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employee share of the cost of benefits

1. Keep the cost of benefits in line with the private sector. I pay $500 per month for our family's health insurance and it's nowhere near as sweet as the ones that the City of Seattle employees have. The costs go up annually and our share goes up. It's not sustainable to have city employees on a completely different system where they are completely buffered from paying on par with the private sector. I roughly calculate ...more »

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NO MORE MIKE LANES NECESSARY

Impose a licensing fee for all bicyclists who want to use the bike lanes. Why shouldn't they have to pay for the improvements? If the majority of us don;t use a bike, why should we be forced to pay for their ride??? License all bike riders who use the bike lanes. That would pay for the improvements...kind of like a toll road!! If they want the bike lane, let them pay for it. DO NOT TAX THE PEOPLE OF SEATTLE for silliness ...more »

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I suggest you...test

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Spread Equity Cut the Seattle Channel by 14.5% in line with DoIT

The City should cut the budget of the Seattle Channel by the 14.5% requested of the Department of Information and Technology. The City should support government programming but not the additional arts and cultural expenses currently associated with the Seattle Channel. The arts and cultural function are Public Access functions not a function of the Government channel.

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Work something out with the communities but not with taxes. Do s

I will start out by saying...Don't cut the future short. It's here now!!! We can see it!! in those little toddlers...We were there once, our children were there once. Now for me it would have to be great- grandchildren but the way the world is, show some care and happiness in the little ones. It may be the only time in their lives for some of them that they wikll know sheer happiness. Going to the park, being with ...more »

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Don't support Langston Hughes Arts Center over valuable programs

Do not transfer money from the Office of Arts and Culture to Parks and Recreation. Money that is spent through the OAC is economic development- providing jobs, creating events- all of which maintains jobs, stimulates revenue, spending, tourism and taxes. Langston Hughes is mostly an inactive organization that does not make the same impact (audience numbers and quality of life impact) that the hundreds of organizations ...more »

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Library

The public libraries are such an asset to our community, and their incorporation into our public budget will improve the quality of our area. It allows low income families a place to use computers, students a place to study and an alternative to TV. Please consider upgrading the existent budget and making this a focus.

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Reduction in Judgment and Claims Budget for Seattle Center

I suggest the Judgment and Claims Budget from the Seattle Center be cut 25%. Without the rides (from the Fun Forest) and the NBA basketball team, the number of claims brought against the city will be less. Also, I do not believe the citizens should pay as much for the city to defend itself against its own citizens. The city should seek cheaper legal counsel.

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Inside/Outside Bonding

By cutting approximately $76,000 from the Cultural Facilities Budget Control Level (which is a part of the Seattle Center budget), we can have a push to better connect events that are hosted outside with the Center House, which would give the Center House more revenue, therefore making up a portion, if not all, of this budget cut. It is important that we create the sense that all of the Seattle Center is connected, and ...more »

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Focus on Key Arena and McCaw Hall in the Seattle Center Budget!

Besides parking, Key Arena and McCaw Hall are the top sources of revenue in the Seattle Center Budget. Focus on maintaining the programs that both venues provide in order to continue to gain the same amount of revenue or possibly increase the revenue. That way, our city can better financially support the smaller, less expensive programs, such as Teen Tix or Winterfest, that provide less expensive, generally free entertainment ...more »

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Kepp dept of neighborhod local offices open

Recognize the extraordinary value and savings provined by local neighborhood district leaders.

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Ideascale is useless

I heard from good sources that Ideascale is only a way to pacify the constituents and to get the community more involved. The City council sees it as a joke and will not take any of the ideas put forward into consideration. Think of it as throwing a dog a bone!

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