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Lee

Outsource all property and facility management services to private vendors.

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New phrase for your desktop: "It's the arts, stupid!"

You cannot make a city an attractive place to draw a tax base by cutting services. You have to increase revenues. That said, if cutting must take place, do not fall into the trap of trimming a little off of everything so that nothing is sustainable. One of the most important, cost-effective, employment-drawing, revenue-increasing, pollutant-free industries this city has is its arts industry. Irrespective of the... more »

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MOHAI

Please leave the negotiated MOHAI compensation intact. There was an agreement made last fall about the museum doing its own negotiating with the state and was successful at getting more than expected. Now, leave that money where it was intended to be used, the relocation of the Museum of History and Industry.

 

Balance the budget? I can't balance mine in these trying times. Lynn Burnett

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Dr. Larry Faris and Janice Faris

We expect that the part of our cable bill which is for Community Access TV continue to be used for that purpose. Please do not fail to fund SCAN TV. We live outside the area where it is received but continue to enjoy the live programs via our computer. We were very disappointed that Comcast does not offer it in our Renton neighborhood.

Dr. Larry Faris and Janice Faris, Renton, WA 98059

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Art As Citizen Journalism, Public Access, Gov. Channel

I suggest you...continue to fund the arts, 1% of the arts on some level. In the diminishing era of less news coverage, public access and community journalism becomes increasingly more important to tell the stories of what is happening in people's lives. Fund vehicles that help to tell these stories and help to share the news to those for whom English is not the primary language. The Seattle Channel should focus more... more »

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Eliminate MOHAI funding

I suggest you eliminate annual funding for MOHAI. They are flush with cash due to their sweetheart land deal from the state, plus additional funds from the city. They have enough cash to last them years and are spending $20 million on luxury upgrades to their new staff building, due to their recent windfall. They clearly no longer need annual subsidies from the city. Spend MOHAI's annual city funds on more needy arts... more »

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Cut Consultants such as Cathy Allen's firm

Cut out the high paid consultants who do the work for the City that employees are hired to do. It is a culture that dates back to kickbacks. What is Cathy Allen doing that an employee can not do? And if you did an audit of her invoices and publicized them the taxpayers would be angry. What about Mr. Hawaii who was paid thousands to do what you hired new directors to do in SPU? And the wasted millions for training and... more »

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STOP PAYING SOMEONE TO CREATE WALKING MAPS

Stop paying someone to create walking maps showing walking routes and their mileage. Anyone can go for a walk in their neighborhood without a walking map. Noone will use these. These are not necessary and a waste of our tax money.

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Don't close QA Gym - look for other buildings to generate income

Do not close the QA Community center gym to get revenue for "BizKids" - a TV show! Please get creative and look for an alternative solution to rent to "BizKids" - e.g., closed school building, another neighborhood (why does this show have to be in Queen Anne? why not an industrial neighborhood?)

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