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Reduce city subsidies pledged to billionaire Paul Allen.

Reduce the hundreds of millions in corporate welfare the city has pledged (with no public vote) to billionaire Paul Allen's projects in South Lake Union.

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Cut Consultants such as Cathy Allen's firm

Cut out the high paid consultants who do the work for the City that employees are hired to do. It is a culture that dates back to kickbacks. What is Cathy Allen doing that an employee can not do? And if you did an audit of her invoices and publicized them the taxpayers would be angry. What about Mr. Hawaii who was paid thousands to do what you hired new directors to do in SPU? And the wasted millions for training and ...more »

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Don't close QA Gym - look for other buildings to generate income

Do not close the QA Community center gym to get revenue for "BizKids" - a TV show! Please get creative and look for an alternative solution to rent to "BizKids" - e.g., closed school building, another neighborhood (why does this show have to be in Queen Anne? why not an industrial neighborhood?)

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STOP PAYING SOMEONE TO CREATE WALKING MAPS

Stop paying someone to create walking maps showing walking routes and their mileage. Anyone can go for a walk in their neighborhood without a walking map. Noone will use these. These are not necessary and a waste of our tax money.

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Enforce dog off leash ordinance

Enforce of leash ordinance with fines and collection of fines.

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Don't give city property to Dale Chihuly

I suggest you charge market rate for the Chihuly Gallery / Gift Shop on city land at Seattle Center. This will raise millions of dollars per year for the city. This is no time to take money from the needy and give it to a wealthy retailer.

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Why bicycle lanes if we have no money?

Why are we spending money on bicycle lanes right now if there is such a finanical shortage? We should only be spending on things that are abosutely necessary!

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Continue Funding SHARE

Homelessness is pervasive in suburban areas of Seattle as well as downtown. Some churches step up and host Tent Cities (which provide secure communities for some of those with no place to live and keep the problem before the public eye). Their members assist with food, clothing, and shelter, while other citizens name-call and verbally kick people who are down. The city should continue to fund SHARE, which advocates ...more »

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Turn off waterfall fountain at City Hall.

Turn off water and power to the fake waterfall outside City Hall.

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Quit remarking bicycle lanes and slowing traffic

I have written the mayor and city complaining about the reductions in traffic lanes from the Magnolia district to the I-5 Freeway entrances. I objected to the reduction On Mercer Street access from 3 lanes in each direction to accomodate the Paul Allen wishes at the South end of Lake Union and the reduction on Nickerson Street from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction and bicycle paths. The responses ...more »

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MOHAI

Please leave the negotiated MOHAI compensation intact. There was an agreement made last fall about the museum doing its own negotiating with the state and was successful at getting more than expected. Now, leave that money where it was intended to be used, the relocation of the Museum of History and Industry.

 

Balance the budget? I can't balance mine in these trying times. Lynn Burnett

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tax the rich

5% city tax on any income over $1,000,000 for a couple, $500,000 for an individual.

 

CLOSE THE INCOME GAP

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