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN) at the current level. SCAN is funded by the cable companies through negotiations with the City of Seattle. SCAN provides a unique and critical link between community and neighborhood activities and Seattle residents. Often SCAN is the only medium through which these voices can be heard.

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Campaign: Libraries

Allow online/credit card payment for library fines

Allow library fines to be paid online or at check-out with credit cards. This will increase cash flow, rather than waiting months to collect.

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Campaign: Effective government

Start with Over-Paid employees first

Please consider cutting the pay or laying off higher level employees who make $100,000+ a year, and are not essential to running the City. I suggest by doing so you could save many employees jobs who actually offer "direct services" to the public. Using the list on this website for reference: http://lbloom.net/xsea09.html Look at the neighborhoods department for example, how can they have several staff making $100,000 ...more »

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Campaign: Effective government

Make the cuts you promised

I suggest you cut the 200 mid manager positions you pledged to cut when you were elected

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Campaign: Parks

Let the folks who play golf pay for golf course upgrades!

Don't spend $3.4 million on a new driving range for the West Seattle Golf course!

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Campaign: Effective government

Consolidate overlapping city department functions

Combine management, billing and accounting fuctions at City Light and SPU. Why does City Light, SPU and Office of Housing all run their own utility rebate and energy efficiency programs? Why does the city need an Office of Housing department when there is already the public Seattle Housing Authority with much the same mission?

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Campaign: Community centers

Pools and community centers

Please keep our pools and community centers open even if more furlough days are necessary to keep costs down.

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Campaign: Effective government

overpaid workers

The Department of Neighborhoods Director gets paid a 6 figure salary, besides this person there are 2 other employees in this same Department making 6 figures. Does anybody doing what these 3 people do at Neighborhoods, really require getting paid $100,000 a year? Please cut their pay or cut them.

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Campaign: Arts and culture

Cut Consultants such as Cathy Allen's firm

Cut out the high paid consultants who do the work for the City that employees are hired to do. It is a culture that dates back to kickbacks. What is Cathy Allen doing that an employee can not do? And if you did an audit of her invoices and publicized them the taxpayers would be angry. What about Mr. Hawaii who was paid thousands to do what you hired new directors to do in SPU? And the wasted millions for training and ...more »

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Campaign: Arts and culture

Don't close QA Gym - look for other buildings to generate income

Do not close the QA Community center gym to get revenue for "BizKids" - a TV show! Please get creative and look for an alternative solution to rent to "BizKids" - e.g., closed school building, another neighborhood (why does this show have to be in Queen Anne? why not an industrial neighborhood?)

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Campaign: Transportation

Stop funding the South Lake Union Streetcar

The South Lake Union Streetcar serves a route that is easily served by a bus. The streetcar disrupts car traffic causing congestion throughout the Mercer corridor and often back to I-5 as it is not coordinated with the street lights. The streetcar has very low ridership and cannot support itself financially. Other transit methods could serve commuters in this area at a lower cost.

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