Transportation

No more suggest traffic speed signs!

Immediately stop any further funding or future installation of those ridiculous new lighted signs that supposed regulate traffic speeds on I-5. The first time I saw them, all northbound lanes were inching along at about 3-5 mph and the signs were brightly lit, indicating we should be going 45. The next time I drove up the same stretch -- just south of downtown Seattle -- it was the same ridiculousness, The lit indicated ...more »

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Cut supervisors and management

Level the layers and layers of supervision and management. If the Seattle Public Schools had the same ratio of students to teachers as the City of Seattle has line staff to supervisors and managers, our students would be in learning utopia. Supervisors and Managers should have a minimum of 8 staff reporting to each to justify the position and compensation.

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Homelessness

keep funding share

it is very important to our community that you continue to fund share. I am greived that folks choose to put so much energy into such negativity about a program that is working to improve the lives of members of our community who are often ignored.

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Transportation

No more "road diets"

Quit spending precious SDOT funds eliminating road capacity on arterials for "road diets" and bike lanes. Not to mention all the money saved by eliminating all the studies and public meetings associated with these "road diets." Our limited resources should go towards maintaining our crumbling roads, not reducing capacity in a growing city!

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Cut consultant costs

when consultants are doing the work of permanent employees take the cost out of salary of person who was hired to know how to solve the problems of their department.

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City vehicle fleet purchases on lowest lifetime cost, not "statement" value

Why does the City of Seattle continue to purchase expensive new hybrid vehicles? Please consider cost/benefit analysis of purchases in the vehicle fleet. It is GOOD to move towards more efficent vehicles, but a $14k Toyota Yaris at 35 MPG is a more sensible pruchase than a $24k Toyota Prius at 50 MPG. The fuel savings given the short distances driven in typical city cars will not make up for the higher purchase price ...more »

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Keep city vehicles longer, delay replacement

Delay new fleet purchases. Keep ALL vehicles until their warranties expire and beyond.

 

Limit the use of city vehicles by city employees. Explore cost savings by negotiating private-sector contracts for repairs and maintenance.

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Fine bicyclists who violate traffic laws

I suggest Seattle starts handing out tickets to bicycle violators (such as for running red lights, cutting in front of vehicles, using crosswalks in full speed, cutting lanes, kicking cars on purpose). Biking may be a great and environmentally friendly way to go around, but some of the most dangerous situations on the road are created by those bicyclists who do not follow the rules. And because there is no enforcement ...more »

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Human services

Please reinstate funding for Domestic Violence Programs

The mayor's cuts to domestic violence intervention services will hurt those most at risk: very low-income women and children. The DV intevention program at Wellspring Family Services, which will be directly affected by this cut, has been very succesful. In fact, 86% of men who particpated in our program have stopped all forms of emotiona land physical abuse. This type of treatment is extremely effective in stopping the ...more »

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Libraries

Closing the SP Library is a very bad idea

I suggest you...keep the south park library open and even extend the hours..

 

We fought for just about a 100 years for this library - we intend to keep it - Given the our other issues and neighborhood economic conditions this is about the worst idea I've heard.

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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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Economic development

parking fee in Seattle

I am against raising the parking fee in Seattle. Especially on weekends and extending the time to 8:00 pm. This will keep me out of Seattle downtown. I will choose to shop elswhere. $4 an hour to shop, enjoy a theatre, or go to a restaurant in Seattle will make the difference in my decision to select another venue. We need a new mayor.

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