Parks

Optionally Increased Dog License Fee

Create a new category of dog license that would permit owners of dogs under demonstrated voice control to pay for a more expensive annual license in exchange for the right to have the non-pitbull breeds of dog off leash in large grassy areas of public parks for the sole purpose of fetching/retrieving a ball or toy so long as no children are present/visible. This is similar to what New York does, and it would double revenue ...more »

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Bad as it is; it could have been worse

What a catastrophic set of cuts! Wow. I think the Mayor did pretty well given what he faced. I'm particularly pleased he is not closing swimming pools (except RB) and kept most community centers open. The new parks fees are 'fair'. The cuts to maintenance shops and parks maintenance will bite us...in a year are 2. No one's going to go out and say 'save my plumber/electrician or grounds maintenance worker, but we need ...more »

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Charge for Parking in Seattle Parks

I suggest you charge fees for parking in the parks. Include an option for purchasing annual passes. In doing this make provision for the disabled to park at low or no cost. A past City Council decided against this, but present budget needs make this a different era. This proposal also has some other benefits such as reducing fuel use and air pollution and reducing obesity by motivating some to arrive on foot or ...more »

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