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Jun 27 David in Shoreline commented on You're Going to Be Voting Soon on a New Way to Fund Seattle's Parks.
I won't be voting on this measure as I live in Shoreline.

But if I were, the first question I would ask is where is this $267 million maintenance "backlog" coming from.

I visit Seattle parks regularly. They seem well maintained to me. Sure the buildings could use some new paint. But not $267 million worth.

I do support parks. Absolutely. But I just can't believe a number like $267 million.....
Jun 11 David in Shoreline commented on International Franchise Association Files Their Lawsuit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
More and more adults show up to the party! Finally get some reason injected into this debate. Thank you IFA.
Jun 11 David in Shoreline commented on 15 Won, But the Fight's Not Done.
Thank you Tim for making it possible to send this to the voters. Now that the children have tuckered out from their tantrum, the adults can make their decision.
Jun 11 David in Shoreline commented on Our State's Inaction on Gun Violence Can End This November.
Who would have thunk it.

I'm came here expecting to find the crazy ultra-liberal viewpoint "ban all guns now." After all, I've been reading plenty about gun bans in the Seattle Times with it's more conservative audience.

But no, this article was intelligent, well written and right on the money.

Allow private gun ownership by those people who have done nothing wrong. Require everybody purchasing a firearm to undergo a criminal background check. Perfectly sensible stuff.

If this is the rhetoric being used, I594 should pass easily. But don't let the anti-gun nuts hijack your message or it will go down in flames.
Apr 4 David in Shoreline commented on Grab Your Ballot! Save Bus Service! DO IT NOW!.

I certainly have nothing against people in wheelchairs.

But I know that many people who use wheelchairs ride in non-ADA cars with their friends and family.

And I know that not everybody who rides an Access van uses a wheelchair.

So, the majority of the vans could be taken off the road, with a few left to serve those who cannot do without the wheelchair lift.

It would still save millions upon millions of dollars per year.
Apr 4 David in Shoreline commented on Grab Your Ballot! Save Bus Service! DO IT NOW!.
Sorry, but you're arguments haven't swayed me.

You claim the tax increase is required through "no fault" of Metro. Let me provide one example where Metro clearly is at fault.

Metro operates the Access vans for the disabled that you like so much. And the average trip cost is somewhere around $40.42. Metro has a goal of reducing this cost, but by their own admission have failed as costs have increased by over $6 per trip since 2010. (2012 Strategic Plan.)

Metro could save a small fortune just by hiring Uber to provide the same service.

There are plenty of ripe opportunities for cost cutting at Metro - without a reduction in transportation services. There is also plenty of room for transit fares to increase for us to be in parity with other major cities. Until those changes have happened, it would be wasteful to give Metro another dime.
Apr 4 David in Shoreline commented on The Man Seattle Police Killed Yesterday: 26-Year-Old Chef Cody Spafford.
Well, I clearly disagree with the person quoted in the article.

I DO want the police to shoot ANY man who is holding a knife and refuses to drop it.

At least I hope that's what my tax dollars are paying for.
Jan 16 David in Shoreline commented on These Guys Deliver Weed to Your Door.
I've made many purchases from these fine folks and have been delighted with Winterlife.

But I definitely cringed when I saw their name mentioned in this article.... God hope the publicity doesn't get some cop excited about making a bust.
Jan 16 David in Shoreline commented on Saving Metro Won't Be Pretty.
Hrm, the scientists say that particulates in diesel exhaust are a more pressing respiratory health concern than smoking.

Therefore, in the interest of the low income and disadvantaged people in our community, I think we should outlaw Metro buses.

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