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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Combine City Light & Public Utilities

Combine administration of Seattle City Light & Public Utilities... Customer service, billing, receivables do not need to be duplicated.

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Homelessness

keep funding share

it is very important to our community that you continue to fund share. I am greived that folks choose to put so much energy into such negativity about a program that is working to improve the lives of members of our community who are often ignored.

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Customer Service Bureau Wasteful and Ridiculous Staff Salaries

I suggest you look at the outrageous salaries of the Customer Service Bureau staff, with a specific eye on the Director and Supervisor positions. In 2007, the Director's salary almost doubled with no additional responsibilities and a "supervisor" position was added to supervise 3 Complaint investigators and 2 admin staff.This supervisor position is totally unnecessary and was rejected as such by Personnel for years.

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Transportation

No more "road diets"

Quit spending precious SDOT funds eliminating road capacity on arterials for "road diets" and bike lanes. Not to mention all the money saved by eliminating all the studies and public meetings associated with these "road diets." Our limited resources should go towards maintaining our crumbling roads, not reducing capacity in a growing city!

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no overtime

Cut all employees overtime to ZERO. Dont do any street projects on the weekends...

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Collect outstanding parking fine debts

Collect the $52 million on outstanding parking fines reported on by KIRO-TV in February.

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Human services

Please reinstate funding for Domestic Violence Programs

The mayor's cuts to domestic violence intervention services will hurt those most at risk: very low-income women and children. The DV intevention program at Wellspring Family Services, which will be directly affected by this cut, has been very succesful. In fact, 86% of men who particpated in our program have stopped all forms of emotiona land physical abuse. This type of treatment is extremely effective in stopping the ...more »

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Transportation

No more suggest traffic speed signs!

Immediately stop any further funding or future installation of those ridiculous new lighted signs that supposed regulate traffic speeds on I-5. The first time I saw them, all northbound lanes were inching along at about 3-5 mph and the signs were brightly lit, indicating we should be going 45. The next time I drove up the same stretch -- just south of downtown Seattle -- it was the same ridiculousness, The lit indicated ...more »

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Libraries

Library parking into rental lot when not in use

Turn the library's parking lots into pay lots at night and on Sundays' when they're closed.

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Cut supervisors and management

Level the layers and layers of supervision and management. If the Seattle Public Schools had the same ratio of students to teachers as the City of Seattle has line staff to supervisors and managers, our students would be in learning utopia. Supervisors and Managers should have a minimum of 8 staff reporting to each to justify the position and compensation.

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Fine bicyclists who violate traffic laws

I suggest Seattle starts handing out tickets to bicycle violators (such as for running red lights, cutting in front of vehicles, using crosswalks in full speed, cutting lanes, kicking cars on purpose). Biking may be a great and environmentally friendly way to go around, but some of the most dangerous situations on the road are created by those bicyclists who do not follow the rules. And because there is no enforcement ...more »

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