Economic development

Economic development

Increase licensed downtown street vendors/kiosks

Increase sales tax revenue from foot traffic downtown in and around the convention center by allowing street vendors and kiosks to set up shop (particularly in the financial district, which gets a fair amount of foot traffic but which has not much in the way of afternoon or evening destinations for tourist dollars).

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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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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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Cut from future acquisition programs

Decrease budgets for future acquisitions, so we can maintain current program delivery. We cannot afford to start up an array of programs; we should be focusing on the programs affecting us today. For example, cut the Golf Capital Reserve budget and the Planning, Acquisition & Development program (both in the Parks & Rec Department).

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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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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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"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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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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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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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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