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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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Do we really want to punish our customers for shopping downtown?

To raise the price of the parking meters upto $4.00/hr will force patrons to shop outside of the city of Seattle!!! Huh? Can someone explain to me why the city wants to penalize the small business owner (which by the way, employs over 75% of the work force) and the customer for shopping in the dowtown area? Do we not have enough vacant leases already? Why should I renew our lease in our two downtown locations if you make ...more »

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Save money with more competition for digital broadband/cable

Allow more competition for the digital broadband/cable franchise in Seattle. If you allowed Fios to compete, for instance, the city would also save money on its broadband and other services.

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Stop wasting scarce resources on 'road diets', reducing access to neighborhood businesses.

Remove 'road diets' to promote more access to business and commercial nodes.

 

Stop wasting SDOT resources on road diets which slow and impede traffic to our businesses.

 

Instead, look for ways to help ease traffic congestion by improving arterial traffic, not reducing lanes of travel.

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Tax the rich and corporate profits.

Tax the rich and corporate profits. The Mayor and the Council have no trouble going down to Olympia and demanding money when it is about pet projects (replace viaduct with tunnel etc.). Besides supporting I1098, we need to go down to Olympia to demand a stable revenue base for all and that means taxing those who extract wealth from the labors of others: big business and the super rich. Close loop holes to big corporations. ...more »

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Invest in energy efficiency.

I would suggest going more to energy conservation. Replace outdated fluorescent, incandescent, high pressure sodium, mercury vapor, and metal halide lights on roadways, signage, and in buildings with LED lamps. For roadway and sidewalk lighting, there are LED light poles with integrated solar panels and helical wind turbines. I would also suggest wind and solar power for city buildings. This will be more expensive up ...more »

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Take it off the top!!!!

Take it off the top!!! Instead of laying off the lowest paid workers (who actually do "work" ) take 20% pay cuts from the top 20% paid by the city. Like the Mayor, Council, Department heads, Superintendents, etc. If that is not enough take 30%. From the top 30%.

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"Park Free Saturdays"

Have "Park Free Saturdays" in downtown Seattle. Many people would love to shop in Seattle's vibrant downtown, but they go to the malls instead because parking is free and available.

 

 

Promote "Park Free Saturdays" to lure shoppers from Bellevue and other adjoining cities.

 

Free parking will translate to more business at EVERY store and restaurant in downtown Seattle. More sales means more TAXES for the city.

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Make this a travel-destination location!

Make this a travel-destination location!

 

Many cities have something to bring in travelers.

 

Seattle has its inherent beauty.

 

And some Summer travelers come here because it's so beautiful then, but if we had things that made this a big-time travel-destination location, visitors could majorly contribute to increased revenues, to both the city and to area businesses.

 

Make this a travel-destination location!

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Take it from the corporations and the wealthy

Take back that $1.5 Billion of our money that the city gave to Microsoft in forgiven debt last year.

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Nominally raise license fees on ALL pets - Not JUST cats

Raise license fees on all pets by 50 cents or $1 rather than just increasing license fees for cats. The mayor's fee approach seems unfair/biased and will likely cause less owners to license their cats thus resulting in less revenue.

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Restore Landmarks Board position and support property owners

The proposed budget cuts one of two Landmark Preservation Board Coordinators. Loss of this position significantly delays legally required landmark nominations and design reviews. This hurts property owners' ability to make investments that create jobs and support small businesses. Please restore this position and help Seattle weather this economic storm.

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