Effective government

Upgrade IdeaScale

This public input venue off the web is a great idea. Upgrade it to prevent repeated inputs by the same person, then use it more.

Money saving ideas will undoubtedly pay for the upgrade.

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We Can Close Seattle's Budget

We have been meeting with Washington EDA's regarding financing of large projects and recently we have been working with the Colorado State Treasury Office & North Carolina's Financing Authority. California just announced a Sale-Lease Back of CA State office buildings ($1.3 Billion in assets). We can help Seattle to structure a similar type of equity to cash funding program (where in Seattle will not actually have to ...more »

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Economic development

Cut from future acquisition programs

Decrease budgets for future acquisitions, so we can maintain current program delivery. We cannot afford to start up an array of programs; we should be focusing on the programs affecting us today. For example, cut the Golf Capital Reserve budget and the Planning, Acquisition & Development program (both in the Parks & Rec Department).

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Libraries

Assign an added fee for library material holds.

Help solve library budget crisis by charging a small fee when each time an individual places a "hold" on library materials. It's extra work for our library system and an added convenience for the public. Well worth it!

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Regarding the Proposed Budget Cut to SCANTV

The vote soon to come up regarding the City of Seattle’s budget includes a plan by the Mayor to cut the funding for the public access station – SCANTV. The cut proposed is draconian – from $650000 to $100000. This would effectively eviscerate the services that SCANTV provides to the city. What seems to have been conveniently left out of the equation is the fact that cable companies have a legal responsibility to provide ...more »

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Libraries

Allow us to donate current books to the much-depleted collection.

Right now if there is a long waiting list for a popular book or titles missing from the collection by a poplular author, the library can't accept my nearly new copy that I want to donate. There are some good reasons for this, but many of those issues are an easy fix. Allow us to help

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Community centers

Keep Open the Greenwood Neighborhood Services Center

Please make sure to keep the Greenwood Neighborhood Services Center open. I am a family law attorney and have volunteered for the past ten years at the Greenwood Family Law Clinic located at this center. I have helped hundreds of people who would not have otherwise had access to the legal system. Without this help, many would go into court (or not have responded at all to legal actions), which would resulted in them ...more »

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Charge fee for accessing city roadways

Bury wires in roadway and require toll pass in cars and charge fee for every minute cars are using city roads. Target fee to be 2 cents per minute and get $100 million dollars in revenue per year and $5 million in fines for not having toll pass in cars.

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