Homelessness

Either provide oversight to SHARE or move funding to new group

either require SHARE to be more transparent with its financial books and use an outside agency to provide oversight, or move the emergency shelter funding to another organization that is better able to handle its responsibilities. Though there is a definite need for homeless shelters, there are long standing problems with the current system. The city also needs to require a much more open and public process when setting ...more »

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Homelessness

STOP Spending money on Share. Find a true solution.

cut the funding to Share. We need to be spending our funds on organizations that are trying to solve homelessness issues. Helpgin people get back on their feet and helping others get the care they need. Not spending money on an organization that simply finds locations for people to stay and then force these individuals to help with their political agendas.

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Homelessness

Stop funding SHARE and seek better solutions for the homeless

I suggest you stop funding SHARE. SHARE is an activist organization, more concerned with advancing their own agenda and profiting from the city than with their supposed mission of bettering the homeless. SHARE recently moved a shelter into the Wallingford neighborhood this week through what has become a practiced model, of selecting a church to serve as a front (hiding behind the legislation that allows churches to behave ...more »

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Libraries

Libraries

Consolidate libraries and/or library hours. There are many adjoining neighborhoods which all have libraries (i.e. Fremont and Wallingford; Queen Anne and Magnolia). Either consolidate and close one if there are adjacent ones, or at least share hours, for example Fremont is open Wed.-Sat. and Wallingford Sun.-Tues. Most people just use libraries to pick up holds, so you could also reduce hours for everything else and just ...more »

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Libraries

Charge for hold items at libraries

Charge library patrons .50 to hold items. This will pay for the cost of City transportation to haul books and other materials placed on hold, from one library branch to another. Many libraries do this across the country.

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Arts and culture

Lee

Outsource all property and facility management services to private vendors.

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Transportation

Repeal the bicycle helmet law

Repeal the bike helmet law. This will encourage more biking in the city, less road wear and tear, and more efficient traffic flow for busses and cars.

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Transportation

Park & Ride

I suggest you expand the park and ride program by dramatically raising street parking rates and taxes on parking lots.

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Transportation

Eliminate all on street parking

Most exurbs don't have "on street" parking on major roads. It's assumed that commercial areas will have paid or free parking lots. Why is it that Seattle has to take away roadway (paid for by the state) and give it over at reduced rates to selective people? Get rid of on street parking, use the lanes for traffic, and make people pay fair rates at commercial parking lots. It would also save a lot of traffic enforcement, ...more »

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Homelessness

Incentives for homeowners with open bedrooms to help homeless

Develop a program to connect people who own their homes and have rooms empty with people that need a place to stay. Right now a lot of people are having trouble making their mortgage payments, and many of them have empty bedrooms. There could be a financial incentive for the homeowner and there would be more beds for people who desperately need them. There are programs to connect with landlords with apartment buildings, ...more »

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Effective government

Tax on bikes

I feel that since we're all suppose to do our fair share, and we are to share the road with bikes, how about what's good for the goose is good for the gander?..... How much has been spent on new bike lanes?. If boaters have to pay a "road" tax, (I do not have a boat) then the bikes need to as well.

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