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Cycle/culture of indigent lazy people

Kick out lazy 3rd and 4th generation public housing occupants and rent to people who are willing to pay their fair share. There are plenty of fruit picking jobs and housing in warmer states where they can go. For every 5 unwed mothers or deadbeat dads, 4 can pick fruit and the 5th can babysit the spawn of the next indigent generation, (opps, maybe if the spawn see the reality of how truely hard it is to live at the bottom ...more »

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Keep CISC Adult day health open

Please keep CISC Adult Day center open. It is very active and happy place that keeps elders social and part of their community with others who speak there language.

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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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Eliminate the Ride Free Bus Zone Downtown.

This is not a benefit for tourists or business in downtown Seattle. This causes overcrowded buses with people getting on and off riding only one stop. It makes the buses less safe with people that want to cause trouble and not pay.

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Deferred Comp Match

I suggest you consider make cuts that will eliminate Special Deferred Compensation programs in both Police and Fire. In the Fire Department, the City contributes 3% of the top step base salary of all fire fighters to the City’s deferred compensation program. The makes this contribution of 3% regardless of whether or not an employee makes a voluntary contribution to the deferred compensation program. In the Police Department ...more »

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Swimming Lessons Save Lives

I suggest you...keep the Seattle Public Pools open, and send every Seattle public school student to one for swimming lessons. It is a matter of public safety. We must maintain the facilities in order to educate and protect our kids.

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Overtime to Police

Stop paying overtime to cops and just hire more police. We'll have less burned out cops and more bodies on the street.

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Utilize available Federal funding for programs and services

Seek and utilize available Federal funding (grants) for programs and services. Example: FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has 4 Grants (FY 2010- 390 Million) awarded directly to individual Fire Departments- Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)Firefights Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). ...more »

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