UPDATE: Mayor proposes 9-year, $900 million transportation levy; March 31st meeting in West Seattle

12:10 PM: Mayor Murray‘s just gone public with his nine-year, $900 million Transportation Levy to Move Seattle ballot proposal, successor to “Bridging the Gap,” which expires this year. It’s proposed for the November ballot, but first, three meetings are scheduled around the city, including one at 6 pm Tuesday, March 31st, in the gym at West Seattle High School. And if you want to say something before then, you can use this online survey.

But first, here’s the brochure detailing the draft proposal, which the city says would cost the average homeowner (described now as a $450,000 home) $275 a year – a little more than double the $130 that Bridging the Gap had cost. (Here’s a slide-deck version, too.) The brochure’s named projects don’t include anything in West Seattle, but the Lander Street Overpass and East Marginal corridors are certainly of interest, and a variety of project markers are in the West Seattle area on this “investment map.” We’re still looking for the fine print detailing exactly what/where those markers represent – more to come.

3:56 PM UPDATE: Our request for the “what’s in it for West Seattle” details brought this list from SDOT communications director Rick Sheridan:

Bridge Replacement
– E Duwamish Waterway North Bridge Replacement

Bridge Seismic Retrofit
– Admiral Way North Bridge
– Admiral Way South Bridge
– Delridge Way Pedestrian Bridge
– SW Andover Pedestrian Bridge

Multimodal Corridor Project (including Bus Rapid Transit Investment)
– Delridge Way SW

Bicycle Master Plan Implementation
– 24th Ave SW Greenway
– 34th Ave SW Greenway
– 8th Ave S Protected Bike Lane
– 36th Ave SW Greenway
– Fauntleroy Way SW Protected Bike Lane
– SW Admiral Way Protected Bike Lane
– SW Brandon/SW Juneau St Greenway

Arterial Paving
– 35th Ave SW from Avalon to Roxbury
– SW Avalon from Spokane to 35th
– SW Roxbury St from 35th to 16th

Corridor Safety Project
– 35th Ave SW
– SW Roxbury St

In addition to the West Seattle-specific improvements listed above, the West Seattle area will see improvements from the following citywide investment categories:

– Safe Routes to School projects and education touching every public school
in Seattle
– Crosswalk repainting every four years
– Repairing damaged sidewalks
– Curb ramp and crossing improvements
– Paving spot improvements
– Bus speed and reliability spot improvements
– Optimized traffic signal timing on corridors
– Building new sidewalks on priority transit corridors
– Installing bicycle parking spots
– Freight mobility spot improvements
– Neighborhood priority projects implemented through the Neighborhood
Street Fund
– Tree planting
– Tree pruning rapid response

That list does *not* include a major project for West Seattle that’s been funded for design and was named in the mayor’s 10-year plan earlier this month, the Fauntleroy Boulevard plan. We’re checking with Councilmember Tom Rasmussen to see whether – or not – that means there’s an alternate plan.

5:24 PM: CM Rasmussen’s reply: ““The Fauntleroy Way SW project is important to many people in West Seattle. The project is listed in the Mayor’s Move Seattle vision plan, and the Council will be reviewing the levy proposal closely and making changes as necessary.”

64 Replies to "UPDATE: Mayor proposes 9-year, $900 million transportation levy; March 31st meeting in West Seattle"

  • Chas Redmond March 18, 2015 (12:51 pm)

    Although I am in favor of this and most of the projects and prioritization’s this plan focuses on, I’m seriously disappointed that the Fauntleroy/California Transit Corridor is pushed out in the future and there is no mitigation mentioned or even imagined for the interminable delays on the West Seattle Bridge (high and low) caused by the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project. Where is the access to the busway? Where is the 4th Avenue On Ramp? Where is the additional transit lane from the Spokane Viaduct to the SR-99 off-ramp? I see no advantage for transit or other transportation users in West Seattle and South Park from this program. Safe Routes to School are important as are bicycle facilities, but putting up with two- and three-times the normal trip time from West Seattle to Downtown is still part of our future which the Mayor’s program doesn’t seem to address.

  • Sunset March 18, 2015 (12:56 pm)

    Instead of constantly hitting homeowners, how about spreading the joy and the burden of paying for these projects? i.e. a much smaller, bearable, “head tax” for the privilege of living in the emerald city. Spread across our burgeoning population the price of one double latte/per person could cover it. Or, adding some significant “impact” fees to the mega project developers’ final bills. “Move Seattle” will soon become “Move out of Seattle” if enhancements/improvements keep tithing homeowners who see little benefit in the way of local projects or improved transit to their outlying neighborhoods.

  • Tim March 18, 2015 (1:33 pm)

    Honestly with all the new condo building sites and no improvement to our way out or into downtown; I don’t care much about this.

  • debra March 18, 2015 (1:35 pm)

    I agree with Chas, West Seattle seems not to be in the plan or in a limited way
    Homeowners are getting hit constantly…another request for schools, parks, utilities go up..Many of us are struggling to stay in our homes that we have owned for years on fixed budgets..I want to support the infrastured but my wallet is only so thick so even if I think they are important the need for me to have shelter, food, and lights on is more important. Got to be a different way of funding all these versus the homeowner
    It sounds so minimal only an extra XYZ..all of which add up year in year out..there never seems to be enough money….will I be reimbursed for the fact that bertha is not working …I run my budget tight and lean, less confident that our city does

  • Ray March 18, 2015 (1:47 pm)

    Yeah, not going to support this one.

    We here in West Seattle are always on the back end of these projects. Our bus routing is pathetic. Our major traffic issues are neglected. Congestion management on the bridge is embarrassing.

    I am tired of paying for other neighborhoods projects while we get second rate service.

    • WSB March 18, 2015 (1:58 pm)

      I have to caution that, as I wrote above, I haven’t found the full fine print yet (am waiting for a response from Mayor’s Office and/or SDOT) to spell out all those West Seattle spots on the map, and to be sure we’re not just assuming that projects not named in the “brochure” are not in the levy. We had headed downtown after other stories this morning in hopes of covering this one in person but … ironically … traffic put us so far behind (the bridge exit to I-5 bottleneck was backed up) that by the time we got anywhere near the location at McGilvra Park, it was more than half over, so we turned around and started fishing for the online details. – TR

  • Eric1 March 18, 2015 (1:56 pm)

    LOL. I see nothing on this that is “worth” $900 million. The only thing funded at 100% is the safe routes to schools which is likely mostly paid for by the school zone speed violation fines. Furthermore, the two light rail connections are already done by Sound Transit. I get to pay for these a second time?…. Perhaps the mayors slush fund needs replenishment.
    100 blocks of sidewalks? Probably 10,000 blocks in Seattle don’t have sidewalks. Seattle has 4000 lane miles of streets so 250 is a whopping 6%. I realize the streets in front of Amazon, Starbucks and City hall are bad. The chauffeur’s union is pretty pissed about the rough roads spilling drinks.
    So 47% of bus riders in Seattle are SOL. The only buses in Seattle 10 minutes apart are the Rapid Ride ones. So are they counting them twice? I get the feeling that the Mayor’s slush fund is getting bigger.
    So basically we are getting 50% of the bike master plan, multimodal corridors and fixing a few bridges/overpasses for $275 per year. If they had just been honest in the first place, I might have believed the brochure.

  • Paul March 18, 2015 (2:01 pm)

    West Seattle traffic is a dumpster fire and this is a squirt gun. Pass.

  • west seattle dood March 18, 2015 (2:07 pm)

    Impact fees for developers.

    This insults all of us.

  • JeffK March 18, 2015 (2:10 pm)

    It looks like WS is like many outer neighborhoods not getting the majority of projects. But 35th, Delridge, and Roxbury look like they all get improvements. And I drive on some of those bridges getting retrofitted.

    I support this plan, Seattle in general could use a transportation facelift. I’m tired of these main corridors in the plan feeling like war zones full of potholes.

    Edit: I’m shocked, as I always am here on the blog but maybe I shouldn’t be, at the “NIMBY so screw the whole city” attitude. But I guess letting everything crumble is an option too.

  • west seattle codger March 18, 2015 (2:13 pm)

    I’m cautious about supporting this for several reasons but have a question. Since someone, owns all the apartment buildings in town, who pays the property taxes on those? What component of monthly rent goes towards property taxes? In essence, a hidden tax because these things are always produced by using numbers of a typical single family house.

    • WSB March 18, 2015 (2:31 pm)

      It’s per property valuation. Whenever these things are proposed, they usually try to crunch it to a “typical” house because they think it’s more relatable to many voters. Regarding what apartment-building owners pay, it depends … for one, if they are newer buildings participating in the MFTE, they don’t pay taxes on the residential parts of their building, just on the land and any commercial spaces of the building. Thought I saw the exact rate somewhere, but can’t find it now … Still hoping for the “fine print” and will share when we get it – moving my inquiry on to a couple other sources now … TR

  • Frank C March 18, 2015 (2:21 pm)

    …but wait, West Seattle votes are important, at least the Mayor must think so otherwise why would he want a meeting here when there is nothing in the plan for us. I say make him pay for those votes if he wants them, put us in the plan or forget our votes.

  • Mat March 18, 2015 (2:26 pm)

    Good point TR, I’ll wait until I see the fine print.

    I hope West Seattle gets a fair shake from this.

  • AmandaKH March 18, 2015 (2:29 pm)

    As a reminder! The West Seattle Transportation Coalition’s March 26th meeting will have SDOT Director Scott Kubly in attendance to answer questions about Move Seattle. I encourage all of you to attend!
    Thursday, March 26th
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    HIghpoint Neighborhood House

  • skeeter March 18, 2015 (2:31 pm)

    Ugh. I wish this plan was paid for half with increased property taxes and half with increased sales taxes. So many people living outside of Seattle use our streets. They won’t have to pay a dime for all the improvements we need to make. If part of this was paid for with sales taxes we’d at least pick up some revenue from people working/visiting the city but not living here.

  • Diane March 18, 2015 (2:42 pm)

    agree 100% with west seattle dood
    “Impact fees for developers.
    This insults all of us.”
    and it’s not just homeowners who pay; landlords pass on these taxes in raising rents; my rent increase notices even state that specifically
    Seattle residents paying everything; developers paying zero; that is the problem; impact fees now

  • Diane March 18, 2015 (2:46 pm)

    so, they’re having a meeting in WS, to explain why we don’t even get anything from this tax?

  • kj March 18, 2015 (3:12 pm)

    WS sidewalks are terrible. There are so many broken, torn-up ones on California on both sides.
    between Dawson south to Morgan St.

    My friend cannot even use his motorized wheelchair on them. He has to roll into the street, which is very dangerous.

    We need our sidewalks repaired in WS.

    • WSB March 18, 2015 (3:53 pm)

      UPDATE: SDOT’s communications director just replied to my inquiry with a list of “what’s in it for West Seattle.” I have added it above. For those tracking Fauntleroy Boulevard, it’s not on that list, so I’ll be asking CM Rasmussen if there is an alternate plan for it, or if the idea is going fallow for now (there’s already money to finish designing it but constructing it – something like $15 million – was going to have to be found somewhere else). – TR

  • Born on Alki 59 March 18, 2015 (3:55 pm)

    $900 Million Transportation Levy
    Potential $500 Million bond for low income housing
    Who knows how many hundred Million for Bertha cost over-runs
    $10 tolls
    $60 car tab fees
    Yeah, this should be an easy sell….
    Move out of Seattle sounds about right.

    • WSB March 18, 2015 (4:02 pm)

      Born, what $10 tolls are you talking about? The only tolls near West Seattle will be the tunnel tolls, currently planned (as reaffirmed at the event I covered Monday) in the $1-ish vicinity.

  • skeeter March 18, 2015 (3:58 pm)

    Why would we ask developers to pay? We all get to use the street. We all get to use the sidewalks. We should all pay.

  • Nora March 18, 2015 (4:24 pm)

    I see a lot of things on the West Seattle list that need to be done. 35th and Roxbury are both in terrible shape, and it’s nice to see that they’re getting the attention they need. I also think that if I’m going to pay taxes, they’d better pay for roads. However, the brochure is terrible. Tell us specifically what we’re paying for, not just your goals as they relate to a percentage of existing infrastructure. Thanks, WSB, for getting that answer. If we can see how we benefit from the levy, we’re more willing (some may be less unwilling) to pay for it. I’m not so much a NIMBY as I am a WIIFM (what’s in it for me).

  • Diane March 18, 2015 (4:24 pm)

    yes, we should all pay; including developers

  • CanDo March 18, 2015 (4:29 pm)

    Exactly what Sunset and WS Dood said. Move Seattle WILL become “Move Out” Seattle. I’m already starting to look outside the City and I had every intention of retiring here after many lovely years spent in this wonderful community. But, I can’t financially see how that can possibly happen now with all the constant tax hits. And why do developers get a pass? They get all the permits they want without any planning on the City’s part and don’t have to pay for the stress their projects put on our infrastructure, as far as I can tell. And renters… remember, your rent WILL rise as taxes pile on landlords. There goes your “living wage” right down the tax drain along with homeowners. From me it’s not only “NO” but “Hell NO” for this one. Bring me a reasonable proposal that doles out the tax hit across the board – developers included – and we’ll talk.

  • Azimuth March 18, 2015 (4:44 pm)

    Are the proposed Fauntleroy, Delridge, and 35th re-designs/diets separate funding from this levy?

  • Forest March 18, 2015 (4:56 pm)

    I wonder how many people will be swayed to vote yes on the transportation levy upon learning that the improved services for West Seattle are to include “tree pruning rapid response” as opposed to tree pruning regular.

  • Canyon Road March 18, 2015 (5:02 pm)

    I nearly spit up when I heard this on NPR this afternoon. That’s basically $30/more a month that my mortgage lender (who escrows my property taxes) will demand. That’s not insignificant!

    I just DO.NOT.UNDERSTAND why these kinds of things cannot be paid for under annual operating expenses for these agencies. Most of the things mentioned are not improvements — they’re basic maintenance! We have the fastest growing city in the U.S. and one of the richest per-capita populations in the U.S. and . . . yet? In order just to make ends meet we have to keep burdening homeowners and point-of-sale purchases. The tax structure in this city, county, and state are disgustingly regressive.


  • JayDee March 18, 2015 (5:12 pm)

    In 2007, the bridging the gap levy was worth $365 million. Assuming 2% inflation since (which is not unrealistic), the replacement for the BTG Levy would be $427MM. Now the Major asks for $900 million? My income did not double in inflation adjusted dollars between 2006 and 2015, so why should the Levy? Does the City think we are all 1%ers? I get between a 0% and 3% raise a year, and I have to pay all my taxes through my salary. If the taxes are >2% a year then it comes out of my pocket…and taxes always increase for one feel good initiative after another.

  • Dulci Gurdi March 18, 2015 (5:24 pm)

    Since so many folks here love to jump to “make developers pay”, maybe this discussion needs to borrow from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways–people who drive cars, people who ride bicycles–or, in this case, people who’s job is, as one of your neighbors, to develop property. Or, is what everyone is saying is no development in West Seattle? Not likely folks…We pay less taxes than any large city in this country. But sure, let’s pretend we’re burdened and it is someone else’s fault.

  • 35th and Thistle March 18, 2015 (5:38 pm)

    WSB – looks like the Highland Park Way / Holden intersection project isn’t funded either. With 900 million, surely there’s a way…

  • Deflated March 18, 2015 (5:39 pm)

    Looking at the plan I don’t see $275 a year in value I would be gaining as a typical West Seattle homeowner. The first comment hit the nail on the head- this plan ignores the dumpster fire that we call the West Seattle Bridge. I would be happy to pay $275 a year to fix that one problem area.

    As others have pointed out a property tax levee is not the way to go in a city that is majority renters- or maybe the mayor is banking on the renter votes for this plan to pass.

  • CandrewB March 18, 2015 (5:54 pm)

    “I just DO.NOT.UNDERSTAND why these kinds of things cannot be paid for under annual operating expenses for these agencies.”

    That is because the vast majority of operating funds go to salary and benefits. The info is hard to get, but I want to say that annual expense is around $8+ billion per year. Would you vote for parks? Sure, everyone loves parks. Would you vote for pension and salary increases? Of course not.

  • smokeycretin9 March 18, 2015 (6:35 pm)

    Impact fees for developers! Yes great idea!

    I would guess on a daily basis maybe 50% of the people on these roads commuting into or thru the city are NOT Seattle residents. Why not work with the region and make bigger changes?

    vote no!

  • CanDo March 18, 2015 (6:38 pm)

    Dulci Gurdi… None of my neighbors in West Seattle are developers. What neighborhood do you live in?

  • westseattledood March 18, 2015 (7:04 pm)

    Re: Highland Park Way and Holden project.

    I think somebody needs to stake out that lame excuse of an intersection and video a disabled chaired person disembarking from the bus stop NB and trying to cross the street WB at rush hour. I have seen this for years and cannot watch. It is mortifying.

    It is immoral what the city engineers have designed there.

    Absolutely negligent. Unequivocally endangering pedestrians. God help our neighbors.

  • westseattledood March 18, 2015 (7:07 pm)

    Re: Highland Park Way and Holden project.

    I think somebody needs to stake out that lame excuse of an intersection and video a disabled chaired person disembarking from the bus stop NB and trying to cross the street WB at rush hour. I have seen this for years and cannot watch. It is mortifying.

    It is immoral what the city engineers have undesigned there. And are going to allow it to remain as is???

    It is the city consenting to the inherent endangerment of all pedestrians there. Remember that neighbors.

  • Born on Alki 59 March 18, 2015 (7:12 pm)


    Tracy, I know this is not in Seattle proper, but $10 tolls are being considered on 405. Why wouldn’t Seattle follow suit?

  • Nick March 18, 2015 (7:14 pm)

    These developers do cause serious street problems most of these potholes are caused by shoddy patch work after they open up the street to connect utilities. These have caused numerous flat tires. this is too much in property tax it should be more balanced and include impact fees

  • dcn March 18, 2015 (7:34 pm)

    I’m having trouble with the brochure link, and the slide deck doesn’t seem to be linked at all. I’d like to get more information.
    My first impressions are: converting Delridge to a “multimodal corridor” = making it even slower than it is now. Converting the 120 along Delridge to “Bus Rapid Transit” = Rapid Ride buses with fewer seats and more frustration. “Corridor Safety Projects” along Roxbury and 35th = make these arterials so congested that people start driving on side streets to avoid backups. “Bus Speed and Reliability Spot Improvements” = more bus bulbs.
    Just thought I’d stir the pot…

  • GOP in WS March 18, 2015 (8:55 pm)

    I’m voting against the levy. Don’t tax people. Tax corporations.

  • Toby March 18, 2015 (9:21 pm)

    Raise cigarette prices to $5 a pack.

    • WSB March 18, 2015 (9:34 pm)

      Toby … I gave up smoking 30 years ago but am fairly sure I’ve seen prices posted outside convenience stores suggesting they’re already past that.

  • Toby March 18, 2015 (9:27 pm)

    And increase fines for DUI’s. Better yet, have anyone convicted of sex crimes have to work on these projects and reduce the cost of labor. Make those who abuse our city pay.

  • dbf March 18, 2015 (10:31 pm)

    @boa59, Just a hunch, but city is worried about traffic diversion to city streets because of toll. Start low tolls, get everyone signed up “Good to go” pass, then make excuses to increase tolls. Then fluctuating peak rates. Tacoma narrows seems to go up every year.

  • Jw March 18, 2015 (10:44 pm)

    So how much of this is actually funded by the 900m? E.g. How many lane miles does SDOT already re-pave In a year. Light rail is already in the works. Crosswalks have been going on for years. The county pays for the buses. Delridge multi modal has been in the works for years. The federal govt will probably be paying for the bridges.
    I think the reality is a good chunk of this work is already on going in one phase or the other. So what does 900m really go to? Sounds like we really just need on overhaul at SDOT HQ. Can’t wait to give Murray the boot!

  • WS4life March 19, 2015 (12:18 am)

    Hell NO! This city is trying to force everyone into desperation. Just like metro, wsdot and the whole lot of them. $900 million just another huge amount of money for them to guzzle up. Yet solves no real current or future transportation issues we (west seattlites) face. Once again they will start projects they won’t complete.

  • JanS March 19, 2015 (12:40 am)

    Born… the $10 fee is only for taking the what is now the HOV lane as a single person in a car, on 405. And that’s if you’re going the distance. The toll fee will vary depending on what exit you take. Word has it that most of the commuters in that lane will only pay 1-2 bucks. And it’s only for that lane. The other 3 lanes will be free.

    If anyone is familiar with the Garden State Parkway or the Massachusetts Turnpike, there have been tolls forever, depending on the distance you’re going. And, yes, the money goes to taking care of the highway you drive on. They’re well taken care of. Y’all have been spoiled here by the free ride.

  • Matt March 19, 2015 (1:43 am)

    No light rail to West Seattle, no care. Fix this island and we’ll talk.

  • CanDo March 19, 2015 (8:48 am)

    And by the way… we don’t pay less property taxes than other cities. We actually pay more than 90% of other cities in the U.S. Check out the dark blue of King County in the map at this link.


  • wetone March 19, 2015 (8:57 am)

    This proposal does little for 85% of Seattle’s people at helping to improve traffic flow and in almost every way will make it worse for people that have to use their cars such as family’s, trades people, trucking and most the population in the north west. It doesn’t matter if the city adds more buses or other types of transit. Because this city does not have the road capacity to give dedicated lanes for moving them without taking away lanes from others. Without new lanes traffic will just get worse as the population is growing much quicker than the limited poorly designed infrastructure we have. The mayor says anther 60k people coming over the next few years ? I think this city better slow things down because no matter what they do for moving traffic gridlock is coming soon. Seattle sold it’s soul years ago giving big tax breaks to many large companies, developers and now can’t do anything to stop the snowballing effect they created. Seattle and the people were money ahead before the build up and tax breaks.

  • wsguy March 19, 2015 (9:47 am)

    I am stunned they did not raise car tabs again. Oh wait – that is for next years Metro false crisis.

  • wsguy March 19, 2015 (9:48 am)

    Leave our taxes alone. The firehose of new taxes is getting stupid.

  • KT March 19, 2015 (10:23 am)

    On November 5, 2014 the Mayor was quoted in the Seattle Times saying … “It’s important to remember if you look at Seattle compared to other major cities, it doesn’t have one of the highest tax burdens.” I really wonder if he thinks that it’s OK to pile on until we make the list of cities with the highest tax burdens? Most city leaders would yell far and wide about a favorable tax burden in their locale as a good thing, our Mayor sees it as a justification to continue to tax. I would also like to see the figures he used to make this claim, which he continues to voice.

    District 1 City Council hopefuls – where are you on this?

  • westseattledood March 19, 2015 (11:17 am)


    You kind of took the words right out of my mouth.

    Candidates: Where are YOU!?! Make your presence and your positions widely known. And by that I mean reflect mastery of the subject and strategic analysis. Be well-spoken as well. Nobody will be editing your mistakes in real life. Anybody out there got all this already? Then show up at some of these meetings and speak up for the record.

    I will pay attention to those candidates who reflect deep familiarity with the details regarding the current status of developer impact fees, the parameters of future discussions based again in fact and how you are going to make this happen. Be precise about the process(es) and show you have done your homework and can lead this district and city out of this adolescent funding and into true metropolitan world-class city financing mechanisms.

    I am waiting….

  • Fiwa Jcbbb March 19, 2015 (12:51 pm)

    More regressive taxes. How is it again the are considered a “liberal” city?

  • not_really_jaded March 19, 2015 (10:52 pm)

    Light rail or bust. This is close to a billion dollars. Time to flex peninsula political muscle. West Seattle needs to be heard. This is a bigger mess than Prop 1, and we know how that ended.

  • Rick March 20, 2015 (6:58 am)

    I was dead set against this until I read the last item. “Tree pruning rapid response”. I’ve seen the light (now that those sun blocking trees will be rapidly pruned) so count me in.

  • anonyme March 20, 2015 (7:10 am)

    As for Prop 1 – there have been NO improvements to bus service in West Seattle, just a delay in cuts. Meanwhile, Metro increased senior fares by more than 30%, after a 300% increase in one year just a couple of years ago. Poor and middle class folks are already paying more than their fair share for compromised services and an exorbitant cost of living. It has to stop.

  • Dale March 20, 2015 (7:17 am)

    I would think with the recent Metro bus fare increase (LAST WEEKEND)and the recent decline in the price of fuel that Metro should be sitting a bit better. I don’t see much in this proposal that would decrease or eliminate bottlenecks in commutes. Eventually, all property tax increases get trickled down to the end user in the forms of higher rents. So, the proposal to just make developers pay seems to be a short term, intermediary gain. Do I have answers? No, but then again I didn’t realize we had a serious problem to begin with. I think the city should be more focued on providing basic services for all of its residents. This just strikes me as a bit of a wish list, like my kids first christmas proposal for Santa.

  • brandon March 20, 2015 (3:39 pm)

    Let’s talk about the tax breaks given to Amazon and Boeing and maybe we can get somewhere.

  • Jake at State Farm March 22, 2015 (7:54 am)

    I’m good with it. $250 for the year doesn’t seem like too much to ask for given the progress we can make. One less meal out a month. No biggie. If it makes Seattle safer, let’s all pitch in.

  • stevo March 29, 2015 (8:00 pm)

    I’m with wsdood and Diane, and perhaps more above. I’ve worked in the city of Bellevue. they’ve set a standards of what they want a developer to do with frontage improvements, and there on top of it. Ever been to Bellevue Can we be like that? We have work to do! At least we won’t be broke. Watch the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves! Frontage improvements the developer takes care of and we can focus on the important issues

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