Public safety

Horse Patrol

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

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Fact!

FireFighters Wages are ridiculous!! look at that when you decide to cut jobs and programs.

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Human services

Replace Programs with Services

stop having programs. programs are extremely costly for many reasons, but one of the reasons is because every time someone new comes into the scene, a new director, a new mayor, etc., then everything grinds to a halt to appease this new person with data. same with funders: many city workers spend half their time trying to (again) explain why their program is beneficial. time after time. if we, as seattle, believe that ...more »

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Cost saving measures for City budget 2011-2012

August 25, 2010 the City Council of Bainbridge Island approved buy outs to employees as method of relieving the city's budget troubles, The program offers lump-sum payments of up to $30k (based on seniority) who agree to quit their jobs. Quitting job avoids City having to pay for unemployment. Both unions agreed to allow members to participate. Employees can earn an addition $5k if they leave by the end of September. ...more »

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Parks

off leash fee

charge a FEE for using dog parks/off leash areas

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conserve energy

dont heat any city building to over 65 degrees. or use A/C to cool any building below 75 degrees. People can wear a coat or sweater and/or lighter clothing in hot weather

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190 votes
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Arts and culture

Lee

Outsource all property and facility management services to private vendors.

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Reduce City Employment

Eliminate city jobs, especially middle management and demand union concessions for city employees (like the County just successfully did).

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