Vote out Lisa Herbold

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  • #916830

    Rb1
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    Only 2 years into her term, Lisa has successfully sponsored and/or supported measures to create: (a) higher property taxes, (b) implementation of unconstitutional income tax on professionals who make market wages for highly skilled/educated professions, (c) expansion of urban villages allowing multi-family developers to destroy neighborhoods, (d) expanded extortion of job producing employers with new head taxes to deepen the city’s coffers for its deeply flawed and failing homeless program, (e) publicly City-funded investigations into private Highland Park land owners who legally raise rent on their privately owned rental properties as a small measure to compensate for the city council’s continually increasing property taxes, (f) homeless camps that unsafely border/invade residential neighborhoods increasing crime and drug use in what were formerly safe neighborhoods, (g) support for rezoning of single family neighborhoods to expand ability of deep pocketed builders to build multi-family units on lots unsuitable for such development, and (h) refusal to direct existing tax revenues to adequately maintain and repair crumbling streets, sidewalks and other infrastructure in neighborhoods where she continually rezones and permits massive developer sprawl. Notice that her own residential street in Highland Park is mysteriously spared from any of the above decisions. It’s time to begin the campaign to unseat her from office and instead elect a competent leader.

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    #916846

    TanDL
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    And better than that…. The Seattle Times editorial today is urging Seattle citizens to create an initiative to gather signatures that will overturn the Council’s ill-conceived head tax vote that took place without voter approval and place it on a ballot. This city legislative body needs to listen!!! There are better and faster ways to begin solving the homeless problem, some of which have been placed right in front of their noses, but they seem stuck in an either/or mentality and can’t think outside their political grandstanding boxes in order to bring all sides together to find solutions. An initiative only needs 21,770 signatures, which is 10% of the last voter turnout. From what I’ve been reading across this city, that should be easy to get if someone knows how to go about starting this up. We CAN save jobs, be good partners with the business community and solve the homeless problem, too!

    https://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/editorials/kill-harmful-head-tax-by-citizen-initiative/

    #916876

    EdSane
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    The majority of the city council lacks the political will to take effective action. Overall, I’m satisfied with Lisa Herbold’s work. She’s an elected official tasked with the impossible. This city does not currently have a consensus that would actually solve this issue (which is why politicians don’t take more dramatic action). Personally, I like the take that Redfin’s CEO had on the latest head tax:

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/2018/05/doing-our-part-seattle-head-tax.html

    #916910

    Rb1
    Participant

    Let’s drive the initiative. I know at least 200 of my fellow employees who will sign day 1. The behavior of Lisa, Kshama and their activist politician comrades have beyond irritated my colleagues who are highly educated, well employed, highly compensated and feel taken advantage of by this entitled city council. It’s time to take this city back before it crumbles further under Lisa’s inept leadership. Let the initiative begin!!!

    #916969

    Michael Waldo
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    Weird, I composed a long post then clicked on submit – an half hour later, nothing. Testing now with this.

    #916975

    Michael Waldo
    Participant

    By the way, I will give Lisa a chance to come to her senses. I have been communicating with her about my concerns. We all should do the same. Just be factual and polite. You get more bees with honey than vinegar.

    #916976

    Michael Waldo
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    Besides, she is a grandma with a nose ring. How Seattle hip.

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