Cancel all city funded art projects. In a recession all unneeded items should be cut prior to laying off employees or anything else. Art is a "want" not a "need". You should cut the projects in a recession and reactivate when the economy improves.
Arts and culture
Give BizKid$ a permanent home by renting them under-utilized space at Seattle Center. A vital community center gym is NOT an appropriate venue for such an enterprise. In fact, it's an outrage that it would even be considered. Retain our gym for children, the elderly and families, not for commercial uses that would displace folks from every part of our community.
I suggest you...continue to fund the arts, 1% of the arts on some level. In the diminishing era of less news coverage, public access and community journalism becomes increasingly more important to tell the stories of what is happening in people's lives. Fund vehicles that help to tell these stories and help to share the news to those for whom English is not the primary language. The Seattle Channel should focus more ...more »
Please do not eliminate SCAN. It is a vitalr resource for those who would not otherwise have access to the media. Taking SCAN away would be silencing the voices of our community. Keep funding for SCAN!
We expect that the part of our cable bill which is for Community Access TV continue to be used for that purpose. Please do not fail to fund SCAN TV. We live outside the area where it is received but continue to enjoy the live programs via our computer. We were very disappointed that Comcast does not offer it in our Renton neighborhood.
Dr. Larry Faris and Janice Faris, Renton, WA 98059
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 »
Stop the so-called road diet program, a controversial program that is not needed. Don't cut funding for the QA community gym, which is the community center for the Hill. I can't think of a dumber idea, other than the street diet on 125th.
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 »
It does not make sense to cut the library system's budget further. The library provides a great return on each dollar in elevating the poor, the illiterate, the failing student population and other underserved groups -- providing a pathway into success within our democratic values based society. Some middle class individuals and groups see the Seattle Public Library as a needless luxury -- but it has served in raising ...more »
Recognize the extraordinary value and savings provined by local neighborhood district leaders.
Cut some $ from the Seattle Channel and give them to SCAN!
I think that the funding for SCAN is critical and represents the only truth and community based programming anywhere. The notion that corporate media is more important than this valuable resource is not only arrogant on the council's part but to me has sinister overtones that bode ill for all of the council's public image. Do the right thing and continue the minimal funding required for this fine and noble enterprise...for ...more »
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.
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.
Create a Seahawks Tailgating area and charge a premium (double normal event rates) for parking there.