December 4, 2012 at 5:49 pm #605786
the city apparently has money to burn. opening city hall on a Sunday will cost the taxpayers $. there is no need to open the City building on a Sunday for a nice to have but clearly not a NEED TO HAVE.December 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm #778983December 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm #778984December 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm #778985
i to want to know what he is talking about
is city hall now open on sundays?
is it for a specific event or cause or permanent?
good questionsDecember 4, 2012 at 9:05 pm #778986
Hooper is talking about the HISTORICAL day of marriage equality in WA state. December 9th is the first day same-sex couples can legally marry and City Hall will be open from 1-5 on Sunday to marry 140 couples (gay and straight). They filled all 80 spots in a day and were able to somehow squeeze in 60 more marriages when they saw the demand. I think all 140 spots were filled in less than two days.December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm #778987December 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm #778988
Finally, something in this city I am HAPPY to think my tax dollars will go to. I can think of a whole bunch of other “nice to have, but not need to have” things that tax payer dollars are used for around here that tick me off a hell of a lot more than this, that’s for sure!!December 4, 2012 at 9:39 pm #778989
All right. Something else to get upset about. That ranks right up there with the 30 MPH speed limit on Admiral. heheDecember 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm #778990
Hmm, let’s see here…
$64 per marriage license, 140 couples…
City Hall will be taking in $2240 per hour it is open on Sunday. I doubt it makes that much every other day, so the argument about costing the taxpayers money is pretty much bull#$%@.December 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm #778991December 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm #778992
It wasn’t bad enough that Hoop argued against marriage during the 74 forum post/debate. Now he has to rain on my/our celebration as well. By the way, isn’t it King County that brings in license revenues?December 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm #778993
I’m in favor of their plans to schedule such services on a Sunday.
This way they will be able to operate a lot more efficently AND the normal M-F boogie will run a lot smoother as well, not having 140 couples PLUS their peeps getting in the way of the other business.
Sounds like a cent-sable idea to moi.December 4, 2012 at 10:18 pm #778994
the fact is that it is costing added money and those that want to marry could simply arrange a service with a judge to perform the ceremony. judges do this service for a modest fee! and no added cost to the tax payerDecember 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm #778995
hooper…did you even read post #9? Give me a detailed account of the added cost compared to the revenue brought in by the licenses. Or are you just in the mood for complaining once more…it’s simply a PERCEIVED added cost in your head…December 4, 2012 at 10:25 pm #778996
Let’s see here . . .
$2240 to keep Town Hall open
620,778 (# of people in Seattle, per Google)
hooper’s share of the bill: a little over 1/3 of a cent.
Cough it up, hooper.December 4, 2012 at 10:30 pm #778997December 4, 2012 at 11:49 pm #778998December 5, 2012 at 12:59 am #778999
i highly doubt the City will make money on this item it will cost taxpayers money! and yes the cost is not extravagant but is it truly a need to have at taxpayer expense?December 5, 2012 at 1:01 am #779000December 5, 2012 at 1:22 am #779001
there are days i contemplate what we fund for you at taxpayer’s expense that you could do without…December 5, 2012 at 1:42 am #779002
is it truly a need to have at taxpayer expense?
…hey. If you don’t have to provide evidence than neither do I.December 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm #779003
Well said datamuse!
I still NEVER got an answer from any gay marriage opponents as to how my gay neighbors and friends getting married has any effect on my marriage or theirs.
I’m thrilled to have my tax dollars spent this way on Sunday! How exciting for LGBT couples to have the same freedom to marry as I have enjoyed for 32 years. A great day for civil rights!!December 5, 2012 at 3:00 pm #779004
Aaron Pickus, a spokesman for Mayor Mike McGinn, said Friday that eight municipal judges are donating their time to marry couples between noon and 5 p.m. on Dec. 9, three days after Referendum 74 takes effect.December 5, 2012 at 10:09 pm #779005
Hey Hoop…not everything you assume in your head is actual fact.
Sometimes I wish people could just come out and say “I don’t like this simply because I PERSONALLY don’t like this” (regardless of the subject, gay marriage or whatever), rather than boring everyone with made up consequences. I may not agree with your stance, but I’ll have more respect for your honesty than your grabbing at straws.December 5, 2012 at 10:19 pm #779006
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