Economic development

Economic development

Text messaging tax

Add a city tax on text messaging. That will help reduce dangerous texting while driving (yes, it's illegal but that doesn't stop people who text a lot).

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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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34 votes
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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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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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Do we really want to punish our customers for shopping Downtown Seattle

Do we really want to punish our customers for shopping downtown? To raise the price of the parking meters up to $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 downtown area? Do we not have enough vacant leases already?... more »

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Consolidate all transit services into one regional authority

Consolidate all transit services into one regional transit authority. There are at least NINE transit companies in our area! It is possible to ride local buses from Bellingham to Portland. If all these companies were combined into one region wide transit authority, it would provide for smoother operation for both the transit authority and for riders, too! As an example of something that works great, Dallas Area Rapid... more »

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Improve accessibility to internship opportunities

I suggest you... End restictions on City of Seattle internships. In a down economy or a tough job market, an internship can provide valuable experience to someone looking to launch or jumpstart their career. Seattleites are generally well-educated, community-focused and willing to help out. Where labor is an issue, working students could alleviate some of the pressure for budget cuts and lay-offs. There are plenty... more »

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Reduce excess car exhaust in traffic jams

Stop making 2 lane, traffic snarled, gas wasting, roads out of efficient 4 lane arterials. It is dangerous to the neighborhoods as I often slalom around traffic islands, actually its pretty fun, on the side streets to avoid the artificially induced traffic jams.

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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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