Economic development

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New Tax Revenue Source for Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma

Tax Dino Rossi, Patty Murray, and all of the political ads for the privilege to advertise to Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma residents. Each city could levy a % tax on their advertising budget. Since we have to waste our time watching their repetitive ads they can help pay for some of our urban needs. They have millions to spend, so they must care about us, then they can pay some of their money to our budget crisis.

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Transportation

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No To Bikes...

No To Bikes, unless they pay for it... currently bikes have no rule, they run red light go any direction on any road fly down side walks zoom across cross walks.. time to make them register and start ticketing them..

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Homelessness

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$13 Million for bicycle lanes? Really???

Seattle will never be china... There will be an increase in bicycle traffic if you spend $13 million to make it easier to bicycle downtown, but how much?

The hills are steep, it rains a lot, even snows in the winter. Better bike lanes is not gong to make the city much more hospitable to bicycles. Spend the money on Education and homeless issues!

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Public safety

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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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Transportation

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Reduce free privileges of wealth yacht owners

Currently yacht owners, people who generally make > 500K-1M a year, have huge tax incentives and get all kinds of privileges that they don't have to pay for. For example, they can sail down the ship canal and get the Fremont Bride and Ballard bridge to open up for them while a long line of cars pile up on both sides. Make them pay for that privilege. To see all the tax breaks they get see here: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/198998_boats10.html. ...more »

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Transportation

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eliminate deep bore tunnel- create a boulevard along the waterfr

drop the idea of a deep bore tunnel (with a toll both ways and no access to city streets) take down the viaduct and build a beautiful 6 lane boulevard along the waterfront. Be done faster and at half (if not less) than the tunnel costs (not counting overrides and accidental deaths while building)...

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Public safety

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Enforcement of smoking ban

Enhance revenue by enforcing the law about smoking within 25 feet of a building doorway. Ticket and fine smokers who do not comply.

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Community centers

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Greenlake Community Center

The reduction in hours for the tot playroom will have a huge impact. I went yesterday morning (the first weekday since the rainy weather began), and it was PACKED with toddlers. I suggest you add some Saturday hours as there are very few low cost options to keep active toddlers busy indoors on rainy weekends.

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