Homelessness

$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

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

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

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

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

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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Effective government

Sell City Assets/Outsource

I suggest you look into sale-leaseback options on buildings such as Key Tower and downtown city campus as a way to fund the current defecit gap. Cap rates are down, values up for credit tenant buildings (don't know how city rates). Other longer term related options could be bringing in/reviewing private concessions/3rd party providers to service city facilities such as parks, pools, and community centers.

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Homelessness

land for vets

I think Nickelsville should have their land and see if what they build will help others who need decent shelter. This would also mean land for vets since many are vets.

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Effective government

new ideas for funds

I suggest you take pay cuts, charge corporations that aren't paying anything...esp, out of state corps who have busnesses in Seattle their rightful fees.

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Public safety

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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Community centers

Keeping the Alki Community Center

Please keep the commuity center. It is a safe place for so many Alki Children. Many families would be lot without it.

Maybe classes could cost a bit more to help keep the staff on.

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