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That SCANTV was a key to helping to get many of the Seattle City

The SCANTV Seattle Community Access Network Television provides media opportunities that critically provide the community of us the people with capabilities to communicate with the world that once gone will never be replaceable. Think about this City of Seattle Council and the Mayors Office and Mike McGinn, as that it was because of SCANTV and Mike McGinn's interviews on the All Day Live show and with the SCANTV executive... more »

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Regarding the Proposed Budget Cut to SCANTV

The vote soon to come up regarding the City of Seattle’s budget includes a plan by the Mayor to cut the funding for the public access station – SCANTV. The cut proposed is draconian – from $650000 to $100000. This would effectively eviscerate the services that SCANTV provides to the city. What seems to have been conveniently left out of the equation is the fact that cable companies have a legal responsibility to provide... more »

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Tax payer guaranteed pension?

Stop guarantee of city employee pensions! Why must my shrunken retirement dollars pay to guarantee the retirement of city workers? I don't think the contracts with the city unions can be considered valid because the council that negotiated it is in bed with the unions. Think Bell CA.

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Alternative Dept. of Neighborhoods cuts

Look at alternatives for cutting the line staff in the Dept. of Neighborhoods. Furlough days, consolidation of service centers, reduction of operating hours, and reducing layers of management are all things to be considered before eliminating the people who carry out the mission of community building every day.

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RETAIN DON DISTRICT COORDINATORS, PROVIDE PUBLIC MEETING SPACES

RETAIN DON'S LINE WORKERS: THE DISTRICTD COORDINATORS.
They are the connection between neighborhood folks (who vote) and the complexities of City government and lawmaking!
The Queen Anne/Magnolia Neighborhood Service Center has 25 community meetings each month and has 12 groups who regularly use the facility.
From January 1 - Sept. 30th the District Coordinator facilitated 9 meetings or tours which brought elected officials... more »

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TOO MANY OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS

I suggest you utilize employees in the City who know what their jobs are, and already have the skills needed to produce, as a team, what is needed (from each other and management) to improve efficiences in the field or in their work environment. Highly paid, outside consultants, are not always needed. What is needed is a bridge between management and the "workers" - the people who do the work know exactly what needs... more »

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Total Reorg

Dismantle the Department of Neighborhoods and relocate programs into other Departments, i.e. Matching Fund to OED, Historic Preservation to DPD. By doing so there will no longer be a need for a Department head and upper level managers.

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