Transportation

Expand Light Rail

Capitol Hill, U-District, West Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, {insert your neighborhood here}. If we want to get serious about helping people get around town more easily without cars and encourage more density and less sprawl all while generating revenue and fostering sustainability... this is it.

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Secure funding for Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN)

Continue City of Seattle Funding of Seattle Community Access Network (SCAN) at the current level. SCAN is funded by the cable companies through negotiations with the City of Seattle. SCAN provides a unique and critical link between community and neighborhood activities and Seattle residents. Often SCAN is the only medium through which these voices can be heard.

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Customer Service Bureau Wasteful and Ridiculous Staff Salaries

I suggest you look at the outrageous salaries of the Customer Service Bureau staff, with a specific eye on the Director and Supervisor positions. In 2007, the Director's salary almost doubled with no additional responsibilities and a "supervisor" position was added to supervise 3 Complaint investigators and 2 admin staff.This supervisor position is totally unnecessary and was rejected as such by Personnel for years.

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Economic development

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 Replace outdated fluorescent, incandescent, high pressure sodium, mercury vapor, and metal halide lights on roadways, signage, and in buildings with LED lamps.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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Cut supervisors and management

Level the layers and layers of supervision and management. If the Seattle Public Schools had the same ratio of students to teachers as the City of Seattle has line staff to supervisors and managers, our students would be in learning utopia. Supervisors and Managers should have a minimum of 8 staff reporting to each to justify the position and compensation.

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Transportation

Disabled Parking Benefits

I suggest you...end the current benefit to disabled drivers, providing them with free parking on the streets of Seattle. The abuse is rampant and many street spaces are full of disabled placards which stay all day while they work and prevent others from using these popular short-term stalls in the city's core....not really a new idea, perhaps even limit their free parking to two hours so the spaces are avialable to other... more »

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Economic development

Sponsorships

Allow sponsorships or ads to be displayed on some vehicles, services or facilities. Buses have advertisements on them, why not put ads on other vehicles, services, sites.

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Consolidate overlapping city department functions

Combine management, billing and accounting fuctions at City Light and SPU. Why does City Light, SPU and Office of Housing all run their own utility rebate and energy efficiency programs? Why does the city need an Office of Housing department when there is already the public Seattle Housing Authority with much the same mission?

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Transportation

No more "road diets"

Quit spending precious SDOT funds eliminating road capacity on arterials for "road diets" and bike lanes. Not to mention all the money saved by eliminating all the studies and public meetings associated with these "road diets." Our limited resources should go towards maintaining our crumbling roads, not reducing capacity in a growing city!

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