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Horse Patrol

I suggest you eliminate the SPD horse patrol and move officers to street patrol.

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Overtime to Police

Stop paying overtime to cops and just hire more police. We'll have less burned out cops and more bodies on the street.

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Deferred Comp Match

I suggest you consider make cuts that will eliminate Special Deferred Compensation programs in both Police and Fire. In the Fire Department, the City contributes 3% of the top step base salary of all fire fighters to the City’s deferred compensation program. The makes this contribution of 3% regardless of whether or not an employee makes a voluntary contribution to the deferred compensation program. In the Police Department ...more »

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Ticket for public urination/drunkeness/lewdness/meathead

I suggest you start actually ticketing the drunks, obnoxious, the fighters, etc in Belltown/Downtown/Pioneer Square. You passed this meathead ordinance, yet I rarely see it used. Also, take a stance on public urination. If you were to stand at my corner and ticket every "meathead" and every alley urinator (or even just 10 percent of them) , at $100 a pop, that would give the city an extra $40K/weekend from Belltown ...more »

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Police turn off your cars

Do not allow police officers to sit in their cars with the engines running

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Expand bike patrols

Expand police bicycle patrols and eliminate the same number of car-based patrols.

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Walk the beat not drive the car

Get more cops out of their cars where it's important to know the people and get "the word on the street" in critical neighborhoods. It'll save gas, car repair, decrease CO2 pollution and humanize the face of the "the force."

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Fire Department Operations Battalion Chief position

I suggest you...do not follow the Mayor's proposal to cut a Operations Battalion Chief position - a position that provides service to all of Capital Hill and the downtown core. Operations provides fire and life safety services to the Citizens of seattle. It should be considered an essential service. Everything and anything must be elimiated before you reduce the Fire Department emergency operations Eliminate the Fire ...more »

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Swimming Lessons Save Lives

I suggest you...keep the Seattle Public Pools open, and send every Seattle public school student to one for swimming lessons. It is a matter of public safety. We must maintain the facilities in order to educate and protect our kids.

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Utilize available Federal funding for programs and services

Seek and utilize available Federal funding (grants) for programs and services. Example: FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has 4 Grants (FY 2010- 390 Million) awarded directly to individual Fire Departments- Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)Firefights Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). ...more »

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Schools, not bike lanes!

STOP the $13 million bike lane project. If you truly have $13 million available in the budget, find a top notch administrator for the seattle school district and give them a budget to improve the districts teaching staff and security. The Seattle school district is one of the worst I have seen (Visit Chief Sealth on parents day and tell me you don't agree) I expect Seattle School District to be one of the best in the ...more »

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Consider park maintenance a part of public safety

Keeping parks clean and safe is key to neighborhood safety. As city resources plummet there will be decisions as to whether a dollar spent on public safety is as important as a dollar spent on parks. Well maintained parks gets to the root of the problem by keeping women and children in those spaces.

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