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Park & Ride

I suggest you expand the park and ride program by dramatically raising street parking rates and taxes on parking lots.

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Eliminate all on street parking

Most exurbs don't have "on street" parking on major roads. It's assumed that commercial areas will have paid or free parking lots. Why is it that Seattle has to take away roadway (paid for by the state) and give it over at reduced rates to selective people? Get rid of on street parking, use the lanes for traffic, and make people pay fair rates at commercial parking lots. It would also save a lot of traffic enforcement, ...more »

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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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Public safety

More red light cameras

I suggest you implement red light cameras at most red lights in the city. This would raise millions in needed revenue and discourage dangerous lawbreaking.

 

But please, find a more local contractor that is not based in Arizona.

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Human services

Eliminate the Ride Free Bus Zone Downtown.

This is not a benefit for tourists or business in downtown Seattle. This causes overcrowded buses with people getting on and off riding only one stop. It makes the buses less safe with people that want to cause trouble and not pay.

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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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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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Transportation

Registration fee for bike commuters

Implement a bike registration fee for bike commuters. We are spending money to create special lanes (road diets, etc.) Why not have everyone pay to use, not just motor vehicle drivers.

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Tax on commuters to postsecondary schools

Charge postsecondary schools, including the University of Washington, the community colleges, etc., an annual fee for every faculty member, staff member, and student who gets to work or to school by noncarpooled car. The schools can mostly document this by the number of parking permits they sell. This will reduce traffic dramatically (and thus wear and tear on the infrastructure) and increase ridership and thus revenue ...more »

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Expand parking meter days/hours

I suggest you extend parking meter days to include Sunday (coordinated with improved Metro service, of course) and consider extending the parking meter day from 9 am - 6 pm to 8 am - 7 pm.

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