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Tax on bikes

I feel that since we're all suppose to do our fair share, and we are to share the road with bikes, how about what's good for the goose is good for the gander?..... How much has been spent on new bike lanes?. If boaters have to pay a "road" tax, (I do not have a boat) then the bikes need to as well.

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A Radical Change - City Light

Posted on http://soundpolitics.com/archives/011193.html July 29, 2008 Sell City Light - Endow Parks A consortium has offered to buy Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for $7.4 billion. Determining a price for PSE involved looking at assets and liabilities, ROI (return on investment), cash flow, future sales and profitability among other factors. A similar process would be involved in establishing a sales price for Seattle City ...more »

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Increase Seattle City Light utility rates.

Increase Seattle City Light utility rates. The city gets about a third of its revenue from electricity sales. We should capitalize on this.

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Eliminate programs

Eliminate SCANTV and The Seattle Channel

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Remove every other street light bulb.

Remove every other street light bulb.

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Charge fee for accessing city roadways

Bury wires in roadway and require toll pass in cars and charge fee for every minute cars are using city roads. Target fee to be 2 cents per minute and get $100 million dollars in revenue per year and $5 million in fines for not having toll pass in cars.

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Tickets and fines

I suggest we allow citizens to select how we want our parking ticket and other fines spent. I recommend putting tick boxes listing options, such as "library", "parks", "police", etc. on the part you send in with payment. That way, it feels almost like a donation to the city and takes some of the sting out of getting a ticket!

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Increase paid sick days -> fewer total person-hours lost

Increase the number of paid sick days city workers can take to reduce the overall number of person-hours lost each year when employees get each other sick by coming to work sick.

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Get rid of $ for Race and Social Justice Initiative

Eliminate all funding for the Race and Social Justice Initiative. Huge waste of resources (staff time and money) with little to no benefit.

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City employees should see the doctor

Require all city employees to visit the doctor at least once a year; this will encourage those with untreated or undetected illnesses to get treatment sooner, which reduces costs long-term.

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Decrease light pollution by not installing LED lights

Create policy to decrease light Pollution so we can see the stars at night. Implement rules and policies to get low emission street lights and have minimal lights on at night.

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Implement a Washington State Income Tax

Do the political "heavy lifting" to implement a state income tax, with money going to cities in proportion to their population.

 

This is a better way to balance the budget than to raise sales taxes or cut needed services. We have already gone too far in both of these areas.

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