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Deferred Comp Match

I suggest you consider make cuts that will eliminate Special Deferred Compensation programs in both Police and Fire. In the Fire Department, the City contributes 3% of the top step base salary of all fire fighters to the City’s deferred compensation program. The makes this contribution of 3% regardless of whether or not an employee makes a voluntary contribution to the deferred compensation program. In the Police Department... more »

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Utilize available Federal funding for programs and services

Seek and utilize available Federal funding (grants) for programs and services. Example: FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has 4 Grants (FY 2010- 390 Million) awarded directly to individual Fire Departments- Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)Firefights Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG).... more »

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Reduce the police force by 50%, like other major cities

Other major cities are reducing their police forces. We have the lowest crime rate in history. Chronic criminal activity like drug dealing and burglary are better treated through social services. Requiring higher educational requirement for officers would also mean fewer officer are needed. And officer should never be allowed to work overtime except for the city.

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Fire Department Operations Battalion Chief position

I suggest you...do not follow the Mayor's proposal to cut a Operations Battalion Chief position - a position that provides service to all of Capital Hill and the downtown core. Operations provides fire and life safety services to the Citizens of seattle. It should be considered an essential service. Everything and anything must be elimiated before you reduce the Fire Department emergency operations Eliminate the Fire... more »

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Ticket for public urination/drunkeness/lewdness/meathead

I suggest you start actually ticketing the drunks, obnoxious, the fighters, etc in Belltown/Downtown/Pioneer Square. You passed this meathead ordinance, yet I rarely see it used. Also, take a stance on public urination. If you were to stand at my corner and ticket every "meathead" and every alley urinator (or even just 10 percent of them) , at $100 a pop, that would give the city an extra $40K/weekend from Belltown... more »

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